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While the flowers may have started blooming out here in SoCal, the majority of the country is not out of the winter woods yet.
For all my fellow crocheters out there, it’s tempting to break out the pastel colored cotton yarns and start creating things for the warmer evenings ahead. As for now, it’s still winter, and it’s still pretty chilly…especially overnight and into the early morning hours. With that, I’ve decided to share a FREE crochet cowl pattern for you all!
I love me a good, ol’ fashioned crochet cowl pattern! Unlike an infinity scarf that can be wrapped around your neck multiple times, a crochet cowl pattern usually consists of one singular loop that hangs loosely around your neck.
They’re quick to work up, variable in customization, and make a great accessor for any fall or winter outfit. I loved making this particular crochet cowl pattern because it’s actually reversible and can be worn on whichever side you prefer. If you’re interested (which you totes should be), keep reading below to learn how to create The Jade Cowl using my crochet cowl pattern!
What You’ll Need:
- 2 Skeins of bulky yarn – I used a clearance bulky weight yarn from Hobby Lobby [I can’t remember the name…I know I suck]
- Crochet Hook Size N/P (10 mm)
- Yarn needle
- Chain Stitch (ch)
- Slip Stitch (ss)
- Double Crochet Stitch (dc)
- Front Post Double Crochet Stitch (fpdc)
- Back Post Double Crochet Stitch (bpdc)
How to Front Post Double Crochet (fpdc):
The front post double crochet is very similar to a fundamental double crochet stitch. What is different is where your hook is being inserted.
- Yarn over, and put your crochet hook around [from FRONT to back] the entirety of the stitch in the previous row. Your stitch should be chillin’ on the front of your hook, with your hook on the front side of your work.
- Yarn over, and pull through behind the post of the stitch on your hook. You should now have three loops on your hook.
- Yarn over, and pull through two loops.
- Yarn over, and pull through remaining two loops
How to Back Post Double Crochet (bpdc):
Likewise, the back post double crochet stitch is super similar to a regular dc stitch.
- Yarn over, and put your crochet hook around [from BACK to front] the entirety of the stitch in the previous row. The majority of your hook will be behind your work, with the stitch post covered by the hook.
- Yarn over, and pull through in front of the post on your hook. You will now have three loops on your hook.
- Yarn over and pull through two loops.
- Yarn over, and pull through remaining two loops.
The Jade Crochet Cowl Pattern Instructions:
- Chain 17 +3
- Dc 1 in the 3th chain from the hook.
- Continue to dc across the entire row. Chain 2 and turn work.
- Dc 1. 4 fpdc, 4 bpdc, 4 fpdc, 4 bpdc. 1 dc in last stich. Chain 2 and turn your work.
- Dc 1. 4 bpdc, 4 fpdc, 4 bpdc, 4 fpdc. 1 dc in last stitch. Chain 2 and turn your work.
- Repeat steps 4 and 5 until you get your desired scarf length. My scarf is approximately 24 inches long (about 12” when folded in half.
- 6. Slip stitch the two ends together. Snip thread and weave in ends.
Yeah, peeps. It’s that easy. The Crochet Cowl Pattern, aka The Jade Cowl, can be worked up in as little as an hour (depending on how fast you crochet). It’s totally beginner friendly and a great way to practice your front post and back post double crochet stitches. I love the texture that this reversible crochet cowl pattern creates, with one side having a single ridge across the center of the scarf. Flip the scarf over and reveal two parallel ridges. The change is subtle, but fun to switch up!
Related Post: If you’re interested, I have several other free crochet patterns you can check out in my soul~create category here!
What are your favorite mid-winter crochet projects to make? Post your favorites in the comments below!