Quick Twisted Crochet Chunky Cowl- free pattern

Super easy and super fast make- my Chunky Crochet Layover Cowl- is another free crochet pattern on the blog. Check out the easy technique on how to get that twist in your cowl creating a gorgeous crochet neck accessory.

Chunky Crochet Layover Cowl

I really fancied the satisfaction you get from starting and finsihing a project in one day, so that’s why I created this chunky crochet cowl.

I used DK weight yarn but I held 4 strands together and used 12 mm crochet hook. Hence the cowl worked up super fast.

Pair it up with an easy crochet stitch and you have yourself a formula for some crochet magic.

flatlay of chunky crochet cowl

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For this chunky crochet cowl I used Scheepjes Eliza yarn as it is super soft and great to work with.

It consists of 100% polyester and when 4 strands are held together it really reminded me of working with chenille yarn. I love the drape and softness of this yarn because it is great for a neck accessory.

You really wouldn’t want to use scratchy yarn and wrap it around your neck.

If you wanted to substitute for a different yarn I’d recomend Bernat yarns as they have a few different alternatives with similar fibre content to choose from.

But the best match I could find in terms of fibre content was Lion Brand Feels Like Butta.

It is also a great stashbusting crochet project as you will need @ 200 m of 4 different balls of DK yarn so the colour possibilities are endless.

You can use up your stash even further and use different weight yarns together to make up 32-ply weight (which is 4 x 8-ply). 

So you could use 3 balls of 4-ply and 2 balls of aran weight or 1 ball of DK and 2 balls of chunky weight yarn as an example. Check out the table below for yarn weights.

Alternatively you could adjust the size of the cowl to fit the weight of your yarn and hook with my size adjustment instructions.







Light Fingering


Sock, Fingering, Baby




Double knitting (DK), Light Worsted


Aran, Worsted




Super Bulky/Super Chunky


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Scheepjes Eliza; DK weight; 230m per 100g ball; 100% polyester

4 balls in 204 Pond Dipping

12 mm crochet hook

Yarn needle



84cm circumference x 36 cm height when laid flat


8 sts x 4 rows = 10 x 10 cm


ch– chain stitch

hdc in blo– half double crochet worked through back loop only

sl st– slip stitch


Pattern starts with working rows of the cowl which run vertically across the cowl. The middle part is then split into 2 parts worked separately. These are then crossed over and worked together again into one continuous row. I made a video tutorial for this part which you can see below.

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The foundation chain determines the height of the cowl. To adjust the height, add/take away any number of stitches.

The number of rows determines the finished circumference of the cowl. To adjust the circumference, add/take away number of rows to either side of the cross over part.


With holding 4 strands of yarn together chain 31.

Row 1: starting in 3rd chain from the hook 1 hdc across to end, turn. 30 hdc

Row 2: 2 ch (counts as first hdc here and throughout), 1 hdc in blo across, turn. 30 hdc

Repeat Row 2 another nine times.

Row 12: 2 ch, 15 hdc in blo, turn leaving remaining stitches unworked. 15 hdc

Row 13- 19: 2 ch, 15 hdc in blo, turn. 15 hdc

Fasten off.

Attach yarn in first unworked stitch of Row 11 to work the second half of the cross over part. Repeat pattern for Row 12- 19. Turn but do not fasten off.

Row 20: 2 ch, 15 hdc in blo across first half, cross the two parts over as seen in video tutorial, work another 15 hdc in blo across second half, turn.

Row 21- 30: 2 ch, 1 hdc in blo across, turn. 30 hdc

Fasten off.


Fold the cowl in half and line up the two end rows. Using single crochet stitch work the two end rows together to create a round cowl. Fasten off.

For extra support I have sewn the cross over part of the cowl with yarn and needle using a simple running stitch (see photo below).

photo tutorial for chunky crochet cowl showing where to sew up across the twist

Wouldn’t this cowl just make the perfect last minute Christmas present?

You might also like Beautiful Crochet Cable Cowl – Free Pattern.

Happy crafting!

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About Veronika Cromwell

Hi, I’m Veronika! I design modern and wearable crochet garments, accessories and homewares. Grab your hook and find your next project!

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