A Fast, Chunky Crochet Cowl to Get You Through the Rest of Winter
Mother nature just dropper her third - THIRD - blizzard on us this week. To name this a “snow drops” cowl feels much too mild, but with that distinct star stitch and aqua color palette - this cowl is clearly the next free crochet pattern in my Snow Drops Pattern Collection. You just need some chunky (category 6) yarn, a big hook and about an hour to make this beautifully textured cowl. Keep reading for the free crochet pattern.
Caron Cakes vs. Caron Chunky Cakes
My Snow Drops Crochet Pattern Collection is my most popular by far and includes a triangle scarf, slouch hat, mittens, ear warmer, and messy bun hat. These patterns were all designed with Caron Cakes in the lovely colorway ‘Faerie Cake’. Fortunately, the wonderful folks at Yarnspirations also decided to release a similar color palette for their Caron Chunky Cakes which is called ‘Blue Moon’. This yarn is a category 6 ‘Super Bulky’ and that mean’s you can make this cowl in no time!
Crochet Star Stitch Video Tutorial
The star stitch is much easier to crochet than it looks, and it is one of my absolute favorite crochet stitches! If you’ve never done it before, don’t let that scare you off from the Snow Drops collection! I’ve got a video tutorial for you below to get you started ;)
Abbreviations (written in U.S. terms):
sl st: slip stitch
YO: yarn over hook
LOH: loops on hook
SC: single crochet
HDC: half double crochet
FHDC: foundation half double crochet
4 sts x 3 rows = 2” square in HDC
Length = 9.25"
Width = 13"
First star stitch of a round: (you will have already ch 2 to start your new round) Insert hook into back loop of the second ch from the hook and pull up a loop (2 LOH), insert hook into front loop of the same ch stitch and pull up a loop (3 LOH), insert into the next 3 sts and pull up a loop through each one (6 LOH). YO and pull through all 6 loops, ch 1 to make the "eye" of the star.
Star stitch: Insert hook into the "eye" of the previous star and pull up a loop (2 LOH), insert hook into the last post of the previous star and pull up a loop (3 LOH), insert your hook into the last stitch of the previous star and pull up a loop (4 LOH), insert hook into the next 2 sts and pull up a loop in each one (6 LOH). YO and pull through all 6 loops, ch 1 to make the “eye" of the star.
Star Stitch Video Tutorial
The chain stitches at the beginning of each round do not count as a stitch.
The last stitch of each round is attached to the first stitch of the round with a slip stitch.
You can adjust the width of this finished cowl by adding or subtracting FHDC sts in the first round. You should always start with an odd number of stitches.
Instructions for the Snow Drops Chunky Crochet Cowl
Round 1: 51 FHDC, join with a sl st to the first FHDC of the round
Round 2: ch 1, HDC in 3rd loop around (51)
Round 3: ch 2, make the first star stitch of the round and continue with star stitches around. When you reach the end of the round, HDC in the last st of the round (this will have already been worked into by the previous star stitch) (25 stars + 1 HDC).
Round 4: ch 1, work 2 SC into each "eye" of the star stitches from the previous round and SC in the last HDC st from the previous round. (51)
Round 5: ch 1, HDC around. (51)
Round 6-14: repeat rounds 3-5 three more times
Round 15: ch, 1 HDC in 3rd loop around (51)
Crochet a Hat to Match Your Cowl with this Free Pattern
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