Free Crochet Cowl Pattern – Aisling Cowl

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Free Crochet Cowl Pattern - Aisling Cowl

Free Crochet Cowl Pattern – Aisling Cowl

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One of my favourite things about crochet is the variety of rich textures you can achieve with just one hook and some yarn. The Celtic Weave stitch is definitely on my list of top ten crochet textures. It takes a little practice, but once you get the two-row repeat down, it’s a breeze to work through. 

The Aisling Cowl is made from one long rectangle, folded in front, and finished with a ribbed edging. So your neck and chest are protected by a double layer of the Celtic Weave stitch. The result is a warm, cozy cowl that can be worn inside or outside your jacket. 

Pair it with the matching toque and fingerless mittens for a set that will add loads of style and texture to your winter outerwear. 

Free Crochet Cowl Pattern - Aisling Cowl

Free Crochet Cowl Pattern – Aisling Cowl

How To Crochet The Free Crochet Cowl Pattern – Aisling Cowl

Finished Size:

This cowl is meant to fit close to the neck. The bib front measures approximately 10” long. 

Abbreviations:

Sk = Skip

Sp = Space

St = Stitch

Ss = Slip Stitch

Ch = Chain

Sc = Single Crochet

Hdc = Half Double Crochet

Dc = Double Crochet

FPDC = Front Post Double Crochet

BPDC = Back Post Double Crochet

FPTR = Front Post Treble Crochet

BPTR = Back Post Treble Crochet

Materials:

I used Lion Brand Heartland, which is 100% Acrylic, #4 Worsted weight yarn. 

Any yarn of similar weight would work. 

Approximately 560 yds. 

5.5mm Hook

Stitch Markers

Yarn Needle

Scissors

Measuring Tape

Gauge:

See gauge swatch instructions below. Be sure to always check your gauge. It will save you much time and heartache.

Notes:

Ch1 and ch2 at the beginning of a row is never considered a stitch. 

Ch3 at the beginning of a row is always considered a Dc.

 I have added many pictures to help you along the way. 

Free Crochet Cowl Pattern - Aisling Cowl

Free Crochet Cowl Pattern – Aisling Cowl

Gauge Swatch

With 5.5mm hook

  1. Ch 18. Dc in 4th ch from hook and each ch across. Turn.   – 16 st
  2. Ch3. *Sk 2 sts, fptr in next 2 sts. Fptr in 2 previously skipped sts.** Repeat from * to ** until 3 sts left. Fpdc in next 2 sts. Dc in last st. Turn.   – 16 st
  3. Ch3. *Sk 2 sts, bptr in next 2 sts. Bptr in 2 previously skipped sts.** Repeat from * to ** until 3 sts left. Bpdc in next 2 sts. Dc in last st.   – 16 st

Repeat rows 2 & 3 until you have a total of 8 rows. Your swatch should measure 4” W x 4” H. 

Instructions

To make this cowl, we will first create a large rectangle. Then, we will fold it and add the bottom trim. 

With 5.5mm Hook (or hook used to achieve gauge)

  1. Ch 126. Dc in 4th ch from hook and each ch across. Turn.   – 124 st
  2. (RS) Ch3. *Sk 2 sts, fptr in next 2 sts. Fptr in 2 previously skipped sts.** Repeat from * to ** until 3 sts left. Fpdc in next 2 sts. Dc in last st. Turn.   – 124 st
  3. (WS) Ch3. *Sk 2 sts, bptr in next 2 sts. Bptr in 2 previously skipped sts.** Repeat from * to ** until 3 sts left. Bpdc in next 2 sts. Dc in last st.   – 124 st

Repeat rows 2 & 3 until you have a total of 20 rows. Bind off. Your project should now measure approximately 10” H x 31” W. 

With RS facing you, join your yarn in the bottom of the 1st ch. 

  1. Ch1. Sc in 1st ch and each across. Do not bind off.   – 124 st

Your project should look like a rectangle as in Figure 1. We will now fold this rectangle into the cowl shape. 

Free Crochet Cowl Pattern - Aisling Cowl

Figure 1

  • Flip your work so that the WS is facing you, and the last sc row you just completed is at the top. 
  • Fold the left side down as pictured in Figure 2, then fold the right side down as pictured in Figure 3. Use a locking st marker to pin the bottom corner sts together. 
  • Count 39 sts up the right side. Place a locking st marker in the 39th st, using it to secure to the last row of the other layer. Repeat for the left side. 
  • We will begin the next step by stitching these 2 layers together (see Figure 4). Row 1 will work down one side to the peak, then up the other side, and finally around the back. 
Free Crochet Cowl Pattern - Aisling Cowl

Figure 2

Figure 3

Figure 4

Figure 5

With RS facing you. 

  1. (RS) Ch1. Working through both layers, hdc in 1st st and next 38sts. (3hdc) in next st (corner). Hdc in next 39 sts. Now working through 1 layer, hdc in last 44 sts. Ss to join to 1st st. Your project should now look like Figure 5 (above). Turn.   – 125 st
  2. (WS) Ch2. Fpdc in 1st st, 2 fpdc in next st. Fpdc in next 3 sts, 2fpdc in next st. *Fpdc in next 5 sts, 2fpdc in next st.** Repeat from * to ** 5 more times. Fpdc in next 2 sts, 2fpdc in next st. Fpdc in next 40 sts. (Fpdc, ch1, fpdc) in next st. Fpdc in last 39 sts. Ss to join to 1st st. Turn.   – 135 st + ch1 peak 
  3. Ch2. Fpdc in 1st st. *Bpdc in next st. Fpdc in next st.** Repeat from * to ** until you reach the ch1 peak. (Dc, ch1, dc) in ch1 sp. *Fpdc in next st. Bpdc in next st.** Repeat from * to ** to end. Ss to join to 1st st. Turn.   – 137 st + ch1 peak
  4. Ch2. Bpdc in 1st st. Fpdc in next st. *Bpdc in next st. Fpdc in next st.** Repeat from * to ** until you reach the ch1 peak. (Dc, ch1, dc) in ch1 sp. Fpdc in next st. Repeat from * to ** to end. Ss to join to 1st st. Turn.   – 139 st + ch1 peak
  5. Repeat round 3.   – 141 st + ch1 peak
  6. Repeat round 4.   – 143 st + ch1 peak
  7. Repeat round 3. Bind off.   – 145 st + ch1 peak

Weave in your ends, and you’re done! 

I hope you love your new crochet cowl, and I look forward to seeing all of your beautiful pictures on Ravelry!  

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Free Crochet Cowl Pattern - Aisling Cowl

Free Crochet Cowl Pattern – Aisling Cowl

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