Houndstooth Pocket Cowl Crochet Pattern

Lately, I have been obsesses with the Hidden Pocket Cowls. The design concept is simple: I love cowls, I love pockets and so I combined them together and TaDa! However, the latest design is my favorite of them all, check out the Houndstooth Pocket Cowl Crochet Pattern.

Houndstooth Pocket Cowl

As I sit here writing this post there is about 3 feet of snow still on the ground. Even though it is March I am still in full swing winter wear mode. We are even heading to the ski slopes this afternoon! My closet is full of cowls since they are my favorite accessory.

If you are in a climate that is warming up, don’t let that stop you from making this trendy cowl. I just finished hosted a crochet along with the pattern and many are making them as Christmas gifts…. yes, you heard me right! Start checking those people off your list with a fun crochet project.

The Houndstooth Pocket Cowl

In the new Pocket Cowl design, I used a classic Houndstooth stitch. Although the stitch looks intricate and difficult, it is very simple and works up relatively quick. Make sure you check out some tester and CAL photos later in the post to see some amazing color combinations.

Colors are so fun to play with when crocheting this stitch. I do recommend using two colors so you can see the contrast. In my sample I used two shades of purple (try 2 shades of your favorite color) and loved how it turned out. For a classic look try a bold black/white or navy/white combo. Or, go totally out of your comfort zone and try to contrasting colors, you’ll be amazed and what colors actually work well together.

What’s all the Hype about the Hidden Pocket?

The cowl looks like a regular cowl when work. Turn the fold inside out and slide your hands into the hidden pocket.

The idea of hiding a pocket in a cowl came to me because of all the popularity in the pocket scarves right now. I love the idea of the pocket, but prefer wearing cowls. This was a simple way to meld the two together into a fun and stylish wearable.

Houndstooth Pocket Cowl Test Samples

The above test was done by Nicolee. She made her first cowl and loved it so much she had to make another one. Nicolee’s samples are perfect to see right next to one another to see how the colors are so fun and can totally change the look of the cowl and how the personality of the look can change so drastically with the colors you use.

The colors of spring are refreshing in the pattern test done by Susie. Susie shows how great the pockets are and how easily your hands just tuck right inside!

Tanya also decides that she enjoyed the pattern so much that she made 2 Houndstooth Pocket Cowls. The bold red really pops and I would sport this especially for the holidays! I also adore the neutral tones in the mossy green and cream, these are the colors that speak to me, they are more subtle but look classic. In this design Tanya made her pocket a solid color as well, what a great personal touch to the design.

Linda made a great sample, her photos really show off how beautiful the houndstooth stitch is. Trust me, the stitch sequence is so easy you will fall in love with it!

Below check out some more fun color combos from the crochet along that was hosted a few weeks ago.

Materials Needed for Houndstooth Pocket Cowl

  • Crochet Hook K (6.50 mm)
  • Worsted Weight Yarn (#4) in 2 colors to get the Houndstooth pattern – 675 yards            
  •             Main Color (MC) – 350 yards (sample made in Bernat Premium color: Deep Purple)
  •             Contrasting Color (CC) – 325 yards (sample made in Bernat Premium color: Baby Lilac)
  • Measuring Tape, Scissors, Yarn Needle
  • 4 Stitch Markers 

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Weekend Hidden Pocket Cowl – Crochet Pattern

Last winter I released a Hidden Pocket Cowl that was so much fun! A unique design that is a spin off of the ever popular pocket scarves. But, I loved the first cowl so much that I dove in and designed a couple more. I am very excited to share with you all the Weekend Hidden Pocket Cowl!

Weekend Hidden Pocket Cowl

Weekend Hidden Pocket Cowl

I love the idea of wearing a warm cowl. On the brisk winter days here in Idaho, you need an extra layer of warmth to stay warm. Accessorizing with a cowl or scarf are great and an easy addition to give the same old outfit a brand new look.

In the Weekend Hidden Pocket Cowl, I used a beautiful mini cluster stitch. I love this stitch because it has a lot of height to it and makes the cowl work up very quick.

mini cluster stitch

I used a lovely skeins of Chroma Twist Worsted Weight Yarn in the color, Lupine. The rich blues and purples fade and twist into one another in a lovely eye catching way. The Chroma Yarn is from Knit Picks and can be found by click HERE.

