North Ridge Bulky Crochet Cowl Pattern

Bulky crochet cowls and scarves, designed with thick and sturdy fabrics, are my go to winter accessories. When the cold winds are blowing, I want to burrow into something cozy.

The North Ridge Crochet Cowl is one of my family’s go to pieces on those frigid days. The fabric has substance to keep it’s shape and stay put around the ears and neck.

This crochet neck warmer is perfect for the guys and girls in your life. The pattern is written in size toddler to XL adult to fit most members of your family.

And, it includes a crochet pattern for a flower applique that makes a great accent piece.

Pair it with the North Ridge Ear Warmer and Headband to make a fabulously cozy winter weather accessory set. See the matching pattern here.

This easy and quickly made crochet winter accessory set is sure to become a favorite of your family too.

The free pattern is provided below including the size, materials, and notes. An ad-free PDF version of the North Ridge Bulky Crochet Pattern is also available for you to purchase, download, and print out.

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Bulky Crochet Cowl Pattern below!

Free Bulky Crochet Cowl Pattern

Size:

8 x 7 [10 x 10, 12 x 12] in, l x w assembled

20 x 17.7 [25 x 25, 30 x 30] cm assembled

Materials:

  • Approximately 170 [210, 250] yards bulky weight yarn. Plymouth Baby Alpaca Grande used for neck warmers pictured, but any bulky weight yarn can be used.

  • Crochet hook: Size M/13 (9.0 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge.

  • Tapestry needle

  • ¾, 1, or 1 ½ inch buttons optional for Flower Motif

Gauge:

In alternating rows of half double crochet and slip stitch, 11 stitches and 12 rows = 4 in (10.2 cm).

Skill Level: Easy

 

Pattern Notes

Pattern written for toddler/child’s small; changes for child’s medium/large, and adult are in [ ].

This neck warmer is worked flat and seamed after completion.

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.

Sizing

Size

Head Circumference

Toddler/Child’s Small

17 in (43.2 cm)

Child’s Medium/Large

19 in (48.3 cm)

Adult

21-23 in (53.3-58.4 cm)

Special Stitches

Half Double Crochet in Bottom Loop (Back Bar) of Foundation Chain:

Turn your foundation chain upside down and crochet in the row of single “bumps” or loops created on the bottom when you made the chain.

North Ridge Bulky Cowl Pattern

Directions for the North Ridge Bulky Crochet Cowl

Chain 19 [27, 32], turn.

Row 1:

Working in bottom loop of foundation chain (see Special Stitches section for instructions), half double crochet in second chain from hook and each stitch of bottom loop of foundation chain to end of row, turn. (18 [26, 31] stitches total)

Row 2:

*Chain 1, slip stitch in each stitch of row.

Row 3:

Chain 2, half double crochet in each stitch of row.

Rows 4 to 45 [55, 65]:

Repeat from * for number of rows indicated.

Do not fasten off.

Finishing:

Fold neck warmer with right side facing up. Match base foundation chain row with final row in pattern. With seam matched and laying flat, slip stitch both top loops across row to create seam. See Seaming Figures 1-5.

Do not fasten off.

With right side facing out, slip stitch around upper edge of warmer.

Fasten off.

With right side facing out, beginning at seam of unfinished edge, slip stitch around other edge of warmer.

Fasten off.

Weave in loose ends.

Sew on any number of blocked lower Motifs with or without buttons as artist’s choice. (See motif pattern included in pattern package.)

North Ridge Pattern Seaming Photos

 

Flower Motif

Size:

3 in (7.6 cm) in diameter

Materials:

  • Crochet hook: Size I/9 (5.5 mm)

  • Worsted weight yarn. Yarn shown in picture is organic worsted weight cotton yarn, but any worsted yarn will work.

  • Lace weight yarn. Accent yarn in picture is lace weight alpaca, but any lace weight yarn will work.

  • ¾, 1, or 1 ½ inch buttons optional for Flower Motif

  • Tapestry needle

Skill Level: Easy

Free Crochet Flower Applique

Pattern Notes

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.

Directions

Using worsted weight yarn (and carrying lace weight accent yarn optional) chain 6, slip stitch in first chain to join.

Round 1:

Single crochet 2 times in each chain, (12 stitches total) slip stitch to join.

Round 2 (Flower Petals):

Slip stitch in back loop of first stitch from Round 1, chain 3, slip stitch in back loop of first stitch from Round 1, chain 5, slip stitch in back loop of first stitch from Round 1, chain 3, slip stitch in first stitch from Round 1 (first flower petal complete).

Repeat for 11 more flower petals (1 petal for each stitch of Round 1).

Slip stitch in back loop of first stitch of round to join.

Fasten off.

Finishing:

Weave in ends.