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Crochet Cowl Free Pattern- Alexis Cowl

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Woman wearing a pink crochet cowl, called the Alexis Cowl.

The Alexis Cowl is a beautiful crochet cowl with cable stitches and buttons! You’ll love how simple it is to make and the buttons add such nice detail to the cowl!

Pattern Inspiration

The Alexis Cowl was designed when I was on a crochet cables kick. I wanted to make all the things with crochet cables!

So I came up with this simple design with beautiful cables that look more complex than they actually are! The pattern is worked in rows and the buttons are added at the end.

I went with a bulky yarn because I wanted this design to be quick and easy and the cowl to be cozy and warm!

Close up of a pink crochet cowl with large buttons and cable stitching.

Pattern Details

This crochet cowl pattern calls for bulky (#5) weight yarn. I used Lion Brand Yarn’s Hue + Me in the colorway Rose Water.

Hue + Me yarn is a bulky (#5) weight yarn that is 80% acrylic and 20% wool. I love the muted tones in the colors of this yarn line. They are so nice and great for fall!

You will need approximately 2 balls of Hue + Me or 220 yards of bulky weight yarn.

The pattern is rated Intermediate in difficulty. You will need to know how to do the basic crochet stitches, as well as front and back post double and triple crochet.

Woman wearing a pink crochet cowl with buttons. This cowl is called the Alexis Cowl.

Alexis Cabled Cowl Crochet Pattern

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Materials

220 yards #5 bulky weight yarn

Shown here: Lion Brand Hue & Me in Rose Water

L/11 – 8.00mm crochet hook

Scissors

Measuring tape

Tapestry needle

Three 1” buttons

Difficulty

Intermediate

Gauge

9 hdc= 4”

Sizing

One Size – 33” x 8”

Pattern Notes

Starting chain does not count as first stitch.

FPdc: Yarn over, insert hook behind post, yarn over, pull up a loop (3 loops on your hook), yarn over, pull through 2 loops (2 loops on your hook), yarn over, pull through last 2 loops.

BPdc: Yarn over, insert hook in front of post, yarn over, pull up a loop (3 loops on your hook), yarn over, pull through 2 loops (2 loops on your hook), yarn over, pull through last 2 loops.

FPtc: Yarn over twice, insert hook in front of post, yarn over, pull up a loop (4 loops on your hook), yarn over, pull through 2 loops (3 loops on your hook), yarn over, pull through 2 loops (2 loops on your hook), yarn over, pull through last 2 loops.

Stitches Needed & Abbreviations

ch- chain

hdc- half double crochet

FPdc- front post double crochet

BPdc- back post double crochet

FPtc- front post triple crochet

st- stitch(es)

**- repeat what is inside these symbols

Cowl

Ch 75

Row 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook and across. (74)

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, 1 hdc in 1st 4 st, *1 FPdc in next 6 st, 1 hdc in next 4 st*, repeat across. (74)

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, 1 hdc in 1st 4 st, *1 BPdc in next 6 st, 1 hdc in next 4 st*, repeat across. (74)

Row 4: Ch 1, turn, 1 hdc in 1st 4 st, *skip 3 st, 1 FPtc in next 3, working in front of the 3 st you just made, 1 FPtc in each of the 3 skipped st, 1 hdc in next 4 st*, repeat across. (74)

Row 5: Ch 1, turn, 1 hdc in 1st 4 st, *1 BPdc in next 6 st, 1 hdc in next 4 st*, repeat across. (74)

Row 6: Ch 1, turn, 1 hdc in 1st 4 st, *1 FPdc in next 6 st, 1 hdc in next 4 st*, repeat across. (74)

Row 7: Ch 1, turn, 1 hdc in 1st 4 st, *1 BPdc in next 6 st, 1 hdc in next 4 st*, repeat across. (74)

Repeat rows 4-7 one more time. Do not fasten off. Continue on to Trim.

Trim

Round 1: Ch 1, turn, hdc in each st across, 2 hdc in corner, (ch 2, 2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc) worked evenly down side of cowl, 2 hdc in corner, 1 hdc in each ch across bottom of cowl, 2 hdc in corner, 1 hdc evenly up the other side, join to 1st st. (176 hdc)

Round 2: Ch 1, turn, hdc in each st across, working 2 hdc in each ch-2 space, join to 1st st. (176 hdc)

Fasten off.  Sew buttons to the bottom corner of the trim, opposite of the button holes. 

Flat lay instructions for how to assemble the Alexis crochet cowl. Sew buttons to bottom corner of trim, on the opposite side of the button holes. Cross side with button holes over the end of the other side and attach with buttons.

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