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Cold Day Cowl – FREE Crochet Pattern

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If you’re in a colder climate right now, you’re going to love the Cold Day Cowl.

It’s made to fit closely to your neck & shoulders, to keep you warm & cozy during those cold rainy days. 

This pattern is easy & works up quickly.

 

Cold Day Cowl - FREE Crochet Pattern

Cold Day Cowl - FREE Crochet Pattern

 

 

SCARF & HAT OF THE MONTH CLUB:


This pattern is featured in the Scarf & Hat of the Month Club hosted by The Stitchin’ Mommy and Oombawka Design Crochet. 

Find more details about this year long event either on Oombawka Design Crochet here or The Stitchin’ Mommy here

 

THIS COWL IS A PART OF A SET:


You can find the matching hat pattern here. 

 

Cold Day Cowl - FREE Crochet Pattern

 

THE YARN


To make this pattern I chose to use Wool Ease from Lion Brand Yarn because the thickness of the yarn, the warmth from the wool, combined with softness.

 

Cold Day Cowl - FREE Crochet Pattern

 

THE PERFECT READY FOR A COLD DAY CROCHET PROJECT


Those cold rainy, snowy & windy days have made me realize a need. My neck always got super cold & the wind surpassed anything.

I also needed something I could easily wear under a jacket or coat. That didn’t ad bulk. 

My solution a close fitting cowl from neck to shoulder.

 

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Cold Day Cowl - FREE Crochet Pattern

Cold Day Cowl - FREE Crochet Pattern

 

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO CROCHET THAT?


How long it takes to crochet something varies depending on your skill & how fast you crochet. But that isn’t a helpful answer is it?

Well, I’ve developed a yarn calculator to help you get the answer to this question.

It will help you calculate exactly how much time you’ll spend crocheting a project.

All you need to know is how much yarn you will use on the project in either meters, yards or skeins. Then crochet your test square & time it.

Calculate how long it takes to crochet that. 

 

CROCHET COLD DAY COWL – THE FREE CROCHET PATTERN


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ABOUT THE PATTERN:


The Cold Day Cowl is the perfect crochet cowl to keep your neck warm during those freezing windy days. It’s crocheted to lay close to the body from the neck & across the shoulders, achieving the perfect warmth & protection from getting cold. Wear it under any jacket & you’ll stay warm in any weather.

The ribbing makes it stretchy but keeps the shape.  

Cold Day Cowl - FREE Crochet Pattern

SKILL LEVEL: 


EASY

 

Read about skill levels.

 

MATERIALS NEEDED:


CROCHET HOOK:

Size 6 mm / US: J – 10 / UK: 4

Hook I used: Symphonie Rose Crochet Hooks from Knitpro

 

YARN:

Yarn used:

Lion Brand YarnWool Ease in color Seaspray.

 

Yarn amount used: 

2 skeins /  108 g / 230 m / 250 yards

 

Yarn characteristics:

  • 4 medium yarn
  • 80 % Acrylic, 20 % wool

 

OTHER MATERIALS NEEDED:

 

GAUGE:


Measured on slip stitches crocheted in rows:

17 stitches per 10 cm / 4”

 

Measured on 1 row slip stitches, 1 row double crochet crocheted in rows:

14 rows per 10 cm / 4”.

 

Cold Day Cowl - FREE Crochet Pattern

 

NOTES: 


  • This crochet pattern is written in US terms (more details).
  • All measurements given are unblocked.
  • Note that measurements are given as exact as possible. But crochet tension & technique might give variations in the result, that changes from person to person.

 

  • Read pattern instructions carefully before beginning to make sure you understand everything. It might save you hours!
  • Make a swatch that measure at least 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4 inches using the stitch the gauge is given for. If your swatch matches the gauge, you’re good to go. If the gauge is wrong, you might need to change your hook. Go up in crochet hook size if your stitches are smaller & go down in crochet hook size if your stitches are bigger (more details).
  • Check yarn info if you want to find an alternative or test your yarn against the gauge (more details).

 

  • This pattern is written for 1 size, however size adjustments are suggested under the heading “Size & Measurements”.
  • At the end of each row, the stitch count is given in parenthesis.

 

SIZE & MEASUREMENTS:


Circumference at the bottom: 96 cm / 37.8 inches.

Length: 25 cm / 9.8 inches

 

SIZE ADJUSTMENTS:

  • Make the cowl longer by adding extra stitches before you start row 1, added/reduced by 1 stitches at a time. If you add/reduce multiple stitches, add/reduce evenly across the row.
  • Adjust cowl circumference by adding/reducing the number of rows you crochet. To make it easy to assemble the cowl with the same yarn tail, end with an odd row.

 

ABBREVIATIONS:


BL = back loop

BLdc = back loop double crochet

BLhdc = back loop half double crochet

BLsc = back loop single crochet

Ch = chain (s) (tutorial)

FSC = foundation single crochet

prev = previous

Sl st = slip stitch (tutorial)

St = stitch (es)

 

TECHNIQUES YOU WILL NEED: 


CROCHETING IN THE BACK LOOP:

This means that you will not crochet through the whole stitch as usual. A typical stitch contains two loops. One in the front, nearest you, and another stitch in the back, furthest away from you. One is called the front loop (the one nearest you), the other one the back loop, the one furthest away from you.

For this pattern you will crochet slip stitches, single crochet stitches (BLsc), half double crochet stitches (BLhdc)  & double crochet stitches (BLdc) through the back loop.

 

Cold Day Cowl - FREE Crochet Pattern

 

 

INSTRUCTIONS:


Make 43 st using the FSC technique.

 

Row 1: Ch 1 (counts as 1st st), sl st in BL the next 6 st, BLsc 1 in the next 12 st, BLhdc 1 in the next 12 st, BLdc 1 in the next 12 st, turn (=43 st). 

Row 2: Ch 1 (counts as 1st st), sl st in BL of all st from prev row, turn (=43 st). 

 

Repeat row 1 and 2 until you have crocheted 113 rows, ending with a repeat of row 1. 

 

Row 114*: Sl st in unworked side of FSC from beginning AND BL of all st from prev row (=43 st). 

*If preferred, seam together with a needle instead of working row 62. 

 

Fasten off & cut yarn.

 

Cold Day Cowl - FREE Crochet Pattern

 

FINISHING:


Fasten threads & weave in ends.

 

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I really hope you liked the Cold Day Cowl!

However, if you really like it, make sure to share the FREE pattern & share pictures of your Cold Day Cowl that you’ve made with me.

 

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