What’s all the Hype about the Hidden Pocket?

The cowl looks like a regular cowl, it can be wrapped multiple times. In fact my favorite is to wear the cowl wrapped 3 times, it is so extra warm and cozy and works great when wearing a coat or jacket.

Weekend Hidden Pocket Cowl

The Weekend Hidden Pocket Cowl isn’t just a lovely accessory, but unwrap it and wear it as a long cowl….

A pocket is hidden in the bottom of the cowl. Just insert your hand for a little extra warmth, you are going to love the pocket feature in this cowl.

The Hidden Pocket Scarf

The idea of hiding a pocket in a cowl came to me because of all the popularity in the pocket scarves right now. I love the idea of the pocket, but prefer wearing cowls. This was a simple way to meld the two together into a fun and stylish wearable.

For my first Hidden Pocket Cowl I wanted a basic stitch that didn’t take away from the unique design. The stitch works up quick and you will love it. I do have a couple more hidden pocket designs with some fun stitches that will be released soon. Until then check out these lovely ones made by some of my testers.

Weekend Hidden Pocket Cowl Test Samples

Weekend Hidden Pocket Scarf test by Ana

Sample Made by tester Anna C. Ana made her sample in Yarn Bee Stitch 101 50/50 in the color Sage. She wrapped her couple twice for a luxurious look when not using the pocket.

Weekend Hidden Pocket Scarf Sample made by Martha

Tester Martha T used Red Heart with Love in the color, Berry. I love how rich this cowl turned out and Martha’s photo of the pocket in use really shows how easy and useful the pocket feature really is.

Weekend Hidden Pocket Scarf sample by Nancy

Pattern Tester Nancy used a very fun self striping yarn by Premier Everyday Worsted Weight yarn.

Materials Needed for Weekend Hidden Pocket Cowl

  • Crochet Hook J (6.00 mm)
  • Worsted Weight Yarn (#4) – 600-650 yards
  • Samples made in: Chroma Twist Worsted Weight Yarn in color: Lupine
  • Measuring Tape, Scissors, Yarn Needle Stitch Marker 

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Herringbone Knotted Cowl & Ear Warmer Crochet Pattern

I love playing with popular stitches and trying to make them unique and put a twist on them. I had an idea in my mind and was trying to come up with a fun stitch and ended up creating a knotted stitch while crocheting the Herringbone stitch.

Fall in love with the bold texture and soft cushy feel to the stitch. So, I jumped in and quickly designed a fun infinity cowl and coordinating ear warmer pattern. I am so excited to share with you the Herringbone Knotted Cowl & Ear Warmer crochet pattern.

Herringbone Knotted Cowl & Ear Warmer Crochet Pattern

About the Herringbone Knotted Cowl & Ear Warmer

I love crocheting any herringbone stitch but I like to put a new spin on stitches or on the way they are used. I fell in love with the way these knotted stitches appeared see how or bold they look while feeling so soft and warm. You will fall in love with making this cowl and then you will want a matching ear warmer to go along with it.

Herringbone Knotted Stitch

The pattern can be worked holding 2 strands of a very light worsted weight yarn together (I used Mighty Stitch which is very close to a DK weight yarn). Or you can use a heavy worsted weight yarn to make the set. Then have fun with the colors and scramble them up as I did (details on color changes are in the pattern) or make it a solid color or use a self striping or ombre yarn, the possibilities are endless for different looks with this pattern.

About the Pattern

The pattern comes in One Size Fits Most for the cowl and an Adult sized Ear Warmer/Headband pattern.

The cowl can be worn multiple ways as shown below, I just can’t decide which is my favorite.

See my Testers Samples

I had some of my pattern testers share their tests with me and I love the colors they used and how each one shows an entirely different personality.

Test by Jillian

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Winter Wishes Cowl – Crochet Pattern

The popular Winter Wishes Scarf and Headband inspired another design using the same rich textured stitches. The Winter Wishes Cowl is made as an oversize cowl that is so warm and cozy.

The Cowl can be made with or without fringe so it will suit your style. Have it lay nicely capping the shoulders for a warm layer or wear it as a triangle scarf (more of a hang around the neck) for a cozy feel. Either way, you will love the look.

