I love to combine crochet with fabric and I have been looking for a way to do that in a cowl. I love yarn, but I also love the feel of a super soft fleece or flannel on my neck in the winter months. So, I set out to design a cowl that would give me the beauty of crochet, but with the added warmth of the fabric layer. And my crochet Honeycomb Cowl was created!
This is another one skein project and you can easily use up some leftover flannel or fleece that you may have on hand, or grab a remnant from your local fabric store. This works up really quickly with a bulky yarn and the beautiful honeycomb stitch. Then I stitched the flannel to the inside of the cowl and it is so warm and cozy. I chose a darker fabric for my inside to really show off my stitches and the pattern, but you could also use a matching fabric to blend in more. Either way, you can’t go wrong with this one.
Since it is just a one skein project, you can quickly work this up and give it as gift. If you wanted something more for spring or early fall, you could also line it with a cotton fabric, or just leave it unlined. It is beautiful all on its own too!
- 1 skein – Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick
- M/N Hook – 9.00 mm
- Crochet thread yarn (10)
- tapestry needle
- Fleece or flannel fabric cut as described in pattern
- ch – chain
- sc – single crochet
- ch sp – chain space
- sl st – slip stitch
- tc – treble crochet
Crochet Honeycomb Cowl Pattern and Instructions
For the honeycomb trellis stitch, work multiples of 5 +2
Crochet the front
Row 1 – 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in each ch across, turn
Row 2 – Ch 1, 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, *ch 5, skip 2 sc, 1 sc in each of next 3 sc; repeat from * to the last 4 sc, ch 5, skip 2 sc, 1 sc in each of last 2 sc, turn
Row 3 – Ch 1, 1 sc in first sc, *5 sc in next ch 5 arch, skip 1 sc, 1 sc in next sc, skip 1 sc; repeat from * to last sc, 1 sc in last sc, turn
Row 4 – Ch 6 (counts as a tc and 2ch), skip first 2 sc, 1 sc in each of next 3 sc, *ch 5, skip 3 sc, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sc; repeat from * to last 2 sc, ch 2, 1 tc in last sc, turn
Row 5 – Ch 1, 1 sc in first tc, 2 sc in next ch 2 space, skip 1 sc, 1 sc in next sc, *5sc in next ch 5 arch, skip 1 sc, 1 sc in next sc, skip 1 sc; repeat from * to last ch 2 space, 2 sc in the last ch space, 1 sc in 4th of ch 6 from previous row, turn
Row 6 – Ch 1, 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, *ch 5, skip 3 sc, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sc; repeat from *to last 5 sc, ch 5, skip 3sc, 1 sc in each of next 2 sc, turn
Row 7 + – Repeat steps 3 – 6 until you reach 27 inches.
Work 1 row of sc as your final row.
Final measurement is 7 inches wide by 27 inches long.
Adding the lining
Cut your flannel to 26 x 7 inches. You will leave the original chain area and the ending row of sc without flannel so that you can stitch those together at the end.
Using a Yarn thread (10) and a piece of flannel or fleece cut to the same size as the cowl, start in one corner and stitch the fabric to the cowl close to the edges. Make sure your cowl is stretched and flat. You can block before adding or just stretch it to size and work from there. If you want to hem your fabric, you can do that prior to stitching.
Once your flannel is attached, seam the two ends together using a slip stitch with your original yarn or whip stitch with the yarn thread.
Tips and Other Ideas
- Purchase thread to sew the fabric on in a color similar to your yarn. This way it will blend in and no one will see the stitches on the outside.
- If you want to make something really bright, you could go with a patterned fabric on the inside too.
- If you love a warm and cozy cowl, try this pattern too – Solid Shell Stitch Cowl