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Monstera Colorwork Cowl – Free Crochet & Knit Pattern

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*Instructions are provided in both written and chart form. The chart is the same for both versions. Knit written instructions are after the chart.*

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Monstera Crochet Cowl Video Tutorial:

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What you will need to crochet the Monstera Cowl:

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Crochet Hook:

Size H (5mm) Hook, or hook to obtain gauge

Notions:

Removable stitch markers if needed
Yarn needle to weave in ends
Scissors

Yarn:

WeCrochet Chroma Fingering
70% Superwash Wool, 30% Nylon, 396yds/100g
Colorway: Ponderosa & Bare
1 Ball

Yardage:

400 yards

Abbreviations/Stitches:

ch – chain
sc – single crochet
ssc – split single crochet
st(s) – stitch(es)

Gauge:

 18 sts by 23 rows = 4×4” in ssc sts

Skill Level:

Intermediate

Size:

One Size
10 inches wide x 9 inches tall

Notes:

If you haven’t tried crochet colorwork yet, visit the Ways to Colorwork in Crochet post.

The Monstera Crochet Cowl is worked in the Split Single Crochet Stitch in the round without joining, preventing any unsightly seams. The body is crocheted first, with the ribbing worked last. The chart and/or written instructions will need to be repeated four times for complete round instructions.

Special Stitches:

Split Single Crochet (ssc):
This stitch is worked as a single crochet but where the hook is inserted between the ‘V’ of the stitch. Pull up the first loop to have loose tension, so each round is easily worked.

Crab Stitch (aka: Reverse Single Crochet): sc worked from left to right; insert hook from front to back under top loop of next to right, yo, pull up loop, yo, pull through 2 loops.

In the colorwork section Color A (Chroma Fingering in Ponderoas) will be abbreviated as (A), and Color B (Chroma Fingering in Bare) as (B).
Example: (B) x 9 = with Color B ssc the next 9 stitches.
The chart will be worked from right to left for each round and repeated four times.

Instructions for the Crochet Monstera Cowl:

The traditional ch 1 at the beginning of the round is omitted. It is helpful to place a stitch marker in the first stitch of each Rnd.


Each round will be repeated 4 times for a total of 96 stitches per round.
Start by chaining 96 and work in the round.

Rnd 1: (A) x 24


Rnd 2: (A) x 1, (B) x 3, (A) x 1, (B) x 4, (A) x 1, (B) x 4, (A) x 1, (B) x 3, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 1


Rnd 3: (B) x 3, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 2, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 2, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 3, (A) x 2, (B) x 1, (A) x 2


Rnd 4: (A) x 1, (B) x 3, (A) x 1, (B) x 2, (A) x 2, (B) x 1, (A) x 2, (B) x 2, (A) x 1, (B) x 3, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 2


Rnd 5: (B) x 6, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 8, (A) x 1, (B) x 2


Rnd 6: (A) x 1, (B) x 4, (A) x 3, (B) x 3, (A) x 3, (B) x 4, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 2


Rnd 7: (B) x 4, (A) x 5, (B) x 1, (A) x 5, (B) x 4, (A) x 2, (B) x 1, (A) x 2


Rnd 8: (A) x 1, (B) x 3, (A) x 5, (B) x 1, (A) x 5, (B) x 3, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 1


Rnd 9: (B) x 3, (A) x 1, (B) x 2, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 2, (A) x 1, (B) x 8


Rnd 10: (B) x 3, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 2, (B) x 1, (A) x 2, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 5, (A) x 1, (B) x 2


Rnd 11: (B) x 2, (A) x 5, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 5, (B) x 3, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 1


Rnd 12: (B) x 2, (A) x 6, (B) x 3, (A) x 6, (B) x 4, (A) x 1, (B) x 2


Rnd 13: (B) x 2, (A) x 7, (B) x 1, (A) x 7, (B) x 7


Rnd 14: (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 2, (A) x 5, (B) x 1, (A) x 5, (B) x 2, (A) x 1, (B) x 3, (A) x 1, (B) x 2


Rnd 15: (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 4, (B) x 1, (A) x 4, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 2, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 1


Rnd 16: (B) x 1, (A) x 4, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 4, (B) x 3, (A) x 1, (B) x 2


