A few days ago I shared my tips on how to have a handmade Christmas and with those tips in mind I created this pattern. It takes me two days at most to finish one of these cowls and that is with running errands, doing laundry, making dinner etc. The high quality but not too expensive yarn makes this project great for gift giving. The size makes is perfect for everyday wear but it is long enough it can be worn doubled on a bitter cold day.
Crochet has a tendency to be stiff so the choice of yarn for this pattern is important. I picked Cascades Cloud/Eco Cloud. The chain-like construction helps the piece drape and keep from becoming stiff. The yarn is a lovely mix of merino and baby alpaca and it runs around $15 a skein. $30 for a handmade Christmas gift is a steal! Rowan’s Lima would also be another great choice. If you google “chainette yarn” you will find other options as well. Some are listed as bulky but they would still work well with this pattern if you increase your hook size.
The pattern is simple and straightforward. There are pictures after the pattern to make a few of the directions clearer. Please post any questions regarding the pattern in the comments. If crocheting isn’t your thing check out my Etsy shop where these cowls are for sale.
Crochet Christmas Cowl
2 Skeins Cascade Cloud or Eco Cloud (Worsted/Aran Weight, 164 yards per skein)
Size K/10.5 6.5mm Crochet Hook
Finished Size: 9.5 inches wide, 50 inches around (approximately)
SC= Single Crochet
SC into 2nd CH from hook. DC into same CH. (#1.) Skip next CH. SC, then DC into the next CH. Repeat this until the end.
Work a SC/DC in the last chain. CH 1, then turn.
SC into the hole created by the SC/DC from the previous row. DC into same space. Repeat this all the way across.
The last SC/DC is worked into the turning chain from the previous row. (#2.& #3.) CH 1, then turn.
Continue the SC/DC in the holes then CH 1 before you turn your work. (#4.)
Keep this going until you have used almost all of the yarn from both skeins. (#5.) Remember to leave yourself plenty of yarn to sew the ends together. If you would rather have a scarf with fringe on the ends then you will need an additional skein of yarn.
Use your tapestry needle to weave in the yarn tails. Then hold both ends of the finished piece together and sew. When the cowl is flipped inside out the seam is hardly noticeable. You are DONE!
I hope you enjoy this pattern and it helps with your holiday gift giving.