Bauble Bandana Cowl – Free Crochet Pattern

Sharing is caring!

Bauble Bandana Cowl - Free Crochet Pattern

Bauble Bandana Cowl – Free Crochet Pattern

The Bauble Bandana Cowl – free crochet pattern is copyrighted by I Need It Crochet. You may not copy, share, change, or sell the pattern itself. Also, you may not claim this pattern as your own. All pictures contained in this pattern fall under the copyright and may not be used. 

Finished items made from The Bauble Bandana Cowl – free crochet pattern belong to you and you may do what you wish with them. If you choose to sell them on Etsy I would very much appreciate it if you credited me as the pattern designer. 

Or… Just scroll down to see it for free!

Loading...

Of all the styles of cowl available, I think bandana cowls are my favourite. The triangle shape is very flattering on just about everyone. Plus, by joining the top corners, it makes the back of the cowl less bulky. 

I came across the Bead Stitch in my trusty Crochet Stitch Dictionary by Sarah Hazell. As soon as I saw it, I knew I had to make something with this stitch! I love how it really does look like you’ve strung a bead into your work. The effect is quite stunning when you pair it with a yarn that has a bit of sheen, which is why I chose Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable for this pattern. 

The result was even more beautiful than I had imagined! But then, of course I was curious. How would this pattern look in a solid colour? Well, the cowl only takes a few hours to whip up, so I simply had to make another. Smaller projects just get me that way. Once I make one, I have to make another! So, I put my Caron Simply Soft up to the task and I was not disappointed. The sheen and drape of the yarn perfectly complimented the stitching and design of this cowl.

Bauble Bandana Cowl - Free Crochet Pattern

Bauble Bandana Cowl – Free Crochet Pattern

LoveCrafts

Finished Size:

Cowl measures approximately 29” in circumference and 22” long from the neck down to the point. 

Materials:

I used Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable, which is 100% Acrylic, #4 Worsted weight yarn. 

Any yarn of similar weight would work. 

Approximately 300 yds. (A little more than 1 ball)

6mm Hook

6.5mm Hook

Stitch Markers

Yarn Needle

Scissors

Measuring Tape

Abbreviations:

Sk = Skip

Sp = Space

St = Stitch

Ss = Slip Stitch

Ch = Chain

Sc = Single Crochet

Hdc = Half Double Crochet

Dc= Double Crochet

Bd = Bead Stitch (See Notes and Tutorial Here)

BP = Bead Picot Stitch (See Notes and Tutorial Here)

3rd LO = 3rd Loop Only (See Tutorial Here)

Gauge:

There will be instructions to measure your project for gauge at two separate points in the pattern.  

Loading...

Be sure to check your gauge. It will save you time and heartache.

Notes:

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

Loading...

Ch1 between hdc is always considered a stitch.

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

A Bead Stitch counts as 2 stitches. 

For those who don’t know how to create the Bead Stitch, I have written a tutorial. You can find that here.

A Bead Picot Stitch counts as 2 stitches.

For those who don’t know how to create the Bead Picot Stitch, I have written a tutorial. You can find that here.

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

Instructions

The cowl is made by first creating a large triangle, then joining the top corners of that triangle. Lastly, we will build up the neck portion, working in the round. If you are struggling to count stitches, keep a stitch marker in the first and last stitch of each row and one in the last stitch before the ch 2 and the first stitch after the ch 2. 

With 6mm Hook

Ch4, ss to 1st ch to form a ring. 

  1. Ch3. Working into the ring, 3dc, ch2, 4dc. Turn.   – 8 st + ch2
  2. Ch1. 2hdc in 1st st. Hdc in each st until you reach the ch2. (2hdc, ch2, 2hdc) in ch2 sp. Hdc in each st until there is 1 st left unworked. 2hdc in last st. Turn.  – 14 st + ch2
  3. Working this row in the 3rd LO: Ch3, dc in same st as beginning ch3. Dc in each st until you reach the ch2. (2dc, ch2, 2dc) in ch2 sp. Dc in each st until there is 1 st left unworked. 2dc in last st. Turn.  – 20 st + ch2

Gauge check: Your triangle should be 4 ¼” across and 2 ¼” high.

Switch to 6.5mm Hook

  1. Ch1. (Hdc, ch1, hdc) in 1st st. *Ch1, sk 1 st, hdc in next st.** Repeat from * to ** until there is 1 st left before the ch2. Ch1, sk 1 st, (hdc, ch2, hdc) in ch2 sp. Repeat from * to ** until you have 2 sts left unworked. Ch1, sk 1 st, (hdc, ch1, hdc) in last st. Turn.  – 26 st + ch2
  2. Ch3, dc in the same st. *Bd in next ch1 sp. Sk 1 st. ** Repeat from * to ** until you come to the ch2. (Bd, ch2, Bd) in ch2 sp. * Sk 1 st, Bd in next ch1 sp. ** Repeat from * to ** until there is 1 st left unworked. 2 dc in the last st. Turn.   – 32 st + ch2
  3. Ch1. (Hdc, ch1, hdc) in 1st st. *Ch1, sk 1 st, hdc in next st.** Repeat from * to ** until there is 1 st left before the ch2. Ch1, sk 1 st. (Hdc, ch2, hdc) in ch2 sp. Ch1, hdc in next st. Repeat from * to ** until there are 3 sts left unworked. Ch1, sk 2 sts, (hdc, ch1, hdc) in last st. Turn.   – 38 st + ch2

Your triangle should now look something like this (see figure 1). You may notice that the hdc, ch1, sk1 instructions for row 6 are slightly different than those in row 4. This is to keep the peak looking neat. Be sure to follow the instructions correctly. 

