Super simple to make yet very stylish to wear – this crochet bandana cowl is a must make! Quick and easy to work up, it will make a lovely gift or make one for yourself!
I think crochet cowls are such great makes! I personally love the idea behind a cowl. Sometimes I actually prefer to wear a cowl as opposed to a scarf!
They are more practical to wear under a coat. Those chilly days when you already have five layers under a thick winter coat, having a bulky scarf is a bit too much! This is where a good crochet cowl is essential.
I have designed this crochet bandana cowl to serve another purpose. As I said above, I love cowls, however sometimes I find they are riding up my neck. That is why I made this crochet bandana style cowl. The extended V at the front keeps it nicely tucked in into your coat.
Crochet Bandana Cowl Design
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This crochet bandana cowl pattern is worked back and forth in rows. The extended V shape at the front is achieved by increasing at that point in the pattern. To keep the shape uniform you will need to decrease at both ends of each row. Although this might sound a little complicated, the pattern is really easy.
I have used a chunky roving yarn – West Yorkshire Spinners ReTreat Yarn. It is a lovely yarn to work with that comes in some great colours too. The crochet cowl uses a lovely herringbone double crochet stitch. I have also made a quick video tutorial of this lovely crochet stitch.
This cowl would make a lovely gift for friends and family. However, it would be a great and quick project to make for yourself. The pattern is also easily adjustable for a closer fit or make it bigger.
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- West Yorkshire Spinners ReTreat yarn x 1 ball in Harmony; chunky roving yarn; 140m per 100g ball
- 7 mm crochet hook
- Yarn needle
CROCHET BANDANA COWL FINISHED SIZE
18 cm height x 66 cm circumference
11 sts x 8 rows = 10 cm measured over herringbone stitch
STITCHES AND ABBREVIATIONS (US CROCHET TERMS)
ch– chain stitch
HBdc– herringbone double crochet stitch- yoh, insert hook into next st, pull up loop, pull the loop through 1 loop on hook, yoh, pull through 1 loop on hook, yoh and pull through 2 loops on hook
HBdc2tog– work the following stitches together using herringbone double crochet stitch- (yoh, insert hook into next st, pull up loop, pull the loop through 1 loop on hook, yoh, pull through 1 loop on hook) twice, yoh and pull through all 3 loops on hook.
yoh– yarn over
RS- right side
WS- wrong side
ch-sp- chain space
The cowl is worked flat in rows with a point created at the front and decreases worked at each end.
You start with creating L shaped piece which is sewn together at the end to create a round cowl.
THIS PATTERN WAS DESIGNED AND WRITTEN BY VERONIKA CROMWELL OF BLUE STAR CROCHET COMPANY. PLEASE BE RESPECTFUL AND DO NOT SHARE, COPY, ALTER OR RESELL THIS PATTERN IN PART OR IN FULL AS YOUR OWN. YOU CAN SELL FINISHED ITEMS PRODUCED FROM THIS PATTERN WITH A LINK TO THE ORIGINAL PATTERN AND CREDIT TO ME AS THE DESIGNER.
CROCHET BANDANA COWL MAIN PATTERN
Row 1: starting in 3rd ch from hook, 35 HBdc, (1 HBdc, 2 ch, 1 HBdc) in next st, HBdc to end, turn. 72 HBdc
Row 2: 2 ch (does not count as a st here and throughout), starting with the st at the bottom of 2 ch, 1 HBdc2tog, HBdc across to next 2 ch-sp, (1 HBdc, 2 ch, 1 HBdc) in next 2 ch-sp, HBdc across to last 2 sts, 1 HBdc2tog, turn. 70 HBdc
Repeat Row 2 another 13 times or until you reach desired height.
Fasten off and sew in all ends.
Fold the L shape piece in half along the 2 ch-sp (the broken line in the sketch) with WS facing and sew or slip stitch the two edges together. Sew in all ends and turn RS out.
I hope you enjoyed this crochet bandana cowl pattern! If you are on a hunt for a cowl pattern, I have a true stash buster Quick Twisted Crochet Chunky Cowl- free pattern. It uses a combination of different yarn weights to use up any odds and ends.
Elsa Crochet Cowl – free crochet pattern is a design I designed as a guest designer on another crochet blog. It is a lovely winter crochet cowl that uses the double zig zag stitch.
You might also like Beautiful Crochet Cable Cowl – Free Pattern.
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