Speedy Crochet Cowl – Free Crochet Pattern

This super Speedy Crochet Cowl works up so nice and quick and has such fun texture! The super bulky yarn gives it just the right amount of squish and it’s oh so soft too! Follow the pattern below to make one of your own! There’s also instructions to easily make the cowl longer or wider, depending on what your cowl wearing preferences are!

For the Speedy Crochet Cowl, I used Lion Brand Hometown USA yarn. I had never used this yarn before, but I am definitely a fan! It is so soft and easy to work with, plus the colors are so fun and vibrant. The cowls you see in the photos on this page are in the Key Largo and Portland Wine colorways. I can see myself making more crochet projects in the near future with this yarn! When buying this yarn, I learned there are smaller and larger skeins. You’ll need two smaller ones for this cowl, or one larger one. See the details in the Materials section below.

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Materials:

  • Super Bulky Yarn (#6 weight) – You will need about 6oz/170g (98yd/90m) of super bulky yarn.  I used about three quarters of one of the large skeins of Hometown USA yarn (one skein is 8oz/227g and 129yd/118m). If you are using the smaller skeins, you will need two of them. As I’m writing this pattern, you can find the yarn on sale on Amazon, or you can find it on the Lion Brand Website.
  • 9 mm crochet hook
  • Yarn needle for weaving in ends.

Finished Size:

  • When finished and laying flat, this Super Speedy Cowl measures approx. 14.5” long and 7” wide  (or 29 inches around).

Gauge

  • 2 inches square = approx. 2 rows of 5 DC stitches.

Stitches Used:

  • Ch – chain
  • Sl St – slip stitch
  • SC – single crochet
  • FSC – Foundation Single Crochet – Video Tutorial HERE.
  • 2DC Cluster – Two Double Crochet Cluster (same as DC2TOG except in same stitch). Yarn over, insert hook into next stitch, pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through 2 loops. Yarn over, insert hook into same stitch, pull up a loop (4 loops on hook), yarn over, pull through 2 loops, yarn over and pull through all 3 remaining loops. Video tutorial HERE.

Important Notes:

  • This cowl pattern starts with working a long row of Foundation Single Crochet Stitches and then joining the last stitch to the first to work in the round. You can also start this pattern with a starting chain, however a starting foundation does give a little bit of a nicer finished edge to the cowl.
  • Joined Rounds–At the end of each round, you will be joining the last stitch of the round to the first one with a slip stitch. Then you will follow the instructions to start the next round. Chain 1 stitches do not count towards stitch count.
  • Size modifications –If you want to make this cowl longer or wider, it’s really quite easy! To make it longer, just add extra stitches to your starting foundation/chain. Just note that it will need to be an even number of stitches so that the rest of the pattern works out. To make the cowl wider, just add extra rounds of the 2DC Cluster stitches until it’s your desired height, before moving on to the two rounds of SC at the end.
  • Video Tutorials you might find helpful:

Speedy Crochet Cowl – The Pattern

Row/Round 1: FSC 54 (this should be approx. 28”).  Join the last stitch to the first with a slip stitch, being careful not to twist the foundation chain. (54)    

*When you join the foundation chain, there will be a small gap at the bottom where it’s not connected. You can use your yarn needle and the yarn tail to sew up the small gap. This can be done now or when you are finished the scarf.

Round 2: Ch 1, SC each stitch around. Join with a sl st to the top of the first SC of the round. (54)

Round 3: Ch 2, 2DC cluster in first stitch, ch 1, skip a stitch, *2DC cluster in next stitch, ch 1, skip next stitch. Repeat from * around. Join with sl st to top of first cluster. (27 clusters)

*Note – on all 2DC cluster rounds, you’ll finish the round with the last 2DC cluster and a chain 1 before joining to the first stitch.

Round 4: Sl st into the space between the first two clusters from the previous round. Ch 2, 2DC cluster into the space, ch 1, 2DC cluster in next space, ch 1. Repeat around working 2DC clusters into each cluster space from the previous round, ch 1 between each cluster. Join with a sl st to top of first cluster. (27 clusters)

Rounds 5-7: Repeat round 4.

*You can add more or less repeats of round 4 here, depending on your desired cowl width.

Round 8: Ch 1, SC in each stitch around – working one in the top of each cluster stitch and one in the space between each cluster. Join to top of first SC with a sl st. (54)

Round 9: Ch 1, SC in each stitch around. Join to first SC with a sl st. (54)

Fasten off, cut your yarn, and weave in your ends.  You’re all done!  

I hope you loved making the Speedy Crochet Cowl pattern and you are happy with your beautiful new cowl!

If you’re looking for some more fun and free crochet patterns on the blog, check them all out HERE!

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2 Comments

  1. Would like written patterns, I crochet hats and scarves for our church that sends them to places that need them. I likke quick and easy crochet patterns

    1. Loops and Love Crochet says:

      Thanks Kathy,
      I hope you like this pattern! The written pattern is on this blog page! 🙂

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