Herringbone Crochet Cowl – free crochet pattern

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Grab the Herringbone Crochet Cowl free pattern. This is a modern crochet cowl pattern that’s worked flat and easy to adjust for any yarn type. No increasing or decreasing required!

Scroll down to see the Herringbone Crochet Cowl free crochet pattern or you may choose to purchase the ad-free, printable PDF crochet pattern HERE on ETSY or HERE on Ravelry.

Herringbone crochet cowl free crochet pattern made from a rectangle. Modern and elegant crochet accessory easy to adjust.

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Herringbone crochet cowl free crochet pattern made from a rectangle. Modern and elegant crochet accessory easy to adjust.

Welcome back to my blog and if you’re new here, welcome!

Feeling adventurous? Today I am sharing my first free crochet pattern of the year – The Herringbone Crochet Cowl!

I have designed this crochet cowl last fall, but due to my pregnancy (I announced the news in my first Newsletter of this year) and 1st trimester difficulties, I didn’t work much over the last 3 months. Now, since I am slowly getting back to designing and blogging, I have really beautiful patterns to share with you in the coming weeks.

Herringbone crochet cowl free crochet pattern made from a rectangle. Modern and elegant crochet accessory easy to adjust.

Turn a rectangle into the Herringbone Crochet Cowl

The Herringbone Crochet Cowl pattern might be one of the most versatile pieces you ever make. This textured neck warmer has an interesting chevron pattern and can easily be adjusted for whatever length or width you desire. The result is a elegant and wonderfully crochet cowl pattern that’s perfect for keeping the chill off your neck in the colder months.

My intent with the Herringbone Crochet Cowl was to create a stylish and textured cowl from simple stitches and construction. It’s worked flat in rows and then seamed, so the instructions are simple and straightforward. For this crochet cowl pattern, you can use any yarn and corresponding crochet hook.

Smile with satisfaction when you finish and wear this beautiful Herringbone Crochet Cowl. 

Herringbone crochet cowl free crochet pattern made from a rectangle. Modern and elegant crochet accessory easy to adjust.

Herringbone crochet stitch

The pattern for this cowl uses a herringbone crochet stitch, which itself looks quite complicated, but it’s simply a 2-row repeat of single crochet worked in a unique way. For this crochet stitch make sure that your tension is not too tight or it can be difficult to crochet.

Please reference this blog post HERE to see detailed photo tutorial of how to work herringbone crochet stitch back and forth in rows. I believe that once you internalize this one stitch, you’ll be able to make your own Herringbone Crochet Cowl with no problem.

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Herringbone crochet cowl free crochet pattern made from a rectangle. Modern and elegant crochet accessory easy to adjust.

HERRINGBONE CROCHET COWL FREE PATTERN

Copyright 2021 MyCrochetory. All right reserved. This pattern is property of Sylwia Kawczyńska @MyCrochetory. Please DO NOT sell the pattern and claim this pattern as your own. The pattern is for personal use only and may not be translated or reproduced in another language. Please respect my rights, DO NOT share or publish this pattern anywhere without my permission.

The crochet cowl you make following this pattern is yours you are free to sell it, as long as you credit MyCrochetory as original designer. For more information, please, read Terms Page.

Herringbone crochet cowl free crochet pattern made from a rectangle. Modern and elegant crochet accessory easy to adjust.

Materials & Tools:

  1. Yarn Drops Puna 50g = 110m (120,3 yds), 100% Alpaca, in Beige – 5 skeins.
  2. Hook  size 5mm. Adjust  hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge,
  3. Tapestry needle (to weave and hide yarn ends),
  4. Scissors.

Level:

Intermediate – herringbone crochet stitch.

Sizes:

One size, adjustable.

Height: 17”/43cm;

circumference: 25.25”/64.25cm

Gauge after blocking:

20sts x 14rows in 4”/10cm in Herringbone Crochet Stitch.

If necessary, adjust hook size to obtain the correct gauge.

Before you measure, please take the time to block your swatch in the same manner that you will block your cowl.

General Notes:

  • The pattern uses US crochet terminology.
  • The cowl is worked back and forth in rows using the herringbone crochet stitch.
  • The chain1 at the begnning of each row does not count as a stitch.
  • The Herringbone Crochet Cowl is easily adjustable. To increase the circumference of the cowl, add more rows. To increase the height of the cowl, add more initial chains.
  • If you are not familiar with the herringbone crochet stitch or need a refresher, check out my photo tutorial HERE beginning your project.

Stitches & Abbreviations (US terms):

ch(s) – chain(s) stitch

st(s) – stitch(es)

sc(s) – single crochet

yo – yarn over

rep – repeat

RS – right ride

WS – wrong side

Hsc (herringbone single crochet worked on RS) – insert hook in left leg of previous stitch, insert hook in both loops of next st from front to back and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through all three loops on the hook.

RHsc (herringbone single crochet worked on WS) – Flip your work so the RS is facing you, insert hook in left leg of previous stitch, insert hook in both loops of next st from back to front and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through all three loops on the hook.

Herringbone crochet cowl free crochet pattern made from a rectangle. Modern and elegant crochet accessory easy to adjust.

PATTERN

Read all Notes before you start.

Chain 87.

You can also make any number of chains to make your cowl higher/smaller, but changes might result in a different yardage requirement.

Row 1 (RS): sc in the second ch from hook working in the back bump of the ch, [insert your hook into left leg of previous st, insert the hook into the back bump of the next ch and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through all three loops on the hook] rep to end. Turn. (87sts)

Row 2 (WS): ch1 (doesn’t count as a st here and throughout), sc in first st by inserting hook from back to front, RHsc to end. Turn. (87sts)

Row 3 (RS): ch1, sc in first st by inserting hook from front to back, Hsc to end. Turn. (87sts)

Repeat Rows 2 – 3 until your work is approx. 25.25”/64.25cm long.

Fasten off yarn, weave in all ends then block and seam the last row to the first row together to form a cowl (using your favorite method or mattress join stitch). If you have any suggestions or have detected any mistakes, please feel free to email me at mycrochetory@gmail.com

Herringbone crochet cowl free crochet pattern made from a rectangle. Modern and elegant crochet accessory easy to adjust.

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