Create Your Own Crochet Chunky Cowl


A way to a make a quick scarf or cowl is to use chunky (thick) yarn and a large hook.

This week I'm working on creating several different pattern for chunky cowls for men.

It seems easy to make a more feminine scarf, but harder to create a more masculine crochet pattern.

To add texture to the chunky cowls, I've being playing around with some fun stitches - front and back raised double crochet stitches.

Here's how to make them:

Frdc (front raised double crochet) – yo, insert hook from the front around the stem of the dc in the row below from right to left, then complete the dc in the usual way.

Brdc (back raised double crochet) – yo, insert hook from the back around the stem of the dc in the row below from right to left, then complete the dc in the usual way.

How to Create Your Own Cowl Pattern:

I use chunky yarn - there's several varieties you can buy - and a N Hook.
1. Start with a chain of stitches the length you want your cowl - it will stretch a little as you add stitches to it, so start a little on the short side.
2. Connect your ends together to create a circle.
3. Make a row of double crochet stitches as a base.
4. Create your own unique pattern with Frdc and Brdc in an number and order that you like. For example - 3 Frdc, 2Brdc repeating (example 1).
Or mix it up even more - 3 Frdc, 1 Brdc, 2 Frdc, 2 Brdc (example 2). Play with it until you get the look you want.
5. Then repeat that pattern for each row until you get the height you want for your cowl.
Note: To get your pattern to come out right, your beginning number of stitches needs to be a multiple of the number of stitches in your pattern. For example 1 - your beginning chain needs to be a multiple of 5. For example 2, your beginning chain needs to be a multiple of 8.

Here's a few cowls I've made recently

                         Ribbed Chunky Cowl

 

Textured Cowl

 

Unique Stitches

This cowl doesn't use Frdc or Brdc - I just mixed up a bunch of easy fun stitches to create a unique pattern.
If you want a written crochet pattern to follow or you aren't a crochet-er and you want a cowl crocheted for you, visit my Etsy shop:



 

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