Oritha Cowl – a new free crochet pattern

Oritha – a new free crochet cowl pattern

The Oritha Cowl is a new FREE crochet cowl pattern. Click here to get the free pattern now, or read on to find out more about this quick and stylish new design.

The Oritha Cowl

Last year, my Mum asked me if I could make her a new cowl. I’d already made her a Cross Country Cowl (another free pattern of mine), but she wanted another one that was a bit more snug around her neck to keep out the draughts.

So, I had a little think, and came up with a new design, which I gave her for Christmas. She was really pleased with it and, since then, I’ve also made another one for my mother-in-law.

I’ve now written up the pattern and it is available as a free download on Ravelry.

oritha crochet cowl

I decided to name it the Oritha Cowl, because Oritha means “motherly” so it seemed a pretty good choice given its first two wearers. However, of course, you certainly don’t need to be a mother to make or wear this cowl!

The Oritha cowl is soft, cosy, and works up really quickly. It’s very easy to make.

What you need to make the cowl

The cowl is made with just under 2 balls of Stylecraft Life Super Chunky (super chunky; 80m per 100g ball; 75% acrylic, 25% wool) and I used the Spice colour, which has a really lovely warmth to it. However, you could certainly substitute this for other super chunky yarns.

If you wanted to use a lighter yarn weight, I’d suggest just increasing your stitch count per row, and the total number of rows, to give the stated width and length.

You’ll also need three buttons, with a diameter of approximately 2.5 cm, and a small amount of DK yarn (or similar) with which to attach them to the cowl.

The pattern

The pattern is in UK terms but includes a US conversion table.

I really hope you enjoy this pattern. If you have any questions, please send me a message.

Happy crocheting,

Catherine xx

PS Click here to get the pattern on Ravelry.

More free crochet patterns

For more of my free patterns, see here.

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