Mystery Heirloom Crochet Cowl- Part 4

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It’s the last week of the mystery crochet cowl! Thanks for coming along with me on this journey, and remember that I definitely appreciate feedback!

This week is a diamond lace edging to the cowl. It is meant to mirror the motif from the center of the cowl, although it doesn’t line up exactly.

The lace is done mainly in two parts: a fan and a cluster. Once you get the idea of how it works, it’s pretty simple to count out the spaces in between and make sense of the pattern.

If you are confused at all, I’ve included a video tutorial of rows 2-3 here:

 

…and here is the final section of the pattern, without further ado! If you want to download and print this section, here it is in PDF form: HeirloomCrochetCowl-Part4(1)

 

Section 4: Diamond Lace 13 (26, 39) diamonds respectively

 

Row 1- sc across. Join with sl st.

 

Row 2- ch 5 (counts as a tr and ch 1 in the first space), *skip 4 sc (in addition to the first space at the beginning of the round with the slip stitch and ch 5), (1 tr, 3 dc, 1 tr) into next sc, ch 1* Repeat from * to last stitch cluster, ending with (tr, 3 dc) in the same sc as the ch 5 from the beginning. Slip st into 4th ch.

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Here is what your v-stitches should look like. And when I finish my 3 double crochets at the end of the round, the marker shows where I will slip stitch together.

 

-Each set of clusters is worked on top of the V-stitch below. There is one longer stitch into the chain 1 space between the V-stitches, then 3 sort-of double crochets into the top (one dc into each dc below) and a longer stitch again into the chain 1 space on the other side. Then, you repeat, which means that there will essentially be two longer stitches into each ch 1 space below. Confusing? Try it, or watch the video tutorial! Sometimes it helps to just start crocheting.

This is what the cluster should look like on the top of the v-stitch. Notice how the longer stitches on either side of the "diamond" you are creating go into the spaces on either side.
This is what the cluster should look like on the top of the v-stitch. Notice how the longer stitches on either side of the “diamond” you are creating go into the spaces on either side.

Row 3- ch 4 (counts as first tr), YO. *YO and insert hook into next dc. YO, draw through loop, YO and draw through 2 loops. Repeat from * twice. YO twice and insert hook into ch 1 sp, YO and draw loop through, (YO and draw through 2 loops) twice, YO and draw through all 6 loops on hook. Ch 5. First cluster made.

 

All other clusters: **YO twice and insert hook into same ch 1 sp just worked, YO and draw loop through, (YO and draw through 2 loops) twice. (YO and insert hook into next dc, YO, draw through loop. YO and draw through two loops) three times total. YO twice and insert hook into next ch 1 sp. YO and draw loop through. (YO and draw through 2 loops) twice. YO and draw through all 6 loops.Ch 5. Repeat from ** around, ending with a sl st in the top of the first cluster. Ch 1.

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Row 4- sc around (5 sc in ch spaces, 1 sc in top of clusters). Sl st, finish off. Weave in ends.

Here is my finished cowl. I hope you like yours as much as I like mine!
Here is my finished cowl. I hope you like yours as much as I like mine!

Thanks again for joining our store, Knit & Knot Yarn, on this fun mystery cowl! And may working with your hands to make something beautiful always be a pleasure and remind you of those who paved the way before us. Thank you, mom!

 

-Joy Povich for the Knit & Knot Family