This cowl neck scarf can be crocheted to any length and width that you like. I worked it with the bullion stitch in an open pattern to make it great for spring and fall weather. However, if you make it long, you can do a double wrap for a cozy winter cowl as well.
The bullion stitch: can be tricky to learn, but once you get the hang of it, it’s fairly easy. Actually it’s so easy that you can work on it while watching television… at a slower pace of course, but it works.
I crocheted mine in a solid color, but it might look awesome in a rainbow or other striped colors.
A Bullion Stitch Cowl Neck Scarf
This pattern has been modified from the original version, which was done with 5 chains loops. When making this again, I realized that 3 chain loops looked better, and so here it is. Another option is to eliminate the chains, and work an even round of single crochets on top of the bullion stitches. I’m hoping to have pics of that soon.
Skill Level: Intermediate
- Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver (Worsted Weight (#4) 100% acrylic, 7 oz/198g – 364 yds/333m) – Color: Spring Green
- Crochet Hook: I/9-5.50mm
- Other: Measuring Tape, Scissors, Yarn Needle.
- Gauge: 3″ over 9 sc. Gauge is not that important as you can adjust it to any size in multiples of 2.
- Finished Size for Small Cowl: When laying flat it measures 13.5″ long and 8″ wide.
- Finished Size for Long Scarf: When laying flat it measures 30″ long and 7″ wide.
Bullion St = Bullion Stitch
Ch/Chs = Chain/Chains
FO = Fasten Off
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:
Standing Bullion Stitch: Make a slip knot and place it on your hook. Then follow instructions for regular bullion stitch.
Bullion St: YO 6 times, insert hk into designated st/sp, yo and pull through (8 lps on hk), yo and pull through all lps on hk. Bullion Stitch Tutorial
- This pattern is fastened off prior to each round with the bullion stitches. This way you can start the bullion stitch rounds with a standing stitch for a cleaner seam.
- Pattern instructions are given for the small cowl, with special instructions for the long scarf in parentheses.
- The long scarf is pictured with one less repeat of the stitch pattern with only 13 rounds in total.
Ch 80, 180, or any multiple of 2. Join with sl st in first ch being careful not to twist chs.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, working into back bumps, sc in same ch as join and into each ch around; join with sl st in first sc. FO. [80, (180) sts]
Rnd 2: Work a standing bullion st in same st as joining sl st; ch 1, *sk next st, (bullion st, ch 1) in next st; rep from * around; sk last st, join with sl st in first bullion st. [40, (90) bullion sts]
Rnd 3: Sl st into next ch-1 sp, ch 1, (sc, ch 3) in same sp and into each ch-1 sp around; join with sl st in first sc. FO. [40, (90) ch-3 sps]
Rnd 4: Work a standing bullion st into first ch-3 sp, ch 1, (bullion st, ch 1) into next ch-3 sp and into ch-3 sp around; join with sl st in first bullion st. [40, (90) bullion sts]
Rnds 5-14: Rep rnds 3 & 4 until you have reached a desired width. For the long scarf I worked up to Rnd 12, then moved on to last Rnd.
Rnd 15: Ch 1, sc into same st as join and into each bullion st and into each ch-1 around; join with sl st in first sc. [80 (180) sts] FO.