This lux crochet plaid sheepskin wool features a large 4-color buffalo plaid check pattern, but it’s also lined with buttery-soft faux sheepskin, making it so warm and cozy! You will love how beautiful the soft and squishy Chic Sheep by Marly Bird works up into the darling cowl and you will love how easy the pattern is to make! It’s even one of those rare projects that would be a great crochet item for men. The post is proudly sponsored by Red Heart Yarn, who is a big supporter of Whistle and Ivy and Plaid Week!
I am closing Plaid Week 2018 with something gorgeous: this stylish crochet plaid sheepskin cowl. You will not believe how snuggly it feels with that faux sheepskin fabric (although if you finished the Plaid Sheepskin Blanket you might have an idea). I did a bit of dabbling with 4 colors last year with my plaid hat, but I wanted to feature at least one project this year with four colors. Red Heart Chic Sheep by Marly Bird has the perfect colors to make this cowl in grays, black and white.
It turned out beautiful.
Have you tried Chic Sheep yet? It’s the most luxurious wool I have ever used (seriously!). It’s so soft you won’t believe it’s 100% wool. I used Chic Sheep for my Mushroom Clutch a few months ago and since then I have been dying to make a cozy scarf or cowl with it.
Honestly, I use most of the items I design/make as gifts for friends and family, but this…this I am keeping for myself. #sorrynotsorry
CROCHET PLAID SHEEPSKIN COWL – FREE CROCHET PATTERN
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What you need: (affiliate links)
– H Hook
– Chic Sheep by Marly Bird in Lace, Sterling, Platinum, Stiletto
– 1/2 yard of faux sheepskin (I got mine at Joann Fabric and Crafts)
– Darning Needle
Gauge: 19 Sc = 5″ (Gauge Pattern)
Approx. Size: 30″ circumference and 14″ height.
Note: the pattern is worked in a 4 color plaid and a 10 x 5 block. The color blocks will each be 10 sts wide and 5 rows tall. To do the 4 color plaid, you will sort your colors out labeling as Dark, Dark Mid, Light Mid and Light. For the pattern I used Stiletto (black) as my dark, Platinum as my Dark Mid, Sterling as my Light Mid, and Lace (white) as my Light. In the pattern, you will alternate between your Dark and your Dark Mid. When the last round for that block is finished, you will work the next round by alternating between your Light Mid and your Light. Your Light and Dark blocks should be diagonal and your Dark Mid and Light Mid blocks should be diagonal.
Crochet Plaid Sheepskin Cowl:
(Worked from the bottom up)
Begin with Sterling:
1. Beginning with a long tail, make sc foundation 25″ long with Sterling – 120 sts
Being careful not to twist this row, join with the first sc.
How to do a fountain sc: (if the video doesn’t load, please disable your ad blocker)
2. – 6. Ch 2 (does not count as first st) Dc in same st. Dc in next 8 sts (counts as the first block). Switch to Lace. Dc in next 10 sts. Alternate between Sterling and Lace every 10 stitches until you complete the round. Finished the very last dc with Sterling, to keep the seam clean. Join with a sl st.
(on Round 6, finish the last dc with Stiletto). (119 sts)
7. – 11. Ch 2 (does not count as first st) Dc in same st. Dc in next 8 sts. Switch to Platinum. Dc in next 10 sts. Alternate between Platinum and Stiletto every 10 stitches until you complete the round. Finished the very last dc with Stiletto, to keep the seam clean. Join with a sl st.
(on Round 6, finish the last dc with Sterling). (119 sts)
12. – 31. Repeat rounds 2 – 11 respectively.
32. With Sterling, ch 1. Sc in each st around. Join. (120 sts)
Go back to your foundation and using the long tail from the beginning, sew the bottom of the foundation sc together (where you joined with a sl st, the two stitches need to be attached at the bottom).
- Using your finished cowl as a guide, line it up with your faux sheepskin fabric, leaving yourself a generous seam allowance on the top and bottom, and a small seam allowance on the end.
- Fold your piece so the right sides are together. Using your machine, sew the short sides of the sheepskin fabric with your machine.
- Place the newly sewn sheepskin tube inside the cowl, wrong sides facing each other.
- Fold down the top and bottom, so the fold is hidden between the two layers. Pin in place.
- Hand-sew around the top and bottom with a darning needle and some yarn (you can also use a regular needle and thread if you prefer).
I think this cowl is also a perfect men’s accessory! I don’t design a lot of mens’ patterns, mostly because the men in my life don’t seem to care for crochet accessories, but I think any dapper dude or macho man could appreciate this crochet plaid cowl.
And with this last pattern, that’s a wrap on Plaid Week 2018!
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