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Best Chunky Cowl Crochet Pattern Charisma Cowl

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The Charisma Cowl is the coziest cowl! This chunky lacy design works up best in Wool Ease Thick and Quick yarn.

The super bulky weight yarns are perfect for crocheting up quick gifts like this chunky cowl crochet pattern. Plus the wool blend makes this cowl nice and warm.

These easy chunky crochet cowls are the types of crochet project I could make all day, every day. Quick and simple with pretty stitches that work well in a chunky yarn, what’s not to love?

Chunky crochet neck warmer on mannequin in n front of greenery.

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And if I haven’t said it before my neck is always cold! I prefer cowls to scarves for the simplicity. Four littles hanging off of me make scarves trickier. Plus cowls, use less yarn.

One day Spring is in the air and the next there’s snow on the mountain. But mornings are sure to be cold for a while.

Cream chunky crochet cowl on mannequin wearing pink sweater.
The Charisma Cowl layered over the Positano Cardigan.

The Yarn

This chunky crochet cowl pattern uses only one ball of Lion Brand’s Wool Ease Thick & Quick. You can substitute this yarn for less than 100 yds of another #6 super bulky yarn.

Woman in front of tree with chunky crochet cowl in blue twisted around neck.

More Free Crochet Patterns

If you love crocheting in super bulky yarn then check out the Baby Bear Beanie Pattern, which includes all sizes!

The chunky chevron blanket pattern uses #7 jumbo yarn!

For a quick make, this chunky heart pattern makes a great add on to hats, scarves or blankets.

Close up of crochet texture on wool cowl.

The stitch for this simple crochet cowl pattern!

For this cowl I use a simple two row repeat. One row uses the cluster stitch, which is a dc3tog and a ch 2. The other row uses a v-stitch, dc, ch 1, dc in the same stitch.

Since we’re just alternating these two rows, I add a little hint at the end of the rows either (v-stitch) or (cluster) to help you remember which stitch goes in that row.

Cream crochet cowl with pretty stitches on mannequin outside.

Finishing Options

I include three options for finishing your cowl. You can simply match the ends up and sew it together, that’s one option.

Or you can twist it first, like the blue cowl in the picture below. Then you seam it up the same, which secures the twist.

Finally, you could add 3 large buttons, like I do in the Arcone Cowl and not seam it at all, but button it together.

Blue twist cowl on woman in blue sweater.


  • 92 yds / 84 m #6 bulky yarn, I use Lion Brand’s Wool Ease Thick & Quick* (80% acrylic / 20% wool, 106 yd / 97 m, 6 oz, 170 yd), color: fisherman or mystical.
  • 9mm US Size (M) crochet hook, I love my Furls Hooks* they’re so comfortable, especially when working with super bulky yarn.
  • Yarn needle
  • Measuring tape
  • Scissors


  1. Ch 3 counts as a stitch, I highly recommend using a ch 3 alternative, here’s my favorite.
  2. The stitch multiple is 5 plus 6. You can add or subtract 5 to my starting chain.

Stitches/Abbreviations (US Terms)

ch – chain 

dc – double crochet

sl st – slip stitch

V-stitch – double crochet, chain 1, double crochet in same stitch

Cluster Stitch: dc3tog, ch 2


2 dc x 1 row = 1” / 2.5 cm

Finished Dimensions

Finished measurements are 8” / 20.5 cm x 26” / 66 cm when laid flat.


If you would like to make a taller or shorter cowl, simply make more or less repetitions of the two row repeat.

To adjust how long the cowl is, use a stitch multiple of 5, plus 6 for the starting chain. Adding or subtracting by 5 to my starting chain of 51 is an easy way to do it.

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Chunky crochet neck warmer on mannequin in n front of greenery.

Chunky Crochet Cowl Charisma Cowl Pattern

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 30 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $10

The Charisma Cowl is the coziest free crochet cowl pattern! This chunky lacy design works up best in Wool Ease Thick and Quick yarn.


  • 92 yds #6 bulky yarn, I used Lion Brand’s Wool Ease Thick & Quick in Mystical for the blue cowl and Fisherman for the cream cowl.


  • 9mm US Size (M) crochet hook
  • Yarn needle
  • Measuring tape
  • Scissors


  1. Ch 51, you can add or subtract by 5 to my starting chain if you would like to adjust the length.
  2. Row 1. Dc in the 4th ch from your hook and in the next ch, *{sk the next ch, v-st in the next ch, sk the next ch, dc in each of the next 2 chs} rep from * until the end, dc in the last ch, turn. (49 sts)
  3. Ch 3 alt, *{dc in each of the next 2 sts, dc3tog (which is the v-st), ch 2} rep from * until last 3 sts, dc in each of last 3 sts, turn. (49 sts)
  4. Ch 3 alt, dc in each of the next 2 sts, *{sk next ch, v-st in next st, sk next st, 1 dc in each of next 2 dc} rep from * until the end, dc in last st, turn. (49 sts)
  5. Rep row 2. (cluster)
  6. Rep row 3. (v-st)
  7. Rep row 2. (cluster)
  8. Rep row 3. (v-st)
  9. Rep row 2. (cluster)
  10. Rep row 3. (v-st)Finished crochet cowl in cream yarn flat rectangle before seaming.
  11. Finishing
    I chose to give my blue cowl a twist and then seamed the short edges together. You may choose to seam it without the twist, like I did on the cream version or even add buttons instead of seaming. Seam side showing on cream chunky crochet cowl pattern.
  12. Seam
  13. Fold it in half.
  14. Thread a large eye needle with the tail, or a length of yarn.
  15. Work on the wrong side.
  16. Sew it together, a mattress stitch or whip stitch both work well.
  17. Cut yarn and weave in ends.

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