Fall is officially here which means it is crochet season. I like to crochet all year long and there are plenty of crochet projects for any time of the year, but once the weather starts to cool off it is time for hats and scarves and blankets. Chunky yarn is my favorite for scarves and cowls because it just looks warm and cozy! I also love the fact that it works up pretty fast so you can complete this crochet cowl pattern in no time at all.
This crochet cowl pattern is made using half double crochet. By working in the back ridge of the stitch rather than the top, it creates a really cool texture that almost looks like it was knit instead of crocheted.
Between the thick yarn, large hook, and simple stitch pattern, this cowl scarf works up really fast. It is also really easy to adjust the size if you want it bigger or smaller either in height or length. I used two skeins for this scarf but I only used a little bit of the second skein. So this crochet cowl pattern could easily be a one skein project by making it a little bit shorter or a little thinner.
- All Things You Wool Blend Yarn, Merlot (2 Skeins)
- Darice P16 Hook (11.5mm)
- Yarn Needle
- Darice Scissors
*Finished Size about 15″ across when laid flat, about 6 1/2″ tall
To adjust the length of the scarf start with less chains to make it shorter or more to make it longer. To adjust the height, do fewer rows to make it thinner or more rows to make it thicker.
Ch 55, join to first ch to make a circle being careful not to twist the beginning ch.
Round 1: hdc in each stitch around, join to first hdc with a sl st (55 hdc).
Round 2: hdc in the back ridge of each stitch, the back ridge is the loop behind the top v on the stitch that you normally work into (see pictures below), join to first stitch with a sl st (55 hdc).
Repeat round 2 for a total of 10 rounds or until desired width is reached.
And that’s it! Your crochet cowl pattern is complete! For a similar project, you may want to check out this crochet infinity scarf pattern.