How To Crochet A Cowl For The Absolute Beginner!

Learning how to crochet? Need a refresher or quick project? You've come to the right place! This beautifully striped beginner cowl is fun and super duper easy to stitch up. Self striping makes the color changes a breeze too...the yarn does all the work for you! Makes a perfect first project and a fabulous gift too!

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Absolute Beginner Crochet Cowl
By Jennifer Dickerson

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  • 5.5mm I crochet hook
  • 1 Bernat Pop! Yarn Cake from Yarnspirations (I used the "Violet Vision" colorway, each cake is 280 yards)
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Tape Measure
  • Scissors

Learn more about Bernat Pop! yarn here:

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  • 11 inches tall
  • 40 inch circumference

Abbreviations and Tutorial Links:


Ch 100, join in the ch furthest from the hook with a sl st to create a large ring.

Row 1: Ch 3, then work a dc in the first ch.  Work a dc in each remaining chain.

Row 2: Ch 3 then work a dc in each st, then a dc in the top of the turning ch from the previous row.

Repeat row 2 until cowl is about 11 inches tall or desired height.

Weave in any ends with a tapestry needle and you're finished!

© Jennifer Dickerson 2017

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  1. Beautiful! Thank you! I'm not a beginner but I love quick and easy patterns. And this will give me a chance to finally use my leftover POP cakes!

  2. This looks like the perfect scarf pattern to make for me to donate to our fall church sale! Thanks for sharing this.


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