Wildwood Chunky Cowl | Free Crochet Pattern | The Unraveled Mitten

The Wildwood Chunky Cowl is the 4th pattern of the Wildwood Collection.

I actually released this pattern as a subscriber freebie last year and it has been for sale in my Ravelry shop since then, but I decided that it was time for it to live on the blog for free instead.

The other patterns in this collection are here:

Wildwood Striped Cowl

Wildwood Slouchy Beanie

Wildwood Chunky Beanie

For this chunky cowl I wanted to spice things up a little bit from the other 3 patterns in the collection, so I added some post stitches. These post stitches combined with my favorite grit stitch create a textured diagonal pattern the swirl around the cowl.

The Wildwood Chunky Cowl uses one of my favorite super bulky yarns, Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick and a 15mm crochet hook (like this one!). I’ve found that this yarn and hook combo make for a super squishy, not stiff at all, cowl.

Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick | The Unraveled Mitten

This pattern is adult size but a toddler and child size is available in the ad-free PDF on Ravelry.


Gauge and Sizing

  • Gauge: 6 sts x 5 rounds = 4 inches in the same stitch as the pattern
  • Adult size measures: 12 in x 8 in laying flat


  • I use US Terminology
  • Ch(s): chain(s)
  • Dc: double crochet
  • Sc: single crochet
  • FPTC: front post treble crochet
  • Sl st: slip stitch
  • St(s): stitch(es)


-The stitch count given at the end of round 1 on each size is the number of stitches you should maintain for each round of the pattern

-Pay attention to the yards on your Wool-Ease Thick and Quick some colorways have 87 yds as opposed to 106 yds. If you use a color with 87 yds you should be able to get 9 rounds on the adult size vs 10.

-Front Post Treble Crochet: Yo twice, insert hook as indicated, yo, pull up loop, yo pull through 2 loops, yo pull through 2 loops again, yo, pull through last 2 loops. Here is a video tutorial explaining this stitch.

-Round 1 is worked flat and then joined together at the end of the row. The tail from your beginning chains will be used to close the gap. Starting on round 2 you will be working in the round.

Wildwood Chunky Cowl | Crochet Pattern | the Unraveled Mitten | Last Minute Christmas Gifts

Print + Crochet in Comfort

You can find a low-cost AD-FREE printable version of this crochet pattern in my shop. You can print it out or use it digitally on your devices.

You can also find this pattern on Ravelry or Etsy

Wildwood Chunky Cowl | Free Crochet Pattern | The Unraveled Mitten


Rnd 1: Ch 36, (sc, dc) in 2nd ch from hook, skip 1, dc in next, *(sc, dc) in next, skip 1, (sc, dc) in next, skip 1, dc in next repeat from * across 5 more times. (sc, dc) in next ch. Skip last ch. Taking care not to twist your row, join to the top of the 1st sc with a sl st. (35 sts total: 14 groups of (sc, dc) and 7 dc.)

Rnd 2: Ch 1, (sc, dc) in same st as ch 1, skip 1 st, FPTC around next, *(sc, dc) in next, skip 1, (sc, dc) in next, skip 1, FPTC around next. Repeat from * around 5 more times. (sc, dc) in next st, skip last st. Join to top of 1st sc with sl st.

Rnd 3-10: Repeat round 2. On last round finish off and weave in end from round 10.  Move back to the bottom of the cowl and thread tail from your foundation chain on needle and close the gap between the 1st foundation chain and last skipped chain of round 1.

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Wildwood Chunky Cowl | Free Crochet Pattern | The Unraveled Mitten | This one skein project uses a combination go the the grit stitch and front post stitches to create this stylish diagonally textured crochet cowl.

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