Crochet 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. This simple crochet cowl pattern uses just one skein of bulky yarn.  This unisex cowl is perfect for a last-minute gift, or just to protect your neck from a sudden cold spell.

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This simple crochet cowl pattern uses one of my favorite easy stitch combinations. The result is a texture that is gender-neutral. In a different color combination, it could work for almost anyone.

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Quick, Fast in a Hurry Cowl

Simple Crochet Cowl Pattern by Underground Crafter

Updated 12/3/2023

02-easy 50
US terms 50
5-bulky 50

This simple crochet cowl pattern combines an easy stitch pattern with bulky yarn to make a gender-neutral cowl that works up quickly enough to protect against a sudden cold spell or to serve as a last-minute gift.

Finished Size

  • Teen/Adult: 6.25” (16 cm) tall x 24” (61 cm) circumference.


  • 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.


  • 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
  • sc – single crochet
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • t-ch – turning chain
  • * Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.
  • () Work stitches between parentheses into the same stitch or space.

Pattern Note

Pattern Instructions


  • Ch 18.
  • Row 1: Turn, skip 2 ch (counts as hdc), *(sc, hdc, dc) in next st, sk 2 sts; repeat from * across to last ch, hdc in last ch. (17 sts)
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 2 (counts as hdc), *(sc, hdc, dc) in next st, skip 2 sts; repeat 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.


  • Fold Cowl in half along the long edge so that short edges are touching, being careful not to twist.
  • Thread yarn needle with long yarn tail and join short edges with mattress stitch seam (see video below).
  • If you can’t see the video tutorial above, click HERE to watch it on YouTube.
  • With yarn needle, weave in ends on inside of Cowl.
© 2013, 2023 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: Thanks for supporting indie designers!

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