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Fanfare Cowl

By: Bernadine Graham from Me n My Hook
Fanfare Cowl
Fanfare Cowl

"The Fanfare Cowl is a beginner cowl pattern worked flat and seamed on the short end. Created using a combination of fan / shell stitches this cowl is comprised entirely of double crochet stitches and can be made up in a couple of movies, or a few episodes of your favourite netflix series. Worked in Style Craft Dream Catcher yarn, this is a dk/3 weight yarn, 90% acrylic/10% wool, with a loosely wound construction. Any 3 or 4 weight yarn will work with this project."

NotesIf using Stylecraft Dreamcatcher this yarn does not frog well.
Any dk weight or aran/worsted weight yarn should work well with this pattern - adjust your hook as appropriate


Crochet HookG/6 or 4 mm hook

Yarn Weight(3) Light/DK (21-24 stitches to 4 inches)

Crochet Gauge5 repeats in 10 rows = 4ins

Finished Size12in x 20


Skill Level: Beginner
Terms: US Terms
Materials used: Stylecraft Dreamcatcher, 150g 435m/476yds colour Ocean / 3215
Hook: 4mm
Other items: Scissors, darning needle, stitch marker
Gauge: 5 repeats x 10 rows = 4ins
Size: 20in x 24in before joining

Notes: This cowl is worked in one piece and joined with a seam.
Ch3 - counts as a dc


  • Double Crochet - dc
  • Chain - ch(s)
  • Skip - sk
  • Stitch - st(s)

Special Stitches:
  • Fan - (2dc, ch1, 2dc) in the next st
  • Open Shell - (dc, ch1, dc, ch1, dc) in the next space


  1. Ch 103

  2. Row 1: Fan (see special stitches) in the 5th ch from the hook - (ch4 counts as dc and ch1), [sk3, fan in the next st], repeat until 2 sts remain, ch1, sk1, dc in the last st. Turn

  3. Row 2: Ch3 (counts as a dc throughout), [open shell (see special stitches)]* in the ch1 sp of the next fan, repeat across until the last ch1 sp, dc in the top of beg ch3. Turn

  4. Row 3: Ch3, sk dc and ch1 sp, fan in the next dc, [(fan in the mid dc of the next open shell)], repeat until the last open shell, dc in the last dc. Turn

  5. Row 4 - to end: Repeat rows 2 and 3 until work measures 24ins. Tie off

  6. Join: Fold the work in half lengthways and using the mattress stitch, join the two short ends of the work. Tie off and secure your ends

Fanfare Cowl
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