Crochet a chunky cowl in one hour with this easy free crochet pattern. This simple cowl is made using basic stitches and bulky weight yarn.
It’s the perfect quick crochet cowl pattern for beginners, as it’s made using an easy two-row repeat. Get ready to look super stylish with this chunky crochet cowl!
Continue to read through the inspiration behind this design or scroll down for the free pattern + guided video tutorial.
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Beginner Chunky Crochet Cowl
My latest design and free pattern on the blog is a crochet cowl that is perfect for beginners. It’s textured, warm, and looks totally knitted.
The best part is that this crochet cowl can be made in less than an hour, using an easy two-row repeat. It’s so simple to make, and it also includes a step-by-step video tutorial to help with any confusing parts.
All you need to make this crochet cowl is some bulky weight yarn and a large crochet hook. That’s the beauty of crochet, you don’t need a lot of supplies to make something beautiful. Have you made a crochet cowl before?
One thing that I love about this crochet cowl is that you can pair it with lots of different outfits. You can pair it with some jeans and a cute top or with a maxi dress and a jeans jacket. Needless to say, you can match it with pretty much anything.
Another great thing about the cowl pattern is that it’s reversible. So both sides of the cowl look completely the same! So it doesn’t matter which side you wear it on because both sides of this crochet cowl are identical.
Adding Embellishments to a Crochet Cowl
There are many different ways you can customize your crochet cowl. You could add buttons to your cowl or you can add leather straps to hold the two sides together. You could even do a marled effect by holding two different strands of a worsted weight yarn (two strands = bulky weight yarn).
If you choose to add buttons to your crochet cowl, you need to omit the last step and add the buttons on the edge of the cowl. The holes within the cowl are big enough to fit a button, so you don’t have to make separate buttonholes.
The Yarn You’ll Need For This Chunky Beginner Cowl
For this project, I chose to work with Lion Brand Thick & Quick Yarn in the color Grey Marble. It’s a super bulky number 6 yarn that works up beautifully for this cowl pattern.
When I was deciding on my yarn for this project, I knew that I wanted something bulky. One thought came to mind, Lion Brand Thick & Quick, its thick yarn and works up quickly. It’s also the perfect yarn for crochet beginners!
Plus, it comes in a variety of different colors (79 options total). Some of my favorite colors in this yarn line are Terracotta, Peanut, and Fisherman.
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- You can purchase the printable PDF version pattern here
Add some cozy goodness to your outfit by crocheting this 1-hour crochet cowl. Made using a two-row repeat and bulky weight yarn, you’ll have this crochet project finished in no time!
- 2 balls of Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick in the color Grey Marble (Weight 6/6oz, 106 yds), you will need a total of 212 yards or another super bulky weight yarn.
- Size 10.0 mm crochet hook
- Darning Needle
4 rows x 8 stitches = 4 ” in double crochet
ch – chain: Yarn over, pull through loop on hook.
dc – double crochet: Yarn over, insert hook into stitch and pull through, yarn over and pull through first two loops on hook, yarn over and pull through last two loops on hook.
FPdc – front post double crochet: Yarn over, insert hook from front to back around post of stitch indicated, yarn over and pull up a loop even with loop on hook (3 loops on hook), (yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook) twice.
BPdc – back post double crochet: Yarn over, insert hook from back to front around post of stitch indicated, yarn over and pull up a loop even with loop on hook (3 loops on hook), (yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook) twice.
Crochet Cowl Size:
- Pattern written in U.S. Terms.
- Ch 3 does not count as a stitch.
- Cowl is worked in one long rectangle.
- Two sides are closed together with the whipstitch method.
Chunky Crochet Cowl Pattern
R1: dc in 4th chain from hook, dc in next chain and across till end of row (59).
R2: ch 3, turn, work 2 FPdc in first 2 dc, work 2 BPdc in next 2 dc. *Work 2 FPdc in next 2 dc, work 2 BPdc in next 2 dc. Repeat from * till last dc. Work 1 dc in 3rd turning chain from the previous row.
R3: ch 3, turn, work 2 BPdc in first 2 dc, work 2 FPdc in next 2 dc. *Work 2 BPdc in next 2 dc, work 2 FPdc in next 2 dc. Repeat from * till last dc. Work 1 dc in 3rd turning chain from the previous row.
R4: Repeat row 2
R5: Repeat row 3
R6: Repeat row 2
R7: Repeat row 3
R8: Repeat row 2
R9: Repeat row 3
R10: Repeat row 2
Finish off and leave a 14″ tail end.
Seaming it Together
Put both sides of the rectangle together and insert your tail end through the darning needle. Using the whipstitch method, weave in and out between each loop until you reach the end. Tie a knot and weave in your end.
Voila, you’re done!
I really hope you enjoyed this tutorial! If you did, let me know in the comments down below.