Winter Wishes Cowl

About the Winter Wishes Cowl Pattern

The pattern comes in three sizes for adults: small, medium, large/Xlarge. The Winter Wishes Cowl works up quick. It is made with a worsted weight (#4) yarn and is crocheted with a size I (5.50 mm) hook or crochet hook J (6.00 mm) depending on the size you make.

The cowl is crocheted as a flat piece that is stitched together at the end to create the wrap. A full photo tutorial on how to add fringe is also included.

Make the cowl in a solid color for a bold look or switch it up with self-striping yarn or ombre for a fun twist. Check out some of the samples made by my pattern testers below:

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If you love the Winter Wishes Cowl make a point to check out the coordinating Scarf and Ear Warmers.

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Lovely Ladders Cowl – Crochet Pattern

If you see me wearing it, you know I love it! When I designed the Lovely Ladders Cowl crochet pattern I fell in love with the drape and the warmth so much I wore it in our family photos.

Naugle Family

The cowl is made using one of my favorite yarns, Lion Brand Jeans which is a very soft yarn but also buoyant which means it is ever so cozy and warm. I made my cowl an infinity cowl so I can wrap it twice around my neck for that extra warm feeling. However, you can make yours a single wrap for a lighter look and feel.

Lovely Ladder Cowl Crochet Pattern


The stitches used in the cowl allow a lovely drape and ease especially with the “double ladders” that are created as you crochet. These ladders is what gives this cowl a little extra texture when it wraps around your neck and helps it lay so lovely.

Lovely Ladders Cowl Test Samples

I love making new designs, but when I send the pattern to my amazing testers and they get to work up the pattern and then I get to see their photos, that is when I really fall in love with the designs. Check out how gorgeous theirs turned out.

Michelle Wulf Lovely Ladders Cowl

Sample Made by tester Michelle, she made her Lovely Ladders cowl using Yarn Bee Soft & Sleek. I love how her cowl seems a little more bulky and warm. Plus the amazing red looks fabulous on her and she looks ready for the holidays!

Tester Vicki whipped up her Lovely Ladders cowl in a neutral cream color. If you know me, I am a sucker for colors that go with everything. In this sample you can really see how lovely the texture is in the stitches around the “ladders”. Well done Vicki!

Pattern Tester Jillian used Lion Brand Ferris Wheel. I am usually not a fan of variegated yarns like this but with the Lovely Ladders design you don’t lose anything with the color changing. I actual LOVE it made in the Ferris Wheel!

Tester Heather used Red Heart with Love in the color Pewter. You guessed it, I am adore this look and color. This yarn is a little heavier than I used but it gives the cowl a very warm and cozy look. I also love how she left the cowl long, it would be more like wearing a blanket to keep you warm from the chill of winter.

Materials Needed for Lovely Ladders Cowl Cowl

  • Worsted (#4) Weight Yarn: 375-425 yards
  • Sample made with 2 Skeins Lion Brand Jeans yarn color: Classic
  • Crochet Hook J (6.00 mm)
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Measuring Tape
  • Optional: Stitch Marker

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Practice your C2C Crochet Skills – FREE Pattern Round Up

This year, I have been focusing on learning new crochet skills. Even as a designer, who has over 30 years of crochet experience, I have so many things to learn. This past month, I had a guest speaker come and talk to my facebook group (SP3 Crochet & Conversations) about Corner to Corner crochet, also know as C2C.

Malena from, Straight Hooked, taught the course and went over everything from reading graphs, how to build the crochet blocks, how the stitches increase/decrease, color changes and any other info we wanted to know. She did an amazing job and there is a replay available if your interested in watching, click HERE.

C2C crochet laptop cover

As part of the lesson, Straight Hooked, designed a FREE laptop cover pattern for everyone. It was a fun project for us to practice our skills on. Here is my practice swatch, I still need to make the back and seam them together. Find your copy of the laptop cover pattern for FREE by clicking HERE.

Implementing your new C2C Skills

Learning a new skill can be really fun. I love to dive in and try new projects with the techniques I’ve learned. The most common C2C projects are with cute images crocheted from graphs. However, I wanted to focus on mastering the actual stitches first including increasing and decreasing.

