Crochet Pattern: Ballantyne Cowl

The Ballantyne Cowl is a crochet pattern that looks deceptively complicated, but is actually easy to crochet.

Its beauty lies in its symmetry. Work Tower Stitch shells in both directions from the foundation chain to create a fetching openwork lace, at home over both a denim jacket and a silk blouse. Once you get the idea of the stitch pattern, you’ll be able to whip this out in a flash. There are only a few rounds to the entire project!

Medium blue cowl with scalloped edges on dress form

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The Yarn

Craft Yarn Council icon 4- medium weight yarn

The Ballantyne Cowl takes only half a skein of medium weight (worsted weight) yarn. That makes it a stash buster! You’ll need about 135 yards [124 meters] for one cowl. Or use the whole ball and make a second cowl as a gift.

closeup of blue worsted weight yarn

I crocheted the sample using Plymouth Galway Worsted, a classic 100% wool yarn that comes in 3.5 ounce [100 gram] balls of 210 yards ]192 meters] each. I used color #129 Blue Bell.

The Ballantyne Cowl Pattern

The pdf pattern includes both written and charted instructions. It also includes a video tutorial for the Tower Stitch Shell.

The instructions use American crochet terminology.

The pattern has been tech edited and tested to ensure accuracy.

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