Chunky Ribs Cowl

Chunky Ribs Cowl ~ FREE Crochet Pattern
Chunky Ribs Cowl ~ FREE Crochet Pattern

Inspired by my Fallin’ Back Cowl, this cowl is worked in the back posts of each round. And instead of half doubles, I went with doubles to give the ribs a bit more room.

The back posts cause it to go into a tube-like fabric, which I think looks really nice with three wraps. It can be worn over a shirt or with a heavy winter jacket.

The pattern is very simple, and can be crocheted to any length that you like. You can also crochet it in any yarn and hook size. Crochet it in a bulky yarn for the winter, or go with a regular worsted weight and crochet a necklace for the summer. In the image below I started with 200 chs using worsted weight, but 100 or less would make for a cool summer necklace.

Chunky Ribs Cowl in Worsted Weight
Chunky Ribs Cowl in Worsted Weight

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Skill Level: Easy/Intermediate

Yarn: Loops and Threads Charisma – Two 3.5oz balls (One of each color)
Crochet Hook: N-15/10.00mm

Gauge: Approximately 3″ over 5 sts.

Finished Size: 28″ long when lying flat


CA = Color A – Purple/Blue
CB = Color B – White/Green
Ch/Chs = Chain/Chains
Dc = Double Crochet
FO = Fasten Off
Bpdc = Back Post Double Crochet
Bphdc = Back Post Half Double Crochet
Sl St = Slip Stitch
St/Sts = Stitch/Stitches
Stbpdc = Standing Back Post Double Crochet
Stbphdc = Standing Back Post Half Double Crochet

Note: Refer to this tutorial for the Standing Crochet Stitches.

Pattern Instructions:

With CA, Ch 100, join with sl st being careful not to twist chs.

Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), working in back bumps, dc in next ch and in each ch around; join with sl st in first dc (3rd ch) (100 sts) FO.

Rnd 2: With next color, work a stbpdc in first st, bpdc in next st and in each st around; join with sl st in first bpdc. (100 sts) FO.

Rnds 3-6: Rep round 2 rotating between CA and CB making sure to end with CB.

Last rnd: With CA, stbphdc in first, bphdc in next st and in each st around; join with sl st in first bphdc. FO.

In Worsted Weight

Yarn: Any Worsted Weight in 2 colors (I used Patons Canadiana)
Hook: H/8-5.00mm

Finished Size: About 31″ long lying flat.

Gauge: 1″ over 3 sts.

Instructions: Ch 200, then follow rest of pattern. You could do as many rounds here as you like, but I stopped at 7 rnds as above.

And don’t forget to check out the Free Crochet Cowl Collection on CPB.

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