Welcome to the second Furls CAL. We are so happy to have you hear with us. If you were part of our inaugural CAL last month for the Unfurled Beauty Shawl, thank you for returning for this design. If you are new to the Furls CAL program, welcome, grab a seat, get your yarn and Furls hook and settle on down for a fun ride.
This month we are making the Elemental Triangle Cowl. This design is a little more on the intermediate side, but it isn't impossible for beginners either. I will do everything I can to help each of you work through any problems that might arise.
Once you get your groove going with the first few rows, you'll be able to keep trucking right along.
The Elemental Triangle Cowl features treble crochet and double crochet clusters a long with a elegant but simple lace edging.
The cowl construction begins in the center of the triangle working in rows, and works up to the cowl portion which will be completed in turned rounds. The edging is then completed in two rows.
First you will need to gather your yarn and your hook. We are using Worsted Weight yarn from Oink Pigments, however you can use any worsted weight yarn you are comfortable with. Please keep in mind that the yarn we are using is a superwash merino, which will provide different results than a synthetic fiber, such as acrylic.
You may want to increase your hook size by half a mm to obtain the open look and increased size that blocking superwash merino fiber will provide.
This is a very forgiving project when it comes to sizing, since it is a cowl, it doesn't need to be a specific gauge. As we work through the project, if you think you would like your cowl to be wider, you can always add a couple rows to Part One to make your cowl larger. We will discuss this as we move along. In Part Two you can also add increased height to your cowl by adding a few rounds.
You will also need your favorite Furls hook in 6.5mm.
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2 skeins Oink Pigments Worsted Weight yarn in your choice of color, 100g/230yds, 100% Domestic Superwash Merino 4-ply (sample is made using Multipass). Or 450 yards of your yarn of choice.
(1) stitch marker- optional
In Part One, we are going to be making the triangle portion of the cowl. In Part Two, we will be working on the cowl section, and the lace edging.
You do not need to make a gauge swatch prior to starting, but please measure your work after approx 6 rows in to be sure you are meeting gauge. Remember, we are going to be blocking our projects, which will add dimension to the final measurements. If you are using a synthetic fiber, please increase your hook size by .5 mm, which will increase your gauge slightly, but make the overall finished size (nearly) the same.
Easy to Intermediate
One size fits all- though adjustments can be made
25" from top to tip and 15" wide across top
GAUGE (pre blocked)
5 1/2 dc clusters and 5 1/2 rows = 4"
ch(s) - chain(s), ex sc - extended single crochet, dc - double crochet, tr - treble (triple) crochet, st(s) - stitch(es), RS - right side
3dc cluster- 3 double crochet cluster
*Yarn over (YO), insert hook in specified st, YO, pull loop through st, YO, pull through two loops on hook, repeat from * twice more, YO and pull through remaining four loops on hook
3tr cluster - 3 treble crochet cluster (good video here)
*Yarn over (YO) twice, insert hook in specified st, YO, pull loop through st, [YO, pull through two loops on hook] 2x, repeat from * twice more, YO and pull through remaining four loops on hook
If you have any questions with the CAL, please feel free to tag me directly in our exclusive Facebook group, Fun with Furls or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PATTERN INTRUCTIONS- Part One
Row 1 (RS): Ch 4, 3dc cluster in 4th ch from hook. <1>
Row 1- Instructional
Row 2: Ch 4 and turn, *YO twice, insert hook in 4th ch from hook, YO, pull loop through st, [YO, pull through 2 loops on hook] 2x, repeat from * one time more, YO and pull through remaining 3 three loops on hook, ch 2, 3dc cluster in the top of the next 3dc cluster, ch 2, 3tr cluster in the top of the ch 4 from previous row. <3>
Row 2- Instructional
Row 3: Ch 4 and turn, *YO twice, insert hook in 4th ch from hook, YO, pull loop through st, [YO, pull through 2 loops on hook] 2x, repeat from * one time more, YO and pull through remaining 3 three loops on hook, ch 2, skip the next 3tr cluster from previous row, 3dc cluster in next ch-2, ch 1, 3dc cluster in top of the next 3dc cluster, ch 1, 3dc cluster in the next ch-2, ch 2, skip next 3tr cluster from previous row, 3tr cluster in the top of the ch 4 from previous row. <5>
End of Row 3
Rows 4-17: Ch 4 and turn, *YO twice, insert hook in 4th ch from hook, YO, pull loop through st, [YO, pull through 2 loops on hook] 2x, repeat from * one time more, YO and pull through remaining 3 three loops on hook, ch 2, skip the next 3tr cluster from previous row, 3dc cluster in next ch-2, *ch 1, 3dc cluster in top of the next 3dc cluster, repeat from * for every 3dc cluster from previous row, ch 1, 3dc cluster in the next ch-2, ch 2, skip next 3 tr cluster from previous row, 3tr cluster in the top of the ch 4 from previous row. <each row adds two 3dc clusters, you will have 33 clusters at the end of row 17>
End of Row 4
Next Monday, October 24th, we will be releasing Part Two, where we will move on to the cowl portion of this Elemental Triangle Cowl. We will then work on the final edging, and block our designs.
Please feel free to ask questions, chat with your fellow CAL members and post pictures of your work, in our exclusive Facebook group, Fun with Furls.
We will see you next week! Ta ta for now!!!
Announcing the winners of our Unfurled Beauty CAL are as follows
1) Unfurled Beauty CAL Hay Ride- winner of the $150 Furls Gift Card
2) Unfurled Beauty by iJazzy- winner of the $100 Furls Gift Card
3) Samantha's Unfurled Beauty- winner of the $50 Furls Gift Card
Congratulations ladies, we will be emailing you out your Gift Cards
You can see everyone's entries, in order of the most votes, below!!! Thank you to everyone for participating
Lorene Eppolite is the designer behind Cre8tion Crochet and has been designing since October 2012. She loves to create fun and easy crochet accessories and garments and strives to make her designs to be achievable for any skill level. Just because it is easy, doesn't mean it can't be beautiful. Lorene was named one of the Top Ten Designers by The Yarn Box in 2012, by AllFreeCrochet in 2013, 2014 and 2015. Lorene has many patterns published by Red Heart Yarns. Lorene has recently joined Furls Crochet as their Creative Director in Residence.