I searched for some fun projects that will allow you to practice your skills without worrying about the color changes in the chart. Most of these are quick, will allow you to play with the technique and create something fun and useful. One of the projects is larger, but it will allow you to use up your scrap yarn (yippee)!

Corner 2 Corner Crochet

So many people love the cute graphs that you can crochet into designs, but the stitches are lovely on their own and you can create to traditional crochet patterns with them. If you are just learning the C2C method, these are great patterns to practice the technique.

I would love to see any what you end up crocheting to practice your corner to corner (C2C) skills. Join my facebook group (info is below) to share your creations and inspire others with your finished crochet pieces.

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Collana Lace Cowl – Crochet Pattern

With cool weather still lingering on it is nice to add a new neck warmer to your accessory pile. I am in love with the newest crochet design, the Collana Lace Cowl.

As I sat down to design a new cowl style neck warmer, I began with some beautiful shimmery yarn by Lion Brand, called, Summer Nights. When you see and feel this yarn you know it will be ideal for an elegant accessory.

Collana Lace Cowl Long Option

The Collana Lace Cowl made in the Lion Brand Summer Night yarn had to be a long design, almost worn as a necklace. In fact, the word Collana is an Italian word that means, “necklace”, according to the Cambridge Dictionary.

Collana Lace Necklace or More Cowl?

I love the softness and the slight shimmer of the Cowl, it is ideal for a cool day. However, after I made my first cowl we had a huge storm that dropped the temperatures to below freezing. I was in need of something warmer.

After looking in my stash of yarn I found a lovely skein of Cloudborn Alpaca Wool Silk Fingering yarn. Oh my, this was so warm and had a unique look to it. I knew I wanted to make another cowl with the exact same stitch but shorter so that it would be closer to the neckline.

Collana Lace Cowl Short Version

Long or Short? That is the Question.

I fell in love again with the short version. It is crazy how the same cowl pattern can be made to have two completely different looks. The stitches work up the same but with different textures the yarns make the appearance of the cowl completely different.

About the Collana Lace Cowl Pattern

The pattern comes in two sizes that will fit most people. Both styles are made using a super fine (#1) weight yarn and is crocheted using a crochet hook size H (5.00 mm) hook.

For the longer version plan on using up to 375 yards. Where as the short version only used about 300 yards of yarn. The pattern could be altered to be longer or shorter because it gives you the number of stitches to either increase or decrease by.

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See What my Testers Made

I love seeing how my pattern designs work up and my testers do an amazing job each and every time.

Collana Lace Cowl (short version) made by Laura Brewer – Simple Stitches.
Made with KT & the Squid Sock Yarn
Collana Lace Cowl Crochet Pattern
Collana Lace Cowl (short version) made by Stephanie Robinson – loved wearing it folded over.
Made with Cloudborn Alpaca Wool Silk Fingering

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Snow Drifter Cowl Crochet Pattern

Warm, Soft and Inviting is what we need during this time of year and a cowl can do just the trick! The Snow Drifter Cowl is my latest design and I know you are going to fall in love with it.

The rich texture and warmth in the stitches makes this design luxurious at the highest level. The V Puff stitches are the perfect thickness and really show off the natural stripes of the yarn.

Snow Drifter Cowl Crochet Pattern

Isn’t this cowl striking. I could seriously wear this each and every day, it is warm and plush.

Snow Drifter Cowl is all about the Yarn!

I have been so fortunate to work with BluPrint on different crochet projects. So, when they sent me a couple skeins of Sprightly Acrylic Self Striping yarn that they were going to release this season I was beyond excited to create a pattern with it.

I played around with a few different stitches, and having multiple projects in my mind, I had to dream about it for a few days. But, it didn’t take long for me to decide on the perfect design.

The stitches in the Snow Drifter Cowl showed off the Self Striping yarn perfectly. Check out all the amazing color ways The Sprightly Acrylic S comes in (aff) by clicking HERE.

When I received my skeins I was obviously in love with them because they were so soft and plush yarn. As I was looking at the specs I noticed it has some wool in it. The wool makes the yarn very warm, and even though it has wool in it, there is no itchy feel or scratchiness to it at all.

