You know when you just need an accessory to bring your outfit together, but nothing seems to work exactly as you’d hoped? I’ve been struggling with that a lot lately, because it’s so hot here.
But, because I like fashion, I still want to have a cool scarf to complete my outfits. So, I did what I normally do and created this easy ribbed cowl crochet pattern for beginners! Isn’t it pretty?
I used a bright white yarn to make it the perfect accessory for just about any outfit.
I love how the white makes it look delicate and light! I also used a beautiful ribbing texture effect which is absolutely my favorite part of this whole pattern.
I think it looks amazing and so much prettier than I even anticipated. The good news is that it’s so easy to do! That means that if you’re a beginner, you can easily make this pattern too!
It’s a great beginner’s crochet pattern to start with after you learn the basic single , double crochet and half double crochet stitches, because it expands your stitch knowledge and gives you a new one to add to your repertoire.
Speaking of new stitches, this pattern also features a little touch of crochet lace. I’ll admit that when I was first learning and saw lace, I thought it would be so challenging.
Oh my gosh, I was so wrong! This lace is one of the easiest stitches you can do to add a hint of elegance to your crochet piece. You just skip two stitches and then do double crochet in the third stitch. Then repeat that all the way around the piece. It gives it such an amazing look!
Skill and abbreviations
You will need to know how to make
-Sl st (slip knot)
-hdc which mean-half double crochet
-dc which mean double crochet
-sc which mean single crochet
-Blo which mean work in back loop only
This pattern is made for beginners! There is a basic skill level required to make the design.
Let’s get start!
-I used 100% acrylic Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice Yarn
– 3.50mm crochet hook or E/4 US hook size
– Sewing yarn needle
Grab your 3.5 mm crochet hook make a slip knot then 120 chains.
Row 1 – hdc in the next chain from hook and make hdc in each chain until the end of the row. Ch 1 turn.
Row 2 – hdc blo only in the next stitch from hook and make hdc blo only in each stitch until the end of the row. Ch1 turn.
Photo below show you how to crochet in back loop.
Rows 3-22: Repeat row 2.
Row 23 – hdc blo only in the next stitch from hook and make hdc blo only in each stitch until the end of the row. Ch2 turn.
Now we are going to make lace.
Row 24 – skip 2 stitches, 1dc in next stitch. *ch2, skip 2 stitches, 1dc in next stitch* Repeat* to* until the end of the row. Ch2 turn.
Row 25 – skip 2 stitches, 1dc in next stitch. *ch2, skip 2 stitches, 1dc in next stitch* Repeat* to* until the end of the row. Ch2 turn.
Row 26 – skip 2 stitches, 1dc in next stitch. *ch2, skip 2 stitches, 1dc in next stitch* Repeat* to* until the end of the row. Fasten off and leave long tail for sewing.
After you finish with the long rectangle of the piece, I measured mine out to be about 8 inches wide, and 28 inches long, but it’s totally customizable and can be any length and width you’d like.
Then you use a yarn needle to stitch the ends together. This creates the cowl look.
So, whether you’re looking for ways to add accessories to your wardrobe this season or want to make a beautiful (and simple!) gift for someone for the holidays or their birthday, the easy ribbed cowl pattern is the way to go! Be sure to take a picture and tag me in it on social media, so that I can see how yours turned out! You’re going to do great!