This chunky crochet cowl with an infinity loop is perfect for winter and as an added bonus, it crochets up fast. It’d be the perfect last minute gift or a sweet winter treat for yourself. Crochet cowl can be worn loose and long or wrapped around your neck twice to keep the winter breeze out. If you’re looking for a smaller crochet cowl, check out this other free chunky cowl crochet pattern here: Heath & Heather.
- Size P crochet hook (11.5mm)
- 100 – 110 yards of Super Bulky Yarn. I used 1 skein of Lionbrand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in Barley.
FCH – Foundation Chain (or single crochet): Chain 2. Insert hook in the first of two chains. Yarn over, draw through loop (chain stitch just created). Yarn over, pull through two loops on hook. (Single crochet created). You now have two fch completed. *Insert hook in upper loop of stitch just created. Yarn over, draw through loop. Yarn over, pull through two loops on hook.* Three fch completed. Repeat from * to *across for desired number of chain stitches.
HHDC – Herringbone Half Double Crochet. Yarn over, insert hook in next stitch. Yarn over, pull through two loops on hook. (This will be a little awkward, but it’s correct. You might have to use your left thumb and forefinger to really hold the stitches so you can pull through both of them.) Yarn over, pull through two loops on hook.
FCH 77. Do not join. [If the foundation chain scares you, just do a regular chain – it won’t make that much difference in your cowl!]
Round 1: Chain 2 (counts as first HHDC now and throughout). HHDC in each stitch across. (77 HHDC)
Round 2: Chain 2, turn. HHDC in the BACK LOOP ONLY of each stitch across. (77 HHDC) Working in the back loops only creates a slight ribbed effect.
Repeat Round 2 seven more times.
Fasten off, leaving a 12 inch tail. Lay piece flat in a long rectangle. Grabbing either end, bring short sides together. Add a twist by flipping the right side once. Match up sides and whip stitch together. Weave in ends.
To create the infinity loop, Instead of sewing the sides of your cowl together like this:
Right Side Left Side
You should sew them together like this:
Right Side Left Side
That’s it – your crochet cowl is finished! Show off your new crochet cowl in JJCrochet’s Customer Gallery or post your project on Ravelry.