Crochet Cowl Pattern // The Sand Drift Cowl

cowl pattern sand drift

This crochet cowl pattern has so much texture you won’t believe it only uses a few simple stitches. The Quadruple Treble Crochet, used with alternating rows of half double crochet, creates a unique and cozy crochet cowl that looks beautiful with any style. It can be used as an accent piece with a simple t-shirt, but is elegant enough to be worn when dressing up. A very versatile piece to add to your collection!


The Origin of This Pattern

I designed this crochet cowl pattern specifically to go along with the Sand Drift Beanie, which you can find for free HERE.

Just like the beanie pattern, this crochet cowl pattern incorporates several rows of the Quadruple Treble Crochet, which is a very tall stitch. It took me a long time to master this stitch, but it is a fun way to add some unique texture to a project. Many of my testers for this crochet cowl pattern said they enjoyed using the stitch. You can find a great tutorial for various “tall stitches” over at Mooglyblog.com, as well as photo instructions for the quadruple treble in the pattern below.

The Yarn for This Pattern

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crochet cowl sand driftI used one of my very favorite yarns for this crochet cowl pattern: Lionbrand Heartland. I chose the color that I found to be the most popular for my hats last year, Grand Canyon, which also helped me to pick the pattern name. What I love about Lionbrand Heartland yarn is the subtle variation of color tones, the fact that it is a lighter size 4 yarn and it is just oh so soft. It is one of my favorite yarns to use, especially for wearables.


The Pattern

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Materials:
– Size 4/ medium weight Yarn (I used a full skein of Lionbrand Heartland in Grand Canyon, 251 yards. However, I crochet very tightly, so if you crochet more loosely than me, you may need more yarn than this)
– US J/6.00 mm Crochet Hook
– Yarn Needle
– Scissors

Gauge:
1” = 3 hdc
finalcircumference: 30” at the bottom row, 27” at the top row. 10” tall. Note: I crochet tightly. If your gauge is looser, the final circumference will be larger.

Stitches:
(sl st) slip stitch
(fdc) foundation double crochet
(hdc) half double crochet
(dc) double crochet
(hdc2tog) half double crochet two together
(quadtr) quadruple treble

Notes:
Beginning chain of each row does not count as a stitch (in other words, is not counted when doing your stitch count for each row). This applies to all beginning chains, no matter the height (chain 1, chain 2, chain 6, etc.).

How to crochet the quadruple treble

quadruple treble instructions

Row 1: Fdc 98. Sl st to the first fdc. (98) My row was about 30 inches at this point. Use a yarn needle to connect the bottom edge of the row (see photo below).

crochet cowl row 1 instructions

Row 2: Ch 6 (chain does not count as a stitch, here and throughout). QuadTr in the same stitch and around. Join with a sl st to the first QuadTr. (98)

Row 3: Ch 1. Hdc in same stitch and around. Join with a sl st to the first hdc. (98)

Row 4: Repeat row 3. (98)

Note: The decreases in Row 5 and subsequent rows are incorporated in order to make the top of the cowl slightly narrower than the bottom. This allows for the top of the cowl to fall a little closer to the neck, creating a subtle cascading effect, rather than having the top edge pile directly on top of the bottom edge.

Row 5: Ch 1. Hdc in the same stitch and the next 22 stitches. Hdc2tog (decrease stitch). Hdc in the next 22 stitches. Hdc2tog. Hdc in the next 23 stitches. Hdc2tog. Hdc in the next 22 stitches. Hdc2tog. Join with a sl st to the first hdc (94).

Row 6: Ch 1. Hdc in the same stitch and around. Join with a sl st to the first hdc. (94).

Row 7: Ch 6. QuadTr in the same stitch and around. Join with a sl st to the first QuadTr. (94)

Row 8: Ch 1. Hdc in same stitch and around. Join with a sl st to the first hdc. (94)

Row 9: Repeat row 3. (94)

Row 10: Ch 1. Hdc in the same stitch and the next 21 stitches. Hdc2tog (decrease stitch). Hdc in the next 21 stitches. Hdc2tog. Hdc in the next 22 stitches. Hdc2tog. Hdc in the next 21 stitches. Hdc2tog. Join with a sl st to the first hdc (90).

Row 11: Ch 1. Hdc in the same stitch and around. Join with a sl st to the first hdc. (90)

Row 12: Ch 6. QuadTr in the same stitch and around. Join with a sl st to the first QuadTr. (90)

Row 13: Ch 1. Hdc in same stitch and around. Join with a sl st to the first hdc. (90)

Row 14: Repeat row 3. (90)

Row 15: Ch 1. Hdc in the same stitch and the next 42 stitches. Hdc2tog. Hdc in the next 43 stitches. Hdc2tog. (88)

Row 16: Ch 1. Hdc in the same stitch and around. Join with a sl st to the first hdc. (88)

Row 17: Ch 6. QuadTr in the same stitch and around. Join with a sl st to the first QuadTr. (88)

Row 18: Ch 1. Dc in the same stitch and around. Join with a sl st to the first dc. (88) Finish off and weave in ends.

cowl pattern sand drift

Note: Feel free to sell finished products made with this pattern. If finished products are posted online, please include a reference/credit to this pattern. Do not distribute or claim the pattern as your own, or alter and use my photos to market your finished products.

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