This 1-hour crochet cowl pattern is perfect for anyone who wants a fast project that looks great! This cowl can be made in about an hour, and it makes a great last minute gift. The best part is that this pattern is very versatile, so you can customize it to suit your needs.
Need a Last Minute Gift? This 1-Hour Crochet Cowl Can Be Made in an Hour!
Cowls are a great way to keep your neck warm without wearing a full scarf. They’re fast and easy to crochet, and this one can be made in about an hour – huge bonus. Which is absolutely what makes this particular pattern my new favorite.
What makes this such a fast work-up project is that the stitches are simple, the yarn is bulky and the hook is sizable. This combination is a sure-fire for a project that is quick and fun.
So, pick out your yarn, grab your hook and let’s get going!
What Yarn Should You Use for a Cowl?
I have made so many cowls – they’re one of my favorite things to make. So, I’ve used all sorts of yarn for different feels. I wanted (REALLY BAD) to use a super soft yarn for this project, though, because why not?!
For this 1-hour cowl, I also wanted it to work up quick. So I decided to use a bulky yarn in a nice, neutral color to go with the majority of my clothes. That way I can just pop this cowl on no matter what jacket or shirt I pick and know that it will go with everything.
More specifically, I used AndeanSun, bulky (5), 100% baby alpaca yarn in Medium Grey colorway. But this project can be worked with any bulky weight yarn or similar.
What Size Is This Cowl?
As written, this pattern is one-size. The resulting cowl is 9-inches wide with a 23-inch length. This is reasonably sized for most people, but I do recommend you try it on before finishing off your piece, just in case you would prefer to have a few more rows.
How Much Yarn Will I Need to Make This Cowl?
I used two and a half whole skeins of AndeanSun yarn in Medium Grey colorway for the pictured cowl. I do generally crochet in a medium-tension, so this is what I would consider an average amount of yarn usage for this project.
How Do You Crochet a 1 Hour Cowl?
This particular cowl is worked as a large rectangle, then folded and buttoned. That’s part of the fun about this project is that it works up fast, but is super versatile, letting you style it in a number of ways. You don’t have to fold it, you could let it bunch up around your neck and then button it that way, you could roll it, or you could even leave it unbuttoned and just tuck it under the edge of your jacket.
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1-Hour Cowl Crochet Pattern
Below you will find the notes and directions for making this fun 1 hour crochet pattern.
- 9-inches wide, 23-inches long or 22.8cm wide, 58.4cm long
- 125 yards 100% baby alpaca, bulky weight (size 5) yarn (AndeanSun in Medium Grey colorway pictured)
- Crochet hook: Size K/10.5 (6.5 mm)
- In single crochet, 10 stitches and 3 rows = 3.5 in x 1 in (8.9 cm x 2.5 cm)
Skill Level: Easy
- The yarn used for these items contains natural fiber and requires special laundering. Please read yarn labels and follow directions to maintain the life of your crochet work.
Row 1: DC in 3rd ch from hook. DC in each ch across. (30 DC total).
Row 2: Ch 2, (DC, ch 1, sk 1 st) repeat 15 times. (15 total DC).
Row 3: Ch 2, DC in next 2 sts, (ch 1, sk 1 st, DC) repeat 13 times. (15 total DC).
Row 4: Ch 2, DC in each st across. (30 total DC).
Row 5-35: Repeat rows 2 – 4.
Turn the piece 90-degrees.
SC across the long side edge.
Cast on at the next corner.
SC across long side edge.
Weave in ends.
Using the darning needle and embroidery thread, sew the button onto one corner of the cowl.
Fold the cowl over and button, as desired.
Wrap around your neck and enjoy!