One thing that I love about crochet is the way you can combine simple stitches to make fun patterns and textures. This crochet cowl scarf pattern uses a simple combination of double crochet and chain stitches to create the stitch pattern. Because it uses basic stitches in an easy repeat, it is a great pattern for beginners that want something a little more interesting than just plain double crochet.
I chose to make my scarf into a short cowl. I like how easy cowls and circle scarves are to put on and when they fit close to the neck like this one they are nice and warm too. However, because the pattern is a simple two row repeat it would be really easy to turn the pattern into a longer circle scarf or even a straight scarf. All you have to do is continue the repeat until it is as long as you want it to be.
Another nice thing about this crochet cowl scarf pattern is that it took less than one whole skein of yarn. One skein projects are always kind of nice! I chose a charcoal tweed color for my cowl and I love the little pops of color in the dark yarn.
Crochet Cowl Scarf Pattern Supplies:
- 1 Skein of All Things You Essential Acrylic Yarn in Charcoal Tweed
- I Crochet Hook
- Yarn Needle
- Darice Scissors
My finished cowl is about 7 1/2″ tall and 13″ across when laid flat but the size is easy to adjust.
To make thinner or wider you will just adjust your chains, more for a wider scarf, less for a thinner scarf, always start with an odd number of chains.
To adjust the length of your scarf you will just do more or less rows. If you prefer to have a straight scarf, not joined in a circle, just skip the last step.
Begin by ch 27.
Row 1: dc in 4th ch from hook (first 3 ch count as first dc), and in each stitch to the end (25 dc).
Row 2: ch 4, turn, (beginning ch 4 counts as first dc and ch 1), skip next stitch, [dc in next stitch, ch 1, skip next stitch] repeat to the end, dc in last stitch (13 dc, 12 ch sp).
Row 3: ch 3 (counts as first dc), turn, dc in each stitch across (25 dc).
Repeat rows 2 -3 until desired length is reached, ending with row 2, I did a total of 48 rows, do not cut yarn.
Check out this chunky knit-look crochet cowl pattern for another variation on the cowl scarf.