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Crystal Palace Yarns - FREE PATTERN - Crochet


Danube DK

Shell Cowl

Designed by Cathy Campbell

Description:  This cowl comes in a short or long version.  It works up quickly on a large hook, and feels and looks great around your neck.

Level:  Advanced Beginner/Intermediate (working in rnd, single crochet foundation, sc, dc)

Size:  27" (68") circumference x 10.5" high


  • 2 (5) balls of Crystal Palace Danube DK (shown in 304 "Baltic Blues")
  •  Crochet Hook in size H and J, or size needed for gauge (Crystal Palace Bamboo recommended)
  • Tapestry needle
  • Stitch marker (to mark beg of rnd)

Gauge:  ~3.5 dc=1" on larger hook

Abbreviations:  beg- beginning; ch- chain; dc- double crochet; rep- repeat; rnd- round; sc- single crochet; sk- skip; sl st- slip stitch


Shell Pattern:

Rnd 1:  Ch 2,* sk 3 sc, work 4 dc's in next sc; rep from * to last 4 sc's, sk 3 sc, work 3 dc's in last sc.  Join with sl st.

Rnd 2:  Ch 1, sc in each dc around.  Join with sl st.

Rnd 3:  Ch 2, work 3 dc's in same st, sk 3 sc, * work 4 dc's in next sc, sk 3 sc; rep from * to end of rnd.  Join with sl st.

Rnd 4:  Ch 1, sc in each dc around.  Join with sl st.



With smaller hook, ch 100 (250) using Single Foundation Chain technique.  (See YouTube for video tutorials on Single Crochet Foundations.)


Join with sl st, being careful not to twist.  Work one rnd of sc's.


Work Rnds 1 &  2 of Shell Pattern.  Change to larger hook.  Work Rnds 3 & 4. 


Repeat Rnds 1-4 of Shell Pattern 5 more times, then work Rnds 1 & 2 once more.  Change to smaller hook and work Rnds 3 & 4 of Shell Pattern once.  Work one more rnd of sc's.  Fasten off and weave in ends. 



We are happy to share this pattern with knitters.The pattern may be used for non-commercial personal or knitting guild use. It is not to be used in any publication in print nor should it be reproduced in electronic/digital format without permission. Shops carrying Crystal Palace Yarns are welcome to print and share this pattern with customers of our yarns. 

August 2013

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