A free crochet cowl pattern perfect for any lady!
The Rebecca cowl has an understated elegance that makes this free crochet cowl pattern a great project to make and keep for yourself or gift to a loved one!
This crochet cowl is made in #3 weight (DK) yarn so is also a perfect accessory piece for early fall through to late spring. You will be surprised how warm and cozy it is.
The combination of the yarn and the stitches used create the Rebecca cowl create both a beautiful drape and a gorgeous texture that looks as good as it feels.
Written for ages 2-adult this really is a pattern you will come back to time and time again.
Inspiration behind the design
If you have been following me for a while you will know that I love to join in events hosted by other designers. And more often than not I will design a brand new pattern for it.
The Rebecca Cowl crochet pattern came about after I signed up for one of these events. I had recently finished designing the Pockets of Love scarf and was mesmerised by the gorgeous texture of the stitch combination used in the main body of that scarf. It just popped in the photos and looks great in reality too!
I just knew that there had to be more designs that I could use that stitch in.
For this event I needed a pattern that would work up in a day or less. I had a quick rummage in my yarn stash and picked this yarn from James C Brett. Now I had to decide which type of pattern I would be designing.
As it happens that January day was a brisk, frosty one. Walking the dogs I wished I had put on one of my scarves or cowls. And so a cowl it was!
Construction of the Rebecca Cowl design
The Rebecca Cowl crochet pattern is worked in the round so it is seamless. It uses chains, single crochets, double crochets and treble crochets (in US terms) to create this gorgeous subtle texture.
This is an intermediate pattern because the treble crochets are crossed.
However, if you are a confident beginner who knows how to single crochet, double crochet and treble crochet then you can absolutely make this free crochet cowl pattern for yourself!
For my version above I used James C Brett Driftwood yarn in colour DW03. It comes in 100g skeins, is 100% acrylic and is anti-pilling which makes it perfect for wearables and accessories.
I also love the natural colour ways that it comes in and looks so beautiful when worked up.
It is a super easy yarn to work with and I find it slides along my hook perfectly.
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The pattern specifics:
|· #3 weight yarn – I used 266 yards of James C Brett Driftwood DK in shade DW03 for adult and 218 yards for teen. You will need less than one skein for all sizes.|
· 4mm hook
· Tapestry needle
|Does not matter as long as tension is consistent. |
My gauge was 10 stitches and 4 rounds per 2” square.
This pattern is written for several sizes. Note the dimensions below are approximate.
Age 2-3 – 23” circumference
Age 4-10 – 27” circumference
Teen – 29” circumference
Adult – 30” circumference
|· Ch(s) – chain(s)|
· St(s) – stitch(es)
· FSC – foundation single crochet
· Sc – single crochet
· Dc – double crochet
· Tc – treble crochet
· Sk – skip
· Rep – repeat
· Ss – Slip stitch(es)
|Written in US terms|
Chain 1 at the beginning of the round does not count as a stitch.
Ch2 when worked between 2 crossed treble crochets counts as 1 stitch.
The stitch count will remain the same for each round.
Your Free Crochet Cowl Pattern:
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Round 1: FSC 108 (126 / 144 / 150) OR Ch 109 (127 / 145 / 151), sc in second ch from hook and each ch across.
SS to join. (108 / 126 / 144 / 150)
Round 2: Ch3 (counts as a dc) , dc in next 2 sts *sk the next 2 sts, tc in next st, ch 2, working behind the tc just made tc in the first skipped st, dc in next 3 sts,*
Rep from * to * around until you have 3 sts remaining. Sk the next 2 sts, tc in next st, ch 2, working behind the tc just made tc in the first skipped st. SS to join
Round 3: Ch1, sc in each st around (Note: remember that the ch2 spaces count as one stitch!)
Round 4: Turn, Ch3 (counts as a dc) , dc in next 2 sts *sk the next 2 sts, tc in next st, ch 2, working behind the tc just made tc in the first skipped st, dc in next 3 sts,*
Rep from * to * around until you have 3 sts remaining. Sk the next 2 sts, tc in next st, ch 2, working behind the tc just made tc in the first skipped st. SS to join.
Rounds 5 – 11 (15 / 21 / 25): Rep rounds 3 and 4 until your cowl is as tall as desired.
Note: you will end with a repeat of round 3.
FO and weave in ends.