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Lagertha Cowl crochet pattern



Lagertha is an elegantly simple, ribbed cowl with a braid. Worked in a two-row repeat, the plait is used to hide the joined edges and complete the cowl loop.  

The small and medium sizes are made in one panel with one braid. The large cowl is made by joining two panels together with two separate braids.

The pattern is inspired by Lagertha, the best known Shield Maiden. Depicted in the Vikings tv show, Lagertha always went into battle with braided hair and her signature sea-blue shield.


Down the Allotment DK by John Arbon Textiles; 50g/ 112m/ 122yds; 65% Falklands Merino/ 35% West Country Jacob. Small sample is in shade Scotch Bonnet, medium is in shade Bird Bath and large sample is in shade Garden Shed.


5mm (US H/8) hook, with optional 5.5mm (US I/9) hook for starting chains.


3 x stitch markers

Tapestry needle


This project uses most of the yarn, so I suggest you use unblocked gauge rather than making a tension square. 17.5 sts and 18 rows over 10cm/4" (unblocked). 16 sts and 18 rows over 10cm/4" (blocked) across repeats of Rows 2-3.

Blocked dimensions and yarn requirements

Terminology: UK terminology used within pattern.

Pattern format: Lagertha is a six-page, A4 document with large, clear text.

Pattern Pricing: I operate a ‘pay what you can’ scale for my electronic/downloadable single patterns.  I usually charge £5 for these patterns and to encourage access for all crafters, these are now available on a scale of £3 - £7 and you chose what you can afford within that scale. 

Please note that this doesn’t apply to my hard copy patterns, which remain priced at £5 and come with an automatic digital download.


If you buy this pattern, you may also be interested in my other crochet patterns or knitting patterns.


Product materials, sourcing and PoM Rating

This product was originated by me at Fay Dashper-Hughes Designs.  This pattern is printed on paper that is manufactured using wind power,100% recycled post-consumer fibre and carbon neutral and printed by me.

Postage and Packaging

You can read all about P&P here.

The P&P costs applied are very transparent.  No additional costs are added on, you simply pay for the cost of packaging and the cost of postage.  I don't offer free P&P because what that usually means is that the cost of P&P has been added to the cost of goods.  I think it is better to assume that my customers aren't daft and would rather have transparent P&P costs than the pretence of 'Free P&P' with inflated prices on the items that they are buying.  


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