Sweet and Simple: Sugar Maple Cowl
Do you have someone you want to wrap in warm and cozy crochet? Maybe you got a new winter coat and you want to add a bit of color and/or texture. Or perhaps you’re looking for a new GO TO winter cowl? What ever your motivation is, this DIY crochet cowl pattern is for you.
And the Sugar Maple Cowl is an easy project. You can make up something really special for yourself in no time at all. Dress up the cowl with something a little fun and unique with just four toggle buttons. I went with a more natural look when I crocheted mine, but you can have so much fun with yours — shiny metal, bright acrylic, handmade charm, or ooh vintage. Search your favorite marketplace for toggle buttons — there are so many to choose from.
I like my cowls in a wool alpaca yarn. What fiber do you like to crochet with? Leave me comments below.
Wanna know something else? This cowl pattern has a matching scarf. It’s the same easy pattern just longer for a scarf. The Sugar Maple Scarf pattern is also free. Who doesn’t like choices for cowls and scarves?
The free pattern is provided below including the size, materials, and notes. An ad-free PDF version of the Winter Path Scarf is also available for you to purchase, download, and print out.
More pattern information below!
Approximately 29 x 12 in (73.66 x 30.48 cm) unassembled
Approximately 350 yards heavy worsted or aran weight yarn. Drops Nepal wool and alpaca blend used for scarf pictured.
Crochet hook: Size K/10.5 (6.5 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge
4 – 1 ½ in, smooth edge, toggle buttons.
Needle and thread for attaching toggle buttons
In alternating half double crochet and double crochet post stitches, 14 stitches and 9 rows = 4 inches
Skill Level: Easy
Please take time to create a gauge sample before beginning work.
This cowl scarf is worked flat.
No button holes are created for this piece. Toggle buttons will be fastened through holes created between stitches to enable styling flexibility.
The yarn used for this scarf contains natural fiber and requires special laundering. Please read yarn labels and follow directions to maintain the life of your crochet work.
Blocking is not necessary for this piece.
Half Double Crochet in Back Bar (Bottom Loop) of Foundation Chain:
Turn your foundation chain over and crochet in the row of single “bumps” or loops created on the bottom when you made the chain.
Front Post double crochet:
Yarn over, insert hook right to left behind the double crochet post from row below, yarn over and finish stitch as a double crochet.
Back Post double crochet:
Yarn over, insert hook right to left in front of the double crochet post from row below, yarn over and finish stitch as a double crochet.
Start Crocheting Your Sugar Maple Cowl Pattern
Turn foundation chain over and half double crochet in bottom loop of third stitch of foundation chain (see Special Stitches Section for instructions), continue half double crochet stitch in each bottom loop of foundation chain, turn. (39 stitches total and for each row hereafter)
Chain 2, half double crochet in each stitch of row, turn.
*Chain 2, standard half double crochet in first three stitches of row, front post double crochet in next three stitches, continue to alternate three half double crochet stitches with three front post double crochet across row (ending the pattern with standard half double crochets), turn.
Chain 2, standard half double crochet in first three stitches of row, back post double crochet in next three stitches, continue to alternate three half double crochet stitches with three back post double crochet across row (ending the pattern with standard half double crochets), turn.
Rows 5 – 64:
Repeat from * for indicated number of rows, turn.
Chain 2, half double crochet in each stitch of row.
Weave in ends.
For design shown, fasten toggle buttons evenly along Row 2 of piece.