One Stitch Wonder – A Crochet Cowl for All Levels
The One Stitch Wonder Cowl is something that anyone who has mastered the chain stitch can accomplish in under a day. I don’t know about you but I love projects in which I can have nearly instant gratification and either wear or gift in the same 24-hour period. The One Stitch Wonder gives you warmth and can be worn year-round, its the perfect accessory if you work in a building that likes to resemble the Arctic in the summer months.
One Stitch Wonder is a pattern that was born because I kept seeing a stranded cowl that I loved but I didn’t love the price tag. For the price of one skein of yarn, you can make one (or more!) One Stitch Wonder cowls.
- Yarn. I typically use bulky weight yarn. You can use two strands of worsted (medium) weight yarn held together. If you hold two strands together you can use the same color or two different colors to give it a more unique look.
- Size 10.00 (UK) N (US) crochet hook or larger. (Hook in photo is a N hook)
Let’s Get Hooking
- Create a slip knot with your yarn (or yarns if you are holding two or more strands together)
- Chain 1 over and over until your projects measures 18 feet or you run out of yarn. (You can make more than one One Stitch Wonder at a time, you would just knot where one cowl ends and the next begins and cut to separate.
- Once you’ve completed your chain and are happy with the length, fasten it off.
- Now we are going to begin to coil the chain to create the cowl. To figure out how big to make your coil, you may take a separate piece of yarn and measure where you want the cowl to lay or you can use a long necklace. (Leave a 10″-12″ ‘tail’ on your coil and loop it around to make it the appropriate size.)
- Keep coiling the chain until you have approximately the same amount left as the tail. You may need to move the first ‘tail’ over to have it line up with the second ‘tail’. This is very important!
- Tie a knot with the two ‘tail’ ends.
- Tightly wrap the ends around the coil over and over until you have just the string ends remaining. Tie those off with several knots, clip the string and sort of shove the knot down into the wrapped yarn.
- Enjoy your new cowl!
If you are unsure of some of the instructions or want to feel like you are sitting and stitching with me you can check out the One Stitch Wonder tutorial video here.