Rnd 17: (A) x 6, (B) x 1, (A) x 2, (B) x 1, (A) x 2, (B) x 1, (A) x 6, (B) x 5


Rnd 18: (A) x 7, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 7, (B) x 2, (A) x 1, (B) x 2


Rnd 19: (A) x 8, (B) x 3, (A) x 8, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 1


Rnd 20: (A) x 7, (B) x 5, (A) x 7, (B) x 2, (A) x 1, (B) x 2


Rnd 21: (A) x 6, (B) x 7, (A) x 6, (B) x 5


Rnd 22: (A) x 24


Rnd 23: (B) x 24


Rnd 24: (B) x 2, (A) x 1, (B) x 2, (A) x 1, (B) x 3, (A) x 1, (B) x 3, (A) x 1, (B) x 2, (A) x 1, (B) x 4, (A) x 1, (B) x 2


Rnd 25: (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 2, (A) x 1, (B) x 3, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 3, (A) x 1, (B) x 2, (A) x 1, (B) x 2, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 1


Rnd 26: (B) x 2, (A) x 1, (B) x 2, (A) x 1, (B) x 3, (A) x 1, (B) x 3, (A) x 1, (B) x 2, (A) x 1, (B) x 4, (A) x 1, (B) x 2


Rnd 27: (B) x 24


Rnd 28: (A) x 24


Rnd 29: (A) x 6, (B) x 7, (A) x 6, (B) x 5


Rnd 30: (A) x 7, (B) x 5, (A) x 7, (B) x 2, (A) x 1, (B) x 2


Rnd 31: (A) x 8, (B) x 3, (A) x 8, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 1


Rnd 32: (A) x 7, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 7, (B) x 2, (A) x 1, (B) x 2


Rnd 33: (A) x 6, (B) x 1, (A) x 2, (B) x 1, (A) x 2, (B) x 1, (A) x 6, (B) x 5


Rnd 34: (B) x 1, (A) x 4, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 4, (B) x 3, (A) x 1, (B) x 2


Rnd 35: (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 4, (B) x 1, (A) x 4, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 2, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 1


Rnd 36: (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 2, (A) x 5, (B) x 1, (A) x 5, (B) x 2, (A) x 1, (B) x 3, (A) x 1, (B) x 2


Rnd 37: (B) x 2, (A) x 7, (B) x 1, (A) x 7, (B) x 7


Rnd 38: (B) x 2, (A) x 6, (B) x 3, (A) x 6, (B) x 4, (A) x 1, (B) x 2


Rnd 39: (B) x 2, (A) x 5, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 5, (B) x 3, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 1


Rnd 40: (B) x 3, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 2, (B) x 1, (A) x 2, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 5, (A) x 1, (B) x 2


Rnd 41: (B) x 3, (A) x 1, (B) x 2, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 2, (A) x 1, (B) x 8


Rnd 42: (A) x 1, (B) x 3, (A) x 5, (B) x 1, (A) x 5, (B) x 3, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 1


Rnd 43: (B) x 4, (A) x 5, (B) x 1, (A) x 5, (B) x 4, (A) x 2, (B) x 1, (A) x 2


Rnd 44: (A) x 1, (B) x 4, (A) x 3, (B) x 3, (A) x 3, (B) x 4, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 2


Rnd 45: (B) x 6, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 8, (A) x 1, (B) x 2


Rnd 46: (A) x 1, (B) x 3, (A) x 1, (B) x 2, (A) x 2, (B) x 1, (A) x 2, (B) x 2, (A) x 1, (B) x 3, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 2


Rnd 47: (B) x 3, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 2, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 2, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 3, (A) x 2, (B) x 1, (A) x 2


Rnd 48: (A) x 1, (B) x 3, (A) x 1, (B) x 4, (A) x 1, (B) x 4, (A) x 1, (B) x 3, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 1


Rnd 49: (A) x 24

Monstera Crochet Cowl Ribbing (2 options)

Crochet Ribbing Option 1 (Crab Stitch)
Ch 1, work crab stitch in each around, join. Fasten off, and weave in ends. Repeat for opposite edge.


