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Sari Ribbon Cowl

October 25, 2013

If you are like me, you may find you cannot stop yourself from buying gorgeous yarn even if you have no idea what project you will use it for.  “This Recycled Sari Ribbon yarn is amazing!” you may find yourself saying.  “What won’t I use it for??  Send me 12 skeins immediately!”  Then you have all this lovely yarn arrive in the mail, and after all the “Oooh”ing and “Ahh”ing, you’re not quite sure what to make with it.  Well, fear not, fellow yarn aficionados! This is a great project using sari ribbon!

We recently posted this cowl on Facebook, and there was soon demand for a pattern.  If you haven’t already, make sure you “like” our Facebook page here.

The ribbon shown in this picture is “At the Bahamas” multicolored recycled sari silk ribbon yarn, available here.  Some other choices for your personal cowl?  You could use a different color ribbon for every row and create visual interest that way!  Now, right to the pattern.

You will need:

2 Skeins (just in case 1 isn’t quite enough) of your choice of Sari Ribbon yarn

A very large crochet hook – I recommend size N or larger

A Stitch Marker

Crochet Terms:

ch = chain


sl st= slip stitch

sc= single crochet

While using sari ribbon, I recommend crocheting very loosely.  The many different sari ends that come together to make this yarn can vary in width, feel and flexibility.  As long as you crochet fairly loosely, the differences will be easy to handle!

1)  Ch 40, sl st into first ch to join into a large circle.  Be very careful not to twist the chain! You can now test for the size you like.  Put the circle you just made over your head.  Does it seem too long?  Just take out a few chains.  Too short?  Just add some.

2)  Ch1, sc into 2nd ch from hook.  Place the stitch marker in this sc. Sc into every st around.  Sl st to join into the marked sc. Round 1 completed.

3) Ch1, sc into first st.  Place stitch marker into this sc.  Sc into every st around.  Sl st to join into the marked sc.  Round 2 completed.

4) Repeat step 3 until cowl is at the desired width.  Its a little tricky to tell, but it looks like 8-10 rounds total in the cowl pictured.

5) Finish off, weave in all ends.  That’s it!

Enjoy your lovely and unique cowl!  I hope to have knitting directions up soon, as soon as my sari ribbon comes in the mail and I can play around to get the right numbers.  Any questions?  Just ask in the comments below, or email me at

Happy Crafting!

Marissa :)


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