Friday, March 8, 2013

Free Crochet Pattern - Chunky Braided Cowl

If you know me you know I love chunky yarns! I've seen these fun braided scarf popping up everywhere and they are very simple to make. Here is my version of a Chunky Braided Cowl. Enjoy! 

Chunky Braided Cowl

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Skill Level: Easy

Materials : 2 Skeins of Super Bulky Yarn #6 -
Yarn I used:
*Sample 1: Michael’s Brand Loops and Threads Cozy Wool in Spearmint
*Sample 2: Lion Brand Hometown USA - in Dallas Grey

or you can try Three Strands of Worsted Weight yarn (like Vanna’s Choice or I Love This Yarn) 

N/P - 10 mm hook, Tapestry Needle
Gauge - 2 x 2 inch=  4 rows of 4 sc 

*For a Cowl Ch 91, (For a longer cowl that can be double wrapped ch 111)

Row 1: Ch 91or (ch 111), sc in the 2nd ch from the hook and each ch across, ch 1, turn 
Row 2: sc in each st across, ch 1, turn 
Row 3: sc in each st across
Row 4: ch 91 or (ch 111), sc in the 2nd ch from the hook and each ch across, ch 1, turn 
Row 5: sc in each st across, ch 1, turn 
Row 6: sc in each st across
Row 7: ch 91 or (ch 111), sc in the 2nd ch from the hook and each ch across, ch 1, turn
Row 8: sc in each st across, ch 1, turn
Row 9: sc in each st across, ch 1

*turn to the top edge of the scarf

Row 10: 9 Sc evenly across the top edge of the scarf ends, ch 1

*Braid scarf as desired but not to tight! 
*Match ends wrong sides together and sc across to join. 

*Fasten off and Weave in ends! Enjoy your gorgeous new cowl! ;) 

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Katie said...

This is awesome! Thanks for sharing xxx

Anonymous said...

I love this! I'm a little confused though. Do you make 3 of these to braid? Thank you.

Elisabeth Spivey said...

no you don't make three. Please see pics and instructions.

mjarvis said...

do you fasten it before you braid it

Elisabeth Spivey said...

@mjarvis - No! Leave it attached because you'll sc the ends shut. You'll fasten off after the braid. You could fasten off before and just sew the end shut if you wanted. I just try to eliminate less ends to weave in as possible :)

Anonymous said...

Oh My, I can't believe how easy this looks to make! I saw the picture and expected a lot of complicated "twists and turns". I am so going to make this for my granddaughter who just left for college @ Chico State. She loves cowls and scarves. Thanks Soooo Much!

Tammy aka Godsgirl said...

I'm still a beginner at crocheting and I just finished this! It was really easy and it turned out great. Thanks so much for sharing the pattern :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for the lovely pattern. I had no problem finishing this cowl as your instructions were so easy to follow. I really enjoy patterns with as little joining as possible. I will be showing off this beautiful cowl a lot this winter. Elaine.

Nm said...

I love the scarf, it is beautiful. I am a beginner and admit that my stitches aren't always consistent in tension. I made this scarf last night but was not able to finish because i ended up with three different lengths of strips! So after braiding, the ends could not all be pulled to one level to join to the other side. Any thoughts on how to avoid this? Thanks, N

Anonymous said...

Mine weren't the same length either... But I still just joined the ends together as best I could and it didn't make a difference once finished and on since it is a circle and isn't supposed to lay perfecly.

Elisabeth Spivey said...

Honestly I always have had one that seems to be longer than the others. LOL I'm not sure why but as long as it's not terrible off it will work out okay. Of course make sure you count those stitches. With it being a long strand it's easy to get off track. Once you do braid it and fluff it up a bit it will be just fine :)

Anonymous said...

thank you so much for these directions & especially the gauge chart 'cause i measure my chain length (actually foundation sc) instead of counting stitches. so - 1" = 2 stitches and double length stitch count is 111. if my math is correct, that's about 55". you've made my life so much easier - thank you again!

Unknown said...

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Jennifer Pearson said...

Love this pattern. Going to incorperate it into a hat design!

Unknown said...

This was so easy to make! Thanks for the clear directions. It's truly gorgeous.

elyoung said...

This was so simple and quick with a super bulky yarn. Thanks for sharing the pattern!

Unknown said...

Just finished - turned out very pretty. Thanks for the pattern!!

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