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Crochet Cowl Pattern, Elsa Cowl

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Free Crochet Cowl Pattern-lovely knit look stitch. 

 

Finished crovchet cowl pattern side view

 

 

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.

 

Finished crochet cowl pattern in gray blue color front view

 

 

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. 

 

 

Finished crochet cowl pattern in gray blue color shown in single layer

 

 

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?

 

Finished crochet cowl closeup front view

 

 

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

You can work from the free pattern below or purchase an ad-free PDF for $3.99 here. You will receive a download link once you make payment and click “Return to Merchant”.

 

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Materials

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

 

 

Finished Size

55 inches in circumference and 11 inches wide.

 

 

Yardage

Took full 3 skeins. Each skein is 108 yards (100 g)

 

Stitch Abbreviations

ch- chain

sl st- slip stitch

hdc- half double crochet

 

 

Stitch Explanation

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.

 

Shows the third loop behind a half double crochet N94

1. hook inserted to show the third loops behind half double crochet

 

 

More Crochet Cowl Patterns

Celestia Cowl Scarf Crochet Pattern

Textured Crochet Cowl

One Skein Crochet Cowl

 

 

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

 

 

Closeup of the crochet cowl pattern stitch N94

2. Closeup of the cowl stitch pattern

 

 

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. 

 

 

More Free Crochet Cowl Patterns

Celestia Cowl Scarf Pattern

Textured Crochet Cowl

Pink One Skein Crochet Cowl

 

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Crochet Cowl Pattern, Elsa Cowl

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Christina Beard

Friday 23rd of September 2022

It’s beautiful! I’m a beginner but I want to try this. Do you have a video of this?

Donna Myers

Friday 23rd of September 2022

I'm on a fixed income now, so I don't get to crochet everyday like I use too. It has to be something very special for me to invest money into for yarn. This month it's your gorgeous pattern for your Elsa Cowl. This stitch pattern is stunning and so stylish and elegant looking. I've been crocheting for many years and have designed many patterns myself. I've followed your work and designs for a long time and you've never disappointed me with your beautiful styles. This Elsa Cowl will make a wonderful addition to my personal collection plus many Christmas presents for friends and family. Thank you so much for what you do.💞😊✌👏

Jen

Friday 23rd of September 2022

Hello, your cowl is beautiful, your directions are easy to understand and try and i love your emails with so many wonderful ideas. I thought the baby sweater was very pretty and stylish, i guess you can't please everyone ,which is ok, we all have different tastes and that is why you have a loyal following, your designs appeal to many. Thank you and please keep up the beautiful work you do.

Pam

Friday 23rd of September 2022

I absolutely LOVE your patterns! You are so talented and I'm sorry someone had to try to ruin your day. Glad it didn't :) I can't wait to make this Cow and I love the color. The toddler sweat is absolutely adorable and I can't wait for grand kids to make it!

Pam

Lita Elizabeth Ashley

Friday 23rd of September 2022

I love the cowl and such a pretty colour choice. This is one I will definitely make. As for the person who said your previous pattern was ugly the only ugly thing was her comment!