After crocheting simple blankets and scarves, I wanted to challenge myself to tackle something different with my needle and yarn. I love the feel of a soft chunky scarf so I searched for a cowl pattern that would give me that. I came across one I really liked at elletrain knits but modified it slightly to my liking. I used a jumbo hook size P, which is the largest crochet hook I could find at my local craft store. As for the yarn, I find anything with more than 20% of wool becomes a bit uncomfortable against my skin. Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick brand is a perfect with 80% acrylic and 20% wool. It’s still super soft and bulky and combined with the larger hook makes the perfect cowl! I can get 1 cowl out of 1-2 skeins of 108 yds of yarn depending on how wide I would like the finished product.
Here’s the simple pattern I used for anyone else who has some yarn and a bit of free time.
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet
Join chain into a ring with a slip stitch, being careful not to twist the chain.
Round 1:sc in same chain as slip stitch, sc in each chain around. Join with slip stitch to first sc of round.
Round 2: dc in same stitch as slip stitch and in each dc around. Join with a slip stitch to first dc of the round.
Round 3: repeat round 2.
Round 4: sc in same stitch as slip stitch and in each dc around in the back loop only. Join with slip stitch to first sc of round.
For the next series of rounds, continue by repeating rounds 2-4 until desired width is reached. desired width is achieved. The more rows, the chunkier the cowl will be. The cowl shown above repeats rounds 2-4 an additional 2 times.
**For very last round, sc in each dc in both loops, join with slit stitch to first sc of the round, bind off.
This project works up very quickly, giving an almost instant sense of satisfaction! I have my stack of cowls waiting for winter time to come around again.