This cowl was an accident...hence the name. I didn't intend to make another cowl this winter and somehow I did.
I was actually trying to make a poncho and I messed it up. So I threw it down and left it alone for a few days. A couple of weeks ago I picked it back up and sewed the ends together. When I put it around my neck I realized that I had made another cowl. I'm really glad that I screwed up that wrap. I wear this cowl a lot. It is smaller and lighter than the others I have made and it is definitely my most wearable cowl.
To anyone who is concerned with the name and/or description: This pattern is original. The idea was inspired by a mistake (the reason why it has it's name), not by anyone else. The word "accident" is common and is a common occurrence while crocheting. Name, materials, design, and description are original and not an idea of anyone else. The name will remain the same. Since this is a free pattern, it in NO WAY relates to any other actual item or finished item with the same name.
This cowl is so easy to make and what makes it great is the texture. I used a chunky yarn with a big hook and the drape is so nice. The stitch is not as interesting as the Soft Stitch cowl, but it is easier to wear.
The stitches are loose and open
but when you put it on, you will realize how soft and drapey it feels.
I think you'll love it too. It only took One Skein of Patons Shetland Chunky. I would not substitute the yarn for this. The yarn absolutely makes the cowl. If you don't have access to this yarn at least use chunky weight. You can't get the same softness and drape with super bulky or worsted (for this project).
This is a great beginners pattern.
Here's how I accidentally made it:
Bulky weight size 5 yarn (I used Patons Shetland Chunky in Oxford Grey)
Size M or N crochet hook
7.5 inches (18cm) in width
54 inches (137cm) in circumference
Do not crochet too tightly
Work in rounds
The first Ch 2 or Ch 3 of each round counts as the first stitch.
Ch 78 loosely
Join ch with sl st
Rnd 1: Ch 2, hdc in next ch and each ch around. Join with sl st to first st of the rnd.
Rnd 2: Ch 3, Dc in next st and each st around. Join with sl st to first st of the rnd.
Rnds 3 - 8: Repeat rnd 2.
Rnd 9: Ch 2, hdc in each stitch around.
Finish off and weave ends.
What I love so much is the sheen of the yarn...that's why I recommend using it. I don't know if you'll get the same effect unless you use something comparable.
See...it's so easy.