Cardinal Chunky Cowl Crochet Pattern

This Cardinal chunky cowl crochet pattern takes just one skein of yarn to make this lovely fashion accessory. The own weave is achieved using a treble crochet stitch. Dress up a pair of jeans with a basic top or add to the beauty of a little black dress.

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Chunky Crochet Cowl Pattern
Chunky Crochet Cowl Pattern Laying Flat

This crochet cowl is so versatile. The yarn is quite soft and the colors effortlessly change throughout the skein.

Why Cardinal Crochet Cowl?

First of all, my husband’s aunt loves Cardinals and every time we see one, we think of her. Secondly, just look at the red pop of color in this yarn. Just reminds me of a Cardinal sitting in a tree. Such a thing of beauty that we are so lucky to have in our lives.

Cardinal Sitting in a Tree
Cardinal Sitting in a Tree

Vertical Stitch Pattern

Notice how the treble crochet stitches are vertical when worn around the neck? In order to achieve this, the cowl had to be worked flat and joined when complete. I could not achieve the same look when working in the round.

Cardinal Cowl Crochet Pattern Worn Around the Neck
Cardinal Cowl Crochet Pattern Worn Around the Neck

Cowl Laying Flat to Show the Stitch Pattern

As you can see from the photo below, this is a simple pattern that shows off the beautiful colors of the yarn. If you have worked with Lion Brand Homespun Yarn before like I have, you know it can be hard to see your stitches. Therefore, this crochet pattern makes it easy to work this this lovely yarn. It is soft and has a pleasant drape when combined with this stitch pattern.

Chunky Cowl Vertical Stitch Pattern
Chunky Cowl Vertical Stitch Pattern

Pattern Note

In order to achieve the look of this stitch pattern,The project is worked flat and seamed at the end. Therefore, you decide the width at the beginning and crochet until the skein is gone or the cowl is the length that you desire. I could not achieve the same look when working in the round.

Crochet Cowl Styled with Draping in Front
Crochet Cowl Styled with Draping in Front

Showing off the Stitch Pattern Horizontally

The photo above shows a fun way to style this cowl with the lines running a bit more horizontally. Here is another view of this delightful accessory.

Wearing The Cowl as a Shoulder Cover UP
Wearing The Cowl as a Shoulder Cover UP

Desire a Shorter Cover Up?

Fold over the top of this cover up for another pretty style. There are so many wardrobe possibilities with this lovely crochet pattern.

Top Folded Over on Crochet Cover Up
Top Folded Over on Crochet Cover Up

Size of Crochet Cowl

14 inches wide X 36 inches around. If you prefer a longer infinity scarf style, you’ll need another skein as I used the entire skein of yarn for the size that I made.

If you would like to make this cowl narrower, increase or decrease the stitches by a multiple of 4 plus 6. This particular size cowl is 4 X 10 = 40 + 6 = 46 stitches.

Crochet Pattern: Cardinal Chunky Cowl Crochet Pattern

Materials

Go Team Lion Brand Homespun Yarn. 1 Skein 185 yards. If you do not have this yarn locally, you can find it here. Here are a wide variety of other colors to choose from.

Size K 6.50 MM Crochet Hook

Yarn Needle

Scissors

Abbreviations

CH = Chain

SK = Skip

SL ST = Slip Stitch

SP = Space

STs = Stitches

TC = Treble Crochet

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YO = Yarn Over

Cardinal Chunky Cowl Crochet Pattern Printable
Cardinal Chunky Cowl Crochet Pattern Printable

Directions

Begin with a chain of 46

Row 1

In the 6th CH from the hook TC (counts as TC plus CH 1) CH 1, SK 1, TC in next ST, [CH 1, SK 1, TC in the next ST] repeat across and until the last 2 STs, end with a CH 1, SK 1, TC in the last ST. Turn

Row 2

CH 5 (counts as TC plus CH 1), SK 1, TC in next ST [CH 1, SK 1, TC in the next ST] repeat across and until the last 2 STs, end with a CH 1, SK 1, TC in the last ST. Turn

Row 3 – 33

Repeat row 2

Do not cut off yarn…you will join the cowl together now.

Joining

Lay the cowl flat so you can join.

First Stitch

CH 4, SL ST into the top CH SP of the opposite side of the cowl. CH 1, SL ST into top of TC on the same side, YO 2 Times in preparation for a TC. Insert the hook in the top ST of the opposite TC, Complete a TC.

Next Stitch

After the previous TC is completed, SL ST into the top ST of the Opposite TC, CH 1, SL ST into the next TC top ST same side. YO 2 Times in preparation for a TC. Insert the hook in the top ST of the opposite TC, Complete a TC. Continue this pattern all the way across.

Once Joined, weave in the yarn and cut off the excess yarn.

Enjoy your new crochet chunky cowl.

Photos of Joining the Cowl Follow

The first photo shows the first few stitches joined. This first picture has the CH 1 complete.

Joining Cowl to Opposite Side
Joining Cowl to Opposite Side

This next photo shows the SL ST into the Top TC ST.

Joining Chunky Crochet Cowl
After CH 1, SL ST into the top TC ST of the Same Side

The photo below shows the SL ST complete.

SL ST Complete on Joining Cowl
SL ST Complete on Joining Cowl

Below, the photo shows the yarn over two times and inserting the hook on the top stitch of the opposite treble crochet. Now just complete the treble crochet and begin the process all over again by SL ST through the opposite TC again.

Completing Treble Crochet in Opposite Side Stitch
Completing Treble Crochet in Opposite Side Stitch

The Chunky Crochet Cowl is Joined in the Photo Below

The seam blends in nicely with all of the other rows. This allows you to style the beautiful cover up any way you wish. Enjoy wearing or gifting your new cowl.

Joining Complete on the Chunky Cowl
Joining Complete on the Chunky Cowl

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