At last, I present you with the alternating chunky infinity cowl. It’s the perfect match for the Alternating Chunky Slouch, and can be crocheted to length and width that you like.
The pattern is shown for the infinity cowl, but you can also work this as a regular cowl. The infinity cowl drapes better, but it has a seam-like appearance in the middle. For those who’d rather not have that, may follow the instructions given for a regular cowl.
The chunky yarn adds a nice touch of warmth, but also helps for the project to work up more quickly.
Skill Level: Easy
Yarn: Bulky yarn (5) in 2 colors. I used Loops & Thread Charisma Taupe and Think Pink – 1 3.5oz ball for each color.
Crochet Hook: 10.00mm
Gauge: 1.75″ over 2 (hdc, sl st) sets.
Finished Size: When laying flat it measures 21.5″ long by 8.5″ wide. However, you can easily adjust the size. The size given is a snug wrap on small adult. So please take measurements and adjust length as desired.
CA = Color A
CB = Color B
Blslst = Back Loop Slip Stitch
Ch/Chs = Chain/Chains
Flhdc = Front Loop Half Double Crochet
Hdc = Half Double Crochet
Lp/Lps = Loop/Loops
Rep = Repeat
Sl St = Slip Stitch
St/Sts = Stitch/Stitches
All rounds are joined in both loops of first stitch made in round.
Color changes are made after the joining slip stitch.
If you experience difficulties making the first flhdc and blslst in each round, try wiggling the hook and keeping the stitches loose, but not too loose.
The stitches are alternated with the half double crochet worked into the front loop only of the slip stitch, and the slip stitch is worked into the back loop only of the half double crochet. See Tutorial
In the photo collage above, the image on bottom left shows the seam-like appearance left behind by round 1. If you want to avoid that, simply work the cowl as a regular cowl.
Instructions for Infinity Cowl: Leaving a 5-8″ tail, and with CA, Loosely ch 101 or any multiple of 2 plus 1.
Instructions for a Regular Cowl: Ch 100 or any multiple of 2.
Rnd 1: Working into back bumps, hdc in 2nd ch from hook, *sl st in next ch, hdc in next ch; rep from * across, sl st in last ch.
For the Infinity Cowl Only: Make a twist in your work and sl st join the top of last st made to bottom of first hdc. Then join the bottom of the last sl st to the top of first hdc.
Rnd 2: With CB and working into free lps of rnd 1, blslst in same st as join, flhdc in next st; *blslst in next st, flhdc in next st; rep from * around until you get back to first blslst; join with sl st in both lps of first blslst. (200 sts for infinity cowl, 100 sts for regular cowl)
Rnd 3: With CA, blslst in same st as join, flhdc in next st, *blslst in next st, flhdc in next st; rep from * around; With CB, join with sl st in both lps of first blslst. (200 sts for infinity cowl, 100 sts for regular cowl)
Rnd 4: With CB, ch 1, flhdc in same st as join, blslst in next st, *flhdc in next st, blslst in next st; rep from * around; With CA, join with sl st in both lps of first flhdc.
Rnds 5-9: Continue with Rnds 3-4 until you have reached a desired height ending with CA. Fasten Off.
More cowl patterns can be found in the cowl category: Free Cowl Crochet Patterns