Free Chunky Cowl Crochet Pattern In Textured Stripes

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Get warm and cozy with the Tuscan Charm Cowl pattern. The free chunky crochet cowl pattern includes stripes and texture rows.

The Tuscan Charm Beanie gets a matching chunky cowl. This wool blend yarn is so squishy it’s a delight to wear and work with.

I love how the stripes contrast in these colors. And I’m a big fan of post stitches so there’s just a lot love about this bulky crochet cowl pattern.

It’s definitely one of my favorite cozy crochet cowls of late. The nice long length means it keeps more than just my neck warm.

Woman turned wearing pink and rust chunky cowl.

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This bulky yarn is Hue + Me* from Lion Brand Yarn. The colors I chose are Rose Water + Spicy. It’s a soft yarn to work with and comes in gorgeous colors.

These are the same colors I use in the Tuscan Charm Beanie (pictured below). I swapped the color placement on the cowl though.

I love how squishy and warm this #5 bulky weight yarn is around my neck. All the colors of Hue + Me yarn are designed to work well together. So mix and match to your heart’s desire.

You can certainly use another #5 bulky weight yarn for this cowl pattern. I’d recommend Color Made Easy. This chunky weight yarn makes for a quick project!

I used Color Made Easy in the Ava Blanket crochet pattern which has one repeat row! These colors paired really well too.

Smiling woman in both chunky cowl and matching hat.


The Tuscan Charm Cowl features double crochet stitches and eye catching post stitches in a three row repeat. 

The FPdc or front post double crochet creates the textured rows. The double crochet stitch on alternating rows define the stripes.

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Color Work

I include some tips in the Notes section about the color work for this cowl.

MC-or main color is the color you start crocheting with on Rnd 1. In the sample pictures I use Spicy (rust).

For the second round, you’ll switch to the CC-contrasting color. My contrast color is Rose Water (pink). 

If you’d like more info and tips on crocheting color work, check out my blog post on Color Changing Tips. These tips went with the Corner to Corner crochet blanket in the post, but they’re still helpful!

If you’ve never done color work in crochet before, using these tips you can still make this crochet project.

picture of color work carry yarn up back
Picture shows the yarn carried up the back (on the wrong side) from round to round.

Free Crochet Patterns

  • If you’re looking for a smaller easy crochet cowl, you might also enjoy the Sheila Cowl.
  • The Granite Cowl is super cozy and works really well for men.
  • Infinity scarves look great in basic stitches too like the Letta!
  • I love the Abundance Cardigan from DoraDoes. It’s so pretty and features another one of my favorites stitches.
picture of chunky striped cowl rust and pink

I really love the size of this cowl. It’s like wearing an extra layer and adds extra warmth easily.


  • 274 yds (250 m) of #5 bulky weight yarn, pictured in Lion Brand’s Hue + Me* (80% Acrylic, 20% Wool, 137 yd / 125 m) in 2 different colors: Rose Water + Spicy, 1 ball each.
  • 8 mm hook*, or crochet hook needed to meet gauge
  • tapestry needle
  • scissors
  • measuring tape


  1. Ch 3 counts as the first stitch, I highly recommend using a ch 3 alternative, here’s my favorite.
  2. Pictured is MC-main color in Spicy and CC-contrast color in Rose Water.
  3. Color changes are for the entire rnd, except rnd 3-you will change colors inbetween stitches, throughout the rnd.
  4. Color changing tip: on the stitch before the color change, stop before the final yarn over, drop the first color and pick up the second color, finish the stitch in the new color. Now the new color is ready for the next stitch.
  5. Carry you colors through the rnd and up the rnd to minimize weaving in ends. You can see more in this tutorial.
  6. Stitch multiple is 3 is for the foundation chain.
  7. Stitch count is in parenthesis at the end of a round.
picture of striped cowl pink and rust laid flat
The right side of the cowl does not show the yarn carried up the back.


(US Terms)

ch(s) – chain(s)

CC – contrast color

dc – double crochet

FPdc – front post double crochet 

MC – main color

rep – repeat

rnd – round

sk – skip the indicated stitch

sl st – slip stitch

st(s) – stitch(es)


2.25” x 2.25” (5.5 cm x 5.5 cm) = 5 dc x Rnds 2-4 in the pattern

Skill Level



The cowl is worked on the long end. This means the number of stitches you start with will be the total length of your cowl. The number of rounds you work will determine the width of your cowl. This pattern is worked in the round.


You can adjust the length of the cowl by working a stitch multiple of 3. The width is easy to adjust by adding more repeats. Remember to get an extra skein of yarn or two if you’re making any changes.

Finished Dimensions

21” x 8” (53 cm x 20 cm) laid flat

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Pattern Instructions

picture of chunky striped cowl rust and pink

Tuscan Charm Textured Cowl Pattern

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 3 hours
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 3 hours 10 minutes
Difficulty: Intermediate
Estimated Cost: $12

Crochet the Tuscan Charm Cowl pattern in cozy, chunky yarn for a quick gift.


  • 274yds/250m of #5 bulky weight yarn, pictured in Lion Brand’s Hue + Me colors Rose Water + Spicy, (137yds/125m) each.


  • 8mm crochet hook, or hook needed to meet gauge
  • yarn needle
  • scissors
  • measuring tape



Rnd 1. Fdc 81, or ch 83 and dc in the 3rd chain from your hook and in each ch across. Be careful not to twist, join with a sl st to work in the round.


Rnd 2. Ch 3, in same st 2 dc, sk next 2 sts, *{3 dc in next st, sk next 2 sts} rep from * around, join with a sl st. (81 sts)

Rnd 3. In MC Ch 3, in CC FPdc, *{in MC dc in next 2 sts, in CC FPdc} rep from * around until one st left, in MC dc in last st, join with sl st. (81 sts)

Rnd 4. In MC Ch 3, dc in each st around, join with sl st. (81 sts)

Rnds 5-10. Repeat round 2 - 4 two more times. If you want to make your cowl taller keep repeat thing section before moving on to the last row.

Rnd 11. In CC, ch 3, in same st 2 dc, sk next 2 sts, *{3 dc in next st, sk next 2 sts} rep from * around, join with a sl st. (81 sts)


Cut yarn and weave in ends.

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