This inside-out ribbed tube crochet cowl pattern is going to become a new favorite project to make and gift. A beginner-level crochet pattern that is easy to make customized for the receiver, it’s a fun project to add to your crochet basket.
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Ribbed Tube Crochet Cowl Pattern
I don’t know about you, but I love a nice cozy cowl. There is a certain time of year when I don’t need a jacket or a heavy scarf, but I do need a little something to keep my neck, and maybe even my ears, warm. Cowls are my favorite option since they are so easy to wear with almost any outfit, and are even easier to make all on my own.
What Yarn is Best for This Pattern?
A sport weight yarn is best when making this particular cowl. Pictured you will find a baby alpaca and silk mix, but any of your favorite sport weight yarn will be sufficient.
Premier Yarns Cotton Fair is lovely, and so is the Berraco Quechua. You may also like to use a blend such as Omega Mimosa for yours. Pick the color and style of yarn you want and have fun creating with this easy-to-follow pattern.
More Favorite Cowl Patterns
If you want to add to your cowl wardrobe, you can check out these other beautiful patterns. I love making these and especially since so many of them are versatile enough for men or women to wear, and of course, great for kids of all ages.
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- Easy Textured Cowl Pattern with 4 Toggle Accents
- Gorgeous Free Crochet Cowl Pattern
- Create Your Warm Woodland Trekke Crochet Cowl
- Spruce Crochet Cowl Beginner Neck Warmer Pattern
And if those aren’t enough, just check out this list of 30 Stunning Crochet Shawl and Cowl Patterns for more inspiration!
How to Make the Inside Out Ribbed Tube Cowl
Below you will find the step-by-step process for making this cowl. While it is considered a beginner crochet pattern, it is always best to read the full pattern before beginning so you are understanding of each stitch and change in the pattern as it goes.
14 inches circumference when assembled
- Approximately 500 yards sport weight yarn. The yarn used in the pictures is a baby alpaca/silk mix, but any sport weight yarn will work.
- Crochet hook: Size G/6 (4 mm)
- Tapestry needle
- Straight pins
- Open ring stitch markers
In alternating FPdc and BPdc, 20 stitches and 10 rows = 4 inches
Skill Level: Easy/Beginner
- 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.
- This pattern has been designed to wear with the wrong side or right side facing out. Ribbing pattern variety is the artist’s choice. Pictures in this pattern document show the wrong side facing out.
- Bean chord instructions are optional. The cord can be used to gather cowl tube fabric for interesting visual appeal.
The scarf is worked in a continuous spiral. Do not join rounds unless specified.
- The scarf is worked in the round, as one continuous tube. The project is finished by sewing the ends of the tube together to create a tube cowl.
Front post double crochet (FPdc):
Yarn over, insert hook right to left behind the double crochet post from the row below, yarn over, and finish stitch as a double crochet.
Back post double crochet (BPdc):
Yarn over, insert hook right to left in front of the double crochet post from the row below, yarn over, and finish stitch as a double crochet.
Altered Bean Stitch:
Insert hook in stitch, yarn over and pull through, *yarn over, insert hook in the same stitch, pull through, repeat from * 4 more times, yarn over, pull through 12 loops on hook, chain 1 (to lock stitch).
Directions for Making a Ribbed Tube Cowl
Chain 60, slip stitch to join. Do not twist the piece.
Slip stitch in each stitch from starting chain, chain 2 on top of last stitch (counts as first dc), place marker.
Double crochet (dc) in each stitch, do not slip stitch to join round, 60 stitches total including chain 2 from the previous round.
FPdc on chain 2 from the previous round, place marker, FPdc in each of the next two stitches, BPdc on the next two stitches, continue repeat pattern of *3 FPdc followed by 2 BPdc* for the remainder of the round, 60 stitches total.
Rounds 4 through 61:
Remove marker, FPdc on the first stitch from previous round, place marker, FPdc in each of the next two stitches, BPdc on the next two stitches, continue repeat pattern of *3 FPdc followed by 2 BPdc* for the remainder of the round, 60 stitches total for each round. Continue to work in spiral moving marker up each round until you have completed 61 rounds or piece measures approximately 28 inches.
Weave in ends.
Turn the piece inside out.
The finished tube cowl in the picture is seamed with the wrong side facing out. Using the right or wrong side for the finished piece is the artist’s choice.
Match rib pattern and pin piece.
Whipstitch ends together, do not twist piece.
Optional Bean Cord for Gathering:
Bean stitch in the third chain from hook, turn.
Rows 2 through 90:
*Bean stitch on top of the stitch below, turn, repeat from * until 90 bean stitches have been created.
Weave in ends.
Wrap cord around cowl for desired gather and tie a bow.