Crochet Dusty Pink Cowl Pattern
Hi everyone, this week I am bringing to you a tutorial on how to crochet The Dusty Pink Cowl Pattern. This is a great project for beginners, and is perfect as a Christmas gift too. This feminine accessory features a pretty knit look crochet stitch, and crochets up fast using super chunky yarn. It also features delicate buttons that elevate the look of the cowl.
The video tutorial for this project can be found here:
Crochet Dusty Pink Cowl Pattern: the inspiration
I had the inspiration for this cowl very recently. Indeed, I had wanted to crochet a beautiful and feminine cowl with buttons for some time. However, I wanted this crochet project to be just right. After browsing Pinterest and Instagram for some stitch and shape inspiration, I finally came up with the crochet cowl project that I wanted to create. I located my super chunky yarn in my yarn stash, and started to crochet this week-end.
After trying out different stitches, I decided to go with this knit look crochet stitch that I love. I have already crocheted this easy Twist Headband with this stitch, as well as this Easy Man Scarf. This stitch is perfect for a lot of projects, and is an easy and fun way to add some texture to an otherwise plain project. I do love this stitch, and find it to be quite therapeutic to work with too.
Crochet Dusty Pink Cowl Pattern: the yarn
Winter is in full swing now, or at least Winter weather is! I really do want to just cozy up on the sofa, with a warm cup of tea or hot chocolate, with my crochet and a relaxing movie. In fact, Christmas movies are now officially what I want to watch the most, so if you have any suggestions please leave me a comment. Let me know which Christmas film is your favorite.
I used Kind Cole Big Value Big yarn for this project, in shade Dusty Pink. This is a super chunky wool that is 100% acrylic and very soft and easy to use. You can substitute this yarn with any yarn that you prefer, such as Crazy Sexy Wool by Wool and The Gang. I used a 15 mm crochet hook for this pattern, and it is therefore a fairly quick crochet project to make.
After the cowl is crocheted (it is in fact a long triangle), it is folded in half to form the cowl. Lastly, the buttons are added to finish off the project. I love the textured look of the cowl mixed with the two large buttons, which adds definition and beauty to an otherwise simple accessory. Let me know if you crochet this project! I love to see your photos, or have your feedback on my crochet patterns.
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Crochet Dusty Pink Cowl: The Pattern
You can purchase my ad free, large print, PDF pattern from my Etsy store here: Crochet The Dusty Pink Cowl PDF Pattern
4” (10 cm) = 3 rows
4” (10 cm) = 6 stitches
Size of finished project before sewing
8.5” (22 cm) x 37” (94 cm)
2 skeins of King Cole Big Value Big yarn in shade Dusty Pink, or 2 skeins of Bernat Mega Bulky
A 15 mm crochet hook
A tapestry needle
A pair of scissors
Three 25 mm wooden buttons
Darning thread and needle
I will be writing in US terms (British terms in brackets)
Sl st: Slip stitch
HDC: Half Double Crochet
EOR: End of row
To begin make a slip knot
Row 1: HDC in 3rd chain from the hook, HDC into each ch until end of row (first ch 2 counts as a HDC).
Row 2: Ch 1 (=turning chain throughout), turn your work, HDC into front facing loop of the bottom of each HDC from previous row (see photo below for more details) until eor, placing your last stitch into the ch 2 from previous row. This front facing loop is not one of the 2 loops at the top of each stitch, but this is the loop which is at the bottom front of the stitch (see photograph below).
Row 3: Ch 1, turn your work, HDC into the back loop only of each HDC until eor (see photo).
Row 4: Ch 1 (=turning chain), turn your work, HDC into front facing loop of the bottom of each HDC from previous row until eor.
Row 5-29: Repeat and alternate rows 3 and 4.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.
Sewing project together
Place your project on a flat surface, wrong side facing (meaning not the side of the knit stitches).
Fold both ends together symmetrically so as to create a V shape, placing one side of the cowl over the other. This creates a neck opening at the top, and a V shape at the bottom of cowl.
Once you have done this, take your loose end (or attach a new piece of yarn on one corner), and sew up the bottom front edge of cowl to the other side of the cowl so as to close and secure it. Use the mattress stitch to sew this side of the project. Fasten off, sew in all loose ends.
Optional: You can sew in a few stitches to the top front opening of the project, so that it looks nice and neat.
Fasten off, tidy up all loose ends.
Sew your buttons into project
Place your three buttons down the side of the front of the cowl in a diagonal, following the row, and placing buttons approximately 2 rows above the bottom edge of the project. With darning thread and needle, sew your buttons onto project.