You will love the texture and warmth of this easy and warm crochet cowl!
I have always wanted to create an oversized crochet cowl where you can easily drape the cowl over your head like a hood. I have no idea why it has taken me so long to create one of my own!
I hope you like texture because this cowl definitely delivers that. This easy crochet cowl uses one stitch throughout but the placement of the stitches it what creates a great texture.
This crochet neckwarmer can also be adjusted fairly easily. The foundation is worked in a multiple of 6. Adjusting the stitch count in multiples of 6 will adjust the circumference.
This cowl is only 2 repeat rounds. That means it is a pattern that can be worked up easily. The height of the cowl can also be adjusted by doing less repeats or adding more repeats.
When it came to choosing a yarn type for this design it was pretty easy.
But what was hard for me was in choosing specifically which yarn to put within the pattern materials. There were 2 yarns that I worked up samples with and both turned out to be perfect!
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Because both yarns worked out so great with this design I decided to write the pattern with both in mind. One option has wool in the fiber and the other is a wool-free option for those who can’t work with or wear wool.
You’ll also love that this cowl can be made using just 1 skein of either of these yarns! Who doesn’t love a 1 skein project!?
This bulky yarn makes for a nice cozy bulky cowl.
If you decide to use a different yarn than stated keep in mind the number of yards/skeins you will need with a substitute yarn.
I hope you have fun making yourself this cozy and easy crochet cowl.
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WINDING RIDGES COWL:
- Yarn: #5 Bulky Weight (310 yards) – Used in example is Lion Brand Scarfie in Pink/Silver; Loops & Threads Barcelona is a very suitable substitute without wool
- Hook: US Size (L/11) 8.0mm
- Other Tools: Yarn Needle, Scissors
- 9 hdc x 6 rows – 4″ – adjust hook size if needed to meet gauge
Stitches/Abbreviations: US Terms
- ch – chain
- st(s) – stitch(es)
- hdc – half double crochet
- sl st – slip stitch
- 3rd loop of hdc – behind the front and back loop of the hdc there is another loop in which to work
- fhdc – foundation half double crochet
- This is worked from the bottom up and is worked in rounds
- The first row is created using foundation stitches rather than chains
- If you want to adjust the circumference larger or smaller just create a foundation that is in multiples of 6
- You will join each round with a sl st to the first st in that round and always work your first stitch of the new round in the same stitch as the join
Round 1: Fhdc 66, join to first st careful not to twist – 66 sts.
Ch 66, join to first chain, ch 1, hdc in each ch around, join. – 66 sts
Round 2: Ch 1, *hdc in next 3, 3rd loop hdc in next 3; repeat from * around, join in 3rd loop – 66 sts.
Round 3: Ch 1, *3rd loop hdc in next 3, hdc in next 3; repeat from * around, join – 66 sts.
Rounds 4-33: Repeat Rounds 2 & 3. You can always work more or less repeats to your liking.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
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Thank you for being part of the FALL FAVORITES BLOG HOP! I’m sad to say I wasn’t able to get the free pdf we had to drive 6 hours to L.A. California to USC medical for my husbands liver transplant testing. We had no internet. I wrote the pattern down. Your pattern is well written and easy to follow great work of art. Thank you and have a wonderful day