Scarves and Cowls

Winter Frost Cowl – Free Crochet Pattern

Welcome to Rich Textures Crochet! Today we are going to learn how to crochet the Winter Frost Cowl.  Be sure to also check out the post for the matching Winter Frost Headband below!

As was mentioned in the post about the Winter Frost Headband, as I was writing these posts, we were in the midst of the second ice storm of the season.  And winter is far from over! We won’t be putting away our hats and mitts for a good few weeks yet, which means there is still plenty of time to spruce up the winter wardrobe with some new winter accessories.

The Stitch:

If you have been following my blog or my social media you will have noticed that over the past little bit I have fallen in love with spike stitches! In particular with the eyelash pattern which reminds me of icicles.  This baby blanket features this same stitch, the pattern and video tutorial for which was posted not too long ago: Cozy Baby Blanket – Free Crochet Pattern.

So I am continuing this spike stitch theme with these crochet patterns for a women’s headband and cowl/neck warmer.

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The Yarn:

The yarn I have chosen is a worsted/medium weight acrylic yarn called Vanna’s Choice by Lion Brand.  I love the array of colours that it comes in and the purples and creams seemed to fit this design perfectly.  Don’t be afraid to play with your colours though! I have seen some more pastel colour combinations that would make this design very attractive!

I chose two highly contrasting colours to help bring out the texture and design in these unique stitches.  The cowl/neck warmer is worked in a round as one piece.  Once finished, I added a reverse single crochet stitch edging to give the edging a unique finish.

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PDF Copies and Free Video Tutorial:

The crochet pattern will be written out in full below and following the crochet pattern you will also find a free video tutorial.  I would love for you to subscribe to my YouTube channel while you’re there (https://www.youtube.com/c/RichTexturesCrochet/).  It is updated weekly with crochet patterns and stitch tutorials.

Should you like to purchase a downloadable pdf (for $2.50 CAD), you may do so through my Etsy or Ravelry Shops – The Pattern will be added soon!

Thank you so much for stopping by! Be sure to connect on Facebook or Instagram where you can share photos of your creations!

Until next time, happy crocheting!

Sarah

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Winter Frost Cowl:

Skill Level: Easy

Gauge: 11 Sc x 9 rows = 4 inches.

Finished Size: Approximately 11.5 x 7 inches laid flat.

Yarn: Colour A: Vanna’s Choice® by Lion Brand® (%100 Acrylic; 3.5 oz/100 g; 170 yd/156 m). Colour #146 Dusty Purple; 1 ball.

Colour B: Vanna’s Choice® by Lion Brand® (%100 Acrylic; 3.5 oz/100 g; 170 yd/156 m). Colour #098 Fisherman; 1 ball.

Hook: Size J/10 (6.0 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.Notions: Yarn Needle.

Pattern Notes:

  • Pattern is written in American English terms.
  • –  Pattern is worked in rounds.
  • –  Do not turn unless stated otherwise.
  • –  Ch 1 at beg of row does not count as stitch.
  • –  Weave in ends as needed.

Stitches and Abbreviations:

Ch – Chain
Rpt – Repeat
Rsc – Reverse Single Crochet
Sc – Single Crochet
Sk – Skip
Sl St – Slip Stitch
Yo – Yarn Over

Winter Frost Cowl Crochet Pattern:

With Colour A, ch 72 join with a sl st in the first st.

Rnd 1: Sc in the 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across; Do not turn, join with a sl st in the first st. (72 sts)

Rnds 2-4: Ch 1, sc in each st across; Do not turn, join with a sl st in the first st. Change to colour B at the end of rnd 4.

Rnd 5: With colour B, ch 1, sc in the 1st st, *sc in the next st inserting your hook 1 row below and drawing up your loop to the hight of the sc, sc in the next st 2 rows below, sc in the next st 3 rows below, sc in the next st 2 rows below, sc in the next st 1 row below, sc in the next st; rpt from * across, ending with and sc worked 1 row below; join with a sl st in the first st.

Rnds 6-8: Repeat rows 2-4. Switch to colour A at the end of rnd 8.

Rnd 9: With colour A, ch 1, * sc in the next st inserting your hook 3 rows below and drawing up your loop to the hight of the sc, sc in the next st 2 rows below, sc in the next st 1 row below, sc in the next st, sc in the next st 1 row below, sc in the next st 2 rows below; rpt from * across ending your repeat with an sc worked 2 rows below; join with a sl st in the first st.

Rnds 10-12: Repeat rnds 2-4. Change to colour B at the end of rnd 12.
Repeat rounds 5-12 twice more. You will have a total of three rounds of the spike stitches in colour A and three in the colour B.

Fasten off, weave in ends.

Edging:

With colour B, join yarn with a sl st in any st around the edge.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, rsc in each st all the way around; join with a sl st in the first sc. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Repeat rnd 1 for the second side of the cowl.

For a video tutorial on how to work the spike stitches, see the video tutorial for the Winter Frost Headband:

https://youtu.be/Si8G9vo_7_A

Check out this video tutorial to learn tips on how to join your foundation chain without twisting:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnAKsXMqaCc&t=2s

Would you like to make the matching headband? Click here: Winter Frost Headband – Free Crochet Pattern

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