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Blueberry Lemonade Cotton Crochet Cowl Pattern

This crochet cowl is a free pattern. Crochet this cowl in cotton or your favorite #4 medium worsted weight yarn, it works great in a variegated yarn. The length is easy to customize as you go.

This cotton cowl is actually the first one I created in this series of cotton cowls I’ve been working on. I love this colorway from Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Cotton line called Paris in June. But as I had summer on the brain it made me think of blueberries (a household favorite here) and lemonade, two summer staples.

I used the ever versatile v-stitch in this one, paired with the slanting cluster or bead stitch. Never fear if these are new stitches to you I have tutorials for both of them-listed in the “Stitches” section.

This cowl pattern is worked width wise so you’ll be increase the length as you go, which means it’s easy to adjust the length. You may also choose to leave yours as a scarf, and not sew the ends together to form the cowl. I like options! I used to two balls of yarn, but one ball also gave me a small, one loop cowl. I’ve included the stitch multiple if you would like to adjust the width of your cowl.

picture of woman in crochet cowl

The Inspiration

I created the Blueberry Lemonade cowl for my son’s occupational therapist. She has invested so much in him, it was the least I could do.

She came across me one day at school waiting for the kids to get out. I was knitting, and she said how great that was to see. She shared that back East people were always knitting in meetings and gatherings, but she hadn’t found that much here in California. Which I thought was too bad!

I still crochet everywhere, do you? I always have a project in my purse (which is often confused by my family with my yarn bag, hahaha). It makes me a better mom, I more likely to stop for an impromptu park session if I have yarn to keep my hands busy while I watch the kids 🙂

While this pattern was written for the yarn and hook I list below, it is also appropriate for other weights & fibers-not just cotton. Your yarn usage may vary if you make changes to the yarn and hook, so make sure you have plenty.

As this cowl pattern isn’t super open, it would also work well in wool for colder weather, when that comes back around. Oh wait, it’s already here-it was 90 for two days and now we’re back to 60s. Lucky for me I have plenty of scarves and cowls 😀

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Materials:

  • 6oz/306yds of medium #4 worsted weight cotton yarn, I used two balls of Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Cotton in Paris in June
picture of double wrapped cotton cowl

Purchase an ad-free printable version of this pattern on Ravelry or Etsy.

Gauge:

2″x 2″ =8 dc x 4 rows of dc

Finished Dimensions:

My cowl measured about 7″ wide by 50″ long.

Adjustments:

If you would like to adjust the width of your cowl the stitch multiple is 2, plus 3 for the foundation chain.

picture of yellow and blue cowl with bead stitch crochet pattern

Need to know how to crochet bead stitch? Check out this detailed, step by step tutorial of the bead stitch in this post.

Special Stitches:

bead stitch or slcl-slanting cluster: *{yarn over (yo) insert your hook around the post of the last dc from right to left, yo and pull up a loop} (3 loops on your hook), repeat from * 3x total, ending with 7 loops on your hook, yo and pull through 6 loops, yo and pull through the last 2 loops on your hook.

v-st: v-stitch: all in the indicated stitch: (dc, ch 1, dc)

picture of yellow and blue crochet scarf

Notes:

The slcl stitch will count as 2 stitches, as you are crocheting one stitch over another (the slcl goes around the dc). From the top of the row you can easily see the stitches. However, I found that I would often skip either the first or last stitch of the row when working the sc rows into the slcl rows. Once I made a point to look for those (and checked my stitch count before moving on) I stopped skipping them!

At the beginning of row 2 there is a skipped stitch, however at the end of row 2 there is not a skipped stitch before the final dc.

Starting Ch 3s count as a dc.

picture of blue and yellow crochet cowl

Pattern:

  1. Ch 33, sc in the 2nd ch from your hook and in each ch across, turn. (32)
  2. Ch 3, *{skip the next sc, dc in the next, slcl} repeat from * across, end with a dc in the last st, turn. (32)
  3. Ch 1, sc in the same st and in each stitch across, turn. (32)
  1. Ch 3, skip the next st, v-st in the next, *{skip the next two stitches, v-st in the next} repeat from * until the last two stitches, then skip the 2nd to last st and dc in the top of the ch 3, turn. (10 v-sts + 2dc)
  2. Ch 3, v-st in the ch spc of the next v-st and in each v-st across, end with a dc in the top of the ch 3, turn.
  3. Repeat row 5.
  4. Ch 1, sc in same and in ea dc and ch sp across, turn. (32)

Repeat Rows 2-7 until desired length is reached. I ended after a v-stitch row so that I sewed a v-st row to a sc crochet row, making the pattern a loop. I was able to complete 17 sets, 119 rows total, with the two balls of ILTC yarn.

Finishing

Block before sewing short ends together.

Match short ends, with a mattress stitch sew together using the tail and your yarn needle.

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Karol Frederick

Tuesday 19th of June 2018

I really like the pattern for this cowl. I have used "I love this cotton" yarn for other projects and it's great!

Christa18

Tuesday 19th of June 2018

Thank you! I love it too!

Maggie Whitlow

Wednesday 13th of June 2018

These colors are so pretty!

Christa18

Thursday 14th of June 2018

Thank you! The recipient said the colors just make her smile ? too!

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