chevron cowl free crochet pattern

This crochet cowl pattern was one of the first I put on paper and one of my favorite to wear. It uses only double crochets and chains which makes it a great easy project for the beginner! I love the subtle modern chevron patterning on this cowl.

This easy crochet cowl pattern only uses one skein of yarn which makes it quick and easy to work up. Originally I used Big Twist Sincerely yarn from Joann’s. That yarn has since been discontinued. You can substitute your favorite worsted weight yarn for this project. I like Paintbox Simply Aran or Lion Brand Heartland. 

One of my favorite things about crochet cowls is that you can just toss them on and go. There’s no scarf ends to fiddle with trying to get an infinity scarf to lay just right. They are also nice for adding extra warmth under your winter jacket or wearing over your favorite sweater on chilly spring and fall mornings. 

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Materials and Pattern Information

  • 370 yds Worsted Weight Yarn
  • 6mm/J Clover Amour crochet hook
  • Needle to weave in ends
  • Scissors

Guage and Sizing

  • Gauge: 4 stitches + 1 space + 4 more stitches in pattern = 2.5 inches
  • Finished cowl measures 12.5 inches tall and 34 inches around.


Abbreviations

  • I use US Terminology
  • Ch(s): chain(s)
  • Dc: double crochet
  • Sk: skip
  • Sl st: slip stitch
  • St(s): stitch(es)

Notes

  • Ch 3 counts as 1 dc
  • This cowl is worked in joined rounds. 

Spacey Chevrons Easy Crochet Cowl Pattern

Ch 112 to start

Rnd 1. Dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in next 2 chs. Sk 2 chs. Dc in next 4, ch 2, *dc in next 4, sk 2 chs, dc in next 4, ch 2. Repeat from * across. Join to top of beginning ch 3 using a sl st, taking care not to twist row. Use the tail from beginning chains to join the bottom

Rnd 2. Ch 3. Dc in same sp as ch 3, dc in next 2. *sk 2 sts, dc in next 3, (dc, ch 2 dc) in ch 2 sp. Dc in next 3. Repeat from * until last 5 dc. Sk 2 sts, dc in next 3 (dc, ch2) in last ch 2 sp. Join to top of ch 3 using a sl st.

Round 3-20 (Or until desired height). Repeat rnd 2. After last round finish off and weave in end.

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19 Comments

  1. Hello; Iā€™m also having a problem with the end of round 2. It starts where you have, Repeat from* until last 5 dc, SK 2 sts, dc in next 3 (dc, ch2) in last ch 2 sp. If you only have 5 dc and SK 2, then dc in next 3, where do you work the (dc, ch2) in the last ch 2 sp?

  2. I just found this cute pattern… love this variation of the chevron stitch. I’m interested in working it up in a rectangular prayer shawl for my charity crocheting. Can you tell me how to figure the starting chain numbers, etc? I see that you mentioned you’d be releasing a throw pattern with this stitch but I couldn’t find it on your blog. I thought I might be able to figure it out from that… but no luck? Thanks!!!!

  3. Hello; I’m having a problem with the end of round 2. It starts where you have, Repeat from* until last 5 dc, SK 2 sts, dc in next 3 (dc, ch2) in last ch 2 sp. If you only have 5 dc and SK 2, then dc in next 3, where do you work the (dc, ch2) in the last ch 2 sp?

    1. The beginning chain 3 refers to the the 3 chains you skipped at the beginning before you double crocheted in the 4th chain.

  4. I am having trouble at end of Row 1 – joining to top of beginning ch 3 using sl st.
    Use the tail from beginning chains to join the bottom. Can you help with picture or diagram?
    Thanks for your help,
    Susan Roe

    1. Hi Susan, Sorry, I do not have a picture. Slip stitch into the top of chain 3 like you would for crocheting in the round. This will join your chain of double crochets and you will now continue working in the round. Thread your tail from your foundation chain onto your tapestry needle and join the first and last foundation chain together. Does that help at all?

      1. If I slip stitch into the top of the three chains, that still leaves the first two chains without

        a stitch in them. Then, when do I start stitching into the other end of the row?

  5. Hi I am having trouble understanding join to top of beginning ch 3 using a sl st. Use the tail from beginning chains to join the bottom. Would you have a picture to explain? Thanks

    1. Sorry it took so long to respond Kerry! Slip stitch into the top of chain 3 like you would for crocheting in the round. This will join your chain of double crochets and you will now continue working in the round. Thread your tail from your foundation chain onto your tapestry needle and join the first and last foundation chain together. Does that help at all?

  6. This cowl is lovely! I really love the stitch and would love to make a throw from it. Could you please tell me how I would go from the end of row 1 to start row 2 if I were not joining them? Thank you!!

    1. Thank you Lucia! This has been a popular question, I am just finishing up a throw using this stitch pattern, so hang tight a few more days, it should be up on the blog by Friday.

  7. On row 1 “Dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in next 2 chs. Dc in next 4”

    There needs to be a skip 2 chains between the 2dc and the 4dc.

    Worked as written, I ended up with 2 extra chains at the end.

  8. This pattern looks so pretty! I love the chevron – I may need to try it! I am also a serious fan of using double crochet. Patterns that use this stitch typically work up so quickly (which is always good when you have lots of wips!). I also love your color choice for the scarf in this post, I love raspberry shades in fabric!

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