This free crochet pattern is great for beginners! The cowl can be worn as a scarf or a hood, and can be made with any bulky yarn. An easy and quick gift!
Plymouth Yarn Baby Alpaca Grande (110 yds)
220 yds, 2 skeins in your choice of color
10mm (N) Hook
You will be crocheting in the round. You will join but not turn. Mark the beginning of each row with a row marker.
If working with a different yarn than recommended, make sure that your beginning chain will fit over your head leaving plenty of extra room. Remember that you want your cowl to be loose enough to pull up as a hood and still give plenty of coverage around your neck.
Ch 55 and join with a sl st into back of chain (do not twist chain).
Row 1: Ch 1, (working in back of chain) Sc in same Ch as joining. Mark stitch. Sc in each chain around and join to marked stitch (do not twist chain).
Row 2: Ch 2, (counts as first Dc), skip st and Dc in each Sc around. Join with sl st to top of Ch 2. (55 Dc)
Row 3: Ch 1, (counts as first Hdc), skip st and Hdc in each around. Join with sl st to top of Ch 1. (55 Hdc)
Row 4: Ch 2, (counts as first Dc), skip st and Dc in each Hdc around. Join with sl st to top of Ch 2. (55 Dc)
Rows 5-6: Repeat Row 4
Row 7: Repeat Row 3
Row 8: Repeat Row 4
Row 9: Ch 1, Sc in each Dc around. Join with sl st to Ch 1.
Rows 10-17 Repeat Rows 2-9
Rows 18-23 Repeats Rows 2-7
If you're looking for more crochet cowl free patterns, check out this Crimson Ridge Cowl and the Light & Lofty Colorful Cowl!