Friday, December 9, 2016

Crochet Chunky Cowl with Pom Pom

I made this Chunky Cowl 2 years ago and I wore it a lot then. Somehow it got lost in my craft room! I started cleaning the room to make some space for my sewing machine (which I had to put away because my yarn was taking over!)

This is one of the first few patterns I designed so it's not difficult for a beginner. It uses half double crochet stitches worked back and forth (instead of the round). 

For this cowl, I used 2 strands of worsted weight yarn however you can use 1 strand super bulky yarn.

Crochet Chunky Cowl
Child (Adult) Size (easily adaptable for child size)
Measurements (approx): 19 (29) Inches Circumference |  7.5 (10.5) Inches Tall


2 Strands of Worsted Weight Yarn (I used Red Heart in GOLD) or 1 strand of Super Bulky yarn
9mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Tape Measure 
Pom Pom Maker


sl st - slip stitch
ch - chain
st(s) - stitch/stitches
hdc - single crochet
fpdc - front post double crochet
bpdc - back post double crochet

Pattern Instructions:

With 2 strands of worsted weight yarn OR 1 strand of super bulky yarn:

Starting with a slip knot
ch 46 (60) or any even number of chains as you'd like until you reach desired circumference measurement. Join with a sl st to the beginning ch, careful not to twist your work.

ch1 (does not count as hdc)

Round 1-10 (14): hdc into the same st, hdc into each st all the way around. sl st to the beginning ch1, ch1 & turn your work.

Round 11-12 (15-16) : ch2  (does not count as a double crochet), bpdc into the same post as the ch2, *fpdc into the post of the next post, bpdc into the back of the next post, Repeat from * all the way around ending with a fpdc. Sl st into the top of the first bpdc.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Cord & Pom Pom

Chain a long piece that is approx. 5-7" longer than the circumference of your cowl (or longer if you like). My adult cowl is 29", so I made a cord by chaining until my piece measured 36" (29" + 7" = 36"). Be sure to leave a tail when you start the slip knot and when you cut off the other end to tie to the pom pom. 

Using a yarn needle, weave the cord through the 11th (15th) (middle of ribbing edges) round of the cowl. Make sure the seam is in the back. I used a contrasting color cord to show you where it should go in the below photo (iPhone photo makes it look brighter yellow).

Using a large (or whatever size you prefer) pom pom maker, make 2 pom poms and use the tail ends of the cord to tie it. For the child size, I used a smaller pom maker and super bulky yarn. It's really your preference!

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