Here is another chained picots necklace cowl. It differs from the previous cowl as it’s joined at each round to hold it together along one seam. It is great for the summer or winter because you decide how full you want it by doing more or less rounds. Thus, it can be worn as a necklace cowl or as a cozy winter cowl.
The cowl is shown short with one wrap, but you could easily crochet it longer for a second wrap or wear it down to your waist if you wanted to.
It’s basically like one long chain, but each round is joined with a slip stitch in the first single crochet. That way you can wear it with or without the optional wrap to hold it together. The first image below shows the cowl with the wrap worn off to the side.
The image below shows the cowl without the optional wrap. It’s just the bone ring buttons attached to the single crochet seam. This is actually my preferred way of wearing it… but….
You can also hide the buttons at the back for a nice full look at the front. It’s great if you have long hair, or if you plan on wearing it under a coat.
The Stitch Pattern
The stitch pattern is simply the picot stitch worked in between a series of chains. It’s super easy and a great way to use up your odds and ends!
Adjust the length of this cowl by doing more or less repeats of the picots in round one. Then to adjust the fullness, do more or less repeats of the pattern round. You can literally finish this off after the first round, the second round, or at round 10, 20, or even 30!
I used Loops and Threads Soft and Shiny along with a G and an H crochet hook. But honestly, you can use any yarn and hook sizes that you want. Just make adjustments in the first round to get to the length that you want.
Another option that you have is to work it up in pretty stripes or rainbow colors by changing your colors after ever round or two.
Other Patterns to Try
- Clustered V-Stitch Crochet Cowl Pattern
- Easy Crochet Cowl Pattern
- Chains and Ribs Crochet Chunky Cowl
- Chunky Ribs Cowl
- Striped Hooded Cowl Crochet Pattern
Chained Picots Crochet Necklace Cowl
- Yarn: Loops & Threads Soft & Shiny, or any worsted (4) yarn.
- Crochet Hooks: H/8-5.00mm and a G 4.00mm
- Buttons: Two 1/2" Bone Rings or two 1" buttons.
- Optional: Fabric Stiffener
- Other: Measuring Tape, Scissors, Yarn Needle.
- Laying flat it measures about 13" wide. Can be increased to any length by doing more repeats in each round. Fullness can be increased by doing more rounds.
- Rnd 1: With H crochet hk, Ch 7, sl st in 3rd ch from hk, (ch 6, sl st in 3rd ch from hk) 23 times, ch 3; join with sl st in first ch. [24 picots]
- Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in same ch as join, (ch 6, sl st in 3rd ch from hk) 24 times, ch 3; join with sl st in first sc. [24 picots]
- Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in same st as join, (ch 6, sl st in 3rd ch from hk) 24 times, ch 3; join with sl st in first sc. [24 picots]
- Rnds 4-10: Rep rnd 3.
Optional Wrap for the Cowl
- Row 1: Ch 23, tr in 5th ch from hk (2 tr's made as skipped chs count as first tr), tr in each ch across. [20 tr sts]
Edging for Wrapper
- Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc evenly around working 3 sc in each corner, and making sure to end with an even number of sts in the round. Join with sl st in first sc.
- Rnd 2: Ch 1, (sc, ch 4, sl st in 3rd ch from hk, ch 1) in first st, skip next st, *(sc, ch 4, sl st in 3rd ch from hk, ch 1) in next st, skip next st; repeat from * around; join with sl st in first sc.
- Attach two buttons along the seam of the cowl. Purchase them, or crochet around a bone ring to make your own. Here is the pattern for the Bone Ring Buttons. Use a fabric stiffener on the bone ring buttons to make them more solid.
- Use the Tr's on the wrapper as button holes and wrap it over the buttons as shown.