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The Ashland Rib Stitch Neck Warmer, your next favorite crochet cowl!

I love the look of Rib Stitch! It’s quick, it’s great for learning and you can just do so much with it. The Ashland Rib Stitch Neck Warmer is beginner friendly and a quick to make cowl!

I designed this neck warmer when I wanted to play with different stitches that would give that same rib stitch look.

My idea was to design a neck warmer that is just as quick and easy, but one that wouldn’t stretch out as quickly as regular half double crochet in the back loop or double crochet in the back loop rib stitch.

I love this combination of back loop and third loop stitches!

If you’d like to have a .PDF copy of the Ashland Rib Stitch Neck Warmer, the pattern can be purchased on Ravelry or on Etsy.

If you’re looking for something with a little more stretch and recovery, check out my PapioCreek Rib Stitch Neck Warmer on Ravelry or on Etsy.

For this neck warmer, you will need

Yarn– Bulky Weight #5 yarn. I used Loops & Threads Charisma Tweed Hues in the color Sweet Dreams 4oz /125yd 114g/114m

You could use a different bulky weight yarn or even use a different weight yarn all together.

Since you will be crocheting a rectangle that is 11″ high by 21″ wide, you will need to measure your foundation row to make sure you’ve done enough stitches to reach 11 inches and then crochet rows until your rectangle measures 21 inches.

Hook– US size L crochet hook (8.0 mm)

If using a Worsted weight, DK weight or Super Bulky weight yarn, use the hook size recommended on the yarn label.

Extras-yarn needle, scissors and measuring tape.

Stitches used in this pattern

CH– Chain
FHDC- Foundation Half Double Crochet
HDC BLO- Half Double Crochet Back Loop Only
HDC3L- Half Double Crochet in the 3rd Loop SLST- Slip Stitch
ST(S) – Stitch(es)

Wrong side of fabric showing the 3rd loop. Blue row, slanted bars that look like backslashes ////
Hook through the 3rd loop
Top of the row showing the front and back loops. The third loop is not pictured

Finished Size of the Ashland Rib Stitch Neck Warmer

Also on the blog is the Ashland Rib Stitch Beanie!

One size fits most adults, teens and some children. The beanie measures approximately 11″ High x 10.5″ Wide.

Since you will be crocheting a rectangle, it is very easy to add or remove stitches from the foundation row or add and take away rows from the body of the beanie to get the size right or accommodate different yarn weights.

Other things you need to know before you get making

This pattern is written in US crochet terms.

The Ashland Rib Stitch Neck Warmer is worked flat and turned at the end of each row.

The Ch 1 at the end of each row DOES NOT count as a stitch.

Let’s get making!

Row 1- FHDC 25 STs. CH 1, turn. (25 STs)

Row 2- HDC3L in each FHDC across. CH 1, turn. (25 STs)

Row 3- HDC BLO in each HDC3L across. CH 1, turn. (25 STs)

Row 4- HDC3L in each HDC BLO across. CH 1, turn (25 STs)

Repeat Rows 3 and 4 until your rectangle measures approx. 21″wide. I reached 21″ at row 35.

Fold rectangle in half lining up the FHDC row with your last row, right sides together.

Right side of fabric
Wrong side of fabric
Fold rectangle right sides together.

SLST through the 3rd loops of last row and through
back loops of foundation row (32 STs).

This should give you a nice, neat
seam.

Seam side view of the neck warmer

Finish off. Weave in any ends, then turn neck warmer right side out.

Also on the blog is the Ashland Rib Stitch Beanie!

I love seeing your work! Be sure to tag @papiocreekcrochet so I can admire your makes with my patterns!

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