Free Crochet Cowl Pattern-lovely knit look stitch.
This gorgeous crochet cowl is a very easy beginner-friendly pattern. The pattern is designed using a simple variation of the half double crochet stitch.
The chunky yarn and the stitch texture make the cowl look far more complicated than it actually is. The stitch has a beautiful knit look that is hard to resist.
I made this free crochet cowl pattern as a double wrap design. You can chain about half the specified chains if you want to turn it into a single wrap cowl.
Using a big 9mm hook with the chunky yarn ensures that the cowl has enough drape, the attribute that can make or break a chunky cowl design. Who wants a stiff cardboard-like cowl anyway?
My inspiration for this crochet cowl was a knit cowl I saw on Instagram. I really enjoyed designing my crochet version and think that I came pretty close. I hope you will enjoy making this cowl just as much as I enjoyed designing it.
Crochet Cowl Pattern
1. Bernat Softee Chunky size 6 yarn in color Gray Blue
2. Size M/N(9mm) hook.
3. Stitch marker. You can also use a safety pin or a piece of scrap yarn in a different color.
4. Tapestry needle to weave in the ends
55 inches in circumference and 11 inches wide.
Took full 3 skeins. Each skein is 108 yards (100 g)
sl st- slip stitch
hdc- half double crochet
hdc in the third loop: Instead of working into the 2 loops of your stitch as in a regular half double crochet, work into the third loop behind your work. This will leave your stitch free in the front. See pic 1 below.
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You can also check out my Braided cowl which was my guest post on Myhobbyiscrochet.com.
Crochet Cowl Free Pattern
Ch 99. You can chain any odd number to start.
Round 1: Sl st to the first ch without twisting the chain. Ch 1 (does not count as a st), 1 hdc in the same ch, and each ch across to the end of the round. Do not sl st and do not turn.——–99 hdc
Note: For the following rounds, you will be at the end of the round when you have worked a st in the st right before the marked st.
Round 2: Directly work 1 hdc in the next st (first st of Round 1), place a marker in this st to indicate the first st of the round, 1 hdc in the third loop of next st, *(1 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in third loop of next st), repeat from * to end of the round. You will end in a regular hdc. Do not sl st and do not turn.———-99 hdc
Round 3: Work a hdc in the third loop of the marked st, move the marker up into the st you just made, 1 hdc in the next st, *(1 hdc in the third loop of next, 1 hdc in next st), repeat from * to end of the round. You will end with a hdc in the third loop. Do not sl st and do not turn.——–99 hdc
Round 4: 1 hdc in the marked st, place a marker in this st to indicate the first st of the round, 1 hdc in the third loop of next st, *(1 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in the third loop of next), repeat from * to end of the round. You will end in a regular hdc. Do not sl st and do not turn. You can see a closeup of the stitch in pic 2 below.——–99 hdc
Repeat Rounds 3 and 4 until your cowl is 11 inches wide, sc in the marked st, sl st in the next st. Pull the yarn tail out and finish with an invisible join. You can opt to work the very last round in regular hdc sts to get both edges look even but I prefer the hdc, hdc in thrid loop look for the last round too as it has more drape. You can choose whatever you like.
Finishing the Crochet Cowl
Weave in any tails left and your crochet cowl free pattern is complete. Enjoy wearing it this winter or gifting a few to friends and family.
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