Clustered V-Stitch Crochet Cowl Pattern

The clustered V-stitch crochet cowl pattern works up quick and easy for those who have mastered the basics of crocheting. It’s the perfect last-minute gift idea as you can easily whip it up in an evening or less.

The chunky yarn helps it to stand up a bit, making it the perfect cowl for keeping your chin cozy in the cold weather. However, washing will soften the yarn to give it a bit more drape, but still end up being a pretty cowl.

Crochet chunky cowl shown in blue.
Clustered V-Stitch Crochet Cowl Pattern

The open stitch pattern makes it the perfect cowl for fall and spring weather when it’s cool, but not too cold. And if you’re in a warmer climate, this might be all you need to keep cozy throughout the cold season. It has a nice texture and a lacy look, making it the perfect cowl for cooler weather.

The Stitch Pattern

The crochet cowl is worked in the round. I did one round of single crochet stitches, followed by multiple rounds of the cluster v-stitch until you get to the width that you want. Then simply work another round of single crochets to complete the cowl.

The cluster V-stitch is a combination of the cluster and v-stitch. To put is plain and simple, the cluster is basically a double crochet two together. Then to make the V, you simply work a cluster, chain two and another cluster into the same stitch or space.

It is a one row repeat, making it super easy and mindless to work on. As a matter of fact, it is the perfect pattern to complete while watching a movie.

The Size

The finished size is 28 inches in circumference by 7 inches wide. However, in a simple multiple of four, you can adjust your starting chains to any circumference that you like! Simply do a gauge swatch, then use that to figure out the chain length that you need.

I made mine nice and wide so it comes over the chin. But if you want you can just as easy reduce it by a few rounds, or fold it over for an even cozier cowl!

Chunky crochet cowl folded over for a super cozy cowl.

The Yarn

I used Loops and Threads Charisma, which is a #5 bulky yarn. It is a soft, yet durable acrylic yarn. I not only love wearing this yarn in the winter, but I also enjoy working with it! It works up well with an 8 mm or even a 9 mm crochet hook. For this pattern I used an 8 mm and one skein of yarn. If you want to make it bigger you’ll need to skeins as I used up almost the entire skein.

The chunky weight yarn gives it a  nice bold texture, but in a worsted weight yarn using a 5 or 5.5 mm you could get a pretty lace with lots more smaller details.

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Clustered V-Stitch Crochet Cowl Pattern

This chunky cowl crochet pattern works up quick, and can be adjusted in size as needed.
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  • Yarn: Loops and Threads Charisma (Bulky Weight, #5; 100% Acrylic; 109 yds/3.5; 100m/100g) Color: Electric Blue, 1 ball
  • Crochet Hook: 8.00mm
  • Other: Measuring Tape, Scissors, Yarn Needle.


  • Gauge: 8 sc sts = 3.75".
  • Finished Size: 28" circumference by 7" wide.


  • Beg Cl = Beginning Cluster
  • Ch/Chs = Chain/Chains
  • Cl = Cluster
  • Lp/Lps = Loop/Loops
  • Rep = Repeat
  • Rnd/Rnds = Round/Rounds
  • Sc = Single Crochet
  • Sl St = Slip Stitch
  • Sp/Sps = Space/Spaces
  • St/Sts = Stitch/Stitches
  • YO = Yarn Over

Special Stitch Instructions

  • Beg Cl: Ch 2, yo and insert hook into st/sp, yo and pull up a lp, [yo and pull through 2 lps] twice.
  • Cl: [Yo and insert hook into st/sp, yo and pull up a lp, yo and pull through 2 lps] twice, (3 lps on hook) yo and pull through all 3 lps.


  • Loosely ch 60, or any multiple of 4 to get the circumference you need; join with sl st in first ch being careful not to twist.
  • 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. [60 sts]
  • Rnd 2: (Beg cl, ch 2, cl) in same st as join, *skip next 3 sts, (cl, ch2, cl) in next st; rep from * around to last 3 sts, skip last 3 sts; join with sl st in first cl. [30 cl and 15 ch-2 sps]
  • Rnd 3: Sl st into ch-2 sp, (beg cl, ch 2, cl) in same sp, (cl, ch 2, cl) in next ch-2 sp and into each ch-2 sp around; join with sl st in first cl. [30 cl and 15 ch-2 sps]
  • Rnds 4-7: Rep Rnd 3.
  • Rnd 8: Ch 1, sc in same cl as join and into each ch and cl around; join with sl st in first sc. [60 sc] Fasten Off.

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