So, this didn’t start out to be a cowl, or a collar! This crochet collar cowl is an example of starting down a path and ending up at a different destination than you planned. I wanted to try this single rib stitch and my mom wanted a scarf, so I thought this would be a good opportunity to try it out. I started with a width that would come up over her ears and mouth if she wanted and proceeded to work this pretty quickly. Around row 20, I decided to go give it a try in the mirror and see how it was coming along. It was heavy, so when I wrapped it around my neck, it immediately folded in half. My daughter was watching me and she said it looked like a collar. So, after looking at it for a few more minutes, I decided to let the yarn and stitch lead me and these guys were telling me this would not make a great long scarf for my mom, but it sure would make a cute little cowl! So, I finished up a few more rows, added a button and I love the way it turned out! I hope you love this free crochet cowl pattern too.
ch – chain
sl st – slip stitch
dc – double crochet
dc/rf – double crochet raised front – wrap yarn around hook, insert the hook around the top of the stem from the front moving right to left, complete DC as normal
dc/rb – double crochet raised back – wrap yarn around hook, insert the hook around the top of the stem from the back moving right to left, complete DC as normal
- Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick – Fossil – approximately 125 yds.
- Hook – N – 9mm
Single rib stitch
Multiple of 2 sts (add 2 to base chain)
Chain 20 +2
Row 1 – skip 3 ch and dc into 4th chain from hook. Dc in each stitch to end, turn.
Row 2 – ch 2, skip 1st stitch – *1 dc/rf around next stitch stem, 1 dc/rb around next stitch, repeat from * to end of row, 1 dc into top of turning chain from Row 1, turn.
Row 3 – 23 – repeat row 2
Row 24 – chain 2, dc in each stitch, turn
Row 25 – sl st in each stitch across, cut and weave in ends
Add a button around stitch 5 on one side of the cowl. Use a button that will easily slide in and out between the stitches on the other side.
Use a bulky yarn to make this super warm and stand up as a collar easily.
This back loop only crochet scarf pattern is very easy to work up quickly!