Sprightly Self Striping Yarn

Where to find your Snow Drifter Cowl Pattern

The cowl is available in all my pattern shops, just click on the links below:

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Winter Wishes Scarf – Crochet Pattern

The Winter Wishes Scarf is one of my favorite cozy scarves I have designed. It crochet design shows off one of my favorite thing… lots and lots of texture!

I made the scarf in a classic grey and it shows off the stitches and design so well. An easy button helps the scarf stay in place as it warms your neck on those brisk days. The optional fringe keeps the classic look of a winter accessory. You can dress up the Winter Wishes Scarf or keep it simple by switching up the button from a wooden to a sparkly gem filled button (see samples of this further in the post).

Winter Wishes Scarf Crochet Pattern

The Winter Wishes Scarf can be worn with a simple tee and jeans or with a black dress. It really is that versatile. Your loved ones will enjoy unwrapping this lovely scarf this holiday season, and there is a good chance it will be tried on right away.

About the Winter Wishes Scarf Pattern

The pattern comes in one size only that will fit most people. It is made in a worsted weight (#4) yarn and is crocheted with a size I (5.50 mm) hook.

In the sample of the Winter Wishes Scarf, I used Cloudborn Superwash Highland Worsted yarn. it is a beautiful, soft yarn that created amazing texture. The yarn is wool so it is nice and warm. Unlike most wool, the Cloudborn is NOT itchy at all. Check out the beautiful colors offered by clicking this (affiliate) LINK HERE.

Winter Wishes Scarf Pattern

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Use Different Yarns for a Different Look

I am so excited to share with you all the amazing scarfs my pattern testers made. They used different yarns and you can see how beautiful they are in different colorways and yarn brands.

Winter Wishes Scarf made in Plymouth yarns Hot Cakes

Tester, Stephanie Robinson, used Plymouth Yarns Hot Cakes (color: denim mix) on her Winter Wishes Scarf. It is a lovely self striping yarn and I love it in the rich blues with earthy neutral tones.

Brandi, owner of Craft Creations, tested the Winter Wishes Scarf and used Caron Big Cakes in the color, Grape Jelly. Such a fun and rich colorway to use on the design, Brandi did an amazing job.

Winter Wishes Scarf made in Caron Big Cakes

Christen Salinas also tested the pattern and used a gorgeous self striping yarn. She crocheted with Yarn Bee Sugar Wheel in the color, Peppermint to Be.

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Week 4: Cancer Challenge – Last Chance

We are wrapping up our 4th week of the Crochet Cancer Challenge. Only 3 days left! You have all been so amazing. Not just in your pledges, but in your encouraging posts to one another, in your heartfelt comments and the gratitude you have shown throughout the challenge. I am blessed to be able to work on this challenge with each and everyone of you. Thank you!

 If you are just now joining, I am so excited to have you jump on board, if you want to read a little more about what the challenge is follow this link: HERE.

Cancer Challenge with Sweet Potato 3

Below I will showcase each days design, just click on the image if you missed one and use the same code that was featured all week (or that is posted later in this blog post).

Autumn Breeze Beanie Pattern by Sweet Potato 3

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Cassia Hat Pattern by KMT Creations

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 Cambridge Shells Hat Pattern by Krissy’s Over the Mountain Crochet

Krissys Over the Mountain Crochet

Auntie Em Twister Hat & Ebook by Underground Crafter

Cancer Challenge

Lennox Hat Pattern by Sweet Potato Crochet Creations

Cancer Challenge

 KJ Hat Pattern by Two Brothers Blankets

 Loop the Loop Cowl Pattern by Crafting Friends Designs

Crochet Cancer Challenge

Use Code: Cancer18

The above code will be good on all the patterns listed above. BUT, only through the end of today, Sunday October 28, 2018 and will allow you to get the pattern for FREE, but remember….

A Download = A Pledge

This is a very important part of the Crochet Cancer Challenge. If you download any of the patterns during this month and you use the code to receive it for FREE you are PLEDGING to donate a minimum of 1 hat to a Cancer Center/Patient.

Cancer Challenge Pledge

Add Labels to your hats

click HERE to get an printable sheet that has 8 of these tags on it.

