Last fall and winter we fell in love with cowls and the new stylish way they kept our necks warm and added a spark of color and texture to our outfits. This year continues with a deeper love affair we are having with the crochet Herringbone stitch pattern by Katy Petersen.
Katy’s first version, Chevron Herringbone Cowl, is crocheted in one vibrant Coral shade of Red Heart Soft. You can see how the chain spaces form the zigzag herringbone pattern. The yarn was named for its “soft” hand and is appreciated for its smooth feel next to the skin.
Her second version, Herringbone Chevron Cowl, is crocheted in two sophisticated shades of Red Heart Super Saver, so it is a really budget-friendly choice. By machine washing the finished cowl and then machine drying, it became softer and comfy to wear. Katy used Charcoal and Medium Purple, but there are shades of Super Saver to suit anyone’s fancy.
Katy’s third version, Mia’s Herringbone Chevron Cowl, is based on the same pattern as the first but features a wonderful multi-color yarn, Red Heart Unforgettable. It’s fun to see how many things in your closet will coordinate with the different tones in this yarn. Katy used the Dragonfly colorway, but there are many scrumptious shades of this yarn.
So whether you prefer a casual or more business like look, any of these cowls will be the perfect addition to your fall wardrobe. You might also consider crocheting a Herringbone cowl for special people on your gift list. Cowls are just one size, so you don’t have to worry about fit! For free patterns, click on the photos above.