Sunday, December 23, 2012

Last Minute Cowl Crochet Pattern

last minute cowl crochet pattern

last minute cowl crochet pattern

last minute cowl crochet pattern

The Last Minute Cowl!

This is a really simple, easy cowl pattern that looks complicated but only takes one skein of yarn, and less then an hour and a half to make! That's why I called it the "Last Minute Cowl," because it is the perfect last minute gift! The stitch used is a modified V stitch, and we have a detailed tutorial for how to crochet this stitch in our Lacey Circle Scarf pattern.

In addition, it's gender neutral! Just get a "manly" color of yarn and this looks just as amazing on a guy as on a girl. May I present... gorgeous hubby wearing the manly version:

last minute cowl crochet pattern

And see, still cute on a girl:

last minute cowl crochet pattern

Yeah, that's a picture of me looking ridiculous. Merry Christmas. My husband likes to take the goofiest pictures possible when he's the photographer...sigh. Good thing I love that man so much!

N hook
1- 1 1/2 skeins of Lion Brand Yarn 135-212 Hometown USA Yarn

1- 1 1/2 hours, depending on the size of your cowl

DC: Double Crochet
Sl St: Slip Stitch
Ch: chain
st: stitch

Row 1: Ch 48, sl st to join into a circle.

Row 2:  Ch 3, then in your sl st, dc 1. This will form a kind of triangle.
In third st from your triangle (so skip 2 st, dc in third st), dc 1, ch 1, dc 1, all in the same st, to form another triangle.

Make sure you do not ch in between the last dc of the previous triangle, and the first dc of the next. The pattern should go dc, ch 1, dc--skip 2 st--dc, ch 1, dc. Continue this pattern until you reach the end, you should be 3 st from your first triangle. Sl st in the third ch 3 st, it will be at the very left hand edge of your first triangle.

Rows 3-11 (or 12) : Ch 3, then dc into your sl st that joined your first row together. Then, instead of skipping 3 st, you simply look for the st between your triangles, and start your next triangle in that st, with the same dc, ch 1, dc pattern. Remember, this sounds complicated, but please refer to the pictures here for detailed instructions! After you have completed -- rows, sl st to join and weave in ends. Done! Wasn't the easy? 

There is one more optional thing you can do to add a little bit of dimension to this cowl. If you make your foundation chain very very loose, and progressively crochet tighter and tighter stitches until your last row is very tight, you will get a cowl that has more drape then just a simple tube. I had this happen by accident the first time (the purple scarf), but I love the way it looks and it makes for a more dimensional cowl.

I hope as always if you make something from one of our patterns you'll send us a picture!


  1. this is such a neat cowl- wish I'd seen it before christmas! love how you and your hubby modeled it, and I must add, you are such a cute couple! I wish I could get my husband to wear cowls- I think that they are fantastic.

  2. Hello! I came across this pattern just love it! I am the editor of and would love to feature your tutorial on my site with full credit to you. I know my readers would love it as well, and in return would generate some nice traffic to your site. If you agree and would like us to feature your project, our readers will simply click the link to your blog to get your full tutorial. It's really that simple. Please let me know if this would be ok. I look forward to hearing from you!

    1. We would LOVE that! Thank you so so much, we sent you an email and look forward to it!

  3. Love this cowl! I'll have to add it to my to do list! thanks for the tutorial!

  4. I am loving all of your cowl patterns... But the largest hook I have is an L
    How many stitches should I add to the width of the patterns ?

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