This warm and quick to make cowl features a stitch which may be new to many, but it’s still as easy as a single crochet (UK-dc). The cowl only requires one skein to crochet, and it’s chunky yarn, so you’ll be done in no time at all.
In addition, it’s a very masculine stitch pattern than any man would be comfortable wearing. So many people feel it’s difficult to crochet for men. I think this cowl defies that challenge hands down.
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There are lots of yarns that work well with this pattern. For example, I used Classic Shades Frenzy, in the “Into the woods” colourway. However, here are several other shopping locations or websites where you can buy similar yarn.
Isaac Mizrai’s Skyscraper
Universal Yarns Classic Shades Frenzy
Herrschners Spice Shop (x 2 skeins)
Premier Yarns Puzzle
Paton’s colorwul (x 2 skeins)
LB Unique (x 2 skeins)
Mary Maxim Studio Aspen
Hobby Lobby Yarn Bee Aspyn
Hobby Lobby Yarn Bee Alpine
Lion Brand Scarfie
Lion Brand Landscapes
To make this cowl, you need…
160 yards chunky yarn with marled and graduated colors
Size 6.5mm or 7mm hook
Gauge: Isn’t essential for this project. Stitch a swatch to see if you like the drape and thickness of the fabric. You don’t want it holey, but you don’t want cardboard either.
These are the instructions for the crocheted cowl…
Ch = chain
Ext-sc (extended single crochet): insert hook in indicated stitch, yo, and pull up lp, yo and pull through first lp on hook, yo and pull through 2 lps on hook.
lp(s) = loop(s)
yo = yarn over
Note: Extended single crochet stitches have a diagonal strand under the two top loops that leaves a larger hole than regular single crochet stitches. Work both ext-sc sts into the same space.
Instructions for cowl
Row 1: Ch 28, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch across, turn—27 sc.
Row 2: Ch 2, 2 ext-sc in 2nd st, [sk next st, 2 ext-sc in next st] across to last st, hdc in last st, turn—27 sts.
Repeat Row 2 until all yarn but approximately 1 meter is left. Fasten off and use tail to sew short ends together.
It’s a completely reversible, warm and luxurious cowl for a guy!