This is an incredibly easy crochet cowl pattern. It has a simple criss cross design that gives the cowl a lovely texture. And if you’re anything like me, I LOVE textured designs. This cowl literally makes you feel like you are on cloud nine! The XL Cotton from Hobby Lobby is an absolute dream. So soft and squishy! Once I saw it I knew I had to make something with it.
Another thing I love about this cowl is that it works up very quickly. I didn’t time it but if I remember correctly I think it took me about an hour and a half to make it. This cowl is worked in the round which is nice so you don’t have to sew anything together! A huge plus in my book.
This cowl is a great gift idea because who doesn’t love a squishy, warm hug around the neck?!
The Cloud Nine Cowl Pattern
Special stitches: Criss Cross Stitch- Yarn over, skip stitch, double crochet into next stitch. Yarn over, go behind previous double crochet and double crochet into the stitch you just skipped. Here are some pictures to clarify…
Photo below is yarn over, skip stitch, and double crochet into next stitch.
Photo below is yarn over, go behind previous double crochet and double crochet into skipped stitch.
This is what your finished criss cross stitch should look like.
Stitch Abbreviations: Single crochet=Sc|Double Crochet=Dc|Slip Stitch=Sl St|Skip Stitch=Sk St|Yarn Over=YO|Chain(s)=Ch(s)|Stitch(s)=St(s)
- 2 Skeins of XL Cotton from Hobby Lobby (100 yards)
- Size M hook
Chain 48. *If you want a little bigger hole to slip over your head just add stitches in increments of 2* Join chain with a Sl St taking care not to twist your chain.
Row 1: Chain 1. Sc around. Join with a Sl St to first Sc. (48 sc)
Row 2: Ch 3. YO, Sk St, Dc into next stitch. YO, go behind previous Dc and Dc into the St you just skipped. Continue in this pattern until you reach your first Ch 3 Sts. YO, and Dc into the bottom of chain 3 sts. Sl St to top of first Dc. Refer to the picture below for where to put your last Dc. (25 dc’s including chain 3)
Repeat rows 1 and 2 until you reach the length you want. I stopped at 11 rows. End with a single crochet round then cut and weave in your ends. Hope you float away on Cloud Nine in your new cowl!
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