Bianca Cowl Crochet Pattern

I’m joining Oombawka Design Crochet and The Stitchin’ Mommy for the ninth annual Scarf of the Month Club Crochet Along with the Bianca Cowl, a quick crochet cowl pattern. The Bianca Cowl combines bulky yarn with a simple, two-row repeat stitch pattern for a fast-to-make project that blocks out the cold.

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I’m thrilled to be invited back to Oombawka Design Crochet and The Stitchin’ Mommy’s ninth annual Scarf of the Month Club Crochet Along (get the details here on Oombawka Design Crochet and here on The Stitchin’ Mommy). In this year’s version, Rhondda and Amy have invited 12 guest designers, so each month you get 3 free scarf patterns. Whether you like to make scarves to wear, gift, or donate, this is the perfect CAL for you!

For my contribution to this month’s CAL, I decided to make quick crochet cowl pattern. I recently started living in Vermont and I’ve been experimenting with all types of neckwear for the different variations on winter weather that exist here. I love how fast the Bianca Cowl came together using bulky yarn and a simple two-row stitch pattern repeat. (Come back next week for the matching Bianca Beanie pattern!)

The Bianca Cowl is perfect for when I need to run errands and I don’t want the bulk of a large scarf. I used two skeins of Lion Brand Hue + Me (one skein each in 108AD Magic Hour and 110AU Peacoat). It’s a soft wool and acrylic blend that comes in coordinating colors. Hue + Me is available online from Lion Brand | LoveCrafts | WeCrochet | JOANN | Amazon.

Scroll down for the free pattern for the Bianca Cowl. Don’t forget to visit Oombawka Design Crochet to get Rhondda’s January pattern, the Seed Stitch Scarf, and The Stitchin’ Mommy to get Amy’s January pattern, the Melina Infinity Scarf.

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Bianca Cowl

Quick Crochet Cowl Pattern by Underground Crafter

This quick crochet cowl pattern combines a bulky yarn with a simple two-row repeat stitch pattern. This pattern was designed for the ninth annual Scarf of the Month Crochet Along with Oombawka Design Crochet and The Stitchin’ Mommy.

Finished Size

  • Teen/Adult: 7” (18 cm) wide x 25” (63.5 cm) circumference.

Materials

  • Lion Brand Hue + Me yarn (80% acrylic/20% wool, 4.4 oz/125 g, 137 yd/125 m) – 1 skein each in 108AD Magic Hour (CA) and 110AU Peacoat (CB), or approximately 80 yd (73 m) each in CA and CB in any bulky weight acrylic and wool blend yarn.
  • US Size K-10.5/6.5 mm crochet hook, or size needed to get gauge.
  • Yarn needle.

Gauge

  • 11 sts = 4” (10 cm) in pattern. Exact gauge is not critical for this pattern.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • CA – Color A
  • CB – Color B
  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • rep – repeat
  • sc – single crochet
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • yo – yarn over
  • [] – Repeat instructions between brackets as indicated.

Pattern Note

  • Change color in the last yarn over of the single crochet of the row and crochet over the yarn tails as you work. A helpful video tutorial demonstrating how to do this is available below.
  • If you can’t see the video above demonstrating how to change colors in single crochet and crochet over yarn tails, click HERE to watch it on Facebook.

Pattern Instructions

Cowl

  • With CA, ch 69 (or any multiple of 3 sts, + 3).
  • Row 1: Turn, skip 1 ch, [sc in next 2 ch, ch 1, skip 1 ch] across to last 2 ch, sc in next 2 ch, changing to CB in last yo of final sc. Fasten off CA.
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 1, starting in first st [sc in next 2 sts, dc in skipped stitch on row below] across to last 2 sts, sc in next 2 sts.
  • Row 3: Turn, ch 1, starting in first st [sc in next 2 sts, dc in skipped stitch on row below] across to last 2 sts, sc in next 2 sts, changing to CA in last yo of final sc. Fasten off CB.
  • Row 4: Rep Row 2 once.
  • Row 5: Turn, ch 1, starting in first st [sc in next 2 sts, dc in skipped stitch on row below] across to last 2 sts, sc in next 2 sts, changing to CB in last yo of final sc. Fasten off CA.
  • Rep Rows 2-5 until cowl measures approximately 7” (18 cm) wide, ending after a repeat of Row 4. Fasten off CA with a long yarn tail (approximately 18”/45.5 cm) for seaming.

Border and Assembly

  • Thread yarn needle with long yarn tail. Fold Cowl over so that short ends are touch, being careful not to twist. Join short ends with mattress stitch seam (see video below).
  • If you can’t see the video above demonstrating how to join with a mattress stitch seam, click HERE to watch it on YouTube.
  • With yarn needle, weave in ends on inside of Cowl.
© 2024 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: https://undergroundcrafter.com/2024/01/21/bianca-cowl-crochet-pattern/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

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