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Sunrise Sky Mesh Cowl
Recently, I was able to do a quick “contract crochet” piece for my friend, Kirsten. She asked me to take a few modeled photos of my daughter in her La Vie en Rose Ski Hat, and chose a specific color of Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Yarn! for me to complete it. Of course, I was happy to oblige, but you may have guessed that some extra goodies popped into my online shopping cart! I have been wanting to make a crochet summer scarf with I Love This Yarn! Prints for quite a while, and I chose the Sunrise Sky colorway. Don’t you love these colors?
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It’s been hard to wait to play with this pretty yarn! And when I did sit down to crochet it, it took a while to experiment before I found out what the yarn wanted to be. The yarn label suggests a I/9 5.5 mm crochet hook, so I started there. However, that didn’t give me quite the airy drape I was looking for. So, I sized up! And what a difference it makes!
Using a very lacy, open stitch pattern and an L/8mm hook really let the beachy carefree spirit of this yarn shine. The simple, one row stitch repeat makes for the perfect relaxing crochet project. It’s perfect for travel or on the go crocheting, or even just a relaxing project while you watch TV or talk. It’s very soothing, and after two rows, you’ll be able to just ease into the rhythm of crocheting, without needing to spend much effort at all counting or concentrating.
Of course, this pattern would look great worked up in your favorite solid color, too. But I love how effortlessly I crocheted these bold, broad stripes. The warm, summery oranges make a nice contrast to the sea and sky blue tones, and the speckles of black add even more interest. Perfect for layering over a favorite tee and jeans, but light enough that I could wear it to the beach in high summer.
So what are we waiting for? Oh right, you’ll want to know what supplies you need. Here they are!
Materials to make this Crochet Summer Scarf
L/8mm Crochet Hook – I use these ergonomic ones
I Love this Yarn! Prints (Or approximately 250 yards Worsted (4) weight yarn.) According to YarnSub.com, Caron Simply Soft would be a great substitute, but you might need a second skein (or have a slightly shorter cowl.)
FSC – foundation single crochet
Dc – double crochet
Lp – loop
Sk – skip
Foundation Single Crochet- Chain 2. Insert hook into second ch, yo, pull up lp.Ch 1, yo, complete FSC.
I hope to put up a foundation stitch tutorial soon, but for now, you can check out my friend Nicki’s tutorial here.
Gauge / Finished Size
Gauge is not crucial for this project.
Finished piece measures 14” wide x 36” long before seaming, 14” wide x 18” after seaming.
Sunrise Sky Mesh Cowl Pattern
Row 1: FSC 35. (Alternately, ch 36, sc 35). 
Row 2: Ch 2, Dc in first st. Ch 3, dc in next st. *Sk 1, Dc in next, ch 3, dc in next.*[12 ch lps]
Row 3: Ch 2, *(Dc, ch 3, dc) in ch lp.* Repeat across. [12 ch lps]
Repeat Row 3 until piece measures just about 36”.
Final Row: Ch1, turn. Holding both ends of the scarf together, sl 2 through the first two stitches of the foundation row and the first ch sp. *Ch 1, sk 1 fsc, sl 2 through the next 2 FSC and the next ch sp.*
Finishing: Break yarn and weave in ends securely.
Can you believe how simple this awesome crochet mesh cowl pattern is to make? I would love to see what color you make yours in. Please add your project to Ravelry, or tag me @saltypearlcrochet on Instagram!
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