Tuscan Charm Cowl a Free Crochet Cowl Pattern

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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 cowl pattern.

It’s definitely my coziest make of late. The nice long length means it keeps more than just my neck warm.

picture of chunky striped cowl rust and pink

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This chunky yarn is Lion Brand’s Hue + Me. The colors I chose are Rose Water + Spicy.

These are the same colors I use in the Tuscan Charm Beanie. 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.

I used Color Made Easy in the Ava Blanket crochet pattern. 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. 

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

Color Work

I includ 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, you can still crochet this cowl.

picture of color work carry yarn up back
Picture shows the yarn carried up the back from round to round.

More Crochet Patterns

If you’r looking for a smaller crochet cowl, you might also enjoy the Sheila Cowl.

The Granite Cowl is super cozy and works really well for men.

I love the Abundance Cardigan from DoraDoes. It’s so pretty and features another one of my favorites stitches.

Woman turned wearing pink and rust chunky cowl.

I really love the size of this cowl. It’s like wearing an extra layer, but easier.


  • 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


  1. Ch 3 counts as a 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: before the last movement of last stitch before color change, drop the first color and pick up the second color, finishing the stitch in the new color.
  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.
picture of striped cowl pink and rust laid flat

Stitches/Abbreviations (US Terms)


CC-contrast color

dc-double crochet

FPdc-front post double crochet 

MC-main color rep-repeat


sk-skip the indicated stitch

sl st-slip stitch



2.25”/5.7cm x 2.25”/5.7cm = 5 dc x Rnds 2-4 in the pattern




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.

Finished Dimensions

21”/53cm x 8”/20cm laid flat

Cowl Pattern

picture of chunky striped cowl rust and pink

Tuscan Charm 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.


  • 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



  1. Rnd 1. Fdc 81, or ch 83 and dc in the 3rd ch 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)

  1. Rnds 5-10. Rep Rnds 2-4 two more times.
    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)


    1. Cut yarn and weave in ends.

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