Quick, Easy Jumbo Crochet Cowl: Free Pattern

Crochet this quick, easy crochet cowl using Jumbo weight yarn, a large crochet hook and our free crochet cowl pattern.

Crochet this quick, easy crochet cowl using Jumbo weight yarn, a large crochet hook and our free crochet cowl pattern.


This is a free crochet pattern for a quick, easy jumbo crochet cowl that’s super warm and totally stylish. It’s a basic wardrobe piece; you can dress it either up or down, depending where you want to go. This cowl would look fantastic with tailored career wear including pants suits, skirt suits or dresses. It would also be ideal to pair with casual wear: jeans, khakis, slacks or trousers. It’ll look great with all kinds of outerwear, from raincoats to casual jackets to dressy coats.


I’m planning on wearing my cowl with my outdoor gear. Here you can see me dressed in the cowl plus my Ice Rider snowmobiling bib and a wool sweater. I don’t know how to ride a snowmobile, but I spend a lot of time aboard a sailboat, and I wear the Ice Rider when I have to do night watches in the cold.


Crochet this quick, easy crochet cowl using Jumbo weight yarn, a large crochet hook and our free crochet cowl pattern.

Crochet this quick, easy crochet cowl using Jumbo weight yarn, a large crochet hook and our free crochet cowl pattern.


This cowl would make a fabulous addition to anybody’s cold-weather gear; wool is ideal for wearing in snow, ice, rain or other situations when you’re likely to get splashed with water. The wool retains warmth even when it’s wet, unlike other fibers such as cotton.


This is now the thickest, warmest scarf I own.


Quick, Easy Crochet Cowl: Front and Back Photos Showing the Crochet Stitch Pattern

Quick, Easy Crochet Cowl: Front and Back Photos Showing the Crochet Stitch Pattern

Skill Level: Easy

This crochet cowl is made using basic crochet stitches, and it’s easy enough for confident beginners who have practiced the half double crochet, chain stitch and slip stitch to the point of mastery.

Materials You’ll Need to Crochet this Cowl:

Yarn:

You’ll need a jumbo weight yarn to crochet this cowl pattern. Originally, the suggested yarn for this pattern was Super Tuff Puff by Knitpicks, which is a hefty jumbo weight wool yarn that is heavier than bulky, chunky or super bulky weight yarns. You might already be familiar with Tuff Puff by Knitpicks; Tuff Puff is a bulky weight yarn, and Super Tuff Puff yarn is was a trendier version that’s even bulkier. This yarn has now been discontinued.


I am planning to re-work this pattern using Cascade’s Magnum yarn, which is a much softer and more luxurious yarn. The yarns are similar but not totally comparable, so I am not sure if the pattern will need tweaking to make it work out. You can try it if you like or substitute any comparable jumbo-weight yarn.


If you have Super Tuff Puff stashed and you want to use it to make this cowl, the following pattern note applies: In theory, this is a one-skein pattern. However, you may wish to buy two skeins; if you want to make a gauge swatch, you’ll either need the second skein or you’ll have to unravel and re-use the yarn from your gauge swatch. Also, if your gauge is just a little bit off, you risk running out of yarn. I used the entire skein of yarn to make the sample cowl.


Crochet Hook: I used a 8.0 mm Boye crochet hook to make my sample cowl. Boye labels this as an “L” hook, but I recommend checking the size in mm because standards vary between manufacturers, particularly with the labeling on extra large crochet hooks like these. You may need to use a different crochet hook size to achieve the correct gauge for this pattern.

Gauge:

15 sts = about 8 inches.

3 rows = about 3.5 inches.

Finished Crochet Cowl Measurements:

  • The cowl measures 41 inches in circumference when laid flat and measured around the outside of the piece.
  • It measures about 20.5 inches wide when laid flat.
  • It measures about 3.5 inches high.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern:

Design Notes:

Ordinarily, I’d suggest using a tapestry needle for weaving in your ends when you are finished crocheting a project. In this case, you might not have a tapestry needle that’s large enough for using with this yarn. No worries; I was able to weave my ends in securely and invisibly with the same crochet hook I used for crocheting the cowl.

Crochet Cowl Instructions:

ch 77. sl st into the first ch in the round to form a ring, being careful not to twist the chain.


Round 1: ch 3; this counts as 1 hdc plus 1 ch st, now and throughout.


Work in back bumps of your ch sts. Skip next ch, *hdc in BLO of next ch, ch 1, skip next ch.* Rep the sequence of instructions between *s all the way around. At the end of the round, sl st in 2nd ch of the round to join the end of the round to the beginning.


Round 2: sl st in next ch-1 space, ch 3, *hdc in BLO of next hdc, ch 1, skip ch-1 space.* Rep the instructions between *s all the way around. At the end of the round, sl st in 2nd ch of the round to join the end of the round to the beginning.


Round 3: Rep row 2.


End off. Weave in loose ends. That was quick and easy, wasn’t it?


Enjoy your new cowl!


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This page was last updated on 7-9-2021.

One thought on “Quick, Easy Jumbo Crochet Cowl: Free Pattern”

  • January 24, 2017 at 2:35 pm

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    I can’t wait to buy this yarn and needle. I think that I will make this Cowl and mail it to my friend in the UK. It looks to warm for Alabama weather. Thank you for sharing your pattern.

4 thoughts on “Quick, Easy Jumbo Crochet Cowl: Free Pattern

  1. Rebeccah

    This is a great pattern. What a shame they discontinued that yarn. I wonder if the pattern would work if I were to hold several bulky weight yarns together and crochet with them as one yarn? Just a thought. I might try that eventually, but first I want to make your easy neck warmer. Thank you so much for all the wonderful free patterns. God bless!

    Rebeccah

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    1. amysolovay Post author

      Hi Rebeccah,

      Thanks for the comment, and you are welcome for the free patterns. I know, bummer that the yarn is discontinued! But thanks for the great idea to try holding several yarns together to get the correct weight. I think it’s a fantastic idea. If you try it, please come back and let us know how it works out for you. I’d love to see pictures of your finished project. Come to think of it, I’d love to try it, too.

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  2. Eleanor Watkins

    I like the cowl and appreciate the free pattern — thanks! but I’m actually posting to ask about the hat you’re wearing in the pics. Is there a pattern available for that too? It’s exactly what I need for my gift knitting this year.

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    1. amysolovay Post author

      Funny you should ask about that hat. It has been hanging around on my to-do list for YEARS to post a pattern for it. It is not likely that you will have it in time for the holidays this year — sorry. Maybe for next Christmas? But no promises from me on that front.

      In the meanwhile, if you happen to find a workable substitute yarn for this cowl pattern, please keep me posted on what you ended up using. Much appreciated!

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