Let’s face it, alpaca yarn is expensive and if you’re like me you hate to waste any of it. I had about 50 or so yards left over from a project and came up with this little pattern to make a cowl. With 2 buttons finishing it off it happily fits around my neck perfectly like a coker necklace. I’ve been putting together a scarf using this pattern with other leftovers I have. I’ll post picks when I get it done.
Click Here for PDF – Crochet Pattern
Worsted Weight Yarn
US J10/6.00MM hook
~50-70 yards of yarn. Perfect for leftovers or novelty skeins!
CH – Chain
SC – Single Crochet
DC – Double Crochet
SK – Skip
Setup Row: Chain 21
Row 1: DC in 4th and 5th chain from hook. CH 5, SK next 5 CH, DC in next 3 CH, CH 5, SK next 5 CH, DC in next 3 CH, CH3 (counts as 1st DC for next row) Turn.
Row 2: DC in next 2 DC, CH 2, SK 2, SC, CH 2, SK 2, DC in next 3 DC, CH 2, SK 2, SC, CH 2, SK 2, DC in next 3 DC, CH 3 turn.
Row 3: DC in next 2 DC, CH 2, SK 2, SC, CH 2, SK 2, DC in next 3 DC, CH 2, SK 2, SC, CH 2, SK 2, DC in next 3 DC, CH 3 turn.
Row 4: DC in next 2 DC, CH 5, SK 5, DC in next 3 DC, CH 5, SK 5, DC in last 3 DC, CH 3 Turn.
Row 5-?: Repeat rows 2 – 4 until desired length, ending on row 4.
Cowl Finish: Add 4 rows of SC for an area to fasten 2 buttons to.
Scarf Finish: Appox. 150-200 yards of yarn needed. End Scarf on Row 4 and fasten off.