Free pattern: Mock Bobbles Cowl (#HolidayStashdownCAL2016)

Mock Bobble Cowl, free #crochet pattern by Underground Crafter #HolidayStashdownCAL2016

I’m thrilled to share the third pattern in this year’s Holiday Stashdown Crochet-A-Long. (If you’re new to the Holiday Stashdown CAL, you can find all the details here.)

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A few years ago, I received this lovely skein of Berroco Ultra Alpaca in a swap. It happens to be in my favorite color (purple) but it sat in my stash for a while, waiting for its true purpose to be revealed.

Mock Bobble Cowl, free #crochet pattern by Underground Crafter #HolidayStashdownCAL2016It turns out it wasn’t meant for a hat (the destiny of most solo skeins in my stash), but rather a cowl.

This pattern uses two of my favorite stitches, crossed double crochet and mock triple crochet bobbles. The texture is a delight to watch as it develops in front of your eyes.

Mock Bobble Cowl, free #crochet pattern by Underground Crafter #HolidayStashdownCAL2016This makes a great unisex project that works for almost any adult on your holiday list. Make it with one color, like I did, or with striped edges, or with stripes. Either way, it’s a great way to use up stash yarn.

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Mock Bobbles Cowl

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

Mock Bobble Cowl, free #crochet pattern by Underground Crafter #HolidayStashdownCAL2016

02-easy 50US terms 504-medium 50Stitches with alternating heights create the appearance of bobbles in this textured cowl.    

Finished Size

  • Adult: 6” (15 cm) height x 26” (66 cm) circumference.


  • Berroco Ultra Alpaca (50% alpaca/50% wool, 3.5 oz/100 g, 215 yd/198 m) – 1 skein in 6284 Prune Mix, or approximately 215 yds (198 m) in any medium weight yarn.
  • US I-9/5.5 mm crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle.


  • 14 sts x 5 rows in pattern = 4” (10 cm). Exact gauge is not critical for this project.


Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • BL – back loop only
  • cdc – crossed double crochet – Sk st, dc in next st, dc in skipped st. (A photo tutorial for this stitch is available here)
  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • ea – each
  • FPsc – front post single crochet – Insert hook from front around back to front of tr in previous round while pushing tr towards front, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops, sk st behind FPsc. (A photo tutorial for this stitch is available here)
  • rep – repeat
  • Rnd(s) – Round(s)
  • sc – single crochet
  • sk – skip
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • tr – triple (treble) crochet
  • yo – yarn over
  • * Rep instructions after asterisk as indicated.

Pattern Notes

  • Photo tutorials for both special stitches are available here
  • This project uses almost an entire skein of yarn, so while gauge is not important, significantly larger stitches (fewer stitches per inch) may result in running out of yarn before finishing.
  • For striped edges, work foundation chain through Rnd 2 and Rnds 20-22 in a different color.
  • Entire project is worked with right (front) side facing.

Pattern Instructions


  • Ch 92 (or any multiple of 2).
  • Set Up Row: Turn, sk 1 ch, sc in next ch and ea ch across. Being careful not to twist, join with sl st to first sc and begin working in the round. (91 sts)
  • Rnd 1: Ch 2, cdc around, join with sl st to ch 2.
  • Rnd 2: Ch 1, scBL in same st and ea st around, join with sl st to first sc.
  • Rnd 3: Ch 2, *sc in next st, tr in next st; rep from * around, join with sl st to ch 2.
  • Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in same st, *sc in next st, FPsc around next st; rep from * around, join with sl st to first sc.
  • Rnd 5-19: Rep Rnds 2-4 5 more times, or until cowl measures approximately 5” (13 cm) in height.
  • Rnd 20: Rep Rnd 2.
  • Rnd 21: Rep Rnd 1.
  • Rnd 22: Ch 1, sc in same st and ea st around, join with sl st to first sc, fasten off.


  • With yarn needle, weave in ends and seam set up row closed.
© 2016 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern 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!

6 thoughts on “Free pattern: Mock Bobbles Cowl (#HolidayStashdownCAL2016)”

  1. Yep! Snow on the way . . . saw the wee bit of snow yesterday, too . . . March is so unpredictable and today is the first day of spring??? What is predictable are your lovely patterns! Always wonderful projects and this one is lovely . . . texture, color and size! Thank you for the pattern and hopefully this blip of snow is the final taste of winter and gives way to a delightful spring!!!


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