Friday, September 21, 2012

SImple Crocheted Cowl - Free Pattern

A warm winter cowl to keep your neck protected from the wind, rain, sleet, and snow. Great for children on the go who don’t want to add bulk under their coats or have a scarf get in the way of playing. Using two strands of medium yarn, this cowl works up quickly and can be finished in an afternoon. For a more textured look, use two different coloured yarns. I’ve decorated these cowls with a large flower but you can use any applique design or leave it plain.

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Simple Crocheted Cowl


Child/Adult Small (Adult Medium, Adult Large)


19” (21”, 23”) circumference


Paton Canadiana yarn (any medium weight yarn will work with this pattern)
MC – Aran, approx. 140 m (153 yds)
B – Dark Amethyst, 15 m (17 yds)
Flower – Cherished Pink, 20 m (22 yds), and small amount of Cherished Yellow


Size 7mm crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
Size 6mm crochet hook


10 sts in pattern = 4” with larger hook


Instructions are written for child/adult small size. Changes for adult medium size are written in brackets ( ).

With larger hook and two strands of yarn in MC, ch 47 (51, 55).

Row 1 (RS): (Sc, dc) in 2nd ch from hook. Skip ch. * (Sc, dc) in next ch, skip ch. * Repeat from * until end of round. End with sc in last ch. Ch 1 and turn.

Row 2 (WS): * (Sc, dc) in first sc, skip dc. * Repeat from * until one st remain. Sc in last sc. Ch 1 and turn.

Repeat row 2 for pattern until cowl measures 5” (6”, 7”) ending with WS row. Fasten off leaving a long end.

Sew the two short ends of the cowl together to form a loop.


With RS facing and smaller hook, join one strand of B to dc. Ch 1, * work 3 hdc in dc. Skip sc. * Repeat from * until end of round. Join with sl st to top of first hdc. Fasten off. Repeat for bottom edge.


Round 1: With smaller hook and Yellow, using the magic ring method, work 12 sc into the ring. Join with sl st to top of first sc. – 12 sc.

Round 2: Ch 1, (2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc) 6 times. – 18 sc. Fasten off leaving long tail.
Join Cherished Pink yarn to any sc.

Round 3 (First petal round): Ch 3 (counts as first dc), in same sc as join, 5 dc. (Skip next sc, sl sp in next sc, 6 dc in next sc) 5 times. Skip next sc, sl sp in next sc. Do not join and work next round behind the petals. Six petals made.

Round 4: Ch 2. (Sc in sc of round 2 between 3rd and 4th dc of previous round, ch 4) 6 times. Join with sl st to first sc.

Round 5 (Second petal round): (In ch 4 space, sc, 7dc, sc) 6 times. Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off.

Weave in ends of cowl and flower. Using the long yarn tail from round 2 of the flower, sew the yellow center to the cowl, leaving the petals free.

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