Jasper Collection - free Infinity Cowl pattern
I am excited to share the Jasper Collection with you. I hope you enjoy these pieces as much as I do. This collection started with the Pocket Shawl and from there I added the Jasper Messy-bun Hat/Beanie, the Jasper Infinity Cowl, and the Jasper Headband.
I labelled these patterns as Confident Beginner to Intermediate because they have several stitch combinations; however, it is all based on sc, hdc, and dc and when you get the hang of the pattern it moves quite quickly. The main part of the patterns use the wattle stitch. This is a very easy stitch combination using a sc, ch 1, dc, repeat.
The Caron Latte Cakes yarn is so easy and soft to work with and even though it is fluffy, you can still see the stich definition of the border. It comes is some very nice colour combinations. If you chose a different yarn, I would love to see your pictures.
As Winter is approaching it is a great time to add some warmth to your wardrobe. Below you will find the Jasper Infinity Cowl free pattern to get you started. If you would prefer the paid pdf pattern, you will find it at this link:
Jasper Infinity Cowl
Yarn: Caron Latte Cakes (Lovely Layers), Bulky #5, 8.8 oz. (250 g), 530 yds (485 m), 1 ball with about 2/3 leftover (if substituting yarn, suggest using a #4 Worsted as this yarn is not a bulky as some #5 yarn)
Hook: 6.5 mm or size needed for gauge (although adjustments can be made to sizing as long as the length is satisfactory)
Stitch markers, tape measure, scissors, yarn needle
Gauge: 5 wattle st by 10 rows in 4 inches (10 cm)
Finished dimensions: 8.5 in. (22 cm) wide by 28 in. (71 cm) circumference
If you like the Jasper Collection, check out the Jasper Messy-bun Hat/Beanie as well!
Wattle st (multiple of 3, plus 2, plus 2 for foundation ch): sk 2 ch (counts as sc), *(sc, ch 1, dc) into next ch, sk 2 ch [1st wattle st], rep from * ending with last wattle st in 3rd ch from end, sk ch, sc in last ch.
Zig-zag st: ch 2 (counts as hdc), (hdc, ch 1, hdc) into each ch-sp of wattle st, ending with hdc in last sp.
Lozenge st: ch 3 (counts as dc), ch 1, dc3tog into each ch-sp of zig-zag st, ending with dc in last sp.
Reverse sc: without turning and working from left to right, sc in each st across.
I found these stitches in the book: Crochet Stitches. It is an excellent resource for anyone who loves to learn new stitches. Just google it for retailers near you.
Ch 91 – suggest using st markers every 20 st for easy re-counting to confirm
R1: sk 2 ch (counts as sc), *(sc, ch 1, dc) into next ch, sk 2 ch [1st wattle st], rep from * ending with last wattle st in 2nd ch from end, sc in last ch, turn – 30 wattle st
R2: ch 1 (counts as sc), *wattle st into 1st ch-sp of wattle from prev row, rep from * ending with wattle into last ch-sp, 1 sc into top of tch, turn
R3 to 8: rep row 2 (number of rows is flexible depending on desired width - end in an even number)
Check out the Jasper Headband (the easiest of the Jasper pattern series) here:
R 1: ch 2 (counts as hdc), *(hdc, ch 1, hdc) [1st zig-zag st) into 1st ch-sp of wattle st from prev row, rep from * in each ch-sp across, hdc into last st (tch) of row – 30 zig-zag st
R 2: ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), *dc3tog into ch-sp of zig-zag from prev row, ch 1 [1st lozenge st], rep from * across, dc into last st (tch) of row – 30 lozenge st
R 3: ch 3, hdc in same space (counts as zig-zag st), zig-zag st into each ch-sp across - 31 zig-zag st
R 4: : ch 3, dc2tog in same st, ch 1 (counts as lozenge st), *dc3tog into each ch-sp across
Edging: without turning, ch 1, rsc in each st across, fasten off.
R 1: attach yarn to first ch sp on W side (i.e., tail on right), ch 2 (counts as hdc), *(hdc, ch 1, hdc) or zig-zag st into 1st ch-sp of foundation row, rep from * in each ch-sp across, hdc into last st (tch) – 29 zig-zag st
R 2: ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), *dc3tog into ch-sp of zig-zag from prev row, ch 1 [1st lozenge st], rep from * across, dc into last st (tch) of row – 29 lozenge st
R 3: ch 3, hdc in same space (counts as zig-zag st), zig-zag st into each ch-sp across - 30 zig-zag st
R 4: ch 3, dc2tog in same st, ch 1 (counts as lozenge st), *dc3tog into each ch-sp across
One of my favorite parts of these patterns is the reverse single crochet stitch which is used as a border. It was a little challenging to get the hang of it, but it produces such a lovely border it is well worth the effort and after a while it is just as easy as single crochet. I like it especially on the Jasper Pocket Shawl.
Edging: without turning, ch 1, rsc in each st across, fasten off but leave a tail long enough to sew the short edges together.
Finishing: Twist the scarf, aligning the short edges to form an infinity cowl. Using st markers, pin the two short edges together, sew them using the long yarn tail from the last fasten off.
Lastly, here is the link to the Jasper Pocket Shawl. It is the biggest and most satisfying piece in this collection.
Hope this helps to keep you Cozy while Coiling!