Caron Cakes Cowl/Shawl
Crochet Pattern by B. Hooked Crochet, Copyright 2016.
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This pattern is written in US crochet terms
Gather Your Supplies
- 1 Caron Cake, petite sized cowl
- 2 Caron Cakes, large cowl
- 3 Caron Cakes, shawl
- 5 mm Crochet Hook
- Darning Needle
- Optional: Tassel maker
Caron Cakes are available exclusively at Michael’s Craft Stores.
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Gauge and Sizing
8 sts x 5 rows = 2″ square worked in double crochet
- Ch – Chain
- Dc – Double Crochet
- Slst – Slip Stitch
- St(s) – Stitch(es)
- YO – Yarn Over
To print a list of all crochet abbreviations to keep in your crochet notebook, check out my quick guide here:
Puff Stitch – YO, insert hook into designated stitch, YO and pull through stitch. YO, insert hook into same stitch, YO and pull through stitch. YO, insert hook into same stitch, YO and pull through stitch. YO, insert hook into same stitch, YO and pull through stitch. (11 loops on hook) YO and pull through all loops on your hook. Finish puff stitch by making a chain.
The Caron Cakes Cowl is a very versatile design. It uses two simple pattern repeat rows to create this beautiful texture. These rows are covered in the video tutorial as well as the finishing techniques and tassels.
To make a petite sized cowl, use only one Caron Cake. This size is perfect for teens or small adults to wrap around the neck to keep warm in the winter.
To make a large cowl, use two Caron Cakes. This size is perfect for large adults and wraps comfortably around the neck for a looser, more relaxed fit.
To make a shawl, use three Caron Cakes. This size fits most adults and drapes over the shoulders.
Sizing adjustments can easily be made to this pattern by adding or subtracting rows with no need to modify the pattern.
How To Crochet The Caron Cakes Cowl with Brittany
This video is also available in a left handed version. Click here to be directed to the left handed tutorial on YouTube.
Ch 4 (counts as dc and center loop)
Row 1: Dc 6 into first chain (next to slip knot).
Row 2: Ch 3. Dc 2 in same st as ch 3. Dc in next 2 sts. Ch 1. Puff stitch in next st. Ch 1. Dc in next 2 sts. 3 Dc in last stitch.
Row 3: Ch 3. Dc 2 in same st as ch 3. Dc in next 4 sts. 3 dc in next stitch (center point). Dc in next 4 sts. 3 Dc in last stitch.
Repeat rows 2 and 3, making the necessary changes to the number of stitches worked up the sides to accommodate your increases.
- For the petite sized cowl, stop when you have approximately 25 yds of your first cake left.
- For the large cowl, stop when you have used one whole cake and have approximately 25 yds of your second cake left.
- For the shawl, stop when you have used two whole cakes and have approximately 25 yds of your third cake left.
For more help, refer to the video tutorial above.