I wanted to write a pattern for the perfect cowl I could toss on for brisk fall mornings. Not something as intense as the chunky knit cowl pattern I use when it’s snowing, just something that would keep out the whippy morning wind.
This easy and quick crochet cowl works up in a snap with bulky yarn and a size N crochet hook. It’s pretty easy and the result is a semi-open weave cowl to top off your I-refuse-to-admit-it’s-winter-so-all-I-will-wear-is-a-cardigan look. (It’s ok, we’ve all been there.) It’s functional without being over the top.
Easy & Quick Crochet Cowl Pattern
- Size N (10mm) Crochet Hook
- 1.5 Skeins of Lionbrand Wool-Ease Chunky Thick & Quick (or 150 yards of any “Size 6” – super bulky weight yarn or roving)
Finished Size: 31 inches long; 8 inches wide
3-DC Cluster: Also known as DC3tog. *YO, insert hook into stitch. YO, pull up a loop. YO, pull through 2 loops. Two loops on hook. * Repeat from * to * twice more until there are four loops on hook. YO, pull through all loops on hook.
Chain 49. Join with slip stitch to form ring. Cowl is worked in the round.
Round 1: Ch 1, sc in each stitch around. Join round with sl st into first ch-1. (49 sc)
Round 2: Ch 2, counts as first DC in 3-DC cluster. DC2tog in same stitch to complete first 3-DC cluster. *Chain 1, skip next stitch. Work 3-DC cluster in next stitch.* Repeat instructions from * to * around for the rest of the round. Join round with sl st into first cluster. (24 clusters)
Round 3: Ch 2, counts as first DC in 3-DC cluster. DC2tog in same stitch to complete first 3-DC cluster. *Chain 1, skip next ch-1 space. Work 3-DC cluster in next st (which is the 3-DC cluster of the previous round).* Repeat instructions from * to * around for the rest of the round. Join round with sl st into first cluster. (24 clusters)
Rounds 4 – 7: Repeat Round 3
Round 8: Ch 1, sc in east stitch around. (49 sc)
SusieNovember 23, 2013
Love this cowl. Thank you for sharing the pattern. I’m finishing one right now, but had to fudge things a bit to get the 24 clusters. I kept counting 49 stitches and ending up with 25 clusters. Any idea what I’m doing wrong?