Last Updated on January 25, 2022 by Cyprianne Nolan
When the snow falls – we crochet! This easy crochet cowl pattern with buttons is perfect for those super cold blustery days, when the freezing winds blow down your back or, hits your head and gives you brain freeze!
This classic crochet cowl pattern is made using two strands of worsted weight yarn together. Easily sub your favourite super bulky yarn for the same result. Any way you make it this is a super cozy thick and plush cowl for the coldest of days.
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How do you wear a cowl?
This crochet cowl pattern is long enough to wear a number of ways. Being 90 inches long it is almost three times as long as a regular cowl.
1. On really cold days you can wrap it once or twice around your neck and then pull it up over your head like a hood.
2. If you already have a hat – wrap it around until it is snug against your neck stopping the cold from blowing down your neck.
3. Then, on those days that get a bit warmer as the hours go by simply let it hang loosely around your neck so you don’t get too warm.
4. One last option that is great with this cowl is that you can undo the buttons and actually wear it as a scarf!
So that’s four ways to wear a cowl! How awesome is that?
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One the best things about making a cowl is we don’t need to be too fussy about sizing. An inch here or there really doesn’t make much of a difference.
What does that mean for me you may wonder? Well this means this crochet cowl pattern is perfect for using up those yarns you may have laying around just waiting for the perfect project.
I used two strands of worsted weight together. They don’t need to be the same yarns – you could easily coordinate different colours and of worsted and it will look great.
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This pattern was written using worsted weight yarn. The beautiful thing about this design though is that it works up perfectly in pretty much any yarn.
If you go larger with a super bulky yarn or any smaller than worsted weight yarn the size will change. So in that case I recommend crocheting your starting chain until it is 90 inches and adding rows till it is 8 inches tall.
- 💕 Skill Level is Beginner
- 💕 Skills Needed half double crochet, slip stitch, single crochet, front loop only
- 💕 Sizes 90″ x 8″
- 💕 Made with worsted weight yarn
- 💕 Unisex crochet pattern
- 💕 Written in Standard American terms
- 💕 Easily sub super bulky yarn
Huntsman Crochet Cowl
Stitches you need to know
ch – chain
flo – front loop only
hdc – half double crochet
rnd – round
sc – single crochet
sk – skip
sp – space
st – stitch
sts – stitches
sl st – slip stitch
rpt – repeat
Not required for this design
P/11.50 mm hook
Buttons (I used 4 1inch toggle buttons)
Neck Warmer 400 g Worsted Weight
(I used 4 skeins of Bernat Waverly 100g/197 yds per skien in Tabetan Red)
90 inches x 8 inches
Huntsman Free Easy Crochet Cowl Pattern
Using P/11.50 mm hook and two strands of worsted weight yarn held together Ch 157
Row 1: Hdc in 2nd st from hook, and each st across. (156) Ch 1 turn.
Note: Be sure to work your slip stitches loosely or they will be difficult to work in.
Row 2: Slst in 1st and each st across. (156) Turn.
Row 3: Sc in flo only of 1st slst (see photo below) and each slst across. (156) Ch 1 turn.
Repeat rows 2 & 3 until you reach the end of row 22. Stitch count for each row will be 156.
Row 23: Hdc in flo only of 1st slst and each slst across. Fasten off and weave in ends.
Once scarf is finished you may choose to add buttons as I did, or leave and wear as long scarf.
Looking for more cowls to crochet this winter?
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