Cancer Challenge Tag

More Links about the Cancer Challenge

The posts from the last couple weeks were full of information and should have answered many of your questions. If you think of anything I have missed, let me know so I can inform the other participants. Enjoy crocheting those hats!

  1. Cancer Challenge Introduction, what is it, click HERE.
  2. What type of hat should I make, what sizes and where should I get the patterns, click HERE.
  3. What type of yarn is recommended for the hats, click HERE.
  4. Where should I donate my hats, click HERE.
  5. A fun “start early” project you can add to your hats, click HERE.
  6. Challenge others to join and more fun information, click HERE.

Cozy Shawls & Scarves – Crochet Patterns

Are you going to keep warm on these cooler days of fall? They will be here before we know it and wearing a shawl or scarf is a fun way to add some fun pieces to your wardrobe. One of the more popular, fun and versatile pieces to add is shawls and scarves.

I am beyond excited to share my latest project, with Leisure Arts, and show you the Cozy Shawls and Scarves book that includes 7 different patterns.

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I strived to give you 7 different designs that are all different in style, look, texture and design. By using a variety of yarn brands, weights of yarn, and combining colors that compliment each design, I hope you love each one as much as I do.

The colors I decided on in the Cozy Shawls & Scarves book where inspired by nature. I feel closest to the beauty of the great outdoors in the Sawtooth Mountains that I visit multiple times every year with family and friends. Therefore, each design included in the book, is named after one of the mountain lakes in the Sawtooth Mountains.

I hope you enjoy seeing the details of each design included in the Cozy Shawls & Scarves book.

Alturas Shawl: made with Lion Brand Shawl in a Ball

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Imogene Infinity Cowl: made with Lion Brand Scarfie

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Toxaway Shawl: made with Caron Simply Soft

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Toxaway Shawl

Alpine Scarf: made with Lion Brand Heartland

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Alpine Scarf

Trail Creek Neck Warmer: made with Bernat Pop & Bernat Pipsqueak

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Trinity Capelet: made with Lion Brand Landscapes

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Twin Lakes Infinity Scarf: made with Red Heart Comfort

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Twin Lakes Infinity Scarf

You can pick up your copy of the Cozy Shawls & Scarves book HERE.

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Corner Cable Drape Cowl Crochet Pattern

Introducing a beautiful, lightweight cowl that is perfect for the changing weather, the Corner Cable Drape Cowl.

Not only is this a classic looking piece to add to your wardrobe, your eyes will be drawn to the details in the cables. The beautiful color changes of Lion Brand Mandala yarn perfectly accentuates the cowls design.
Corner Cable Drape CowlThe cowl is made as one flat piece that creates a simple cable design that aligns the top and bottom edge of the cowl. However, If crocheting cables intimidate you, this is a good beginner project so give it a try. After your main cowl is made you will sew the edges partially together to create the “drape” in the cowl.

I loved crocheting the cowl in a light weight (#3) yarn. By using the finer yarn you create a nice, light fabric that keeps the chill off but doesn’t keep you too warm on spring days. Due to the colors naturally changing in the Mandala yarn it results in you getting two completely different colorful looks to your cowl. Just turn and rotate the front and back of the cowl which leaves you with two different colorways.

Corner Cable Drape Cowl

Pattern Details:

The Corner Cable Drape Cowl is made as One Size Fits Most and is a loose fitting garment that really does fit most. I recommend using Lion Brand Mandala yarn, it only takes 1 ball; however, the cowl can be made in any light weight (#3) yarn. Use a crochet H (5 mm) hook, or whatever size meets gauge, this will ensure a proper final size. Some other helpful notions are (1) yarn needle, (2) scissors and (3) a measuring tape.

Where to get the Corner Cable Drape Cowl

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More Cowl Patterns you may Love:

Boulder Creek Scarf Crochet Pattern

Introducing a new and classy scarf that can be worn many different ways, the Boulder Creek Scarf crochet pattern. This new design is rich in texture so it draws attention to the neckline. It is a beautiful accessory for most attire, whether it is dressy or casual.

