The Berry Cozy Crochet Cowl is a fun reversible crochet cowl that is stretchy and warm.
This free crochet pattern features the Embossed Wedges stitch, which I had never seen until scrolling through the kindle version of Melissa Leapman’s “Indispensable Stitch Collection for Crocheters: 200 Stitch Patterns in Words and Symbols.”
This squishy crochet stitch was featured in one color in the book, but I wanted to make a quick crochet accessory and grabbed two hanks of super bulky weight yarn. I love incorporating color in my crochet projects, and using two colors ensures that you have enough yarn. #NoYarnChickenOverHere
Due to the stitches being worked around the post of a stitch the row below, this crochet cowl is thick, squishy and stretchy. I think the squishiness of a crochet cowl is what makes it one of the best accessories to make and wear on cold weather days.
When examining the stitches up close, it does appear to look like a wedge, but rounds of this crochet stitch reminded me of berries. And I love a play of words when naming my crochet patterns.
Let’s talk super bulky, richly dyed yarn!
I chose Brown Sheep Burly Spun from my stash to make the Berry Cozy Crochet Cowl. I bought this yarn during the opening weekend of Fiber Parts, a LYS in Avondale Estates, GA. Besides finding this gorgeous yarn, I entered a giveaway and won a sweater amount!
Brown Sheep is a family-owned yarn company that offers a lovely range of yarns, including Burly Spun, the bulkiest yarn offered. It is classified as a super bulky, #6 yarn, 100% wool offered in 45 gorgeous colors. In each 8 ounce hank, you receive 212 yards / 194 meters. At the time of this writing, each hank costs $30.20.
Burly Spun will require winding on a large winder or by hand due to the bulkiness. It is a lovely, soft wool that was easy to crochet. As a loosely twisted single-ply, it did not snag and catch on itself too much when frogged. I only found 1 knot in the entire hank of one color, and the color did not bleed onto my hands of hook.
I recommend using a large crochet hook to not strain your hand and wrist. I used a 10.00mm (US size P) hook to make this crochet cowl, and would have used a 12 mm hook, if I had known where it was hiding in my craft room. ? Also, a 12 mm hook is not a common size, so it’s more convenient to use a 10 mm.
If you would like to add some Brown Sheep Burly Spun to your stash, there are over 1200 retails across the US, including Alaska and Hawaii, Canada, Australia, and the UK. Locate your closet LYS (local yarn store) by visiting HERE.
If you’re not a fan of bulky weight yarns, the ad-free PDF does include instructions on to make a Berry Cozy Crochet Cowl in any weight yarn.
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- Brown Sheep Burly Spun, #6 bulky weight yarn (100% wool; 212 yds/ 194 m; 8 oz/ 227 g):
- Color A: Tormented Teal x 1 hank or 181 yds
- Color B: Fuchsia x 1 hank or 172 yds
- US P (10.00 mm) hook or hook to meet gauge
- Yarn Needle
- Measuring Tape
6 rounds in pattern = 5” [~13 cm]
10” tall x 26” circumference
25.5 cm tall x 66 cm circumference
A: Color A
B: Color B
Fhdc: foundation half double crochet
FO: fasten off
Fpdc: front post double crochet
Fpdtr: front post double treble
Fptr: front post treble crochet
Hdc: half double crochet
Sl st: slip stitch
YO: yarn over
SPECIAL STITCHES & TECHNIQUES
Cluster: fpdc, fptr, fpdtr
Join fhdc in the round: For final fhdc, YO and insert hook through foundation chain of last st made, YO and pull up loop (3 loops on hook), insert hook through foundation of first st (starting ch-2), YO and pull through first st and 1 loop on hook (3 loops on hook), YO and pull through 3 loops], sl st to 2nd ch to join
- Pattern is written in US terms.
- Read entire pattern before beginning.
- Ch 2 counts as hdc throughout pattern.
- Change color with sl st to join, and carry the 2nd color up with the ch 2.
- It may help to place a stitch marker in every fourth st of Rnd 2 to help with completing Rnd 3.
- Alternating colors each round starting with Rnd 3 will create the reversible look. Alternating colors every 2 rnds will create a striped look.
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Rnd 1: 60 fhdc, join following Special Techniques, sl st to first st, turn. 60 hdc
Rnd 2: Ch 2 (counts as hdc here and throughout), cl around post of first hdc of row below, *sk 3 sts on current rnd and rnd below**, hdc in next st, cl around post of hdc below, rep from * around and end last rep at **, change to B, sl st to join to first hdc, turn. 15 clusters, 15 hdc
Rnd 3: Ch 2, cl around post of first hdc of row below, *sk 3 sts on current rnd and rnd below**, hdc in next st, cl around post of hdc below, rep from * around and end last rep at **, change to A, sl st to join, turn. 15 clusters, 15 hdc
Rnds 4-13: Rep Rows 2-3, changing the color each rnd, except for Rnd 13, turn.
Rnd 14: With B, ch 2, hdc in next st, hdc in each st around, sl st to join, FO
Weave in all ends.
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