Quick Twisted Crochet Chunky Cowl- free pattern

Super easy and super fast make- my Chunky Twisted Crochet 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.

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

This is a superb accessory for when the weather turns cold and you need something soft and snuggly to keep you warm.

The chunky cowl has also a very modern and fashionable twist at the front which sets it apart and will make you stand out from the crowd.

For this pattern, I used DK weight (category 3 weight) yarn. However, to add to the speed this cowl works up in, I held 4 strands together.

I also used 12 mm crochet hook which made this process a breeze. Hence why the cowl worked up super fast.

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

This cowl would make a great accessory for yourself. However, you could make it as a gift for friends and family.

Due to the cowl being super fast to make, it would also be a great item to crochet for your handmade market stall.


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Chunky Twisted Crochet Layover Cowl Yarn

For this chunky twisted 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 recommend 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.

flatlay of chunky crochet cowl neck warmer pattern free twisted over

Chunky Twisted Crochet Cowl Stash Buster

It is also a great stash-busting 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) x 4 balls in 204 Pond Dipping

12 mm crochet hook

Yarn needle


Finished Size

84cm circumference x 36 cm height when laid flat


8 sts x 4 rows = 10 x 10 cm

Stitches and Abbreviations (US Crochet Terms)

ch– chain stitch

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

sl st– slip stitch

Pattern Notes

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.

Chunky Twisted Crochet Cowl Video Tutorial

I have filmed a handy video tutorial to guide you through the process of twisting the chunky crochet cowl.

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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?

Final thoughts…

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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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