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Crochet Cowl Neck Warmer – Free Pattern

September 6, 2019
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A gorgeous textured crochet cowl is a perfect neck warmer for staying snug and cosy! This easy free pattern for a crochet cowl with beautiful drape, works up fast, and would make a great last minute gift. I wanted a tight stitch with lots of texture, and this easy pattern fitted the design perfectly. The mini bobbles in the stitch pattern, and the blackberries ripe in the hedgerows here in Ireland at the moment, meant it had to named Blackberry Cowl!

I like my cowls (or my favourite word – neck warmers) to fit snuggly with no gaps, and to give protection for the easterly winds we get here every winter. A crochet cowl is so much more practical than a scarf – slip it over your head and you are warm and cosy straight away with no ends to tuck in. I made my cowl 21 – 22 inches around which is a perfect size for me, for a neck warmer. The pattern has a good stretch. You can easily adjust the size to be smaller or wider by reducing the amount of chains. You will add or increase by multiple of 2 stitches. Easy!

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I made two cowls (they are addictive!), one in a gorgeous yarn I received in my Knitcrate subscription box a few months ago. I had been saving it for a winter accessory for myself, as I fell in love with the colour and the soft silk/merino yarn. This project was the perfect design! The yarn is Knitologie Glowing Worsted – (Light Up) – 40% Superwash Merino, 30% silk, 30% alpaca/Worsted Weight, 150yds/137m/100g. I received 2 skeins and I used a total of 150g for my cowl.

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I made my second sample in an aran weight acrylic yarn I had in my stash. I used 2 colours – mustard and a vanilla cream, to give an on-trend, stylish look, and I love the finished result. The stitch pattern is so easy and fast to work up, just a combination of single crochet and treble stitches. You will be working in the round by joining your beginning chain. Just be careful of your first few rows (count your stitches!) and you will soon have it complete. You will carry your yarn on the stripe version up on the inside of your work, so hardly any ends to weave in.

Any aran weight/worsted weight yarn would work for this project. Make one for yourself and everybody in the family!

 

Materials

Knitologie Glowing Worsted – Light Up/40% Superwash Merino, 30% silk, 30% alpaca/Worsted Weight, 150yds/137m/100g

The pattern used one full skein and approx. 50g of the second.

or

100 – 120g of any Aran Weight/Worsted Weight yarn

Yarn A

Yarn B

5mm crochet hook

Size

21 – 22 inch [53 – 56cm] circumference – size will fit a teen/adult.

10.5 – 11 inches [27 – 29cm] wide and 9.5 inches [24cm] high

Abbreviations

US crochet terms

Ch – chain

St(s) – stitch(s)

Sc – single crochet

Tr – treble crochet

Sl st – slip stitch

UK crochet terms

Ch – chain

St(s) – stitch(s)

Dc – double crochet

Dtr – double treble crochet

Sl st – slip stitch

Notes

  • Cowl is worked in rounds with right side facing at all times
  • Carry colour not in use loosely on wrong side of work.
  • When changing colours, work last step of last st of previous colour with new colour.
  • Sample 1 in Knitologie Glowing Worsted RED has a total of 36 rows
  • Sample 2 in two colours of Aran Weight has a total of 32 rows
  • Pattern includes instructions in US terms and UK terms

Read on for Instructions in US and UK Crochet Terms

Instructions (US terms)

Red Version

With main colour and 5mm hook, ch 72, slip st in first ch to form a ring, being careful not to twist chain.

Row 1: Ch 1 (does not count as a st here and throughout), 1 sc in each ch around, sl st into 1st sc to join – 72 sc

Row 2: Working in back loops only, ch 1, 1 sc in each st around, sl st into 1st sc to join – 72 sc

Row 3: Rep row 2.

Row 4: Working in both loops, ch 1, 1 sc in 1st st, 1 tr in next st, * 1 sc in next st, 1 tr in next st; rep from * around, sl st into 1st sc to join – 36 sc, 36 tr

Row 5: Working in back loops only, ch 1, 1 sc in each st around, sl st into 1st sc to join – 72 sc

Row 6: Repeat row 4

Row 7: Rep row 5

Repeat rows 4 & 5  for a total of 33 rows.

