I so loved these little granny squares I used for the Unforgettable Tote that I really wanted to create a new project with them. I thought for a long time before settling on a cowl pattern. I wanted something that didn’t take long (I have a couple of longer projects in the works and just needed something quick!) and I wanted a cowl that was made from granny squares.
It took quite a while for me to decide on a joining method for these squares and I finally fell in love with this cabled join – I like how the changing colors of the yarn really make the cables stand out. I’m definitely going to try this join again! I am working on a video tutorial for attaching these exact squares, but until I get it ready (it’s so hard to find quiet time to film with my 3 boys running around!) I found a video that shows the technique. I’ve included a link to it below.
Floral Granny Cowl
What You’ll Need
Yarn: Red Heart Unforgettable in Petunia (1 skein) (MC) and Red Heart Soft in Light Gray Heather (1 skein) (CC)
Notions: Yarn Needle
Gauge: One granny square = 3 1/2″ square
Finished Size: Approximately 30″ circumference and 7″ wide
Using the Floral Granny Square Tutorial, create 16 squares.
Block and weave in ends.
Join MC in any corner of square.
*Ch 3, sc in 2nd dc from corner, ch 3, sc in ch-2 sp, ch 3, sc in 2nd dc, ch 3, sc in ch-2 sp, ch 3, sc in 2nd dc, ch 3, sc in ch-3 sp, ch 3, sc in ch-3 sp, repeat from * two more times, ch 3, sc in 2nd dc from corner, ch 3, sc in ch-2 sp, ch 3, sc in 2nd dc, ch 3, sc in ch-2 sp, ch 3, sc in 2nd dc, ch 3, sc in corner , ch 3, slip st to bottom of first ch-3. Fasten off.
When joining squares, join MC in any corner of square, ch 3, remove hook from loop, insert hook into corner ch-3 of next square, pull loop through ch-3 space, sc in 2nd dc of 1st square – repeat directions for edging first square, being sure to pull ch 3 of the square you are working through ch-3 of other square.
If you need help, this is the video tutorial I used to figure it out.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this easy free pattern! I love sharing my designs with you and love seeing the amazing things you create!