Coral Crocodile Cowl
This is a similar version to my popular crocodile shawl, but in a cowl form so it stays wrapped nicely around your neck.
If you would like the photo tutorial, please go to my crocodile shawl pattern. The beginning of this cowl is the same as that pattern.
*ch 3 counts as dc
Ch 5. Sl st into 3rd ch, ch 3
Row 1: dc 4, ch 1, dc 5 in loop
Row 2: ch 3, turn, dc into top and side of last dc of 1st petal, ch 1, dc in middle sp of 10 dc from previous row, ch 1, 2 dc into last ch of ch 3 from previous row.
Row 3: dc 5 around 1st dc, ch 1, dc 5 around next dc, sl st in next dc, dc 5 around next dc, ch 1, dc 5 around next dc.
Repeat rows 2 and 3 in the manner shown, until you have enough petals to sit around your neck. This was 14 for me.
Join two ends together with a sl st
Row 1: ch 3, turn, dc in sl st, *ch 1, dc in sp between 10 dc, ch 1, 2dc in next dc; rep from * to end to end of round, ch 1, join to 3rd ch of beg ch with st st
Row 2: turn, sl st in 1st dc, *dc 5 around next dc, ch 1, dc 5 around next dc, sl st in next dc; rep from *to end to end of round, sl st in same dc as you did in the beginning of the row.
Repeat rows 1 and 2 two more times.
The petals will move over one with each repeat of rows 1 and 2, but it doesn't make a difference when it is finished.
Fasten off, and weave in any remaining ends.
My finished cowl is about 15" deep, and 26" around the neck.