Warm & Toasty Winter Cowl - Free Crochet Pattern


One of my absolute favourite things about winter is being able to snuggle up under a warm and extremely toasty blanket! Personally, the world just seems so much cozier that way. 
The sad part is, it is unfortunately deemed socially 'weird' to walk around everywhere with a ginormous blanket wrapped around your shoulders... In an effort to defeat the unbearable cold, and still look chic and stylish I decided to create a cute yet extremely warm cowl!


+ MATERIALS
600yds Worsted Yarn (10ply) - Lion Brand Vanna's Choice
Tapestry Needle

+ COLOURS
Colonial Blue (1 skein)
Honey (1 skein)
Cranberry (1 skein)
Fisherman (1 skein)

+ FINISHED SIZE
Width: 14" (36cm)
Length: 18.5" (47cm)

+ STITCHES & ABBREVIATIONS
st(s) - stitch(es)
sl st - slip stitch

+PATTERN
Ch78 using 2 strands "Colonial Blue" yarn and10.00mm hook. (Continue crocheting using 2 strands of yarn for this entire pattern. You can also easily adjust this cowl by adding or taking away sets of 3 foundation chains)

Row 1- Ch1, 1 sc in 3rd ch from hook. *Ch2, skip 2 sts, 1 sc in next st. Repeat from the * all across.  Ch2, skip 2 sts, 1 sc in next 2 sts. Turn your work.
Row 2- Ch3, 3 dc in next 'ch2' space made in previous row. * 3 dc in next 'ch2' space made in previous row. Repeat from the * all across. 1 dc in turning ch. Turn your work.
Row 3- Change yarn colour to "Honey". Ch1, 1 sc in space in between the dc and set of 3 dc made in previous row. *Ch2, 1 sc in between the next 2 sets of 3 dc. Repeat from the * all across. Ch2, 1 sc in turning ch. Turn your work. 


Row 4- Change yarn colour to "Cranberry", repeat row 2.
Row 5- Change yarn color to "Honey", repeat row 3.
Row 6- Change yarn colour to "Fisherman", repeat row 2.
Row 7- Change yarn color to "Honey", repeat row 3.
Row 8- Change yarn colour to "Colonial Blue", repeat row 2.
Row 9- Change yarn color to "Honey", repeat row 3.
Row 10- Change yarn colour to "Cranberry", repeat row 2.
Row 11- Change yarn color to "Honey", repeat row 3.
Row 12- Change yarn colour to "Fisherman", repeat row 2.
Row 13- Change yarn color to "Honey", repeat row 3.
Row 14- Change yarn colour to "Colonial Blue", repeat row 2.
Row 15- Change yarn color to "Honey", repeat row 3.
Row 16- Change yarn colour to "Cranberry", repeat row 2.
Fasten off, weave in loose ends.

Finishing:
Connect the two ends of the scarf together to create a circle (making sure to add a half-twist), then sl st them together. 
Fasten off, weave in loose ends.


Hope you all enjoyed the pattern for this cosy cowl.
If you did crochet this, please share a photo on Instagram, I'd love to see it!
Have a lovely day crocheting...

29 comments:

  1. Looks just beautiful and should work up quickly enough for Christmas. Thank you!

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  2. Oh, that cowl is simply lovely Olivia! The colors are beautiful! I can't wait to see what you come up with next! Thank you for all your great patterns!
    Sarah

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  3. Can worsted weight yarn be substituted?

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    1. Yes, but you'll have to use 2 strands while crocheting, instead of 1. If you don't mind your cowl being thinner, 1 strand is also ok, but it won't have the same chunky-iness and thickness.
      Olivia :)

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  4. Very nice! Thank you for sharing!

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  5. Nice read! I like the suggestions.

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  6. Olivia, thank you so much for sharing. If you don't mind, can you share how you did the color changes? Meaning,did you carry the yarn up the sides/end of rows?

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    1. Hi Tasha,
      Here is a video tutorial with the method I used for changing colours ~ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vm-OCqPaIkY

      Hope it helps!
      Olivia

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  7. This is beautiful!

    Can it be worked up as a circle instead of weaving it together at the end?

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    1. Yes, if you attach the base chains together with a slip stitch.

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  8. Are the stitches written in American terms?

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  9. It looks like the honey color you used 2 strands. It doesn't say so in the instructions. Is the correct or am I just looking at it wrong. Very pretty cowl. My daughter loves wearing these and I would like to make her one of these.

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    1. Hi Donna,
      I used 2 strands of 8ply honey yarn. I did this because I didn't have any chunkier honey coloured yarn.
      Hope this helps!

      Olivia

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  10. Hi Olivia: Thank you for sharing your patterns. My grandchildren love these things. How can I get the directions to my printer though. I would like to copy the instructions to my printer. What letter crochet hook is a 12.00? Patti

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    1. Hello Patti,
      I'm not sure what letter a 12.00mm crochet hook is, sorry!
      Just click right, copy the instructions, then paste them into a word document before printing.
      Hope this helps!
      Olivia

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  11. Hi Olivia: I love the pattern but I too have the same 2 questions. How do I get to my printer, and what size hook is 12.00? Thanks!

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    1. I'm glad you love the pattern Ann! :)
      I'm not sure what letter a 12.00mm crochet hook is, sorry!
      Just click right, copy the instructions, then paste them into a word document before printing.
      Hope this helps!

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  12. Hey Olivia I'm a new self taught crocheters. I have been on a cowl making kick. I want to make this one. I'm making mine in the round. Just starting on the 3rd row. I must be drawing a blank, I just don't understand the directions for this row. Can you please help me with it?

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  13. Hi Olivia ! I just wanted to say this is BEAUTIFUL! You are so talented with color combinations and stitch combinations. I went out to google to see if I could help answer everyone's q about the size 12 hook, and I couldn't find any charts that had 12 on any measurement (mm, US, or UK ?)
    Is it maybe that super big one, the "speed hook" it's sometimes called?

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    1. Hi Stacy,

      Aww, thank you!
      I'm not sure if it's called a speed hook, but this is the hook I use ~ http://www.hookedonyarn.com.au/12mm-bamboo-crochet-hook/

      Olivia

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  14. Hi Olivia, do you have a specific brand of yarn you recommend for this scarf?
    Thanks!

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  15. I love the warm colours you have used for the cowl Olivia, the yarn looks so soft. I love it.

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  16. Hi Olivia,
    I wanted to start off by saying that this yet another very beautiful pattern. I am so glad I joined your emailing list, I just love so many of your patterns. I do have a question or two about this pattern though. What brand of yarn did you use? Also do you have any suggestions on a yarn brand? Thanks gain for sharing another wonderful pattern, I really can't wait to see what you come up with next.

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  17. Hi Olivia,
    I wanted to start off by saying that this yet another very beautiful pattern. I am so glad I joined your emailing list, I just love so many of your patterns. I do have a question or two about this pattern though. What brand of yarn did you use? Also do you have any suggestions on a yarn brand? Thanks gain for sharing another wonderful pattern, I really can't wait to see what you come up with next.

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  18. Made this today. Such a fun pattern. I thank you for sharing.

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  19. I just discovered this cowl and I'm in love with the combination of colors, my first thought when I saw it was: Chanel or Yves Saint Laurent remember! I'll do it one for myself this weekend! Thanks for sharing your beautiful job.

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  20. I just discovered this cowl and I'm in love with the combination of colors, my first thought when I saw it was: Chanel or Yves Saint Laurent remember! I'll do it one for myself this weekend! Thanks for sharing your beautiful job.

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