When the leaves start changing, I start pulling the pile of scarves out of my closet. I'm a scarf girl. I always have one with me, whether it's a shawl or triangle scarf, or a cowl. In my opinion, you can never have too many crochet neckwear accessories. They go with everything and make great gifts and are truly fantastic all year round. Even the summertime gets a little chilly in the evening.
The most recent addition to my collection is the Modern Crochet Cowl. The colors are what really sets it apart from my other scarves.
It’s completed in a mix of blues and blue greens. The Plymouth Hot Cake yarn offers 6 colors in one and it’s all machine washable. It’s a big design without having to weave in all the ends and shift colors.
The colors in this crochet cowl pattern make it really stand out, as does the unique back loop only stitch. The whole crochet scarf is worked in this simple yet decorative stitch, so it’s a quick project.
This is a great pattern for anyone who's learning how to crochet. If you're just starting out or looking to polish and perfect your crochet skills, I highly recommend the professionally filmed and taught Crochet Fundamentals class.
Modern Crochet Cowl Pattern
Skill Level: Easy
Hook(s) size: I/9/5.5mm
Yarn weight: Worsted
Preferred type of yarn: Acrylic/wool blend
Suggested yarn: Plymouth Hot Cakes – 1 cake Denim mix
Yarn Yardage: 385 yds
Approx. finished dimensions: Width – 8.25” Circumference- 54”
Gauge: 2” = 7 hdc
Ch 1 does not count as a stitch
The cowl is worked in rows and then seamed together.
Abbreviations: Fhdc – foundation half double crochet, ch – chain, blo – back loop only, hdc – half double crochet, st(s) – stitch(es)
* If you enjoy trying a variety of crochet stitches, take a peek at the Ultimate Crochet Stitch Library.
Make 29 fhdc.
Row 1: Ch 1, turn. Hdc in blo across. – 29 sts
Repeat row 1 until your scarf is 54” long. Cut yarn leaving a long tail; fold the scarf in half and seam the ends together using the whip stitch. Weave in all loose ends.
Give this modern crochet cowl a try by making one for a friend. The blue shades are beautiful and the acrylic wool blend really makes the stitches stand out. It’s perfect for the next scarf in your collection.
For more of my great winter accessory patterns, check out these patterns on my blog: