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Betwixt Cowl

Betwixt Cowl

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Betwixt cowl 

The texture and clever placement of the half double crochet stitch gives this cowl its eye-catching stripes. Often, crocheters don’t mean to insert their hook in between stitches, but when you do, you can create effects like this!


12 Hdc sts and 15 rows = 10cm/4in using a 5mm (US 8) crochet hook. 

Please swatch to meet gauge as I have quite loose tension. You may need to go up a hook size if there are fewer stitches, or go down a hook size if there are more stitches than stated. 


  • MC–Malabrigo Worsted (100% merino wool). 190m/208yd per 100g/3.5oz. Sample shows yarn in Marine colourway. 
  • CC–King Cole Riot DK (70% acrylic / 30% wool). 294m/322yd per 100g/3.5oz. Sample shows yarn in Waterlily colourway. 
  • 5mm (US 8) crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge 
  • Darning needle for weaving in ends 


Piece measures 23cm/9in deep and 32cm/12.5in in circumference, after blocking. 

Special stitch(es): 

The Hdc stitches are made in between stitches of the previous round. Insert hook into the space between the stitches, not into the top of the previous stitch. 


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