Friday, December 13, 2013

Free Crochet Pattern for a Chunky Cowl

 Chunky Cowl Crochet Pattern
I wanted to make a simple pattern for a cowl.  Nothing complicated but still beautiful.
Here is an easy pattern for a Chunky Cowl.  Only 3 stitches to use and you can easily add length, shorten or add width.  The Cowl I made measures 60" or 152cm long or around, and about 6" or 15cm wide.  I like the 60" length for cowls and it lets you wrap 2-3 times comfortably without too much bulk. I didn't turn at the end of each row, as I like the pattern it creates on both sides of the cowl.  But feel free to if you are inclined.  :)

Have fun!  Please post your projects on my ravelry when I get this up as I love seeing your creations and variations.  :)

Materials:  11.5mm or P hook if you don't have that size hook use a 10mm or N hook and add some stitches for length. To figure out your gauge, just use a measuring tape to figure out how many stitches per inch, and then multiply the number of inches you want by the number of stitches per inch. 
250 yards of worsted weight yarn or more depending on the length and width.
Darning needle
stitch markers or safety pins ( I use the little ones that stores using to tag clothing)

Stitches:  Foundation Half Crochet=fdc, or you can use a Foundation Single Crochet,  if you don't know either of these stitches then just use a chain, but do it loosely.
Half Double Crochet and Chain.  That's it!

Row 1:  Fhdc 90, without twisting, unless of course you want a twist in your cowl, join with slip stitch to first fhdc. I like to use the stitch markers every 20 stitches or so, then I don't have to go back and count!
Rows 2-10 (or desired width!): Chain 1, does not count as first stitch here and throughout, hdc in each stitch around, join with slip stitch to first hdc.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
This pattern is for personal use only.  Please feel free to share this pattern and you are always welcome to make to give as gifts or something special just for you!



  1. This looks quite pretty and elegant. Thanks for making it available.

    God bless...

  2. I think i just found the perfect christmas gift for my mil!

  3. So elegant and simple. I'll certainly be giving this one a go!

  4. 2-3 strands of worsted weight yarn or a bulky yarn would work just great!