Archwork Cotton Crochet Cowl Free Pattern

Archwork Cotton Crochet Cowl Free Pattern

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. 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 making 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! I was actually able to make 5 cowls from the four balls of Lion Brand’s 24/7 cotton* I had on hand. I used a little of each to create a color block cowl, here’s a glimpse of it. It’s coming to the blog soon.

color block cowl

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!

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

cotton cowl crochet arches


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

Crochet Hook I*

yarn needle and scissors


My finished cowl measures 15″ wide when stretched, and 32″ around with one ball of yarn. Two balls would give you nice long cowl that you could double wrap. To adjust the size of your cowl the stitch multiple is 4 + 6 for the starting chain.

arch mesh cowl

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2″x 2″ 7 sc x 6 rows

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Slip Stitch (ss)

Single Crochet (sc)

Chain (ch)

arch cowl

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.

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How to join Round 2 to Round 1:

crochet arches arch crochet


  1. Ch 102, ss to the first ch to form a circle, *{ch 5, skip 3 chs, sc in the next} repeat from * to the end. (25 arches formed by the ch 5s)
  2. Ch 5, sc in the center of the first arch formed from the previous row, *{ch 5, sc in the next arch} repeat from * to the end.
  3. -29. Repeat Round 2.

Finish off & block.

So simple, you can relax and crochet away!

Please let me know if you have any questions.

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