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Mosaic Crochet Pattern: Dashes & Squares Cowl

Show off a beautiful variegated yarn or use up fingering weight leftovers with this contemporary crocheted cowl. It is worked in the round using the overlay mosaic crochet technique in a “dashes and squares” stitch pattern.

Mosaic crochet in the round is better than mosaic crochet worked flat. Why? Because you don’t have as many ends to weave in! This cowl only has four ends to deal with, two for each color. What could be nicer than that?

grey cowl with a pale green/gold/offwhite stitch pattern worked in mosaic crochet

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Fine Weight Yarn-2 Craft Yarn Council

You’ll want a fingering-weight yarn in two highly contrasting colors. If you choose a variegated yarn, as I did for the second color, be sure that all the colors used in the yarn contrast, value-wise, with the first color. You’ll need approximately 110 yards [101 meters] of each color.

For the sample shown, I used Stunning String Smashing Sock (75% superwash merino/25% nylon), 3.5 oz [100 g], 460 yd [421 m]. It took less than 1 skein each of colors Tree Bark (Color A) and Meadow (Color B).

Clover Amour Crochet Hook Size G, in a package

To get the gauge called for in the pattern, I used a G [4 mm] crochet hook.

Of course, you’ll use whatever size you need to get a nice fabric and match gauge.

The Cowl Pattern

cover page of Dashes & Squares Cowl crochet pattern

The crochet pattern has been test stitched and professionally tech edited.

The pattern includes fully written text instructions, a mosaic crochet chart AND symbol charts, so you can pick your favorite type of instructions to follow.

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