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Archwork Cotton Crochet Cowl a Free Pattern

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The Archwork is a crochet cotton cowl that is simply beautiful for a drapey summer cowl. It’s crocheted with easy stitches that create a lovely fabric.

The name was also an easy one. The combination of crochet arch mesh and cotton yarn is just gorgeous.

I must admit that I have been dragging my feet when it comes to crocheting for warm weather. Mostly that’s the weather’s fault.

Crochet cotton cowl pattern in lilac 24/7 yarn on woman in blue shirt.
The drape of this stitch and cotton yarn is amazing!

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How can I think of open, airy patterns when it’s still cool in the mornings and barely warming up in the afternoon? Apparently we’re skipping spring and heading right into summer here in Northern California because it was 93 yesterday!

But once I started, I just couldn’t stop crocheting all the cotton cowls! It helps that I had several wonderful teachers to gift them to. So I set out to design a series of cowls that used only one ball of yarn-yay!

Lilac crochet cotton cowl pattern laid flat on wood back drop.

The Yarn

This LB 24/7 cotton yarn is one of my favorites. It has a gorgeous sheen to it and comes in an array of gorgeous colors, from muted to bold. They carry it in most craft stores and sometimes I can get it at a discount on Amazon. It doesn’t snag or split and it’s mercerized so it’s strong and not overly stretchy. It’s great for wearables and totes too!

Lilac crochet cotton cowl draped on woman in teal.
I love adding this lightweight layer to a summer outfit.

My littlest was actually interested in this cotton cowl-since it wasn’t for her!

picture of toddler smiling with crochet cotton cowl draped on head

Here she is being silly, but you can also see the arches well when it’s draped this way. And pardon the bloody nose-she just got hit with the soccer ball.

picture of draped crochet arches on girl's head

More Free Crochet Cowl Patterns With One Skein of 24/7 Cotton Yarn:

The Fiore is a one skein crochet cowl pattern that has a beautiful flower like stitch.

The Incrocio Cowl features an open stitch pattern in a longer infinity cowl crochet pattern that’s perfect for summer.

And if you just want to piece together odds and ends of your cotton yarn then the Color Block Cowl crochet pattern is a great for multiple colors!

Materials:

  • 3.5oz/186yds (170m) of worsted weight #4 yarn, I used one ball of Lion Brand’s 24/7 cotton in Lilac*
  • 5.5mm US Size I-9 Crochet Hook
  • yarn needle and scissors

Size:

My finished arch mesh cowl measures 15″ wide when stretched, and 32″ around with one ball of yarn.

Adjustments

To adjust the size of your cowl the stitch multiple is 4 + 6 for the starting chain. You can add or subtract 4 to my starting chain.

For a longer infinity cowl pattern, you might double the length. So you could Ch 206, but remember that you’ll need double the yarn!

Adjusting the height of your cowl is simply a matter of repeating more or less rows. Remember that when worn this cowl collapses down quite a bit.

Gauge:

2″/5cm x 2″/5cm = 7 sc x 6 rows of sc

Stitches/Abbreviations US Terms

Chain (ch)

Chains space (ch sp)

Repeat (rep)

Slip Stitch (sl st)

Single Crochet (sc)

A bit about this pattern:

The arches are created by chaining 5 and connecting them to the previous row’s arch with a sc in the chain 5 space of each arch. There is no need to join rounds, except to continue with sc into the next arch. I’ve included pictures and a video tutorial to show you how.

picture of arches on cowl

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How to join Round 2 to Round 1:

This pattern lends itself to working in the round quite easily. You can just join the last chain 5 to the first space and keep working!

picture of end of row 1 arch crochet tutorial

Work a single crochet into the chain 5 space.

picture of how to join crochet arches

Then continue on with the simple repeat.

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You can purchase the ad-free, well formatted PDF Pattern in one of my shops. Scroll down for the free pattern!

Scroll down for the free crochet cotton cowl pattern!

Lilac crochet cotton cowl draped on woman in teal.

Crochet Cotton Cowl for Summer

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 1 hour
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $8

The Archwork Crochet Cowl is simply beautiful. It’s crocheted with easy stitches that create a lovely fabric. The name was also an easy one. The combination of crochet arch mesh and cotton yarn is just gorgeous.

Materials

  • 3.5oz/186yds (170m) of worsted weight #4 yarn, I use one ball of Lion Brand’s 24/7 cotton in Lilac.

Tools

  • 5.5mm US Size I-9 Crochet Hook
  • yarn needle
  • scissors

Instructions

  1. Ch 102,
  2. Making sure not to twist, sl st to the first ch to form a circle,
  3. Rnd 1. *{Ch 5, sk 3 chs, sc in the next ch} rep from * around, until the last 3 chs
  4. (Rnd 1 cont.) End of round 1 tutorial for crochet arch in cowl. Ch 5, sk the last 3 chs,
  5. (Rnd 1 cont.) Join end of round 1 in crochet arches to first chain. Sc in center of first ch 5 sp. (25 arches formed by the ch 5s)
  6. Rnd 2. Ch 5, sc in the center of the next ch 5 sp, *{ch 5, sc in the next ch 5 sp} rep from * to the end.
  7. Rnds 3-29. Rep Round 2 until work measures 15"/38cm tall, or to your desired height. Arches in crochet cowl pink free pattern on jeans.
  8. Cut yarn and weave in ends.
  9. Block your cowl.

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Jim McDowell

Thursday 14th of June 2018

I like how light weight this looks. Be a perfect fall accessory

Christa18

Thursday 14th of June 2018

Definitely! Thank you ?

Brittany

Wednesday 13th of June 2018

I love this yarn. It's great

Christa18

Thursday 14th of June 2018

One of my favs!

ahoynancy

Tuesday 12th of June 2018

This pattern works up really fast. I just love it!

Christa18

Thursday 14th of June 2018

Thank you! I do love a fast project ?

Lynne Baltzer

Sunday 3rd of June 2018

The text above says it's a multiple of 4 + 6. In the video you say 4 + 5. Could you clarify? I want to make one longer than yours. I'm using a DK Cotton when I swatched it came out the same as when I used the 24/7 cotton. Thank you for the great summer cowl pattern. Lynne

Christa18

Sunday 3rd of June 2018

Hi Lynne, thanks for asking! It’s 4 + 6, I must’ve misspoke in the video! So if you wanted to make one about twice the length of mine, you would chain 206 to start. 206-6=200, 200/4=50 arches. I hope that helps!

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