FREE Cowl Crochet Pattern
This cozy and elegant cowl is worked on both sides like an infinity cowl. Thus, it’s got both the right and wrong sides showing up on the same side. It looks great to have both sides showing. However, I crocheted mine nice and tall so you can fold it over so only the right side shows.
The stitch pattern is an easy multiple of two, so you can easily crochet this to any length that you like. It’s given in a teen/adult size, but can be adjusted for toddler and up. It might even look great as an oversized cowl or wrap.
The yarn used is a worsted weight yarn, but feel free to experiment with a chunky or DK.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver – 1 7oz skein.
Crochet Hook: I/9-5.50mm
Gauge: 1″ over 3 sts. Gauge, is not important as you can increase or decrease to any size you need.
Finished Size: Laying flat it measures approximately 12 by 12 inches.
Bead St = Bead Stitch
Ch/Chs = Chain/Chains
Hdc = Half Double Crochet
Hk = Hook
Lp/Lps = Loop/Loops
Rep = Repeat
Sc = Single Crochet
Sk = Skip
Sl St = Slip Stitch
Sp/Sps = Space/Spaces
St/Sts = Stitch/Stitches
YO = Yarn Over
Special Stitch Instructions:
Bead St: Insert hk into indicated st, yo and pull through, (yo and pull through one lp on hk) twice, yo and pull through both lps on hk. When you work into the next stitch make sure the bobble is facing the right side. See Tutorial.
Refer to the image below to help with joining the first round.
Leaving about a 5″ tail, Loosely Ch 81, (or any uneven number) Do not join the chs.
Rnd 1: Working in back bumps, (hdc, ch 1) in 2nd ch from hk, *sk next ch, (hdc, ch 1) in next ch; rep from * across leaving last ch unworked and making sure you end with a ch 1. (40 hdc)
Make a twist in your work and join the last ch-1 that you made to the bottom of first hdc made in rnd 1. Then, with a yarn needle, join the first ch made to the top of first hdc made in rnd 1.
You should have 40 ch1 sps on each side of the cowl for a total of 80 ch-1 sps that you will crochet into when you do rnd 2. You will begin to work in a figure 8 going around on both sides of round 1. A round is completed when you get back to the first st. Join each round with a sl st.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in same st as join and into each st and ch-1 sp around; join with sl st in first sc. (160 sts)
Rnd 3: Ch 1, work bead st in same st as join, sc in next st, *bead st in next st, sc in next st; rep from * around; join with sl st in first bead st. (160 sts)
Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in same st as join and in each st around; join with sl st in first sc. (160 sts )
Rnd 5: Ch 1, (hdc, ch 1) in same st as join, *sk next st, (hdc, ch 1) in next st; rep from * around to last st; sk last st; join with sl st to first hdc. (80 ch-1 sps)
Rnds 6-20: Repeat Rnds 2-5 ending with Rnd 4 at Rnd 20. Fasten Off at last Rnd.
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