Oakland Chunky Crochet Cowl | Free Crochet Pattern | The Unraveled Mitten

I hope your ready for some more Hudson Bay! The Oakland Chunky Crochet Cowl is another quick, one-skein project. Using basic stitches really lets the yarn shine in this crochet pattern.

There are only 9 rounds to crochet in this pattern, so when I say quick, I mean super crazy fast. You could probably make this cowl and the matching hat in one evening if you put your mind to it.

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I have seen so many great Oakland Chunky Hats floating around Instagram already that I knew I had to get this easy crochet hat pattern out for you ASAP.

Do you like to crochet patterns in sets?

I do! Not only are they great to wear but I love to give them as gifts as well and with the holiday season coming up we need all the fast, giftable projects we can get.

Related: Wildwood Chunky Cowl

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The Yarn

Just like in the hat pattern I used Lion Brand’s Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in Hudson Bay. I love all the colors in this yarn. It’s a mix of red, teal, mustard yellow, navy blue and a dark brown/gray all mixed in a cream-colored base.


Gauge and Sizing

  • Gauge: 6 sts x 5 rows = 4 in (pattern for gauge: alternating rows of sc and dc worked in the back loop)
  • Finished size: 15 in wide x 7 in tall laying flat



Oakland Chunky Crochet Cowl Pattern

Rnd 1: make 49 fsc. Join to top of first fsc with sl st. (49 sts) *alternatively you may chain 50, sc in 2nd chain from hook and around. 

Rnd 2: Ch 2, working in BLO, dc in same st as ch 2 and in each st around. Join to top of 1st dc with sl st. (49)

Rnd 3: Ch 1, working in BLO, sc in same st as ch 1 and in each st across. Join to top of 1st sc with sl st. (49)

Rnd 4-9: repeat rows 2 & 3. After last row, finish off and weave in ends. (49)

A large print PDF version of this pattern is available for purchase on Ravelry.

I can’t wait to see all your chunky cowls!! You can share them with me in my exclusive crochet group on Facebook or by tagging me (@theunraveledmitten) or using #theunraveledmitten on Instagram.

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  1. Thank you for this easy to follow pattern. I admire its simplicity and beauty. Also, thank you for your link to it’s matching hat. I plan to do this as a set and can see that it won’t be one of those situations where I wonder why I ever started such a time consuming project!
    I really appreciate your willingness to help us yarners learn new skills and provide us with new items to create.

  2. would love to mke this cowl but wonder if you could translate into UK terminology if I cannot buy this yarn in Australia. (also hooksize), Thanks

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