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Free Crochet Cowl Pattern – Catherine Cowl

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Woman wearing a coral colored crochet cowl pattern, called the Catherine Cowl.

The Catherine Cowl combines some of my favorite stitches to create this warm and cozy cowl! There are 3 different length options for you to choose from!

The Catherine Cowl makes a wonderful gift for anyone who loves scarves!

Pattern Inspiration

The Catherine Cowl was one of my very first published crochet patterns! I was new to designing and wanted to create a design with a combination of all of my favorite crochet stitches!

So I created the crochet cowl pattern featuring stitches and techniques like the double crochet, half double crochet, camel stitch, back loop only, and the Celtic Weave stitch!

Woman wearing a coral colored crochet cowl pattern, called the Catherine Cowl.

Pattern Details

This crochet cowl pattern calls for worsted (#4) weight yarn. I used WeCrochet Brava Worsted for mine. I used the colorway Coral.

Close up of the yarn used to make the crochet cowl pattern called the Catherine Cowl.

Brava worsted is one of my go-to worsted weight acrylic yarns! It is so nice, so affordable, and comes in a huge variety of colors!

The pattern is worked in the round. There are three length options for this pattern for you to choose from. The cowl length is the one pictured.

You will need to know basic stitches like single crochet, double crochet, and half double crochet. You will also need to know some more advanced stitches like the camel stitch and Celtic weave stitch.

Check out the tutorials for those stitches linked above!

Be sure to check out the matching Catherine Hat! This hat pattern uses the same fun stitches to create a toque style winter hat!

Flat lay of crochet cowl pattern, called the Catherine Cowl.

Catherine Cowl Free Crochet Pattern

You can purchase the ad-free, printable pdf version of the pattern on Ravelry or Etsy!

Materials Needed

#4 Worsted weight yarn
Size K (6.5mm) hook or hook to obtain gauge
Measuring tape
Darning needle for weaving in ends

Gauge

7 fhdc=3

Pattern Notes

If your gauge is a little off, that’s okay. You mostly want your starting chainless hdc foundation to be the correct length before you join to the first stitch. Pattern is worked in the round, joining at the end of each round.

You will have a seam but you can place the seam at the back of the neck and it will never be seen.

Approximate length:
Cowl 28”
Short Infinity 47”
Long Infinity 60”

Stitches Needed and Abbreviations

fhdc- chainless foundation hdc
sc- single crochet
hdc- half double crochet
dc- double crochet
fptc- front post triple crochet
blo- back loop only
3rd loop hdc- work your hdc into the 3rd loop of the previous round of hdc.
rs- right side
**- repeat from

To Start: work 92 fhdc for cowl, 140 fhdc for short infinity, and 180 fhdc for long
infinity. Join to first st. (you will stitch the ends together at the end)

Round 1: (rs facing you) Ch 1, working into the 3rd loop of the fhdc, hdc in same stitch as
your ch 1 and in each stitch around, join.

Round 2: Ch1, 3rd loop hdc into the same stitch and in each stitch around, join.

Round 3: Repeat round 2.

Round 4: Ch 3, *skip 2 stitches, fptc in next 2 stitches. Working over the 2 stitches you
just made fptc in the 2 skipped stitches.* Repeat around, join.

Round 5: Ch 1, sc in same stitch and in each stitch around, join.

Round 6: Ch 2, blo dc in same stitch and in each stitch around, join.

Round 7: Ch 1, blo hdc in same stitch and in each stitch around, join.

Round 8: repeat Round 6.

Round 9: repeat Round 7.

Repeat rounds 1-9 one two more times. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

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