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How to Crochet a Cowl for Spring (and Summer) the Trina Cowl

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The Trina is a beautiful cowl that’s lightweight and lacy. It’s perfect for spring. Make this easy crochet cowl in your favorite colors to add a splash of color to your outfit.

The Trina is the perfect warm weather accessory with its open stitch work pattern. This free crochet pattern features double crochet stitches and chains so it works up quickly.

The Trina Cowl in this pictures features Bamboo Pop in Clover. I also use this bamboo cotton yarn in my Striped Slouchy Hat.

I’ve had this little ball of yarn in my stash since then. It was just enough to design this summery cowl.

Light green crochet cowl on mannequin in white dress.

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Spring Clean Your Stash Blog Hop

This lightweight cowl is part of the Spring Clean Your Stash Blog Hop hosted by Carroway Crochet. There is a new coupon code daily in March so you can download a free PDF Pattern!

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The Yarn

Bamboo Pop is a #3 lightweight yarn and just perfect for what I had in mind. For this spring cleaning pattern I use less than one skein of yarn!

I know many of us work in #4 worsted weight yarn more often and I think it would be a good substitute, if you would like to try it.

Bamboo Pop is a blend of 50% Cotton, 50% Bamboo. This pattern works well in other fibers, or acrylic yarn as well.

My green loving son is already trying to claim the Trina Cowl for his own! That’s one of the first questions my kids ask when they see my yarn creations. “Is that for me?”

He had a blast helping me remove the pins from blocking this one. It’s the little things some days.

For a true stash buster, you could combine different colors and use up what you have on hand!

picture of bright green lacy crochet cowl on white dress

More Crochet Projects for Spring

The Liguria is an easy crochet scarf pattern that you could also fashion into a cowl.

You may also enjoy these crochet patterns from EJ on The Crafty Afro. She compiled 11 Easy Spring Crochet Patterns I think you’ll like.

The Two Way Cowl is a shell stitch cowl with a back loop detail that can be finished two different ways when you seam it up.

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More Crochet Cowl Patterns

If it’s cold weather where you are then try a chunky crochet cowl pattern. The Monte Cowl is a cozy cowl in contrasting colors.

The Sheila Cowl is an easy pattern made with super bulky yarn that makes a great gift! I love how quickly chunky yarn, especially Lion Brand’s Wool-Ease Thick & Quick, works up for a last-minute gift.

The Tuscan Charm Cowl is an infinity scarf so this cowl has a longer length. The stitches really pop in this design.

Materials

  • 125 yds Dk/Light/#3 weight yarn, pictured is Bamboo Pop* (50% Cotton, 50% Bamboo, 292 yd / 267 m), color: clover.
  • 3.75mm US Size F crochet hook, you can get similar clay polymer hooks on Etsy*. I love my Furls* and Clover hooks*!
  • Yarn needle
  • Measuring tape
  • Scissors

Notes

1. Ch 3 counts as a stitch, I highly recommend using a ch 3 alternative, here’s my favorite.

2. This cowl is worked from the short end and then seamed. To make it into a scarf continue the repeat until your scarf is the desired length.

3. The stitch multiple is 4. You can add or subtract 4 to my foundation chain to make adjustments. 

picture of stitch pattern close up in green lacy crochet cowl

Stitches/Abbreviations (US Terms)

ch(s)-chain(s)

dc-double crochet

rep-repeat

sk-skip the indicated stitch

sl st – slip stitch

st(s)-stitch(es)

Gauge

2” x 2” = 9 dcs x 4 rows of dc

Finished Dimensions

Finished dimensions = 30” x 4” (unblocked)

Skill Level

easy

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

Spring Clean Your Stash Blog Hop

Friday, March 4th only, you can download the Trina Cowl PDF Pattern free as part of the Spring Clean Your Stash Blog Hop on Carroway Crochet!

The blog hop continues through March so check in on the main page for a new free pattern each day.

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Video Tutorial

You can learn how to crochet the Trina Cowl in the full video tutorial on my YouTube channel.

Scroll down for the instructions on how to crochet this cowl!

Light green crochet cowl on mannequin in white dress.

How to Crochet a Cowl for Spring!

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

The Trina Cowl is lightweight and lacy. Crochet this little cowl in your favorite colors to add a splash of color to your outfit. The Trina Cowl is the perfect warm weather accessory with its open stitch work pattern.

Materials

  • 125 yds Dk/Light/#3 weight yarn, pictured is Bamboo Pop in Clover

Tools

  • 3.75mm hook
  • Yarn needle
  • Measuring tape
  • Scissors

Instructions

  1. Ch 24, you can adjust this number by 4.
  2. Row 1. Sk the first chain, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next ch, *ch 3, sk 3 chs, sc in next ch} rep from * til one ch left, sc in last ch, turn. (23 sts)
  3. Row 2. Ch 3, dc in next sc, sk next ch, *{3 dc in next ch, sk next 3 sts} rep from * til last 4 sts, 3 dc in next ch, sk next ch, dc in next 2 sc, turn. (19 sts)
  4. Row 3. Ch 1, sc in same st and next, *{ch 3, sk next 3 dc, sc in sp btw 3dc} rep from * til last 5 sts, sk next 3 dc, sc in next 2 dc, (if you used a ch 3 your last stitch will be in the 3rd ch), turn. (23 sts)Length of crochet cowl worked up in golden brown yarn with hook, needle and scissors on table.
  5. Row 4. Repeat Row 2.
  6. Rows 5-80. Repeat Rows 2 - 3, until your cowl is 30" long, or until your desired length is reached.
  7. End your last row on a Row 2 rep.
  8. Cut yarn, leaving a long length for sewing.
  9. With right side up fold in half, matching the last row to the foundation row.
  10. Work on the wrong side. Seam using mattress stitch. Optionally you can sl st the ends together.
  11. Weave in ends.

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