Verona Cowl Free Crochet Pattern

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People call Paris the city of love, but if that is true, then Verona is the city of romance! As you stroll through the streets of the city, the hanging gardens embrace your senses. Trellises laden with roses and blossoming vines greet you. Scrolling ironwork gates open, allowing you access to Juliette’s courtyard, where you can pay homage to the famous author, Shakespeare.

Inspired by this great city, the Verona crochet cowl features a romantic diamonds and pearls pattern in the form of puff and diamond trellis stitches. While the color changes are optional, I feel the pop of color in the puff stitches mimics the many blossoms that adorn the window gardens in Verona each spring. Accented by a cozy ribbing, this pattern is perfect for the colder months. Keeping cozy with such a romantic design is as simple as a few hundred yards of worsted weight yarn and a 4.25 mm hook!

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The Yarn


For the Verona Cowl, you will need 2 yarn colors. I used roughly 300 yards of Caron Simply Soft Tweeds for Color A – the main color in the pattern. The tweed specks in this yarn lend an extra feel of coziness to this winter ready pattern. I paired an alpaca-blend from Hobby Lobby, Yarn Bee Brushworks, as my Color B – making a special appearance in the puff stitches.

I am obsessed with adding a little extra texture, when I can, in the form of alpaca wool, since the yarn possesses a unique halo. Of course, you can use any worsted weight yarns for your Verona Cowl and choose the colors that best speak to you! I love the idea of making it in, perhaps, Bernat Baby Velvet (can you imagine that TEXTURE??), or even a variegated yarn, like Red Heart Ombre, for the puff stitches.

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Fashion Potential


When I dress for the colder months, I love to layer. I love a cozy sweater, a warm jacket, some thick jeans – and most importantly, something warm and soft around my neck.

The Verona Cowl is just that –  a unique, textured, warm soft thing around your neck, protecting you from the harsh winter winds while making a statement about your handmade craft. More is always better when it comes to keeping warm in the winter, so pair the Verona Cowl with the Verona Beanie (free on my blog) for the perfect winter wonderland set!

Both the Verona Cowl and Verona Beanie are available in sizes toddler, child, youth, and adult. You can make the Verona set as a gift or as an adorable mommy and me set!

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VERONA COWL – THE FREE CROCHET PATTERN


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About The Pattern


The Verona Cowl – the ultimate romantic winter wear – is available here in the child and adult sizes. You can purchase the full pattern including toddler, child, youth, and adult sizing on Ravelry. The pattern features puff stitches and the diamond trellis stitch made up of alternating fpdc2tog to create a series of diamonds. This stitch can be a little tricky, but I’ve included a video tutorial, a written tutorial, and a stitch chart to help you master this luscious textured stitch.

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Project Level 


Intermediate Skill Level

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Materials Needed


Crochet Hook

Size 4 mm / US: G – 6 / UK: 8

Yarn

Yarn used:

Caron Simply Soft Tweed in Off White.

Hobby Lobby Brushworks in Pink

Yarn amount used: 

200-300 yards of Color A

100 yards of Color B

Yarn characteristics:

Other Materials Needed

  • Needle, find one here (if you don’t already have one)!
  • Stitch marker (optional)

Gauge


2” = 5 rows x 6 st

Gauge is made in hdc st only.

Notes 


  • This crochet pattern is written in US terms.
  • Note that sizes are given as exact as possible. But crochet tension & technique might give variations in the result, that changes from person to person.
  • Read pattern instructions carefully before beginning to make sure you understand everything. It might save you hours frogging your work & crocheting it again!
  • Make a swatch that measure at least 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4 inches using the stitch the gauge is given for. If your swatch matches the gauge, you’re good to go. If the gauge is wrong, you might need to change your hook. Go up in crochet hook size if your stitches are smaller & go down in crochet hook size if your stitches are bigger. Learn more about testing gauge.
  • Check yarn info if you want to find an alternative or test your yarn against the gauge. Learn more about substituting yarn.
  • This pattern is written in rows. Turns are assumed at the end of each row, not written. Please turn at the end of each row.
  • Ch 1 or ch 2 at the beginnings of rows does not count toward the final stitch count.
  • After all rows are completed, the two short ends are seamed together using slip stitch to form the infinity cowl.
  • The pattern is written in a 4 st repeat, plus 2. You can adjust the length of the cowl as needed by increasing the number of foundation stitches by 4.
  • At the end of each row, the stitch count is given in parenthesis.

Size & Measurements


Width: 30″ unseamed

Height: 15″

Abbreviations

We try our best to include all crochet abbreviations in the list above for the crochet pattern, but sometimes we may forget one or two.

Learn more about crochet abbreviations & find a complete list on our Crochet Abbreviations & Terms post.

Stitches You Will Need 


PUFF STITCH:

See video tutorial here. For this pattern, puff stitches have 4 yarn overs and no chain to complete the stitch. In the puff stitch sections, the chains between puffs count as stitches and will be worked into on the next row.

DIAMOND TRELLIS STITCH:

See video tutorial here. For this pattern, you will need to know fptr, fptr2tog, and hdc.

Row 1: Ch1, hdc in first st, sk 1 st, fptr in 2nd st, leaving ONE stitch unworked, hdc in next three st. Fptr2tog placing the first “leg” of the stitch in the same hdc as previous fptr, skip 3 st and place the second “leg” of the fptr2tog around the fourth hdc. Leave only one st unworked for the fptr2tog, hdc 3. Repeat until two st remain, fptr around the st of the last fptr2tog, hdc in last st.—You will have TWO fptr in addition to the number of fptr2tog.

Row 2: Ch 1, Hdc in each st.

