Wednesday, February 25

Crochet Cowl Pattern

Crochet Cowl Pattern
This is my 100th post! I didn't plan to share a pattern on this exciting post but what a great coincidence! A pretty quick cowl pattern. I crocheted this up last November. I really loved it for a bit but then it got cold here and windy. I didn't think this cowl was good for that kind of cold. So I warn you not for windy cold places. Now that spring is almost here (crosses fingers), this cowl will be perfect again!

Crochet Cowl

Skill level: beginner
Lionbrand homespun (I used color deco)
Hook: Size K
Swatch Gauge: it doesn't matter for this pattern!
Time: ~2 hours

single crochet
treble crochet (treble crochet instruction post here)

Starting Chain: Chain 54

Row 1: Work 1 TR into third CH from hook and in every CH across to last CH. CH 4, turn.

Row 2: Work 1 TR into first stitch of row and in every stitch across to last stitch. CH 1, turn.

Row 3: Work 1 SC into first stitch of row and in every stitch across to last stitch. CH 1, turn.

Row 4: Work 1 SC into first stitch of row and in every stitch across to last stitch. CH 4, turn.

Row 5-8: repeat row 1-4.

Row 9: repeat row 1

Row 10: TR in each stitch across. Cut a 10 inch or so tail of yarn and secure last loop on hook.

Lay your rectangle flat, pick up one short edge, twist, to place back of rectangle to top of rectangle on short edge (if this were a piece of fabric, you would place the wrong side of the fabric on the right side of the fabric so that the middle was twisted). does that make any sense? does this step need pictures?

Using your 10 inch tail, slip stitch seam (the two short sides of rectangle) closed. Weave in ends.

Please let me know if you have any questions!

PS. have you seen that McDonalds commercial for a filet of fish sandwich, where the fish on the wall sings that catching tune?? It is driving me crazy, it is just so catchy and easy to sing. I sing it in the shower even. Is that sandwich even good?

12 comments: said...

This is FANTASTIC! Thanks so much for the how-to, I'll be linking to this. Big, huge congratulations on the 100th post!!! That is so exciting! Here's to 100 more!

Carmen Rigby said...

Thank you for the great pattern! You've just cured my Christmas conundrum concerning my 3 sisters and 2 sisters in law LOL

Happy Thanksgiving!

victoria said...

Hi, i really liked this post, i tried making this but with a different kind of yarn, thinner, so i think it came out smaller, i was wondering if you had the meassurements for this so i can try making it again?
Thank you

jenni said...

thank you thank you!

Victoria, the cowl measures 32 inches around and 7 inches wide. I think if I were to make myself another one I might shortened the length a few inches, just for a tighter fit for warmth.

Anonymous said...

I just stumbled on your blog and I have to tell you that I just love your crochet projects! Especially this one!


Anonymous said...

i am new to crocheting and this will be my first or second project! I was able to learn the basic stitches listed from you tube videos but I don't understand what the CH 4 turn, CH1 turn means. When I get to the last chain/stitch in the row does that mean I start on the 4th stitch in the next row?

jenni said...

Hi Naja

after you Ch 4 or 1, then turn your work and start your normal stitch (i.e. DC or SC) in the 2nd stitch in your row. The Ch 4 or 1 counts as the first stitch in the row. Some patterns have you start in the first stitch in your row but most of them will state which way you should crochet. good luck!!

Kristina said...

I might make this! Looks beautiful anyhow.

P.S. I love that fish tune, too. "Gimme that there filet of fish, gimme that fish..." Love it. I even saw something in Walgreens once that was a "mounted fish" that sang that song when you pressed that button.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the pattern! I made this today and it is SO cute! My yarn wasn't as thick, so mine is comfortably snug. Next try I'll try a longer initial chain stitch.

PS: That fish song is the ringtone when my husband calls me!

iCrochet0407 said...

Awesome!! This is my first attempt at a Cowl and with ur very simply instructions I got through it the first time...I am not good at reading patterns, so thank u for the simplicity of ur pattern...

B said...

Thanks for the pattern! I just finished making it. It is beautiful and fits nice and snug. I live in New England and I bet this will keep me nice and warm in the winter time. I think if I make this again I will chain 58 instead of 54 because I feel like I have a big head... I was using worsted yarn though, so it was not stretchy at all, and was kind of tough to fit over my head.

Great pattern though!

Lee Ann said...

What a beautiful cowl! Thank you very much ! :)
Lee Ann