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Specklewerk Cowl

Updated: Sep 15, 2022

Pattern also available as a downloadable pdf for purchase on Ravelry and Etsy.


Why such a cheeky name for such a simple design? Because those fabulous speckles are doing all of the work! These minis were all from Squiggle Yarn Co’s 12 Days of Yarn Goodness 2018 Christmas set and it was SO MUCH FUN, y’all! I even ended up using them in the same order they were sent in because it was just so pretty when I opened up the box!

I wanted to make something that would let all the wonderful colors in this set shine, so I decided to use the linen stitch, which is one of my favorite stitches because it creates such a great fabric. It is also a great choice for variegated yarns as it helps to break up the colors with stitches that almost look woven. Add in the speckles and these colors nearly melt from one to the next!

Specklewerk Cowl, Free Crochet Pattern from Connie Lee Lynch of CrochEt Cetera by Connie Lee

So how about it? Do you have a pile of minis you've been itching to do something with? Or even a skein or two of speckly or variegated yarn that you haven't found the right pattern for? Give the linen stitch a try! This would be a great way to use up scrap yarns, too - even of different weights. Enjoy!

Specklewerk Cowl, Free Crochet Pattern by Connie Lee Lynch of CrochEt Cetera by Connie Lee

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Before blocking, 38 sts and 38 rows in linen stitch = 4” (10 cm). Finished measurements after blocking were 44.5” (113 cm) around and 11.5” (29 cm) tall.


Keep your tension snug for your starting chain and first row or two of stitches; the linen stitch tends to be a bit loose starting out.