Looking for a cozy crochet cowl pattern made with worsted weight yarn? You’ll love the Everglade Cowl, a free pattern with a video tutorial!
I love a good crochet cowl. There’s just something about the ease of throwing a cowl over a dress or top in the winter. That extra layer of warmth can do wonders for me!
If you’re looking for a warm crochet cowl, you’re probably going to want to use a yarn on the heavier side!
However, if you’re like me, you might not want to go ultra chunky and make one of those huge cowls you can barely see over the edge in…🤣
Now don’t get me wrong here. Those types of cowls have their time and place. However, I personally love a good cowl made with worsted weight yarn, because you can get all the warmth you need without it being too bulky!
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An Easy Crochet Cowl Pattern
Maybe you’re wondering if this crochet cowl is difficult to make…
It really isn’t!
You’ll need to know how to crochet the puff stitch, but this is easy once you get the hang of it.
PLUS…I have an easy video tutorial that you can view if you’re having trouble with the written pattern.
Overall, I’d say this is an easy crochet cowl pattern that is perfect for anyone who wants to step up their game a bit (and not just use double-crochet the whole time) but also doesn’t want something crazy difficult.
Malabrigo Rios Crochet Pattern
You can use any worsted weight yarn to make this cowl. However, I am pretty biased to the one I used!
It’s called Malabrigo Rios—a beautiful 100% merino wool yarn. It is a little on the pricey side, but oh so worth it!
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Cowl Pattern Using Worsted Weight Yarn – Everglade Cowl
Let’s get to the easy cowl crochet pattern!
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- Cowl is worked in a long rectangle seamed together.
- Ch 3 at beginning of rows counts as a dc
- Ch 1 at beginning of rows does NOT count as a sc
Abbreviations/Stitches Used (U.S.)
Chain – ch
Foundation single crochet – fsc
Single crochet – sc
Double crochet – dc
Repeat – rep
Round(s) – rnd(s)
Skip – sk
Space(s) – sp(s)
Chain space(s) – ch-sp(s)
Stitch(es) – st(s)
Beginning – beg
Puff Stitch (puff st):
YO, insert hook into indicated st. YO, pull up a loop. (YO, insert hook into same st, YO, pull up a loop) 2 times. YO, pull through 6 loops on hook. YO, pull through last 2 loops on hook. For a tutorial on this stitch, see this video.
Fsc 43 (or a multiple of 6+1. Note that adjusting this will change the height of your cowl when wearing it).
Please note that I recommend starting with foundation single crochet due to the stretchy nature of the stitch (unlike the traditional chain). If you are unfamiliar with the stitch, see this video tutorial.
If you would still like to start with a traditional chain, you’ll need a multiple of 6+2 starting chains, plus a row of single crochet before proceeding with row 1 below.
Row 1: Ch 3, dc in next fsc. Sk 1 fsc, (puff st, ch 2, puff st) in next fsc. *Ch 2, sk 2 fsc, sc in next fsc. Ch 2, sk 2 fsc, (puff st, ch 2, puff st) in next fsc. Rep from * until 3 fsc left. Sk 1 fsc, dc in last 2 fsc, turn.
Row 2: Ch 3, dc in next dc. Sk next puff st, (puff st, ch 2, puff st) in next ch-2 sp. *Ch 2, sk next puff st and ch-2 sp, sc in next sc. Ch 2, sk next ch-2 sp and puff st, (puff st, ch 2, puff st) in next ch-2 sp. Rep from * until 1 puff st and 2 dc are left. Sk next puff st, dc in last 2 dc, turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first 2 dc. Sc in next puff st, sc in next ch-2 sp, sc in next puff st. *Ch 3, sk next ch-2 sps and sc, sc in next puff st. Sc in next ch-2 sp, sc in next puff st. Rep from * until 2 sts left. Sc in last 2 dc, turn.
Row 4: Ch 3, dc in next sc. Ch 2, sk next sc, sc in next sc. Ch 2, sk next sc, *(puff st, ch 2, puff st) in next ch-3 sp. Ch 2, sk next sc, sc in next sc. Ch 2, sk next sc. Rep from * until 2 sc left. Dc in last 2 sc, turn.
Row 5: Ch 3, dc in next dc. Ch 2, sk next ch-2 sp, sc in next sc. Ch 2, sk next ch 2 sp. *Sk next puff st, (puff st, ch 2, puff st) in next ch-2 sp. Ch 2, sk next puff st and ch-2 sp, sc in next sc. Ch 2, sk next ch-2 sp. Rep from * until 2 dc left. Dc in last 2 dc, turn.
Row 6: Ch 1, sc in first 2 sc. Ch 3, sk ch-2 sps and sc, *sc in next puff st, sc in next ch-2 sp, sc in next puff st. Ch 3, sk ch-2 sps and sc. Rep from * until 2 dc left. Sc in last 2 dc, turn.
Row 7: Ch 3, dc in next dc. (Puff st, ch 2, puff st) in next ch-3 sp. *Ch 2, sk next sc, sc in next sc. Ch 2, sk next sc, (puff st, ch 2, puff st) in next ch-3 sp. Rep from * until 2 sc left. Dc in last 2 sc, turn.
Rep rows 2-7 until cowl reaches desired length. I did a total of 54 rows. Make sure to end on either a row 3 or a row 6.
Finishing: Fold cowl in half and sew the ends together. Weave in all ends!
I hope you enjoyed this free crochet cowl pattern using worsted weight yarn!
I certainly had a blast designing it, and I can’t wait to wear it all throughout the winter.
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