Boulder Creek Scarf

The Versatility of the Boulder Creek Scarf

The Boulder Creek Scarf can be worn many different ways giving you many different looks. Use one button on the side for a corner drape scarf, this is a dressier or more formal way to wear the scarf. Button the entire edge of the scarf for a cowl style that can be worn casually. Or for a more modern style, fold the scarf in half and wrap it around your neck and secure it in place with a center button.

Made of an Aran weight yarn (or light bulky or heavy worsted), you create a neck wrap that will keep you warm in any setting.

Boulder Creek Scarf Crochet Pattern  Boulder Creek Scarf pattern

See the Texture

If you are familiar with the patterns from my shop, Sweet Potato 3, you know I love texture. This design is a perfect example. I love to create different textures by using combinations of different stitches and sometimes I even throw in something totally different to get that strikingly different look.

Boulder Creek Scarf Texture

Another Look in Another Yarn

I just completed making the Boulder Creek Scarf in a lovely yarn that I received as a gift. It is called Nob Hill Impact yarn. It is very similar to a Merino wool, very lush and soft and the fiber has a bit of a rise and fall to it as you crochet. It really is lovely yarn. 

Knob Hill yarn

The scarf turned out stunning, soft and feels amazing to wear. Due to the light color changes and rise and fall in the fiber loft a lot of the texture of the scarf was lost. Less texture but will still be a staple in my closet! 

 

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Woven Shells Hat & Cowl Crochet Pattern

I am so excited for the new Woven Shells Hat & Cowl Crochet Pattern. This was inspired by Jennifer in my Crochet & Conversation Group. Which by the way, if you are not a part of, you better come join us by clicking, HERE.

Last week I asked what stitches folks would like to see in a pattern. Jennifer posted the Woven Shells Stitch and I already had the cowl so decided to make a set and add a beautiful hat to go with it!

Woven Shells Set crochet pattern

A Beautiful Set to stay warm and look great

I love how the stitches used in the Woven Shells creates an actual weave look to them. The rich texture shows in the basic cowl design that lays flat with the folded neckline. The hat boasts the same woven look in the main body with a traditional ribbed brim.

Where to get the patterns:

If you get the Set which includes both the hat and cowl, you will get them at a discounted price. Or you can purchase the hat and/or cowl separately if you choose. I offer all options on the following sites (look further in the post to find the individual patterns):

  • Ravelry: Get the entire set HERE
  • Etsy: Get the entire set HERE

How about that Hat?

The Woven Shells Hat pattern comes in sizes for Child, Teen/Ladies, and Adult/Men. You can make it in a beautiful striping yarn, a solid color, or add a couple colors for some design pop. Then just decide if you want to add the optional pom… so many decisions you may just have to make more than one.

Woven Shells Hat Woven Shells Hat pattern

Grab the Woven Shells Hat pattern on Ravelry, HERE.

The Must Have Cowl

The Woven Shells Cowl comes in a one size and will fit most teens and adults, the pattern for just the cowl can be found on Ravelry, HERE.

Woven Shells Cowl

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Convert A Cowl to A Hat

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Are you in search for a versatile crochet piece that can convert a cowl into a hat? Well, today is your lucky day! 

I love finding accessories that can be used in multiple ways. Especially, if it can change according to the weather that so often varies so much everyday. The chilly mornings, to warmer afternoons and back to an evening chill. 

I was very excited to come up with the Convert A Cowl Crochet Pattern and it is ready for you to crochet one for yourself. 

Tie it up high, it’s a hat

Convert A Cowl crochet pattern  

Tie it down low-it’s a cowl

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About the Convert A Cowl Pattern

The popular cowl/hat combo is the perfect accessory for this year! Made in a beautiful textured stitch that creates a soft drape to the hat and cowl. Simply tie the pom drawstrings together to make it a slouchy hat. Un-tie them and pull it over your head for a fun cowl.
 
The Convert A Cowl is made in worsted weight yarn. I used Lion Brand Heartland and love the subtle variations in the mossy green color. The pattern comes in sizes for child, teen/ladies, adult/men’s.
 
convert a cowl

Where to find the pattern

Get your copy of the Covert a Cowl on:
 

Other Patterns You May Enjoy

The Wrap Me Tender Hooded Scarf is a traditional hood that has a scarf crocheted right into the bottom of the hood. It is a great versatile accessory, find the pattern by clicking HERE.

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