The Pine Trees Crochet Cowl is a fun and quick accessory pattern.
Fall is in the air! This means cooler temps and US holiday season. As a crocheter, this means gift making too.
The Pine Trees crochet Cowl is a must-make this holiday gift-making season because it requires less then one skein of yarn, and has a fun surprise (that can be skipped).
This crochet cowl idea was born out of the need for a quick crochet item that can be made within a week. A lot of us will be crocheting long hours into the night or waking early in order to make some amazing gifts for loved ones this holiday season.
You’ll love that this stitch pattern looks like little trees, especially if you add beads and a bow, like I did for a touch of Christmas.
I have to give all credit to one of my yarn besties, Stacy, for the idea to add beads to the cowl. It took some experimenting to get the look right, and I’m happy with how it turned out.
Does it get any funner than adding beads to your crochet? I had a blast adding beads to the Sand to Sea Shawl, and this one is easier and quicker.
If you choose to add beads and a bow, it only requires a few, and you can choose whatever size bead will slide over a crochet hook, if you don’t want to pre-string the beads. And the bow is super easy with just a few yards of crochet thread or a piece of scrap yarn.
If you’re not into beads, the Pine Trees crochet Cowl looks great without them and can be made in any color of yarn for anyone to wear, and quick enough to make a few in different colors to match your favorite long sleeve tops and sweaters.
I grabbed some Lion Brand Basic Stitch Premium from my stash in Ivy because it’s the perfect shade of green that reminded me of Christmas trees.
It’s a soft, but sturdy premium acrylic yarn that comes in 15 rich colors of 219 yards per 100 g, which is enough to make a wider and taller cowl per skein.
This specific yarn is now discontinued, but Lion Brand now offers Basic Stitch Anti Pilling at $5.99 per skein. Basic Stitch Anti Pilling comes in 185 yards / 170 meters per 100 g skeins. You can choose from 55 color options that are a mix of solids, prints, moulines, reflective and tweed color ways.
I love using foundation stitches in my crochet designs and minimizing visible seams. The Pine Trees Cowl uses foundation stitches in the round, so no more sewing the gap with the tail, and uses the chainless starting double crochet to create an almost invisible seam.
I chose to work in the round for this cowl with the modified pine trees stitch, so that it would look seamless and not bulky where the two ends would be sewn together. The seamless look allows the open spaces to show up clearly so you can show off any side of the cowl.
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- Lion Brand Basic Stitch Premium (100% premium acrylic, 219 yards / 200 meters, 3.5 ounces / 100 grams): Ivy, 1 skein or 193 yards total
- Lion Brand Basic Stitch Anti Pilling is a great substitute
- Hook US J-10 / 6.00 mm I love using my Furls Crochet hooks!
- Yarn needle
- 5 pony Beads in color of choice
- 1 yard of size 3 or 10 thread and smaller hook (1.75 mm – 2.5 mm)
1.75 repeats = 4 in. [10 cm]; 2.33 row repeats = 4 in [10 cm]
14 sts = 4 in. [10 cm]; 8 rows = 4 in. [10 cm]
28 in [71 cm] circumference x 11 in. [28 cm] tall
- Ch: chain
- CSDC: chainless starting double crochet
- fdc: foundation double crochet
- FO: fasten off
- sl st: slip stitch
- st(s): stitch(es)
- sk: skip
- YO: yarn over
SPECIAL STITCHES & TECHNIQUES
- CSDC: pull up a loop, holding loop in place and wrap yarn around hook (yarn over), insert hook in first st, YO, pull up a loop, [YO, pull through 2 loops] twice
- Join in fdc: For final fdc, yarn over and insert hook through foundation chain of last st made, yarn over and pull up loop (3 loops on hook), insert hook through foundation of first st (starting ch-3), yarn over and pull through two loops (3 loops on hook), [yarn over, pull through two loops] twice, sl st to 3rd ch to join
- Add bead: Remove larger hook from loop; using smaller hook, pick up a bead, place hook with bead through the loop, slide bead down onto loop, remove smaller hook from loop, place larger hook in loop, tighten loop on hook and bead, complete next st as instructed.
- Pattern is written US terms.
- Read the entire pattern before beginning.
- Cowl is worked in turned rounds.
- CSDC counts as a stitch for all rows.
- The Pony beads are used to create a Christmas tree, and the beads are added as you work following Add bead instructions in Specialty Stitches & Techniques. Beads can be pre-strung before beginning, if preferred.
- The size of the cowl can be adjusted by creating a foundation row that is a multiple of 8.
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Round 1: Fdc 104, sl st to join following Join fdc instructions, turn
Round 2: CSDC in first st, ch 2, sk next 3 sts, 3 dc in next st, ch 2, sk next 3 sts, *dc in next st, ch 2, sk next 3 sts, 3 dc in next st, ch 2, sk next 3 sts; repeat from * 11 more times, sl st to join, turn – 104 sts
Round 3: CSDC in first st, ch 1, sk next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, ch 1, sk next 2 sts, *dc in next st, ch 1, sk next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, ch 1, sk next 2 sts; repeat from *11 more times, sl st to join, turn – 104 sts
Round 4: CSDC in first st, sk next st, 2 dc in next st, dc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st, sk next st, *dc in next st, sk next st, 2 dc in next st, dc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st, sk next st; repeat from * 11 more times, sl st to join, turn – 104 sts
Round 5-10: Repeat Rounds 2-4 twice.
Note: If not adding beads, repeat Rounds 2-4 four more times, then follow instructions for finishing.
Round 11: CSDC in first st, ch 2, sk next 3 sts, 3 dc in next st, ch 2, sk next 3 sts, *dc in next st, ch 2, sk next 3 sts, 3 dc in next st, ch 2, sk next 3 sts**; repeat from * to ** 5 more times, dc in next st, ch 2, sk next 3 sts, 3 dc in next st; add bead, ch 2, sk next 3 sts, dc in next st, ch 2, sk next 3 sts; add bead; 3 dc in next sts, ch 2, sk next 3 sts; repeat from * to ** 4 more times, sl st to join, turn – 104 sts
Round 12: CSDC in first st, ch 1, sk next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, ch 1, sk next 2 sts, *dc in next st, ch 1, sk next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, ch 1, sk next 2 sts**; repeat from * to ** 2 more times, dc in next st, ch 1, sk next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st; add bead, ch 1, sk next 2 sts, dc in next st, add bead, ch 1, sk next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, ch 1, sk next 2 sts; repeat from * to ** 7 more times, sl st to join, turn – 104 sts
Round 13: CSDC in first st, sk next st, 2 dc in next st, dc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st, sk next st, *dc in next st, sk next st, 2 dc in next st, dc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st, sk next st**; repeat from * to ** 6 more times, add bead, dc in next st, sk next st, 2 dc in next st, dc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st, sk next st; repeat from * to ** 4 more times,sl st to join, turn – 104 sts
Round 14-22: Repeat Rounds 2-4 three times
With a small amount of thread, ch 40, FO
- Tie a knot on each end, and cut close to each knot.
Sew in all ends, trim excess.
Take thread chain and weave behind st in middle of beads; tie into a bow.
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Christmas is my favorite time of year! I love this cowl, and hope to make it for this year!
Christmas is such a fun time of year to connect with our friends and family. This is a quick make, so I hope you can spare some time from your family and friends to make yourself one.
Thank you for the oh-so-sweet Pine Trees Cowl pattern as part of the Hidden Treasures blog hop. And for making the hunt for YOUR treasure-of-the-day fun. Happy Holidays
You’re welcome, LJ! Happy holidays to you, as well!