The Gemini Cowl

 I love cowls!

I really wanted to make a chunky, soft, extra warm cowl 

that you can make in a blink of an eye.

This is perfect for beginners, it uses the same stitch throughout, and will take 

you no more than 90min!

If you know your Zodiac signs, you'll know that a Gemini usually has two 

personalities, so I thought this was the perfect name 

for this cowl having two sides to it.

Let's talk about Wonder Fluff yarn....doesn't the name want to 

make you sleep on a bed of it??!

It's softer than a bunny and fluffier than a cloud.

This yarn is beautifully bulky yet lightweight and warm.  It works with a wide range of hook sizes and super affordable.

I used a gorgeous dark navy colour called "Abyss Heather."  It serves as a bright dark blue against black.  It's stunning.

To check out all the colours, click HERE.

Let's get to this simple pattern!

Notes before you begin:

-ch 1 at the beginning does not count as a stitch

-you can keep going as long as you'd like, the length I completed makes it perfect to fit around your neck twice for extra warmth

-for the solid navy blue rows, I double stranded to keep it thick and match with the bulky yarn

-it's very important to begin the pattern with a foundation half double crochet, it makes a huge difference.

Here is a helpful video on how to half double crochet and foundation half double crochet, to watch click HERE

Source: MJs Off The Hook Designs

OTH Crochet Nook Pattern: The Gemini Cowl

Yarn suggestions:

3 x Brava Bulky in Brindle or  3 x Wool of Andes Superwash Bulky in Camel Heather (colour A)

2 x Wonderfluff Bulky in Abyss Heather (colour B)

Hook: Size 8mm - M Hook (I used Furls Streamline Wooden Hook in Ebony)


Finished size (before seaming): 

Width 10" x Length 48"

Gauge (in HDC): 

9sts x 4 rows = 4"


Ch = chain

HDC = Half Double Crochet

FHDC = Foundation Half Double Crochet

BLO = Back Loop Only

SS = Slip Stich

With Colour A.

FHDC 30.

Row 1: Ch 1. HDC BLO in all stitches across until end. Turn. (30)

Row 2: (with Colour A and B only) repeat row 1

Row 3: (with Colour A and B only) repeat row 1

Row 4: (with Colour A only) repeat row 1

Row 5: (with Colour A only) repeat row 1

*Repeat Rows 2 - 5, 6 more times

*You should have a total of 30 rows with this repeat

Row 31: (with Colour A and B only) repeat row 1

Row 32: (with Colour A and B only) repeat row 1

Row 33: (with Colour B only, double stranded) repeat row 1

Row 34: (with Colour B only, double stranded) repeat row 1

*Repeat rows 31 -34, 6 more times

*You should have a total of 58 rows at this point

Row 59:(with Colour A and B only) repeat row 1

Row 60: (with Colour A only) seam together both ends with slip stitches.

SL ST. Fasten off.

And that's it!

Can't wait to see what colour combos you choose!

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