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Crochet Cluster Cowl: Free Crochet Pattern

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If you find yourself in need of a classy, easy-to-crochet cowl pattern you are in luck! This Crochet Cluster Cowl is beginner-friendly and works up fast. Let’s whip one up!

beginner friendly Crochet Cluster Cowl pattern

Crochet Cluster Cowl

This Crochet Cluster Cowl is the perfect accessory to throw on over a t-shirt. Add a denim jacket or an oversized flannel and you instantly feel fancy. I love it!

Cluster cowl free crochet pattern

I’ve been sitting on this Paragon Sport yarn (discontinued) for a while now. I tried to use it for the Let it Bee Wrap but with how textured this yarn is, and how textured that stitch was, it just wasn’t working for me. The clusters in this cowl, however, are the perfect complimenting stitch! The detail is eye-catching and the sheen is to die for!

Paragon sport yarn

If you can make a chain, a single crochet, a half double crochet, and a double crochet, you can make this cowl. There is even a video tutorial for this stitch. Woot!

I decided to use fringe of varying lengths for this one. I almost decided to turn it into twisted fringe but again, with the extra texture of this yarn I decided to keep it simple. If you use a different yarn to make yours, definitely revisit the twisted fringe idea because I think that would be so boho chic!

As written, this cowl is 14″ wide (28″ total circumference) and about 11″ tall (not including fringe). If you do not have quite the 500 yards as pictured, you can simply stop early. It will end up just a bit shorter but it will be glorious no matter! I do recommend cutting the fringe before you’ve used all of your yarn, just in case you’re cutting it closer than you think.

If you would like the ad-free, printable pdf of this pattern, that is available on both Ravelry and Etsy. Thank you!

Materials:

Paragon Sport Yarn (discontinued) (size 2, Fine Merino Wool/Baby Alpaca/Mulberry Silk blend)
-approx. 492 yards (4 balls)

Crochet hook in size G/4mm

Gauge: 9 Clusters = 4” width

Pattern Notes:

Pattern written using US terms.

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This pattern is worked in rows that are joined and turned each row.

Cluster = dc4tog in one stitch. (Tutorial for this stitch exact here)

Fhdc = Foundation Half Double Crochet (an alternate is given)

Pattern:

Row 1: Fhdc – 117 (or ch-118, hdc in 2nd ch from hook and in each to end) Join to top of first hdc with sl st. (117)

Row 2: Ch-2, turn, * sc in next, ch-1, sk-next st, * repeat between * * around. Join with sl st. (118)

Row 3: Ch-2, turn, * Cluster in ch-sp, ch-1, sk next sc * repeat between * * around. Join to top of first cluster with sl st. (59 clusters)

Row 4: Ch-2, turn, sk first cluster. * sc in between next 2 clusters, ch-1 * repeat between * * around. Join to beg-ch-2 with sl st. (118)

Rows 5 – 34: repeat rows 3 & 4 (118)

Row 35: repeat row 3. (59 Clusters)

Fasten off and weave in all ends.

Fringe:

Make 60 strands of fringe in each of these lengths (180 strands total): 7”, 10”, and 15”. Alternate lengths in every other stitch across bottom edge.

How fun was that? I hope you love this chic Crochet Cluster Cowl, and that it is your new favorite accessory. 💁‍♀️

Crochet Cluster Cowl free crochet pattern

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5 Comments

    1. Hmmm...that is a #3/dk weight yarn while this pattern used a #2 weight...but if you can meet gauge, then I say go for it!
  1. Just finished this cowel with lion brand shawl in a ball which is fairly thin. Not really worsted weight. .. but Made with dc3tog clusters And twisted fringe Love it!!