Spring Fringe Cowl: Free Crochet Pattern

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Summer is almost here, but there is still one cowl you can wear. The Spring Fringe Cowl is designed to be bright, light and colorful. Quick, easy and only one skein of yarn, this cowl is perfect for a beginner crocheter.

 

Fringe Cowl Free Crochet Pattern | This quick and easy fringe cowl is great for beginners and works up with just one skein of yarn.

The Yarn

What comes first the project idea or the yarn? In this case it was the yarn. Red Heart With Love Stripes in the Sandbar Stripe color way was that skein of yarn that I could not leave the store without. With Love was one of the first premium yarns I ever used and it still is a favorite. It is super soft and works up quickly! The sandbar stripe has three neutral shades of grey, plus white and my favorite color, teal. I had the yarn, now I had to come up with a project for it.

Can you tell I like Teal?

Desert Sunset shawl is a free crochet pattern that is the intermediate crocheter. It uses very few stitches and all special stitches are explained. This is a fun project that creates a unique design. This project only take one skein of Lion Brand Mandala yarn. Want a quick and easy friday night project? Work up this free crochet pattern for an infinity scarf with lots of unique texture and appeal. This is a one skein project that you can have ready for the weekend. My example uses Caron Cakes yarn and is a bright and colorful addition to my wardrobe.  Wrapped in Love crochet wrap is a wonderful free crochet project. It uses lionbrand pound of love yarn. This free crochet pattern uses a 4 row repeat with to create a unique texture.

The Inspiration

Scarf and cowl season is really short in Phoenix and it makes me sad. The Spring Fringe Cowl is my attempt to prolong the cowl season. The cowl uses a light and airy mesh pattern. It works up quickly  and your don’t even have to sew the edges together. I have created a chart to walk you through crocheting the first and last rows together. Add a little fringe on the sides and you have a new favorite accessory.

Fringe Cowl Free Crochet Pattern | This quick and easy fringe cowl is great for beginners and works up with just one skein of yarn.

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Spring Fringe Cowl Pattern

Materials

1 Skein of Red Heart With Love Stripes

Clover Amour Crochet Hook, Size K/6.5mm

Clover Jumbo Darning Needles

Fiskars 5 Inch Titanium Micro-Tip Easy Action Scissors

Stitches and Abbreviations

Ch – Chain

Sc – Single Crochet

St(s) – Stitch(es)

Slst- Slip stitch

Dimensions

The width of my cowl ended up being about 9 inches. I wear the cowl folded in half. The length of my cowl is 33 inches in circumference. You could use two skeins and double the number of rows to make this more like and infinity scarf.

Gauge

The gauge is not super important on this piece. My gauge was 4 chains = 1″. If you want the cowl wider add chains to the foundation chain in multiples of 5. If you want the cowl longer add extra rows. The size cowl I made was just large enough to use one skein of yarn with a little extra fringe left over.

The Spring Stripe Cowl is a quick and easy free crochet pattern. The mesh stitch keeps this cowl light and perfect for spring and summer. This is a great pattern for beginners.

The Pattern

Ch 58

Row 1: SC to 9th CH from the hook, *CH 4, skip 4 CH, SC in next CH* repeat from *to* across ending with a SC in last CH.

Row 2 – 70: CH 7, SC in first CH 4 space, *CH4, SC in next CH 4 space* repeat from *to* across.

Row 71 : CH 2, SC into the first CH 4 space of the first row. *CH 2, SC in the next CH 4 space of the last worked row, CH 2, SC in the next CH 4 space of the first row* repeat from *to* until you reach the last CH 4 space. CH 4, SLST to the first CH of the scarf. Fasten off and weave in all ends.

Below is a Crochet Chart to help explain the last row.

Crochet diagram to connect the ends of a mesh crochet pattern.

Final Touches

Once your ends are weaved in the base of the cowl is complete. To finish the cowl you can add fringe to each loop on the side of the cowl. I cut 280 11 inch pieces of yarn and used two pieces of yarn for each loop. Take two 11 inch pieces of yarn and fold them in half. Weave the looped half through a loop in the side of the cowl and pull the ends of the 11 inch piece through the loop and pull tight. Repeat this for every loop on both sides of the cowl. On my cowl I took the time to match up the fringe colors with the stripes on the cowl. This is totally optional, but I love how it looks.

The Spring Stripe Cowl is a quick and easy free crochet pattern. The mesh stitch keeps this cowl light and perfect for spring and summer. This is a great pattern for beginners.

Let me know how you like this free crochet pattern. If you have any questions leave a comment below and I will try and help the best I can. I hope you decide to make a Spring Fringe Cowl of your own. If you do, I would LOVE to see a photo! If you share it on social media be sure to tag me @windingroadcrochet or #windingroadcrochet.

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Check out one of my other patterns!

Desert Sunset shawl is a free crochet pattern that is the intermediate crocheter. It uses very few stitches and all special stitches are explained. This is a fun project that creates a unique design. This project only take one skein of Lion Brand Mandala yarn. Want a quick and easy friday night project? Work up this free crochet pattern for an infinity scarf with lots of unique texture and appeal. This is a one skein project that you can have ready for the weekend. My example uses Caron Cakes yarn and is a bright and colorful addition to my wardrobe.  Wrapped in Love crochet wrap is a wonderful free crochet project. It uses lionbrand pound of love yarn. This free crochet pattern uses a 4 row repeat with to create a unique texture.

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Crochet the quick and easy Springtime Fringe Cowl free crochet pattern by Winding Road Crochet. This cowl works up fast and uses only one skein of yarn. #springcrochet #crochetscarf #crochetcowl

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6 Comments

  1. Rosa

    May 12, 2018 at 3:25 pm

    I have never worn a cowl in my life and I live in Florida so short season for that but I absolutely love the way this looks!! ❤️ I plan on making this but have one question. Did you fold the cowl in half and put the fringe through the double layers of the ends at once or is the fringe placed in place on single layer ends. I ask because the fringe area doesn’t look messy like it would with all that fringe. Hope you undestand my question. Thank you for offering this adorable pattern!

    1. Lindsey

      May 14, 2018 at 2:09 pm

      When applying the fringe I apply to each side individually then fold the work in half to wear it. I only used two strands of fringe one each side loop because I did not want it to be too thick once folded.

      1. Pan Schlosser

        July 17, 2019 at 6:22 pm

        Are you able to provide a video of the first few rows? I am new to crochet and A video would be so helpful!
        Pam

        1. Lindsey

          July 19, 2019 at 5:29 am

          I intend to make videos for all my patterns but my priority is the newest patterns. If you google how to crochet a mesh stitch, I think that will help.

  2. rosa

    May 17, 2018 at 5:08 pm

    Thank you for your reply!

  3. Julie

    May 19, 2018 at 10:04 am

    Soooo pretty, what a lovely summery design.

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