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Chunky Cowl and Collar: Free Crochet Pattern

soft chunky button cowl

Fall is here in the northern hemisphere, and temperatures are cooler in the morning and late evening. If you enjoy the drop in temperature, but not ready for a coat, check out the Chunky Cowl and Collar crochet pattern! It’s a quick crochet project with chunky yarn and a large hook. You can make one in an evening to wear on the next chilly morning. It looks great as a collar with a long sleeve top, or pair it with your favorite wool coat this winter. Who has time to button that weirdly placed top button to keep the cold out??? The Chunky Cowl and Collar will keep you warm and stylish.

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Chunky Cowl and Collar Crochet Pattern

Difficulty: Advanced Beginner

Materials Needed:

Stitches Used:

  • ch: chain
sc: single crochet
  • hdc: half double crochet
  • dc: double crochet
  • dc2tog: double crochet 2 together
  • sl st: slip stitch
  • first-dc: first double crochet
  • st(s): stitch(es)

Additional Terms

First-dc: sc in first st, ch 2 (this replaces ch 3 at the beginning of the row)

Gauge: 7 stitches x 4.5 rows= 4″ x 4″

Measurements: 31″ circumference at top includes overlap, 32.25″ circumference at the bottom

                                                                                                                                                                           Ch 72, sl st to make a ring. Be careful to not twist the chain

Row 1: ch 1, sc in each ch, sl st to join (72sc)

Row 2: First-dc, dc in each st, sl st to join

Row 3: First-dc, dc in same space, dc in next 4, dc2tog, [dc in next 5, dc2tog] 9 times, dc, sl st to join (62dc)

Row 4: First-dc, dc in next 3, dc2tog, [dc in next 4, dc2tog] 9 times, dc in next 2 sts, sl st to join (52dc)

Row 5: First-dc, dc next 23 sts, dc2tog, dc in next 24 sts, dc2tog, sl st to join. (50dc)

Row 6-10: First-dc, dc in each st around, sl st to join

Row 11: First-dc in back loop, dc in back loop of next 3 sts, dc in each st until 4 stitches remain, dc in the front loop of first 4 dc (overlap created), turn.

Row 12-13: First dc, dc in each st to end, turn

Row 14: ch 1, sc in each st

Row 15: sl st in each st, finish off


Attach button an inch from the edge. Space between dc creates a button hole. Weave in any ends.


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