A Quick to Crochet Cozy Cowl
If you want a chunky crochet cowl pattern to use up some leftover wool or want something new and warm, you are going to love this easy chunky crochet cowl. I usually crochet projects for home, but I had the nice blue quick yarn I figured I might as well make myself an easy crochet cowl with the chunky yarn. Blue is not a colour I ever use in home decor, no wonder it’s been in my stash forever.
Reasons You Will Love This Cowl
Did I say it has a free pattern? Right here on the blog post.
Like most people, I am in the middle of the post-Christmas decluttering season. I came across an embarrassingly large amount of wool skeins. With the exceptionally cold Alberta winters, I decided I should spend an afternoon making a large thick cowl for my own personal use. Of course, it would make a great homemade gift as well.
My goal was to use up some wool and then continue clearing out my craft stash. I wanted it to be easy and quick to crochet using basic stitches so I could have something pretty and warm and relaxing to crochet. It’s one of those fun projects you can just work on over a coffee break, drop it, and gladly pick it up when you have a few more minutes.
This cowl is really warm, and it is large enough to stay in place when tucked in. I made a little shell pattern along the edge to make it feminine.
As it is made with chunky wool, it only took me one evening to make. This picture shows you how big the cowl is. The pattern is repetitive and simple so you could easily change the size to make it smaller. I love it wide, as you can see it goes from shoulder to shoulder, perfect for those extra cold February days.
How Quickly Can You Crochet this Cowl?
The time it takes to crochet this cowl is dependent on lots of variables, how fast you crochet, and how often the dust bunnies in your craft room distract you. Like any crochet project, it takes a couple of hours to make. If you sat down and just crocheted you can make it in one evening over a movie or two. I hope that gives you an idea.
Free Crochet Cowl Pattern
Chain Stitch – ch
Single Crochet – sc
Half Double Crochet – hdc
Double Crochet – dc
For this pattern, I used 2 skeins of lion brand’s wool-ease thick yarn and a 6.5 mm hook.
You will also need 2 large buttons.
Row One – Foundation chain – Ch 30. Turn.
Row Two – In the second chain from the hook, crochet a hdc in the back loop of each stitch of the previous row. Repeat until the end of the row. Ch 2 turn.
Doing the stitch in the back loop gives the cowl the rippled look you see in the picture.
Row Three – in the 2nd chain from hook, crochet a hdc in the back loop. Continue doing hdc in the back loop of every stitch across. When you reach the end of the row, ch 2 and turn.
Repeat row for about 50 rows or until your cowl is 11 inches long. If you want to make the cowl smaller crochet fewer rows and stop earlier.
Crocheted Border Pattern
I added a pretty frill border to my cowl. It’s a simple shell pattern you repeat around the entire edge.
Ch 1 and turn, work around the entire cowl doing a shell pattern. *sc, hdc,dc,hdc,sc ch 1 skip one loop* repeat around all the edges. Tie Off. At the end do a slip stitch (sl st) pull the yarn tight and trim. Using either your crochet hook or a yarn needle weave the ends into the crochet.
Adding the Cowl Buttons
Once you have the cowl crocheted, wrap it around your neck. Decide the placement of the buttons and attach them with a scrap bit of wool and the yarn needle.
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Here is a Collection of Free Cowl Patterns for You
Because I typically do home decor crochet, I don’t have any other cozy crochet cowls of my own to share. I love cowls, I think they have an elegant look, compared to a scarf that seems more casual to me.
But there are so many different ways to create a cowl, that I thought it was only fair to find some other ideas for you.
Easy Crochet Cowl for Beginners
An Easy Crochet Cowl for Beginners from Sigoni Macaroni. This simple chunky crochet cowl has a simple design and can be made in various sizes. I love that she placed the easy crochet pattern on her blog page for you.
This crochet cowl is not as chunky as the other ones, and it only uses one skein of soft yarn.