The Snowbound Cowl Crochet Pattern

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The Snowbound Cowl is the coziest, softest, most luxurious shoulder wrap I’ve ever made. When the snow flies and the winds blow up on our mountain top in Colorado, this caplet is just the right accessory for keeping me warm when I’m walking from the house to the car each morning.

And I know you’ll love it, too! It makes a wonderful gift for the woman who has everything and whips up so quickly, you’ll be able to make one for all the teachers who are so graciously weathering the storms that have come their way this year.

Or, make one for all your friends in your mom’s group, Bunco clan, or office. And, even better, you can get the downloadable PDF pattern for the Snowbound Cowl free on Dec. 2nd only! Just scroll down to learn how.

Chunky Snowbound Cowl Crochet Pattern

The Snowbound Cowl

I designed The Snowbound Cowl to be versatile, cozy, and just a bit playful. The stripe and bobble design give amazing texture to this piece and the secret to its adjustable design is the unique toggle-button that can be repositioned to give the cowl any look you’d like.

Wear it over your shoulders for a night out on the town, with your little black dress or cute white T, and you’ll have an accessory that takes your outfit to the next level!

It will instantly bring a touch of classic luxury to any of your night-out ensembles.

Do you go for a more casual look? Wear it as a neckwarmer, high in the back and low in the front, for a casual coziness that will have you feeling all the pumpkin spice latte, night in front of the fire feels.

Ready for a simple, everyday accessory? Remove the button altogether and just toss it over your head for loose-fitting, infinity scarf look.

It’s so versatile and soft. You’re going to love it as a quick project on a fall evening – for yourself, as a gift, or to sell at your next market!

Snowbound Cowl Crochet Pattern For Beginners



Round 1, when complete, should measure approximately 20″ (51 cm) in length when laid flat, 40″ (102 cm) circumference.

Stitch Abbreviations

  • beg – Beginning
  • ch – Chain
  • hdc – Half-double Crochet
  • MBS – Modified Bobble Stitch
  • RND – Round(s)
  • sc – Single Crochet
  • sl st – Slip Stitch
  • st(s) – Stitch(es)

Special Stitches

Modified Bobble Stitch (MBS): Worked similarly to the regular bobble stitch but with 3 incomplete double crochet stitches instead of 5,

  • YO, insert hook into next st and pull up a loop, YO, pull through two loops (two loops remain on the hook,
  • YO, insert hook into the same st and pull up a loop, YO, pull through two loops (three loops remain on the hook),
  • YO, insert hook into the same st and pull up a loop, YO, pull through two loops (four loops remain on the hook),
  • YO, pull through all four loops on the hook.

Note: Normally, a bobble stitch will be worked with the bobbles popping toward the back. Since this design is worked in the round, we’ll be popping the bobbles to the front. (I know, I know…it’s unorthodox, but it will be beautiful!)

Half-double Crochet worked into the third loop: Worked similarly to a regular half-double crochet except that the stitch will be worked not into the front or back loop, but the third loop which sits directly below the back loop.

  • YO, insert hook into the third loop, YO, pull up a loop, YO, pull through both loops on hook.

Pattern Notes

  • Skill Level: Easy
  • US Terminology 
  • Finished measurements: 20″ (51 cm) x 9″ (23 cm)
  • When a row begins with a CH1, the ch does not count as a st. 
  • Normally, your bobbles will be pushed to the back. But since this design is worked in the round, the bobbles will be pushed to the front.
Free And Easy Snowbound Crochet Cowl For Beginners

How to Make this Snowbound Cowl

Ch 60. Join with a sl st to beg ch, being careful not to twist.

RND 1: Ch1,  sc in same st as beg ch-1 and each ch around. Join with sl st to beg sc. (60 sts)

RND 2: Ch1, sc in same st as beg ch-1, *MBC in next st, sc in next st*, repeat from * to * 28 more times, MBC in last st. Join with sl st to beg sc. (30 scs, 30 MBCs)

RND 3: Ch1, hdc in same st as beg ch-1 and each st around. Join with a sl st to beg hdc. (60 hdcs)

RND 4: (working in the third loop only, for this round) Ch1, hdc in the same st as beg ch-1 and each st around. Join with a sl st to beg hdc.

RNDs 5 – 13: Repeat RNDs 2 – 4, three times.

RND 14: Repeat RND 2.

RND 15: Ch1, sc in same st as beg ch-1 and each st around. Join with sl st to beg sc. (60 scs)

Finish off and tuck ends.

To Make Button Toggle

Using the same yarn as used in pattern, cut a piece of yarn 12” (30.5 cm) long.

With the yarn on a needle, thread the yarn through one eye of the toggle, both eyes of the button (with the button facing you), and the other eye of the toggle. 

Leaving about 1” (2.5 cm) of slack, tie the two ends of the yarn together securely. 

Trim ends.

Toggle Button For Crochet Cowl

To attach the button to the cowl, position the cowl as you’d like to wear it and, from the outside, push one end of the toggle through all layers of the cowl and slip the toggle all the way through.

Get the Downloadable, Ad-free PDF of this Design

The free pattern for this shoulder wrap is shared, above. However, I know many of you like to print your patterns (without all those pesky ads cluttering your printout) or save them, digitally, for later use.

So, I’ve created a beautifully formatted, large print, ad-free PDF of this pattern for you to use at your convenience and you can get it on Ravelry for less than the cost of a cup of coffee…or join the Made with a Twist Makers Club to get lifetime access to all Made with a Twist PDF patterns for just $25!

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  1. Donna Morris says:

    Thank you for sharing your pattern. I look forward to make it for my sister’s as Christmas Gifts.💕

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