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Modern Granny Square Cowl – a fresh take on a traditional crochet pattern.

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The Modern Granny Square Cowl features large and small granny squares joined together to make a button front cowl. This cowl keeps your neck and front warm, making it perfect to pair with v-neck coats. Use the colors listed to hearken to spring, or change up the colors for your own style. If you want to make this smaller, then just use the worsted weight Berroco Vintage yarn and a coordinating hook.

Modern Granny Square Cowl free crochet pattern by Jessie At Home
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The yarn for this design was provided by Berroco. All opinions are my own.

Modern Granny Square Cowl

A fresh take on a traditional crochet pattern
Easy Skill Level
Designed by Jessie Rayot

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Size:
10” x 40”

Yarn:
Berroco Vintage Chunky (size 5): 52% Acrylic / 40% Wool / 8% Nylon, 136 yards / 100 grams
Aubergine 6190 Color A, 2 skeins
Dewberry 6167 Color B, 1 skein
Blush 6123 Color C, 1 skein

Hook:
US-J/10, 6.0 mm

Gauge: Learn about gauge HERE
18 sts x 24 rows = 4” [10 cm] in double crochet

Other supplies:
yarn needle
three 1″ – 1 1/4” buttons

Stitches and Abbreviations: click on highlighted sts for tutorials
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
sc – single crochet
sl st – slip stitch
sp(s) – space(s)
st(s) – stitch(es)

Getting Started:
Round/Row counts are at the end of each row if it has changed from the previous round. They are after the period. – {count here}
Chs and sl sts are not included in Round/Row counts unless specified.

Modern Granny Square Cowl Pattern:

Small Square (make 4)

Rnd 1: With Color B, ch 4, join with a sl st to form a ring, ch 5 (counts as first dc and ch 2 here and throughout), (3 dc, ch 2) 3 times in ring, 2 dc in ring, sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch 5. – {3 dc on each side, ch-2 on each corner}
Rnd 2: With Color C, sl st into ch-2 corner sp, ch 5, 3 dc in same ch-2 corner sp, [ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 corner sp] 3 times, ch 1, 2 dc in next ch-2 corner sp, sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch 5. – {2 sets of 3 dc on each side, ch-2 on each corner}
Rnd 3: With Color A, sl st into ch-2 corner sp, ch 5, 3 dc in same ch-2 corner sp, [ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 corner sp] 3 times, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, 2 dc in next ch-2 corner sp, sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch 5. – {3 sets of 3 dc on each side, ch-2 on each corner}
Rnd 4: Sl st into ch-2 corner sp, ch 5, 3 dc in same ch-2 corner sp, [(ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp) 2 times, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 corner sp] 3 times, (ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp) 2 times, ch 1, 2 dc in next ch-2 corner sp, sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch 5. – {4 sets of 3 dc on each side, ch-2 on each corner}

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Large Square (make 3)

Rnds 1-4: Work the same as for small square in same colors.
Rnd 5: Sl st into ch-2 corner sp, ch 5, 3 dc in same ch-2 corner sp, [(ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp) 3 times, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 corner sp] 3 times, (ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp) 3 times, ch 1, 2 dc in next ch-2 corner sp, sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch 5. – {5 sets of 3 dc on each side, ch-2 on each corner}
Rnd 6: Sl st into ch-2 corner sp, ch 5, 3 dc in same ch-2 corner sp, [(ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp) 4 times, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 corner sp] 4 times, (ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp) 3 times, ch 1, 2 dc in next ch-2 corner sp, sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch 5. – {6 sets of 3 dc on each side, ch-2 on each corner}
Rnd 7: Sl st into ch-2 corner sp, ch 5, 3 dc in same ch-2 corner sp, [(ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp) 5 times, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 corner sp] 5 times, (ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp) 3 times, ch 1, 2 dc in next ch-2 corner sp, sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch 5. – {7 sets of 3 dc on each side, ch-2 on each corner}
Rnd 8: Sl st into ch-2 corner sp, ch 5, 3 dc in same ch-2 corner sp, [(ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp) 6 times, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 corner sp] 6 times, (ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp) 3 times, ch 1, 2 dc in next ch-2 corner sp, sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch 5. – {8 sets of 3 dc on each side, ch-2 on each corner}

Fasten off and weave in ends

Seaming

Seam pieces of granny square cowl together as shown in schematic.

Modern-Granny-Square-Cowl-free-crochet-pattern-by-Jessie-At-Home-Schematic

Border

Rnd 1: Join Color C to any ch-2 corner, ch 3, 2 sc in same ch-2 corner, [sc in each st to next ch-2 corner, (2 sc, ch 2, 2 sc) in ch-2 corner] 3 times, sc in each st to first ch-2 corner, 2 sc in ch-2 corner, sl st to 2nd ch of beginning ch-3.
Fasten off.
Rnd 2: Join Color B to any ch-2 corner, ch 3, sc in same ch-2 corner, [sc in each st to next ch-2 corner, (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 corner] 3 times, sc in each st to first ch-2 corner, sc in ch-2 corner, sl st to 2nd ch of beginning ch-3.
Fasten off.

Finishing

Add 3 buttons to granny square cowl as shown in schematic. Weave in all ends.

Wear or give and enjoy!

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