Crochet Ribbing Option 2 (Ribbed Look)
Row 1: Ch 5, sc in the second chain from hook and across, sl st in next 2 sts on the cowl edge, turn. 4 sts


Row 2: Skip the 2 edge slip sts, in blo sc 4, turn.


Row 3: Ch 1, in blo sc 4, sl st into the next two stitches on the cowl edge, turn.


Repeat Rows 2-3 ribbing around the cowl edge. To join the two edges together, fasten off and seam the beginning edge to the ending edge with a tapestry needle. Or, if preferred, slip stitch through the blo from the ending edge and the stitch from the beginning edge at the same time. Fasten off.

Join yarn to the beginning edge of the cowl and repeat the ribbing instructions.

Finishing the Monstera Crochet Cowl

Fasten off and weave in ends. Block aggressively to reduce slanting of the stitches.

Monstera Chart Instructions for Crochet & Knit Patterns– The chart will be worked from right to left for each round and repeated four times.

Monstera Knit Cowl

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Knitting Needles:

Size 8 (5mm) Circular Needles, or needles to obtain gauge

Notions:

Removable stitch markers if needed
Yarn needle to weave in ends
Scissors

Yarn:

WeCrochet Chroma Worsted
70% Superwash Wool, 30% Nylon, 198yds/100g
Colorway: Ponderosa & Bare
1 Ball Each

Yardage:

400 Yards

Abbreviations/Stitches:

k – knit
p – purl

Gauge:

 18 sts by 23 rows = 4×4” in stockinette

Skill Level:

Intermediate

Size:

One Size – 10 x 10 inches

Notes on the Monstera Knit Cowl:

The Monstera Knit Cowl is worked in the round without joining, preventing any unsightly seams. The cowl is started with the beginning ribbing, then follow chart or written instruction for the body, finished with ribbing.
The chart and/or written instructions will need to be repeated four times for complete round instructions.

In the colorwork section Color A (Chroma worsted in Ponderosa) will be abbreviated as (A), and Color B (Chroma worsted in Bare) as (B).
Example: (B) x 9 = with Color B knit the next 9 stitches.
The chart will be worked from right to left for each round and repeated four times.

Monstera Knit Beginning Ribbing
Start by casting on 96 with Color B and joining in the round, being careful not to twist, and work in 2×2 ribbing for 5 rounds.
2×2 ribbing = k2, p2

Monstera Knit Body

It is helpful to place a stitch marker on the first stitch of each Rnd. Each Round will be repeated 4 times.


Rnd 1: (A) x 24


Rnd 2: (A) x 1, (B) x 3, (A) x 1, (B) x 4, (A) x 1, (B) x 4, (A) x 1, (B) x 3, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 1


Rnd 3: (B) x 3, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 2, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 2, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 3, (A) x 2, (B) x 1, (A) x 2


Rnd 4: (A) x 1, (B) x 3, (A) x 1, (B) x 2, (A) x 2, (B) x 1, (A) x 2, (B) x 2, (A) x 1, (B) x 3, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 2


Rnd 5: (B) x 6, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 8, (A) x 1, (B) x 2


Rnd 6: (A) x 1, (B) x 4, (A) x 3, (B) x 3, (A) x 3, (B) x 4, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 2


Rnd 7: (B) x 4, (A) x 5, (B) x 1, (A) x 5, (B) x 4, (A) x 2, (B) x 1, (A) x 2


Rnd 8: (A) x 1, (B) x 3, (A) x 5, (B) x 1, (A) x 5, (B) x 3, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 1


Rnd 9: (B) x 3, (A) x 1, (B) x 2, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 2, (A) x 1, (B) x 8


Rnd 10: (B) x 3, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 2, (B) x 1, (A) x 2, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 5, (A) x 1, (B) x 2


Rnd 11: (B) x 2, (A) x 5, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 5, (B) x 3, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 1


Rnd 12: (B) x 2, (A) x 6, (B) x 3, (A) x 6, (B) x 4, (A) x 1, (B) x 2


Rnd 13: (B) x 2, (A) x 7, (B) x 1, (A) x 7, (B) x 7


Rnd 14: (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 2, (A) x 5, (B) x 1, (A) x 5, (B) x 2, (A) x 1, (B) x 3, (A) x 1, (B) x 2


Rnd 15: (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 4, (B) x 1, (A) x 4, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 2, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 1


