This easy crochet cowl pattern has a stunning texture with just two simple stitches! This is an easy project that works up quickly! Once you get the repeat down, you can thoroughly enjoy this one while keeping one eye on the tv!
The Origin of This Easy Crochet Cowl Pattern
I had a very specific purpose in mind when I designed this cowl pattern! I wanted to create a matching piece for the Blooming Trails Beanie pattern!
I really love being able to offer a matching set, so I try to make it happen as often as I can!
The best part of both of these patterns is the beautiful bean stitches trailing around in horizontal rows. To me, they look like little flower blooms, hence the pattern name. It’s a unique and beautiful pop of dimension.
The Yarn for This Pattern
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Since I used Yarn Bee Yarn ID for the matching Blooming Trails Beanie, of course I used it again for this pattern. However, I did try out another color for this project. I used “blue stone” for the beanie and “fawn” for the cowl. All the colors in this yarn have a beautiful muted, earthy quality.
As I mentioned in my post about the matching Blooming Trails Beanie, this yarn was the perfect combination of structure and squish! I experimented with a few other yarns that were a bit more sleek and had more drape. They just did not have the same structure to give the bean stitches and nice defined “puff,” which is the signature of these pieces.
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- 343 Yards Size 4 Yarn (I used Yarn Bee Yarn ID in Fawn)
- US J/ 6.00 mm Crochet Hook
- Yarn Needle
4” x 4” swatch of dc: 7 rows x 10 ½ stitches
12 ½ “ tall x 28” circumference
(sl st) slip stitch
(dc) double crochet
Special stitch: Bean Stitch
How to Crochet the Bean Stitch:
Insert hook. Yo and pull through the stitch. Yo. Insert hook in the same stitch. Yo and pull up a loop. You will have 4 loops on your hook. Yo. Insert hook in the same stitch. Yo and pull up a loop. You will have 6 loops on your hook. Yo and pull through all 6 loops on your hook. Chain 1 to finish off the stitch. (this counts as part of the stitch. A chain 1 stated after a bean stitch in pattern is in addition to this chain 1).
Beginning chain of each round does not count as a stitch.
I tend to crochet tightly. So be sure to check your gauge and if you are crocheting more loosely you can move to a smaller hook (or larger if you crochet even more tightly). Some people find they even need to go down two hook sizes to meet my gauge.
Note that the bean stitch finishes off with a chain 1. When pattern states to complete a bean stitch, this includes the chain 1 to finish. If a chain 1 is instructed in the pattern after a bean stitch, this is in addition to the chain 1 to finish off the bean stitch.
Row 1: Dc in the 3rd chain from the hook. Skip the next chain. Place [bean, ch 1, bean] in the next chain (note that the ch 1 is in addition to the ch 1 that finishes off the bean stitch). Skip the next chain. *Place 1 dc in each of the next 3 chains. Skip the next chain. Place [bean, ch 1, bean] in the next chain. Skip the next chain.* Repeat from * to * to the end. Dc in the last chain. (35; 17 dc and 6 bean clusters)
Note: The width of this row will end up being the height of your cowl. My row was about 12 ½” wide. You can add or remove stitches here to modify the size to your preference. Just add or remove a multiple of 6 stitches at a time to end up with the same repeats as the pattern.
Row 2: Ch 2. Turn. Dc in the same stitch. Skip the bean stitch. Place [bean, ch 1, bean] in the chain space between the two bean stitches. Skip the bean stitch. *Place 1 dc in each of the next 3 stitches. Skip the bean stitch. Place [bean, ch 1, bean] in the chain space between the two bean stitches. Skip the bean stitch.* Repeat from * to * across. Dc in the last stitch. (35; 17 dc and 6 bean clusters)
Rows 3 – 53: Repeat row 2.
At this point my work was 28 ½” from first to last row This will be the final circumference of your cowl. This final length is a good fit for a cowl. You can add or remove rows here to modify the length to your personal preference for fit. If you would like to be able to have an infinity scarf style and be able to double wrap it, you can keep going until your work is about 52”.
Finish off and leave a tail of about 18-24”. Use a yarn needle and the tail to whip stitch the 2 short ends together, starting at the end where the tail is.
Tie a small knot to secure and weave in your ends.
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