Penrose Pointed Cowl by Janine Myska

Penrose Pointed Cowl

December 2022
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 8 rows = 4 inches
in double crochet
4.5 mm
385 yards (352 m)
One Size
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The Penrose Pointed Cowl is crocheted in a wavy stitch pattern with four different colorways arranged in a gradient; lightest to darkest from top to bottom. The standout feature is the point at the bottom which allows the cowl to be tucked into a jacket to keep you warm and help block the wind.

Yarn: Worsted—Lion Brand Basic Stitch Skein Tones in 4 colorways: Hazelnut, Mahogany, Cocoa, Ebony

  • 100% acrylic
  • 185 yds (170 m) per 3.5 oz (100 g) skein
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Yardage Required:
1 skein Color A (Hazelnut) or 90 yds (82 m)
1 skein Color B (Mahogany) or 90 yds (82 m)
1 skein Color C (Cocoa) or 90 yds (82 m)
1 skein Color D (Ebony) or 115 yds (105 m)

If you choose to use a solid color, you will need 3 skeins or 385 yds (352 m) total.

Substitute Lion Brand Basic Stitch with any similar category 4 (worsted) medium weight yarn that matches gauge.
Hook: Size U.S. 7 (4.5 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge

Notions: Tapestry needle, 3 locking stitch markers

Finished cowl should measure approximately 27” (69 cm) in circumference and 15” (38 cm) in height without the triangular point, plus another 4.5” (11 cm) with the triangular point.

4 x 4” (10 x 10 cm) = 14 dc and 8 rows

ch: chain
dc: double crochet
dc2tog: double crochet 2 stitches together
dc3tog: double crochet 3 stitches together
rep: repeat
rnd: round
sc: single crochet
sl st: slip stitch
st(s): stitch(es)

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Stitch Counts: Stitch counts are listed after each row/rnd. If no stitch count is given, there has been no change since the previous row/rnd.

Reversible: There is no right side or wrong side; both sides are identical. Whichever side you choose to wear as the “right side” is your preference.
Turning Chain: The turning chain does not count as a stitch.

Right-handed vs Left-handed Crocheters: The pattern is written with right-handed crocheters in mind (those who hold their hook in their right hand and crochet each row toward the left). If you are a left-handed crocheter, any instructions referring to the “right-hand side” or “left-hand side” should be reversed.

Construction: This cowl is worked from the top-down, beginning with Color A and finishing with Color D.

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