Hey guys! I have a new pattern for you which I designed with my Antler handspun yarn. I used my super bulky, 100% merino wool thick and thin handspun, which gives a beautiful texture as well as lots of cozy warmth for the cold Winter.
NOTE: This cowl was designed before I changed thickness in my Antler Yarn, you can substitute it and follow this pattern with any bulky thick and thin yarn of around 6-7 wpi. For my newest Antler Yarn, which is 1-5 wpi and VERY chunky, you will need to adjust your hook size and initial chain to make this pattern. I would suggest a Size Q/15mm hook. You only need one skein of my newest Antler yarn since I make these skeins jumbo size.
This cowl crochets up super quickly and is super warm, perfect for last minute gift giving this holiday season!
You can also adjust this to make it for a child, though since I don't have any children around I didn't have anyone to test it on, I didn't include directions for that (time to test your crochet creativity!)
I hope you guys enjoyed this free pattern! I look forward to making a knitted version soon.
Serene Fiber Arts
Antler Cowl Crochet Pattern
Note that when working with thick and thin yarn, it can be slightly unpredictable. These directions are only general instructions for how I made my cowl, and can be modified to get the look you want.
- Size P/10mm crochet hook (for bulky 6-7 wpi thick & thin handspun)
OR Size Q/15mm (for Serene Fiber Arts Antler jumbo 1-5 wpi yarn)
- 110 grams of Bulky Thick & Thin Yarn (6-7 wpi)
OR one skein Serene Fiber Arts Antler (1-5 wpi)
- Yarn Needle with large eyehole for weaving ends
Finished Dimensions: 7” tall, 21” circumference
(these instructions were made for Bulky/6-7 wpi thick & thin yarn, modify as necessary if using my Antler jumbo handspun or another yarn)
Row 1: hdc (half double crochet) in 3rd ch from hook, hdc across, turn.
Row 2-25: Ch 2, hdc in the back loop across, turn. [16 st]
To finish, either bind off leaving a long tail and sew the two ends together or you can slip stitch the two ends together, which is my preferred method (it’s quicker).
To block, soak the finished cowl in cool water for 10 minutes. Squeeze excess water gently and lay flat on a blocking board or a folded towel. Use pins to hold the edges down and allow to air dry.
Amanda J. French
Fiber artist from Louisville, KY. Professionally, I spend my days spinning one of a kind yarns from wool and recycled fibers, and weaving with them. Other hobbies include; yoga, fitness, painting, studying languages, reading, and knitting.