This crochet cowl pattern is worked up in a simple, yet pretty textured stitch pattern. I kept mine narrow, but you can easily do more repeat rows to make it nice and wide.
When I created the tutorial on how to skip stitches before and after front and back post stitches to help with my Spiral Textured Seed Stitch Bag I decided to crochet up a cowl using the same stitch pattern
Instead of crocheting the bottom of the bag in order to get the right stitch count, I just started off with the required number of chains. After the tutorial was completed I started frogging but quickly changed my mind when the idea of a cowl came to mind. However, after crocheting a few rounds I decided to rip it out and switch to a bigger hook.
And here it is, a cowl that wraps twice around me. As you can see it is a snug wrap, so you might want to increase the length if you want it looser.
It’s a different design as the edges are jagged, but I think it looks nice in a cowl.
I used Red Heart Comfort yarn. I chose this yarn because of the economic price, but any similar worsted weight acrylic yarn will work for this. As a matter of fact, something softer might give you a better drape.
Spiral Textured Seed Stitch Cowl
- Yarn: Red Heart Comfort #4 medium weight yarn.
- Crochet Hook: I/9-5.50mm
- Tools: Measuring Tape, Scissors, Yarn Needle.
- When laying flat it measure 4" x 20". However, you can make it any size by increasing the beginning chains in multiples of 20.
Special Stitch Instructions
- Here is a tutorial showing how to work the stitches before and after the front and back post stitches.
- Ch 120 (or any multiple of 20), join with sl st in first ch being careful not to twist chs.
- Rnd 1: Ch 1 (does not count as first st now and throughout), hdc in same ch as join and in each ch around; join with sl st in first hdc. (120 sts)
- Rnd 2: Ch 1, hdc in same st as join, *[sk next st, (sc, dc) in next st] 6 times, hdc in next st, ch 1, sk next st, bpdc in next st, fpdc in next 2 sts, bpdc in next st, ch 1, sk next st**, hdc in next st, rep from * around ending last rep at **; join with sl st to first hdc. (108 sts)
- Rnds 3-8: Ch 1, hdc in same st as join, *[sk next st, (sc, dc) in next st] 6 times, hdc in next st, ch 1, sk next ch, bpdc in next bpdc, fpdc in next 2 fpdc, bpdc in next bpdc, ch 1, sk next ch**, hdc in next st; rep from * around ending last rep at **; join with sl st to first hdc. (108 sts)
- Rnd 9: Ch 1, hdc in same st as join and into each st and ch around; join with sl st in first hdc. FO.