Looking for a stylish and quick gift to crochet this winter? The Berry Red Cowl is a fast pattern with a sophisticated look. The lace pattern is simple to master after a few repeats. One you have it down, you can make several cowls in a weekend. The free pattern is included below. Taking less than 100 yards of yarn per cowl, this is also a great pattern for using up your leftover partial skeins of super bulky yarn. Make an array of chunky crochet cowls in a variety of colors for yourself and treasured loved ones.
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This free pattern features a lace pattern that relies on a combination of basic stitches. Like many of my patterns, this one is appropriate for adventurous beginners as well as more advanced crocheters. Joining in the round is covered in a photo tutorial. You will also find links to how to do the invisible join to give your project a beautiful finished look.
There is a photo tutorial included below covering how to join the yarn to work in the round, a tip about working in the bottom of the chain bumps, how to end round 1, and how to start round 2. The printable PDF includes additional photo tutorial steps for ending and starting rounds 2 through 4. An advantage of purchasing the PDF is to have an easy printable reference.
PDF Pattern Downloads: The pattern is included in full for free below. Or, you can purchase a printable PDF of the pattern in both my Etsy and Ravelry Shops.
HOW TO CROCHET THE BERRY RED COWL
Finished Measurements: Approximately 21″ circumference and 6″ high.
Yarn: Super bulky yarn (#6) in color of choice. Approximately 80 yards.
Shown: Lion Brand Hometown (100% acrylic), 162yds [148m]/10 oz [284g]: #114 (Tampa Spice), 1/2 skein. Note Lion Brand makes Hometown skeins in different sizes. For the smaller skeins of 81 yards, this project will take 1 skein.
Hook: Size N/15 (10.0mm) or size needed to obtain gauge.
Gauge: 7 sts and 3.5 rows = 4″ x 4″ in dc.
Standard and Special Stitch Abbreviations (U.S. Crochet Terminology):
dc: double crochet
sc: single crochet
sl st: slip stitch
sp: space st(s): stitches
- Placing markers in the first sc of each rnd is recommended.
- Move the markers up as you go along.
- Work the base chain loosely.
- Photo tutorial at end of pattern shows certain recommended techniques including working rnd 1 under the bottom bumps of the base chain.
- Video tutorial for invisible join method available at: Crafting Each Day Invisible Join Tutorial.
Multiple: 7 sts
Base Chain: Loosely ch 42. Carefully join with sl st to 1st ch to form a loop without twisting the ch.
Rnd 1: Ch 1 (does not count as a st), sc in each ch around, sl st to first sc to join. (42 sc)
Rnd 2: Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), dc in next st, sk 2 sts, 5 dc in next st, sk 2 sts, *dc in each of next 2 sts, sk 2 sts, 5 dc in next st, sk 2 sts; rep from * around, join with sl st to top of ch 3 at beg of rnd. (6 clusters of 5 dc, 6 pairs of 2 dc)
Rnd 3: Sl st into sp between pair of vertical dc, ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), dc 4 more times in same sp, sk 3 dc, dc in sp between 2nd and 3rd dc of cluster, dc in sp between 3rd and 4th dc of cluster, sk 3 dc, *5 dc in sp between pair of vertical dc, sk 3 dc, dc in sp between 2nd and 3rd dc of cluster, dc in sp between 3rd and 4th dc of cluster, sk 3 dc; rep from * around, join with sl st to top of ch 3 at beg of rnd.
Rnd 4: Sl st in top of next dc, sl st in sp between 2nd and 3rd dc of cluster, ch 3 (counts as a dc), dc in sp between 3rd and 4th dc of cluster, sk 3 dc, 5 dc in sp between pair of vertical dc, sk 3 dc, *dc in sp between 2nd and 3rd dc of cluster, dc in sp between 3rd and 4th dc of cluster, sk 3 dc, 5 dc in sp between pair of vertical dc, sk 3 dc; rep from * around, join with sl st to top of ch 3 at beg of rnd.
Rnd 5: Rep rnd 3.
Rnd 6: Rep rnd 4.
Rnd 7: Ch 1 (does not count as a st), sc in each st around. At end of Rnd 7, either join with a sl st to first sc and fasten off or if you would like an invisible looking join, use the invisible join method to finish Rnd 7 instead. Tutorial for invisible join at Crafting Each Day Invisible Join Method. (42 sc)
Finishing: Weave in ends. Block if desired.
HOW TO BEGIN THE CHUNKY CROCHET COWL
PDF Pattern Downloads: Purchase a printable PDF of the pattern in both my Etsy and Ravelry Shops.