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Archwork Cotton Crochet Cowl Free Pattern

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.

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 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!

picture of woman wearing purple mesh crochet 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 Archwork Crochet Cowl-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.

picture of toddler smiling with crochet cotton cowl draped on head
picture of draped crochet arches on girl's head

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My finished arch mesh 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.

picture of archwork crochet cowl laid flat to show mesh

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2″x 2″ 7 sc x 6 rows

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Slip Stitch (ss)

Single Crochet (sc)

Chain (ch)

picture of arches on 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:

picture of how to join crochet arches
picture of end of row 1 arch crochet tutorial


  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.

I’d love to see your makes tag me @christacodesign on Instagram if you post a pic! Or share it to my Facebook page, I love to see your work!

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Jim McDowell

Thursday 14th of June 2018

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


Thursday 14th of June 2018

Definitely! Thank you ?


Wednesday 13th of June 2018

I love this yarn. It's great


Thursday 14th of June 2018

One of my favs!


Tuesday 12th of June 2018

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


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


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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