I have always wanted to create an oversized cozy 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!
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 cowl also uses 1 stitch throughout but the placement of the stitches is what creates the Winding Ridges texture. This cowl is worked in the round from the bottom up. It is an easy crochet pattern to make with a 2 round repeat. This cowl can easily be adjusted as well. Notes to help you adjust are below within the pattern.
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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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