Figure 1

Figure 1

  1. Ch3, dc in the same st. Dc in each st until you reach the ch2. (2dc, ch2, 2dc) in ch2 sp. Dc in each st until there is 1 st left unworked. 2dc in last st. Turn.   – 44 st + ch2
  2. Ch1. 2hdc in 1st st. Hdc in each st until you reach the ch2. (2hdc, ch2, 2hdc) in ch2 sp. Hdc in each st until there is 1 st left unworked. 2hdc in last st. Turn  – 50 st + ch2
  3. Working this row in the 3rd LO: Ch3, dc in same st as beginning ch3. Dc in each st until you reach the ch2. (2dc, ch2, 2dc) in ch2 sp. Dc in each st until there is 1 st left unworked. 2dc in last st. Turn.  – 56 st + ch2

Gauge check: Your triangle should be 11 ¾” across and 6 ½” high.

Repeat rows 4 – 9 until you have a total of 21 rows. You should end on a row 9 repeat and have 128 st + ch2.  To make it easier to keep track, I have provided the row repeats and stitch counts for each row below. 

  1. Repeat 4 – 62 st + ch2
  2. Repeat 5 – 68 st + ch2
  3. Repeat 6 – 74 st + ch2
  4. Repeat 7 – 80 st + ch2
  5. Repeat 8 – 86 st + ch2
  6. Repeat 9 – 92 st + ch2
  7. Repeat 4 – 98 st + ch2
  8. Repeat 5 – 104 st + ch2
  9. Repeat 6 – 110 st + ch2
  10. Repeat 7 – 116 st + ch2
  11. Repeat 8 – 122 st + ch2
  12. Repeat 9 – 128 st + ch2

We will now add a border to the cowl. For this border, I combined a bead stitch and a picot to create a pretty new stitch. I will show you how I did it below. 

  • You start off by making a dc in the same st as you want your Bead Picot (BP) stitch. Then you chain 3. 
  • Make a ss in the 1st chain to form a picot. 
  • Then continue your bead stitch as normal, making a hdc3tog around the post of your dc.

Border

We will now add a border to the cowl. For this border, I combined a bead stitch and a picot to create a pretty new stitch. I will show you how I did it in this tutorial. 

Bauble Bandana Cowl - Free Crochet Pattern
Loading...

Bauble Bandana Cowl – Free Crochet Pattern

Ok, now that you know how to do the Bead Picot Stitch (BP), let’s add that border. 

  1. (This is the right side of your work) Ch1, 2sc in 1st st. Sc in next st. Hdc in next st, dc in next st, BP in next st, dc in next st, hdc in next st. *Sc in next 3 sts, hdc in next st, dc in next st, BP in next st, dc in next st, hdc in next st.** Repeat from * to ** until there is only 1 st left before the ch2. Sc in next st, (hdc, dc, BP, dc, hdc) in ch2 sp. Sc in next st. Hdc in next st, dc in next st, BP in next st, dc in next st, hdc in next st. Repeat from * to ** until there are only 2 sts left unworked. Sc in next st, 2sc in last st.   – 152 st

Now you will make your triangle into a cowl by joining the two upper corners with a ss. Turn, so that the right side is facing you. Now we will add a few more rows to the neck portion. We will be working in the round, but still turning after each round. 

  1.  Ch1. Work 88 sc evenly around. To do this, I worked as follows: 
  • 1 sc in each border row.
  • 2 sc in each hdc row. 
  • 2 sc in each dc row.
  • 2 sc in each Bd row.
  • 2 sc in the ring 

SS to the 1st sc. Turn.   – 88 st

  1. Ch3, dc in next st and each st around. Ss to the 1st dc. Turn.   – 88 st
  2. Ch1, hdc in 1st st and each st around. Ss to the 1st hdc. Turn.   – 88 st
  3. Working in the 3rd LO: Ch3, dc in next st and each st around. Ss to the 1st dc. Turn.   – 88 st
  4. Ch2, Bd in 1st st, sk 1 st. *Bd in next st, sk 1 st.** Repeat from * to ** around. Ss to 1st Bd st. Turn.   – 88 st
  5. Repeat row 2.  
     
  6. Repeat row 3.   
  7. Repeat row 4.   
  8. Ch1, sc in 1st st and each st around. Ss to 1st sc. Bind off.   – 88 st

Weave in your ends, and you’re done!

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

If you’d like to know when I post new patterns and tutorials, head on over to my Facebook and Instagram and give me a like and a follow!

If you enjoyed The Bauble Bandana Cowl – Free Crochet Pattern, you may want to check out my other designs!

Bauble Bandana Cowl - Free Crochet Pattern

Bauble Bandana Cowl – Free Crochet Pattern

Until then… Happy Hooking! 😉

Loading...

2 thoughts on “Bauble Bandana Cowl – Free Crochet Pattern”

Comments are closed.

You cannot copy content of this page

Want To Know When We Publish New Patterns?

Subscribe to our newsletter to be notified when we release I Need It Crochet Designs original patterns, Tutorials, and pattern roundups.

You have successfully subscribed to the newsletter

There was an error while trying to send your request. Please try again.

I Need It Crochet Designs will use the information you provide on this form to be in touch with you and to provide updates and marketing.