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Cable Crochet Cowl: Free Pattern

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A while ago I shared my first knit accessory pattern, the Eye Knit A Cowl pattern. It is luxurious, and so comfy, and so gorgeous! I have been asked for a crochet version of this cowl and this is what I’ve come up with. The Cable Crochet Cowl is definitely beginner-friendly. Let’s whip one up today using this free pattern.


Cable Crochet Cowl

This cowl crochet pattern uses just two stitches: the single crochet and the double crochet. It looks more difficult than it is simply because of the placement of some of the double crochet stitches, but once you get the hang of where that stitch goes, the rest is easy peasy! See the detailed photos below if you get stuck.

We are using Wonderfluff yarn for this cowl, from WeCrochet. This is a bulky weight yarn that is a blend with majority Baby Alpaca fiber. Talk about luxurious! This yarn (and cowl) is so soft against your face and super warm too. Exactly as a crocheted cowl should be! 😉

If you want to use up some bulky weight yarn that you already have on hand, you could use the Brava Bulky yarn, or the Hygge as in the original knit version of this pattern that can be seen here.

eyelet knit cowl pattern


Wonderfluff Yarn (Bulky weight, 70% Baby Alpaca , 7% Merino Wool , 23% Nylon)
-approx. 280 yards (2 balls)

Crochet hook in size M/N – 9mm

how to make a crochet cowl

Gauge: Unimportant, but ~10 double crochets in 4″ width

Finished dimensions: approx. 24″ circumference and 18″ tall

Pattern Notes:

Pattern written using US terms.

Cb = Cable Stitch, simply a double crochet worked into the skipped stitch. (see photos)

Fsc = Foundation Single Crochet (tutorial here)

crochet cowl free pattern


Round 1: Fsc-64 (or you could Ch-65, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch to end) Join to first st without turning. (64)

Round 2: Ch-3 (counts as dc here and throughout), do NOT turn, dc in the next 2 sts, Cb into last sc of previous round. * sk-next st, dc in each of next 3 sts, Cb into skipped st * repeat between * * around, join to top of ch-3. (64)

Round 3: Ch-1, turn, sc in between Cb sets. * sc in next 3 sts, sc in between Cb sets * repeat between * * around. Sc in each of remaining 3 sts. Join to top of first sc. (64)

Round 4: Ch-3, turn, dc in next 2 sts, Cb into last sc of previous round. * sk-next st, dc in each of next 3 sts, Cb into skipped st * repeat between * * around, join to top of ch-3. (64)

Rounds 5 – 36: alternate two previous rows

Round 37: Ch-1, do not turn, sc in each st around. Fasten off using Invisible Join and weave in all ends.

That is it! How quick was that?! I just love this so much and I hope you do, too! Please share a photo of your crochet cowl with me by tagging @HeartHookHome on all social media and in the Heart Hook Home Crochet Community on Facebook!

free Crochet Cowl pattern

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  1. You have the work turned for the single crochet row, and then turned again to the right side for the “cable” rows. Couldn’t you just work this in the round, working only on the right side, without turning?
  2. Hi - what’s the multiple for the starting chain? I would like to try a #4 weight yarn but need to add to the foundation. Thank you!
  3. There is a grey cowl photo that appears on this pattern Do you have the pattern for this to share as well as that yarn and color? It would be perfect for my coat
    1. Hi Cindy! That is the Eye Knit a Cowl which can be found here: https://hearthookhome.com/eye-knit-a-cowl-beginner-friendly-knit-cowl-pattern/
  4. Nice style, it’s cold here these days, but I don’t get much chance to wear bulky items. Do you think this would work in a cotton, say DK? Thanks!
    1. Hi Nora! You would need to add stitches in multiples of 4 to your foundation row so that it is not too small to fit over the head.