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I was going through my Christmas gift planner (get your free copy here) the other day and had this moment of panic when I looked at how much I had planned to make this year. Rather than get totally stressed out and throw myself a pity party, I pulled myself together and started making an action plan. My goal was to create something quick and easy. I wanted it to be so easy that even an absolute beginner should be able to pump out dozens of these by the holidays. Nothing works up quicker than chunky wool and a super-sized crochet hook. With that in mind, I picked up one of the biggest crochet hooks I’ve got and some chunky wool and got to work. Soon, the Super Quick Chunky Cowl Crochet Pattern was born.
A few months ago, I made myself a cardigan using Bernat Beyond chunky yarn and I really enjoyed working with it. I also ended up buying a TON of it when it went on sale. When my husband saw me packing away 30 skeins of the stuff the day it was delivered, he just shook his head and walked away. I’m pretty sure he said something about me being a nut bar, but I can live with that so I kept unpacking my new squishy yarn.
When I say this cowl works up super quick, I mean it. I was able to get one done in an hour with two little kids running around like our house is some modern version of The Lord of the Flies. So if I can do it, you can too. If you are in a bind and need a last-minute gift, make this your new go-to.
You’ll need a 15mm crochet hook, your favourite super bulky yarn (if you aren’t using Bernat Beyond) to complete this project and you’ll need to be be able to crochet the following stitches: single crochet, double crochet and slip stitch. That’s it! The giant hook gives this cowl a bit of a lacy look and the alternating rows give a very subtle diagonal striping. So grab your hook and let’s make us a Super Quick Chunky Cowl!
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Super Quick Chunky Cowl Crochet Pattern
Skill Level: Beginner
CH = Chain
SC = Single Crochet
DC = Double Crochet
SL ST = slip stitch
FO = Finish Off
- Approximately 10 inches tall x 12 inches wide.
- 6 sts across x 8 rows = 4” square
- Instructions within the ** are to be repeated
- This pattern was written using U.S. terminology
CH 36 and join with a sl st, making sure not to twist your chain.
Row 1: CH 1. SC in the 1st stitch and in every stitch around (36)
Row 2: CH 1. SC in the first stitch. DC in the next. *SC1, DC1* until the end. Join with a sl st.
Row 3: CH 2. DC in the first stitch. DC in the next. *DC1, SC1* until the end. Join with a sl st.
Row 4: Repeat row 2.
Row 5: Repeat row 3.
Row 6: Repeat row 2.
Row 7: Repeat row 3.
Row 8: Repeat row 2.
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Row 9: Repeat row 3.
Row 10: Repeat row 2.
Row 11: Repeat row 3.
Row 12: Repeat row 2.
Row 13: Repeat row 3.
Row 14: Repeat row 2.
Row 15: Repeat row 3.
Row 16: Repeat row 2.
Row 17: Repeat row 3.
Row 18: CH 1. SC in first stitch and each stitch. Join with a sl st.
FO and weave in your ends.
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Looking for some other great free crochet cowl patterns? Check these out: Ava Cowl, Crochet Tartan Cowl (and it’s matching Crochet Tartan Beanie), Heather Super Scarf and Once in a Blue Moon Triangle Scarf.