15 October 2018

Golden Thread Cowl Scarf - Free Pattern

Hello, everyone! I am reviving my currently sleeping blog to share a pattern for a cowl scarf I have just completed, hoping it will keep you or a loved one warm this coming winter. I have called it the Golden Thread Cowl Scarf due to the recurrent golden thread in the yarn I used (Lang Mille Colori 200g, shade 946.0109), but also because this easy and repetitive pattern has a soothing quality which reminds me of golden thread visualisations you sometimes practice in yoga.

Here's the yarn I used for this project:

And the finished result:

If you look closer, you can see the speckles of gold here and there:

This pattern is all about texture, and I believe it is ideal to showcase variegated yarns with medium to long colour changes, so that the self-striping effect highlights each round. That being said, I think a plain colour yarn would work just as well, giving the texture centre stage.

Scroll down for the pattern!

- Crochet size: 4mm
- Terminology used: UK
- Ch3 always counts as a treble unless otherwise stated.
- Tension is not critical for this project, just make sure your foundation chain is long enough to fit loosely around your neck (number of chains has to be even).
- With 48 rows, the scarf has a height of 38cm (15in). Simply omit or add one or several sets of rows to make it shorter or taller.
- Please note that although this project is worked in the round, you do need to turn your work at the end of each round.

ch = chain
rd = round
st = stitch
sl st = slip stitch
beg = beginning
dc = double crochet (US single crochet)
tr = treble (US double crochet)
bldc = back loop double crochet (worked in the back loop of stitch from previous row)
bltr = back loop treble (worked in the back loop of stitch from previous row)

Foundation: chain 120, slip stitch to 1st chain to form a large ring, taking care not to twist your chain.

Round 1: chain 3, 1 treble in next chain till end, sl st to beginning ch3, turn.

Rd 2: ch3, 1 bltr in next stitch till end, sl st to top of beg ch3, turn.

Rd 3: repeat rd 2.

Rd 4: ch4 (counts as 1 tr, ch1), skip next st, *1 tr in next st, ch1, skip next st, repeat from * till end, sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch4, turn.

Rd 5: ch1 (does not count as a stitch), 2 dc in next ch1 space till end, sl st to 1st dc, turn.

Rd 6: ch1 (does not count as a stitch), 1 bldc in next dc till end, sl st to 1st dc, turn.

Rd 7: ch3, 1 bltr in next st till end, sl st to 1st dc, turn.

Rd 8-48: repeat rds 2-7, finishing on a rd 3. Fasten off, weave in ends.


Of course, do let me know if you find anything that's incorrect or unclear, I will do my best to clarify things. And please feel free to share your work in the comment section below or on Instagram, @little_crochet__ #goldenthreadcowl.

Thanks for reading, folks!


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  2. Hi Anne!
    So sorry to bother you again, but I'm really excited to share one of your patterns, but I really want it to be authorized by you. Can you please contact me back?

    Best Regards,