Row 3: Ch1, hdc 3, fptr2tog placing the first leg around the first fptr of Row 1 and the second around the first fptr2tog of Row 1. Leave only one stitch unworked, hdc in next three st, fptr2tog placing first leg around the last fptr2tog of Row 1 and the second leg around the next fptr2tog of Row 1. Continue to end of row, hdc in last three st.

Row 4: Ch 1, hdc in ea st.

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Verona Cowl Pattern Instructions


Child Size:

In Color A

Row 1: Ch 83, hdc in second chain from hook and in each chain. OR Foundation hdc 82. (82 hdc)

Row 2-5: Ch 1, hdc in first two st, *fpdc in next two st, bpdc in next two st* repeat until two st remain, hdc in last two st. (4 hdc, 40 fpdc, 38 bpdc)

Row 6: Ch 1, hdc in ea st. (82 hdc) Switch to Color B

Row 7: Ch 2, dc in next two st, puff st in next st, *ch 1, sk 1, puff st in next st,* repeat until two st remain, dc in last two st. (4 dc, 41 puff st)

Row 8: Ch 2, dc in next two st, *ch 1, sk puff st, puff st in next ch 1 sp, * repeat until one puff st and two dc remain, ch 1, sk puff st, dc in next two dc. (4 dc, 41 puff st) Switch to Color A

Row 9: Ch 1, hdc in next two dc, hdc in ea ch and ea puff st, hdc in last two dc. (82 hdc)

Row 10: Begin Diamond Trellis Stitch. See the notes for video tutorial, written instructions, and a stitch chart to illustrate the stitch repeat. Ch1, hdc in first st, sk 1 st, fptr in 2nd st, leaving ONE stitch unworked, hdc in next three st. Fptr2tog placing the first “leg” of the stitch in the same hdc as previous fptr, skip 3 st and place the second “leg” of the fptr2tog around the fourth hdc. Leave only one st unworked for the fptr2tog, hdc 3. Repeat until two st remain, fptr around the st of the last fptr2tog, hdc in last st.—You will have TWO fptr in addition to the number of fptr2tog. (20 fptr2tog)

Row 11: Ch 1, hdc in ea st. (82 hdc)

Row 12: Ch1, hdc 3, fptr2tog placing the first leg around the first fptr of Row 1 and the second around the first fptr2tog of Row 1. Leave only one stitch unworked, hdc in next three st, fptr2tog placing first leg around the last fptr2tog of Row 1 and the second leg around the next fptr2tog of Row 1. Continue to end of row, hdc in last three st.

Row 13: Repeat row 12. (82 hdc)

Row 14-17: Repeat rows 9-13. Switch to Color B.

Row 18-19: Repeat rows 7-8. Switch to Color A.

Row 20: Ch 1, hdc in ea st. (82 hdc)

Row 21-24: Repeat rows 2-4. (4 hdc, 40 fpdc, 38 bpdc). Fasten off, with right sides facing, seam up the two short sides. Weave in ends.

Adult:

In Color A

Row 1: Ch 99, hdc in second chain from hook and in each chain. OR Foundation hdc 98. (98 hdc)

Row 2-7: Ch 1, hdc in first two st, *fpdc in next two st, bpdc in next two st* repeat until two st remain, hdc in last two st. (4 hdc, 48 fpdc, 46 bpdc)

Row 8: Ch 1, hdc in ea st. (98 hdc) Switch to Color B

Row 9: Ch 2, dc in next two st, puff st in next st, *ch 1, sk 1, puff st in next st,* repeat until two st remain, dc in last two st. (4 dc, 47 puff st)

Row 10: Ch 2, dc in next two st, *ch 1, sk puff st, puff st in next ch 1 sp, * repeat until one puff st and two dc remain, ch 1, sk puff st, dc in next two dc. (4 dc, 47 puff st)

Row 11: Ch 2, dc in first two st, puff st in next ch 1 sp, *ch 1, sk puff st, puff st in next ch 1 sp,* repeat until 2 st remain, dc in last two st. Switch to Color A

Row 12: Ch 1, hdc in next two dc, hdc in ea ch and ea puff st, hdc in last two dc. (98 hdc)

Row 13: Begin Diamond Trellis Stitch. See the notes for video tutorial, written instructions, and a stitch chart to illustrate the stitch repeat. Ch1, hdc in first st, sk 1 st, fptr in 2nd st, leaving ONE stitch unworked, hdc in next three st. Fptr2tog placing the first “leg” of the stitch in the same hdc as previous fptr, skip 3 st and place the second “leg” of the fptr2tog around the fourth hdc. Leave only one st unworked for the fptr2tog, hdc 3. Repeat until two st remain, fptr around the st of the last fptr2tog, hdc in last st.—You will have TWO fptr in addition to the number of fptr2tog. (23 fptr2tog, fptr)

Row 14: Ch 1, hdc in ea st. (98 hdc)

Row 15: Ch1, hdc 3, fptr2tog placing the first leg around the first fptr of Row 1 and the second around the first fptr2tog of Row 1. Leave only one stitch unworked, hdc in next three st, fptr2tog placing first leg around the last fptr2tog of Row 1 and the second leg around the next fptr2tog of Row 1. Continue to end of row, hdc in last three st. (23 fptr2tog, 2 fptr)

Row 16: Repeat row 12. (98 hdc)

Row 17-20: Repeat rows 13-16. Switch to Color B.

Row 21-23: Repeat rows 9-11. Switch to Color A.

Row 24: Ch 1, hdc in ea st. (98 hdc)

Row 25-30: Repeat rows 2-7. (4 hdc, 47 fpdc, 47 bpdc). Fasten off, with right sides facing, seam up the two short sides. Weave in ends.

Fasten off & cut yarn.

Finishing


Fasten threads & weave in ends.

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