My kids are ALWAYS asking me to make some new Pokemon inspired item for them. Mummy, please make me a Pikachu hat or a Charmander doll. I need more Pokeballs in different colours. My friends want pokeballs too!! So when my eldest lost his scarf/cowl at school I decided to whip this up for him.
Note: This pattern has not been tested by anyone other than me as of yet. If you find any issues, please feel free to contact me and I will correct them.
Optional idea Sew a piece of polar fleece half an inch thinner than the measured height of your cowl to line the inside to make it warmer and to help keep out the wind!
Pokemon Inspired Cowl
©Copyright Nyela d’Endel 2015
Worsted Weight Yarn (4) in Red, White and Black. I used Red Heart Super Saver
H/8 – 5.00mm hook
No gauge required unless adjusting width then:
3 hdc & 3 rows = 1 inch
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
fsc = foundation single crochet
st = stitch
sts = stitches
sl st = slip stitch
rnd = round
F/O = fasten off
Foundation single crochet: Here is a link to the youtube video I used to learn how to fsc.
Changing yarn colour: Here is a link on how to easily change yarn colour while crocheting. This is my method and just a suggestion, please feel free to use what ever method is most comfortable for you.
Starting with red yarn
Row 1: leaving a long tail, fsc 50. Turn ch 2 (50 sts)
Row 2: 1 hdc in each st across. Without twisting, sl st into 1st st of row to create a circle. Ch 2 (50 sts)
Row 3-5: 1 hdc in each st across. Sl st to close, ch 2 (50 sts)
Row 6: 1 hdc in each st across. Sl st to close and switch to black yarn. Ch 2 (50 sts)
Row 7: 1 hdc in each st across. Sl st to close, ch 2 (50 sts)
Row 8: 1 hdc in each st across. Sl st to close and switch to white yarn. Ch 2 (50 sts)
Row 9-13: 1 hdc in each st across. Sl st to close, ch 2 (50 sts)
Row 14: 1 hdc in each st across. Sl st to close, F/O and weave in ends. (50 sts)
Use the long tail left at the start to sew the little gap closed at the first 2 rows.
Starting with White yarn
Rnd 1: 8 hdc in a magic loop, sl st to close and pull tail tight and secure. (8 sts)
Rnd 2: Switch to black yarn and 2 hdc in each st. (16sts)
F/O leaving a long tail to attach to cowl.
Nyela d’Endel xoxo