Free pattern: Quick, Fast in a Hurry Cowl

I recently made a cowl for a swap.  My partner had very specific color choices, and I didn’t see a pattern that would let the yarn’s long repeats shine.  After trying a few different stitches, I came up with the Quick, Fast in a Hurry Cowl.  I used just one skein of bulky yarn to make this unisex cowl.  It’s perfect for a last minute gift, or just to protect your neck from a sudden cold spell.  Enjoy the free pattern!

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Quick, Fast in a Hurry Cowl, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter

Quick, Fast in a Hurry Cowl Crochet Pattern

by Underground Crafter

02-easy 50US terms 505-bulky 50This easy stitch pattern makes a quick, one-skein, unisex cowl.

Finished Size: Adult: 6.25” (16 cm) tall x 24” (61 cm) circumference.

Materials:

  • Loops & Threads Charisma (100% acrylic, 3.5 oz/100 g/109 yd/100 m) – 1 skein #31 Black Raspberry, or approximately 100 yards (91 m) in any bulky weight yarn
  • L/8 mm crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain correct gauge
  • Yarn needle.

Gauge: 11 sts in pattern = 4” (10 cm) across.  Exact gauge is not critical for this project.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern:

  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • rep – repeat
  • sk – skip
  • sc – single crochet
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • t-ch – turning chain
  • * Rep from asterisk as indicated.

Quick, Fast in a Hurry Cowl, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter

Pattern Instructions

  • Ch 18.
  • Row 1: Turn, sk 2 sts (counts as hdc), *(sc, hdc, dc) in next st, sk 2 sts; rep from * across to last st, hdc in last st.  (17 sts)
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 2 (counts as hdc), *(sc, hdc, dc) in next st, sk 2 sts; rep from * across to last st, hdc in t-ch.
  • Repeat Row 2 until piece measures approximately 24” (61 cm) long.
  • Fasten off with 15” (38 cm) yarn tail.  With yarn needle and yarn tail, use the reverse mattress stitch (also known as an invisible seam) to join short edges together.  Finish off, weave in ends.

Quick, Fast in a Hurry Cowl, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter

Tips

  • Use a long-repeat variegated yarn to create a “striped” look.
  • Leonie Morgan has a great reverse mattress stitch tutorial here.

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© 2013 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). This pattern is for personal use only. You may use it to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Marie’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. If you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: http://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2013/10/28/free-pattern-quick-fast-in-a-hurry-cowl/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

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