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Free Crochet Cowl Pattern – Camellia

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Woman wearing a cream colored crochet cowl, called the Camellia Cowl.

Most of my designs are thought out and planned well in advance. Sometimes though, an idea comes to me and I just have to create it right then! This crochet cowl was one of those spontaneous designs!

Pattern Inspiration

I was crocheting a new Camellia Sweater for myself and thinking about how much I loved the cozy stitch combo in it. I wanted to design more patterns with this stitch combo and create a collection! So, I started with a cowl pattern.

I decided to go with a ribbed top and bottom trim, because frankly, I just love the look!

Flat lay image of a cream colored crochet cowl, called the Camellia Cowl.

Pattern Details

The Camellia crochet cowl is made using DK (#3) weight yarn. I used Mary Maxim Ultra Mellowspun yarn for my cowl.

This was my first time using this yarn, and I must say, I really loved working with it. It is incredibly soft, and has a wonderful drape to it. It is a 70% acrylic 30% nylon blend. The colorway options are really nice too. I look forward to using this yarn more!

The cowl is worked from the bottom up, starting with the ribbed trim. Then you will work along the side of the trim to create the body of your cowl. You will finish off with a ribbed trim again on the top.

This crochet cowl pattern is easily customizable and can be adjusted in both length and width.

Close up image of woman wearing a cream colored crochet cowl, called the Camellia Cowl.

Camellia Cowl Crochet Pattern

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Materials

348 yards DK (#3) weight yarn

H/8 (5.0mm) crochet hook

Scissors

Measuring tape

Yarn needle

Difficulty

Easy

Gauge

9sc x 8 rows = 2”

Sizing

12” x 14” laid flat

Stitches Needed & Abbreviations

st(s) – stitch(es)

ch(s) – chain(s)

sc – single crochet

dc – double crochet

blo – back loop only 

Pattern Notes

Starting chain 1 does not count as first stitch, unless stated otherwise within the pattern.

Pattern is worked in multiples of 2.

Add length by adding round of cowl before starting top trim.  Trim adds approximately 2” to each end.

From round 2 on, each sc stitch will work into a dc st from the round below and vice versa.

Watch my How to Crochet Ribbing Trim for Sweaters and Hats video for extra help!

Bottom Trim

Ch 10

Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and across. (9 sc)

Row 2: ch 1, turn, 1 sc in blo of each sc across. (9 sc)

Rows 3 -112: repeat row 2.

Join the ends by slip stitching in the blo of each st and starting chain to create a circle. Do not fasten off.

Body of Cowl

Round 1: ch 1, working along the side of each row of the bottom trim, 1 sc in 1st row, 1 dc in 2nd row, *1 sc in next row, 1 dc in next row*, repeat from * around, join to 1st st. (112 sts)

Round 2: ch 1, turn, 1 sc in 1st st, 1 dc in next st, *1 sc in next st, 1 dc in next st*, repeat from * around, join to 1st st. (112 sts)

Rounds 3-32: (or to desired length) repeat round 2.

Do not fasten off.

Top Trim

Ch 10

Step 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and across (9)

Step 2: sl st in next 2 sts of cowl.

Step 3: ch 1, turn, 1 sc in blo of each sc across (9)

Step 4: ch 1, turn, 1 sc in blo of each sc across. (9)

Repeat steps 2-4 around entire cowl.  

Join by slip stitching in the blo of each st and starting chain.

Fasten off. Weave in ends.

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