I’ve been wanting to design a hooded cowl crochet pattern for quite some time and I finally took the leap when I was trying to think of the perfect gift for my mom this past Christmas. Full of interest with texture, color, and softness, this wide cowl can be worn as an infinity scarf or as a head wrap.
Elegant enough for evening, but comfy and warm enough for every day, this hooded cowl is called Sweet Harmony because of the soothing touch and delightful design of this self-striping yarn from Lion Brand.
You can use your favorite self-striping yarn to make this beauty or go for a more subtle charm with a soft solid. It’s all up to you. Are you ready to make your own?
- 550 yards worsted weight, size 4, yarn.
- I used 4 skeins of Lion Brand Landscapes (3.5 oz/100g, 147 yd/134m, 100% acrylic) in the Desert Spring colorway.
- Crochet hook size J (6.00 mm)
- Tapestry Needle
- Sewing Scissors
- Measuring Tape
- CH – Single Crochet
- FSC – Foundation Single Crochet
- HDC – Half-double Crochet
- DC – Double Crochet
- SLST – Slip Stitch
- ST(S) – Stitch(es)
- SK – Skip
- Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
- US Terminology
- No matter your skill level, read through the pattern before beginning your work just to be sure you don’t have any questions that might cause frustration in midst of your project.
- When there is a single chain at the beginning of a row/round, it IS NOT counted as a stitch.
- When there is a CH-2 at the beginning of a row/round, it IS counted as a stitch.
- Gauge: 3.5 rows X 7 stitches = 2” square worked in double crochet rows.
- Size: One size fits most | Finished measurements: Approximately 17.5″ wide x 17″ tall
- Adjustments: To adjust sizing add or subtract six stitches from the foundation round and adjust stitch-count of subsequent rows.
Foundation Single Crochet: A tutorial from Fiber Flux: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XuFVhhE37Os
Shell Stitch: To make a 5-DC shell, work 5 double crochet stitches into a single stitch.
Sweet Harmony Hooded Cowl Crochet Pattern
With size J (6.00 mm) hook,
RND 1: FSC 120. Join with a SLST to form a circle, being careful. The piece should measure approximately 17.5″. (120 STS)
RND 2: CH1, DC in the first ST and each ST around. Join with a SLST to top of beginning DC. (120 DCs)
RND 3: CH2, DC in the same ST as beginning CH-2, *SK a ST, 2DC in the next ST,* repeat from * to * 58 more times. Join with a SLST to top CH of beginning CH2. (60 DC Clusters)
RND 4: SLST into the space between the first two 2-DC clusters, CH2, DC in the same space as the beginning CH-2, *2DC in the next space between two 2-DC clusters,* repeat from * to * 58 more times. Join with a SLST to top CH of beginning CH2. (60 DC Clusters)
RND 5: CH1, SC in the space between the beginning CH2 and first DC of Rnd 4, CH1 loosely. *SC in between the 2 DCs of the next cluster, CH1 loosely*. Repeat from * to * 58 more times. Join with a SLST to beginning SC. (60 SCs, 60 CH-1 spaces)
RND 6: CH2, DC in the next ST and in each SC and CH ST around. Join with a SLST to top CH of beginning CH2. (120 DCs)
RND 7: CH1, SC in same stitch as beginning CH1, SK 2 STS, 5DC in the next ST (this 5-DC cluster is a “shell”), SK 2 STS, *SC in the next ST, SK 2 STS, 5DC in the next ST, SK 2 STS*. Repeat from * to * 18 more times. Join with SLST top CH of beginning SC. (20 SCs, 20 shells)
RND 8: CH2, work 4DC into the same ST as beginning CH2, SC in center ST of the next shell, *5DC in next SC, SC in center ST of next shell*. Repeat from * to * 18 more times. Join with a SLST to top CH of beginning CH2. (20 SCs, 20 shells)
RND 9: SLST in the next 2 STS, ending up in the middle stitch of the beginning shell. CH1, SC in same ST, SC, HDC, DC, HDC, SC, *SC in the center stitch of the next shell, SC, HDC, DC, HDC, SC,* repeat from * to * 18 more times. Join with a SLST to beginning SC. (120 STS)
RND 10: CH2, DC in the same ST as beginning CH-2, *SK a ST, 2DC in the next ST,* repeat from * to * 58 more times. Join with a SLST to top CH of beginning CH2. (60 DC Clusters)
RND 11: SLST into the space between the first two DCs, CH2, DC in the same space, *2DC in the middle of the next DC cluster* repeat from * to * 58 more times. Join with a SLST to top CH of beginning CH2. (60 DC Clusters)
RND 12: CH1, DC in the first ST and each ST around. Join with a SLST to top of beginning DC. (120 DCs)
RND 13: CH1, SC in the first ST and each ST around. Join with a SLST to top of beginning SC. (120 SCs)
RNDS 14 – 25: Repeat RNDS 2 – 13.
RNDS 26 – 37: Repeat RNDS 2 – 13
Finish off. Tuck ends.
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I am not usually interested in cowls, but I really like this one! Added it to my Ravelry list.
Pam Grice says
Thank you, Stace! I hope you enjoy making it…and wearing it!
T'onna | Sew Crafty Crochet says
This is such a beautiful cowl! I love the colors! I’d like to invite you to share this (and another other crafty creations) at the next Snickerdoodle Create Bake Make Link Party. The party goes live at 5pm EST at SewCraftyCrochet.com. I hope to see you there!!!!
Pam Grice says
Thank you so much for your kind words. I love this free cowl pattern – self-striping yarn is my new favorite thing! I appreciate you sharing your Snickerdoodle Create Bake Make link party. I’m going to write it down and try to catch it next week!