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.