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Crochet Cowl – a free cozy crochet rib stitch cowl pattern

I have always loved creating quick and easy crochet accessories and a good crochet cowl is always a winner in my book. They are perfect for using up your yarn stash, great as gifts and you get a project finished in no time.

This cozy rib crochet cowl may look tricky but as long as you know how to post stitch crochet then you will be absolutely fine! It’s worked in the round and you can customise it to fit you really easily too.

You can carry on reading to find the free pattern here in this blogpost or purchase an ad-free, printable PDF version of the Cozy Rib Crochet Cowl pattern in my pattern store to download and print.

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Purchase and Print >>> Find the Cozy Rib Crochet Cowl on Etsy.

woman wearing rib stitch crochet cowl looking into the distance

About the Cozy Rib Crochet Cowl

Using clever stitch and colour placement makes the crochet cowl look much more complicated than it is and there are hardly any ends to weave in by carrying yours colours on the inside of the project.

Perfect for beginners to get more confident with crochet post stitches and a breeze of a project to make in an evening for more experienced hands. 

Pattern Options

This crochet cowl pattern is a free crochet pattern in both UK and US terms on the blog for everyone to enjoy, just scroll down to find it. If you’d prefer to purchase an ad free version you can find them here:

Purchase and Print >>> Find the Cozy Rib Crochet Cowl on Etsy.

Purchase and Print >>> Find the Cozy Rib Crochet Cowl on LoveCrafts.

Add to your queue >>> Find the Cozy Rib Crochet Cowl on Ravelry.

Pin for later >>> Pin the Cozy Rib Crochet Cowl to your crochet Pinterest board.

woman wearing colourful crochet cowl

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Yarn

To make the cowl I used DROPS Air which is 72% alpaca, 28% polyamide, 50g/150m and so lovely to work with. I’ve used it for a few projects including my Colour Block Jumper which is also available on the blog.

I used around 20g each of Light Pink (08), 20g each of Light Grey Green (18), Medium Grey (04), Off- White (01), Rose (20) and Ruby Red (07) 

A great alternative yarn is Wonderfluff yarn by WeCrochet which is 70% Baby Alpaca, 7% Merino Wool, 23% Nylon 130m/50g.

Both of these yarns come in a beautiful range of colours so you can tailor your project to suit whoever or wherever you are making it for.

Yarn option one >>> find the yarn I used here.

Yarn option two >>> find a great alternative yarn here.

Tension and Sizing

The finished crochet cowl measures approx 24cm deep with a circumference of 50cm before stretching.

13st and 13 rows = 10cm by 10cm over pattern.

Materials

Along with your yarn, you will need the following:

Glossary and Abbreviations

ch(s) – chain(s)

ss – slip stitch

RS – right side

WS – wrong side

RS – right side

sk – skip

rep – repeat

FP – front post

BP – back post

yrh – yarn round hook

Crochet Stitches

The post stitch crochet cowl uses the following crochet stitches:

Standard UK Crochet TermStandard US Crochet Term
dc – double crochetsc – single crochet
tr – treble crochetdc – double crochet

detail picture of crochet cowl using front post and back post stitches

Pattern Notes

The pattern is worked in the round over a multiple of 4 stitches.

A ch1 at the beginning of a round does not count as a stitch.

Cozy Rib Crochet Cowl Pattern

Standard UK Crochet Terms

Using Light Pink, ch64, ss into first ch to join into a ring, taking care not to twist the stitches.

Round 1: RS: ch1 (does not count as st), dc in st at base of beg ch1, dc in each st around, ss in first dc to join [64]

Round 2: ch3 (counts as st here and throughout), tr in each st around, ss to top of beg ch3, change to Rose on yrh of ss.

Round 3: ch3, FPtr in next st, BPtr in each of next 2 sts, *FPtr in each of next 2 sts, BPtr in each of next 2 sts; rep from * around, ss to top of beg ch3, changing to Light Pink on yrh of ss.

Round 4: Rep Round 3, changing to Ruby Red on yrh of ss. 

Round 5: Rep Round 3, changing to Light Pink on yrh of ss.

Round 6: Rep Round 3, changing to Medium Grey on yrh of ss.

Round 7: ch3, BPtr in next st, FPtr in each of next 2 sts, *BPtr in each of next 2 sts, FPtr in each of next 2 sts; rep from * around, ss to top of beg ch3, changing to Light Grey Green on yrh of ss.

Round 8: Rep Round 7, changing to Off-White on yrh of ss. 

Round 9: Rep Round 7, changing to Light Pink on yrh of ss. 

Round 10: Rep Round 7, changing to Rose on yrh of ss. 

Rounds 11-26: Rep rounds 3-10 twice more.

Rounds 27-30: Rep rounds 3-6 but do not change to Medium Grey at ss, continue in Light Pink.

Round 31: ch1 (does not count as st), dc in same st at base of ch1, dc in each st around, ss in first dc to join.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

close up of woman wearing cozy winter crochet cowl

Standard US Crochet Terms

Using Light Pink, ch64, ss into first ch to join into a ring, taking care not to twist the stitches.

Round 1: RS: ch1 (does not count as st), sc in st at base of beg ch1, sc in each st around, ss in fi rst sc to join [64]

Round 2: ch3 (counts as st here and throughout), dc in each st around, ss to top of beg ch3, change to Rose on yrh of ss.

Round 3: ch3, FPdc in next st, BPdc in each of next 2 sts, *FPdc in each of next 2 sts, BPdc in each of next 2 sts; rep from * around, ss to top of beg ch3, changing to Light Pink on yrh of ss.

Round 4: Rep Round 3, changing to Ruby Red on yrh of ss. 

Round 5: Rep Round 3, changing to Light Pink on yrh of ss.

Round 6: Rep Round 3, changing to Medium Grey on yrh of ss.

Round 7: ch3, BPdc in next st, FPdc in each of next 2 sts, *BPdc in each of next 2 sts, FPdc in each of next 2 sts; rep from * around, ss to top of beg ch3, changing to Light Grey Green on yrh of ss.

Round 8: Rep Round 7, changing to Off-White on yrh of ss. 

Round 9: Rep Round 7, changing to Light Pink on yrh of ss. 

Round 10: Rep Round 7, changing to Rose on yrh of ss. 

Rounds 11-26: Rep rounds 3-10 twice more.

Rounds 27-30: Rep rounds 3-6 but do not change to Medium Grey at ss, continue in Light Pink.

Round 31: ch1 (does not count as st), sc in same st at base of ch1, sc in each st around, ss in first sc to join.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

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