Row 34: Working in back loops only, ch 1, 1 sc in each st around, sl st into 1st sc to join – 72 sc

Rows 35 & 36: Rep row 34. Fasten off and weave in all ends.

Stripe Version

With yarn A and 5mm hook, ch 72, slip st in first ch to form a ring, being careful not to twist chain.

Row 1: Ch 1 (does not count as a st here and throughout), 1 sc in each ch around, sl st into 1st sc to join – 72 sc

Row 2: Working in back loops only, ch 1, 1 sc in each st around, sl st into 1st sc to join – 72 sc

Row 3: Rep row 2. Drop yarn A and join in yarn B on last yarn over of sl st join (see notes about changing colour)

Row 4: Working in both loops, ch 1, 1 sc in 1st st, 1 tr in next st, * 1 sc in next st, 1 tr in next st; rep from * around, sl st into 1st sc to join – 36 sc, 36 tr

Row 5: Working in back loops only, ch 1, 1 sc in each st around, sl st into 1st sc to join. Drop yarn B and join in yarn A as before – 72 sc

Row 6: Repeat row 4

Row 7: Rep row 5

Repeat rows 4 & 5 changing colours every 2nd row for a total of 29 rows.

Row 30: Using Yarn A and working in back loops only, ch 1, 1 sc in each st around, sl st into 1st sc to join – 72 sc

Rows 31 & 32: Rep row 30. Fasten off and weave in all ends.

Instructions (UK terms)

Red Version

With main colour and 5mm hook, ch 72, slip st in first ch to form a ring, being careful not to twist chain.

Row 1: Ch 1 (does not count as a st here and throughout), 1 dc in each ch around, sl st into 1st dc to join – 72 dc

Row 2: Working in back loops only, ch 1, 1 dc in each st around, sl st into 1st dc to join – 72 dc

Row 3: Rep row 2.

Row 4: Working in both loops, ch 1, 1 dc in 1st st, 1 dtr in next st, * 1 dc in next st, 1 dtr in next st; rep from * around, sl st into 1st dc to join – 36 dc, 36 dtr

Row 5: Working in back loops only, ch 1, 1 dc in each st around, sl st into 1st dc to join – 72 dc

Row 6: Repeat row 4

Row 7: Rep row 5

Repeat rows 4 & 5  for a total of 33 rows.

Row 34: Working in back loops only, ch 1, 1 dc in each st around, sl st into 1st dc to join – 72 dc

Rows 35 & 36: Rep row 34. Fasten off and weave in all ends.

Stripe Version

With yarn A and 5mm hook, ch 72, slip st in first ch to form a ring, being careful not to twist chain.

Row 1: Ch 1 (does not count as a st here and throughout), 1 dc in each ch around, sl st into 1st dc to join – 72 dc

Row 2: Working in back loops only, ch 1, 1 dc in each st around, sl st into 1st dc to join – 72 dc

Row 3: Rep row 2. Drop yarn A and join in yarn B on last yarn over of sl st join (see notes about changing colour)

Row 4: Working in both loops, ch 1, 1 dc in 1st st, 1 dtr in next st, * 1 dc in next st, 1 dtr in next st; rep from * around, sl st into 1st dc to join – 36 dc, 36 dtr

Row 5: Working in back loops only, ch 1, 1 dc in each st around, sl st into 1st dc to join. Drop yarn B and join in yarn A as before – 72 dc

Row 6: Repeat row 4

Row 7: Rep row 5

Repeat rows 4 & 5 changing colours every 2nd row for a total of 29 rows.

Row 30: Using Yarn A and working in back loops only, ch 1, 1 dc in each st around, sl st into 1st dc to join – 72 dc

Rows 31 & 32: Rep row 30. Fasten off and weave in all ends.

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