Beautiful Crochet Cable Cowl – Free Pattern

This free crochet cable cowl pattern makes a beautiful winter crochet accessory that will make you look stylish and keep you warm and cozy at the same time.

I have recently been looking through some of my older patterns and discovered a few pattern that have just been sitting there.

These patterns have been designed for a yarn company that no longer trades so my patterns were suddenly homeless.

I am excited to be revamping them and sharing them with you on my own blog, so you can enjoy them.

Today I am bringing you this easy crochet cable cowl pattern that creates a stunning accessory.


crochet cable cowl for women

Crochet Cable Cowl Design

This quick and beginner friendly crochet cowl uses a combination of two design elements – purl single crochet and crochet cables.

Purl single crochet is a stitch I have introduced to you before. It is a simple variation on single crochet stitch where you change the position of your working yarn.

By doing this small change, you will completely change the look of the finished crochet fabric. I have a separate tutorial on my blog if you would like to practise this stitch before you get making your crochet cable cowl.

The second design element are crochet cables. Many crocheters get put off by cables as they think they are too tricky to work.

Let me tell you, they are so much easier than you think. Plus they create such an interesting feature!

crochet cable stitch cowl pattern

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Yarn I Used For Crochet Cabled Cowl Pattern

The original sample you can see in the photos has been made in Deramores Studio Chunky yarn. As you may know, Deramores is no longer in business.

Lovecrafts company is selling off last of the stock and at this time the yarn is still available to purchase.

However, the stock is limited, so I though I would give you some suggestions of alternative yarns you could use:

  1. Paintbox Yarns Simply Chunky
  2. Stylecraft Special Chunky
  3. Brava Bulky
  4. Lion Brand Hue + Me

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Finished Size

60 cm circumference x 18 cm height


10.5 sts x 10 rows = 10 x 10 cm measured over purl dc using 9 mm crochet hook or a size needed to obtain the gauge

To work the starting chain please use a hook a size larger.

cowl with crochet cables

Stitches And Abbreviations (US Crochet Terms)

ch- chain stitch

purl sc– purl single crochet- bring working yarn forward holding it to the front of your work, insert hook into next stitch, yrh and pull through letting go of working yarn creating a horizontal loop over the stitch, yrh and pull through 2 loops on hook.

To access a tutorial please click here.

sl st- slip stitch

hdc- half double crochet

FPtr- front post treble crochet – worked around the post of next st, yrh twice, insert hook from front to back to front around the post of next st, yrh and pull through, (yrh, pull though 2 loops on hook) 3 times.

BPtr- back post treble crochet – worked around the post of next st, yrh twice, insert hook from back to front to back around the post of next st, yrh and pull through, (yrh, pull though 2 loops on hook) 3 times.

FPhdc– front post half double crochet – worked around the post of next st, yrh, insert hook from front to back to front around the post of next st, yrh and pull through, yrh, pull through all 3 loops on hook

yrh- yarn over

Pattern Notes

  • the pattern starts with working a starting chain that is joined into a circle, the entire cowl is worked in rounds
  • each round ends with a sl st to the first st, new round starts with 1 ch which does not count as a stitch throughout the pattern.
  • it has a crochet cable pattern at the front
  • crochet cables are worked as a 3-round repeat
  • the original sample has been made in Deramores Studio Chunky which has been discontinued
women's cowl with crochet cable stitch

Crochet Cable Cowl Main Pattern

With larger (10 mm) crochet hook chain 66, sl st to first ch being careful not to twist the starting chain.

Change to smaller (9 mm) crochet hook.

Rnd 1: 1 ch (does not count as a stitch here and throughout the pattern), 1 purl sc into each ch around, sl st to first st. [66 purl sc]

Rnd 2: 1 ch, 30 purl sc, 6 hdc, 1 purl sc into each st to end, sl st to first st. [60 purl sc + 6 hdc]

Rnd 3: 1 ch, 30 purl sc, 6 FPhdc, 1 purl sc  into each st to end, sl st to first st. [60 purl sc + 6 FPhdc]

Rnd 4: 1 ch, 30 purl sc, miss the following 3 FPhdc sts, work 1 FPtr around each of the next 3 sts, work 1 BPtr around the post of each of the missed 3 sts, 1 purl sc into each st to end, sl st to first st. [60 purl sc + 3 FPtr + 3 BPtr]

Rnd 5 – 6: as Rnd 3.

Repeat Rnd 4 – 6 another 3 times.

Rnd 16: 1 ch, 30 purl sc, 1 sl st into each  st of the crochet cables, 1 purl sc into each st to end, sl st to first st. [60 purl sc + 6 sl sts]

Finishing Instructions

Fasten off. Sew in all ends.

The cowl benefits from firm blocking to even out the height.

crochet cabled cowl

Final thoughts…

I hope you love this crochet cable cowl pattern. If you think your crafty friends will like it too, why not share it with them?

If you like this cowl pattern, why not check out these free patterns:

  1. Beautiful Crochet Bandana Cowl For Women
  2. Modern Crochet Infinity Scarf For Women – Free Pattern
  3. Knit-look Crochet Cowl Free Pattern – Etela Cowl
  4. Quick Twisted Crochet Chunky Cowl- free pattern
  5. 10 Free Crochet Cable Pattern Ideas To Try

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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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