Rnd 16: (B) x 1, (A) x 4, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 4, (B) x 3, (A) x 1, (B) x 2


Rnd 17: (A) x 6, (B) x 1, (A) x 2, (B) x 1, (A) x 2, (B) x 1, (A) x 6, (B) x 5


Rnd 18: (A) x 7, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 7, (B) x 2, (A) x 1, (B) x 2


Rnd 19: (A) x 8, (B) x 3, (A) x 8, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 1


Rnd 20: (A) x 7, (B) x 5, (A) x 7, (B) x 2, (A) x 1, (B) x 2


Rnd 21: (A) x 6, (B) x 7, (A) x 6, (B) x 5


Rnd 22: (A) x 24


Rnd 23: (B) x 24


Rnd 24: (B) x 2, (A) x 1, (B) x 2, (A) x 1, (B) x 3, (A) x 1, (B) x 3, (A) x 1, (B) x 2, (A) x 1, (B) x 4, (A) x 1, (B) x 2


Rnd 25: (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 2, (A) x 1, (B) x 3, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 3, (A) x 1, (B) x 2, (A) x 1, (B) x 2, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 1


Rnd 26: (B) x 2, (A) x 1, (B) x 2, (A) x 1, (B) x 3, (A) x 1, (B) x 3, (A) x 1, (B) x 2, (A) x 1, (B) x 4, (A) x 1, (B) x 2


Rnd 27: (B) x 24


Rnd 28: (A) x 24


Rnd 29: (A) x 6, (B) x 7, (A) x 6, (B) x 5


Rnd 30: (A) x 7, (B) x 5, (A) x 7, (B) x 2, (A) x 1, (B) x 2


Rnd 31: (A) x 8, (B) x 3, (A) x 8, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 1


Rnd 32: (A) x 7, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 7, (B) x 2, (A) x 1, (B) x 2


Rnd 33: (A) x 6, (B) x 1, (A) x 2, (B) x 1, (A) x 2, (B) x 1, (A) x 6, (B) x 5


Rnd 34: (B) x 1, (A) x 4, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 4, (B) x 3, (A) x 1, (B) x 2


Rnd 35: (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 4, (B) x 1, (A) x 4, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 2, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 1


Rnd 36: (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 2, (A) x 5, (B) x 1, (A) x 5, (B) x 2, (A) x 1, (B) x 3, (A) x 1, (B) x 2


Rnd 37: (B) x 2, (A) x 7, (B) x 1, (A) x 7, (B) x 7


Rnd 38: (B) x 2, (A) x 6, (B) x 3, (A) x 6, (B) x 4, (A) x 1, (B) x 2


Rnd 39: (B) x 2, (A) x 5, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 5, (B) x 3, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 1


Rnd 40: (B) x 3, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 2, (B) x 1, (A) x 2, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 5, (A) x 1, (B) x 2


Rnd 41: (B) x 3, (A) x 1, (B) x 2, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 2, (A) x 1, (B) x 8


Rnd 42: (A) x 1, (B) x 3, (A) x 5, (B) x 1, (A) x 5, (B) x 3, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 1


Rnd 43: (B) x 4, (A) x 5, (B) x 1, (A) x 5, (B) x 4, (A) x 2, (B) x 1, (A) x 2


Rnd 44: (A) x 1, (B) x 4, (A) x 3, (B) x 3, (A) x 3, (B) x 4, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 2


Rnd 45: (B) x 6, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 8, (A) x 1, (B) x 2


Rnd 46: (A) x 1, (B) x 3, (A) x 1, (B) x 2, (A) x 2, (B) x 1, (A) x 2, (B) x 2, (A) x 1, (B) x 3, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 2


Rnd 47: (B) x 3, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 2, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 2, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 3, (A) x 2, (B) x 1, (A) x 2


Rnd 48: (A) x 1, (B) x 3, (A) x 1, (B) x 4, (A) x 1, (B) x 4, (A) x 1, (B) x 3, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 1


Rnd 49: (A) x 24

Monsera Knit Ribbing
Work in 2×2 ribbing for 5 rounds.
2×2 ribbing = k2, p2

Knit Monstera Cowl Finishing
Fasten off, weave in ends, block and wear.

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