Textured Crochet Cowl to beat the scarf Free Pattern

It is a cowl that looks like an infinity scarf and can even be a hood! The Double textured crochet cowl can do it all. This is a free crochet pattern that uses basic crochet stitches to make a beautiful texture.

Below you will find the complete pattern and instructional photos for the easy crochet cowl pattern. You will also find all the materials, stitches, gauge, and sizing information.

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Deciding on Textures for this Easy Crochet Cowl

This cowl has two main textures. The back loop only single crochet creates a ribbing at the bottom and top of the cowl. Lately, I have been in love with bordering my projects with ribbing. You can see how I did this in the Harvest Pocket Shawl and the Hinterlands Hooded Scarf.

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I also used another favorite stitch combination for the center of the cowl. The stitch doesn’t have an official name but is similar to a lot of other stitches. It is the same stitch I used in these textured fingerless mitts.

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Materials Needed

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3.2-11.3 oz or 170-600 yds of Red Heart With Love (Size 4 Yarn), Merlot
Crochet Hook 5.5mm Size I
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Stitches and Abbreviations

CH – Chain
SC – Single Crochet
BLOSC – Single Crochet. in the Back Loop Only
DC – Double Crochet
ST(s) – Stitch(es)
SLST – Slip Stitch

Gauge and Size

11 SC = 3 inches
8 Rows BLOSC = 2 inches

Size Chart

SizeCircumferenceHeightYarn Needed
Toddler18.5 in9.5 in3.2 oz/ 170 yds
Child22 in11.5 in4.5 oz/ 239 yds
XS/S29 in15 in7.4 oz/ 393 yds
M/L32 in16.5 in9.1 oz/ 483 yds
XL/2X34 in17.5 in10 oz/ 530 yds
3X/4X36 in18.5 in11.3 oz/ 600 yds

Double Textured Crochet Cowl Video Tutorial

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Double Textured Crochet Cowl

-Written in US terms.
– Pattern is worked in joined rounds.

For Toddler size CH 69
For Child size CH 81
For XS/Small Size CH 107
For Medium/Large Size CH 119
For LX/2X Size CH 125
For 3X/4X Size CH 133

Row 1: SC in 2nd CH from Hook, SC in each chain across.

Row 2-10: CH1, turn, BLOSC in each ST around. SLST to first SC.

Row 11: CH1, turn, *(SC, DC) into the next ST, Skip a ST* repeat from *to* around. SLST to first SC.

stitch texture chart
stitch texture chart

Continue repeating row 11 until you have the total number of rows indicated for the size below.

For Toddler size, repeat row 11 until you have a total of 23 rows.
For Child size, repeat row 11 until you have a total of 29 rows.
For X-Small/Small size, repeat row 11 until you have a total of 39 rows.
For Medium/Large size, repeat row 11 until you have a total of 44 rows.
For XL/2X size, repeat row 11 until you have a total of 47 rows.
For 3X/4X size, repeat row 11 until you have a total of 50 rows.

For the last rows of ribbing, I started the row count over since the row counts will now vary depending on size.

Final Ribbing Row 1: CH1, turn, SC in each ST around. SLST to first SC.

Final Ribbing Row 2-10: CH1, turn, BLOSC in each ST around. SLST to first SC.

Fasten off and weave in your ends. When you weave in your starting yarn end, make sure to join the bottom of the first and last single crochet of row one.

Now your Double textured cowl is complete and ready to be enjoyed or gifted.

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