Chains and Ribs Crochet Chunky Cowl

Keep warm and cozy with this crochet chunky cowl pattern. The chunky cowl is nice and tall so you can either fold it over for a super cozy layer around your neck. Or, Pull it up over your chin to help keep your face warm too.

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Chains and Ribs Chunky Cowl

Not only does this crochet chunky cowl work up quick and easy, but it also has a nice texture that you’ll enjoy showing off. It’s a great last-minute gift idea for anyone living in the colder climates.

The Size

The finished size measures 21 inches around by 8.5 inches wide. You can easily increase the length to a comfort fit for you.

The stitch multiple for the starting chains is 8. You would need to do a gauge swatch to determine how many chains to start off with. By doing that it would be easy to turn this into an oversized cowl, which you could wear this as a hooded cowl, or over the shoulders as a cozy cowl wrap.

The Yarn

I used Loops and Threads Charisma, which is a #5 bulky weight yarn. It is a soft yarn, yet strong and super cozy! Best of all, you only need one skein of yarn, which makes this a great pattern for cleaning up those odd balls that you didn’t need for other projects.

Feel free to use any other yarn you have on hand. Just make sure to adjust your beginning chains for a proper fit.


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The Stitch Pattern

The ribs are created simply with the front and back post half double crochet stitches. I’ve also added chain one spaces to give the ribs a bit more room. The chain one also helps to give the cowl more stretch!

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Chains and Ribs Crochet Chunky Cowl

This crochet chunky cowl pattern works up quick and easy. It is designed for a snug fit around the chin to keep you super cozy!
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Skill Level


  • Yarn: Loops and Threads Charisma (One 3.5oz ball) Or, use any chunky (5) yarn.
  • Crochet Hook: N-15/10.00mm
  • Other: Measuring Tape, Scissors, Yarn Needle.


  • Gauge: 3.5" across 4 (hdc, ch1).
  • Finished Size: When laying flat it measures 10.5" across and 8.5" from top to bottom.


  • Bphdc = Back Post Half Double Crochet
  • Ch/Chs = Chain/Chains
  • Fphdc = Front Post Half Double Crochet
  • Hdc = Half Double Crochet
  • Rep = Repeat
  • Sk = Skip
  • Sl St = Slip Stitch
  • St/Sts = Stitch/Stitches


  • Chains do not count as stitches.


  • Ch 48, or any multiple of 8. Join with sl st being careful not to twist chs.
  • Rnd 1: Ch 1, (hdc, ch 1) in same ch as join, *sk next ch, (hdc, ch 1) in next ch; rep from * around; join with sl st in first hdc. (24 hdc sts)
  • Rnd 2: Ch 1, (fphdc, ch 1) in same st as join making sure to catch ch 1 along with the post. (fphdc, ch 1) in next 2 sts, *(bphdc, ch 1) in next st, (fphdc, ch 1) in next 3 sts; rep from * around to last st; (bphdc, ch 1) in last st; join with sl st in first fphdc. (24 sts)
  • Rnds 3-15: Rep rnd 2. Fasten off at last rnd.


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