This Cardinal chunky cowl crochet pattern takes just one skein of yarn to make this lovely fashion accessory. The open 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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Size K 6.50 MM Crochet Hook
CH = Chain
SK = Skip
SL ST = Slip Stitch
SP = Space
STs = Stitches
TC = Treble Crochet
YO = Yarn Over
Begin with a chain of 46
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
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.
Lay the cowl flat so you can join.
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.
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.
This next photo shows the SL ST into the Top TC ST.
The photo below shows the SL ST complete.
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.
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.
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