Pinewood Cowl: Free Tapestry Crochet Pattern

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It’s out last day of 30 Days of Cozy and we’re ending off with the cowl that a perfect introduction to the holiday season. The Pinewood Cowl is a tapestry crochet project brought to us by Claire from E’Claire Makery and it’s gorgeous! Find the free pattern below.

 
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Meet Claire Goodale

Claire Goodale is the designer and maker behind the crochet blog E’Claire Makery. She creates whimsical crochet patterns with an emphasis on tapestry crochet that all skill levels can make. Her goal is to help give crocheters the confidence to create things themselves, and her blog is filled with beginner-friendly patterns and lots of tutorials. When she isn’t crocheting or creating, you can find her spending time with her husband going on all sorts of adventures to the mountains or Disneyland. She loves to do everything from cooking to sewing, and loves to read too!

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Photo of crocheted Pinewood Tapestry Cowl with 2 yarns and a wooden crochet hook

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When you purchase the premium pattern, you’ll receive the instructions for the Pinewood Cowl along with a colorchart for your tapestry colorworking convenience!

Photo of Claire wearing the crocheted Pinewood Tapestry Cowl outdoors

The Pinewood Cowl

Keep your neck nice and cozy this winter with the stylish and modern Pinewood Cowl! Inspired by the mountain pines, this pattern features simple pine trees that look cute with any winter outfit. It’s a beginner friendly tapestry crochet cowl pattern that is made with single crochets in the round that any skill level can make! It will soon become your favorite cute cold weather accessory!

For this pattern I wanted to create something that was simple and stylish that featured the mountain pines that I love. I’ve recently moved closer to the mountains, and love how I get to go to be out amongst the forest and smell the pine trees. There’s something about pine trees that look so beautiful on clothing. Whether it’s a hat, a sweater, or a cowl, I love the look of them. I’ve been so inspired by pine trees that I keep making all sorts of designs with them!

If you’ve never done colorwork before, this is an awesome beginner tapestry crochet pattern to make. The pine tree motifs use only two colors, so there are no complicated color changes. It’s also made with single crochets in the round and you won’t need to know any intricate stitch patterns. If this is your first tapestry crochet pattern, be sure to check out my Beginner’s Guide to Tapestry Crochet on my blog that can help walk you through how to do it.

One of my favorite parts about this crochet pattern is that it uses super bulky yarn, which helps it work up super fast! I used some of my favorite yarns to design this: Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick and Lion Brand Hometown USA. I recently found the new Hometown USA green tweed yarn, which pairs perfectly with the cream of the Wool Ease Thick & Quick. If you’re allergic to wool or don’t like working with it. You can substitute any weight 6 super bulky yarn to make this cowl pattern.

So with that, let’s jump right into the pattern!

Image of the crocheted pinewood cowl on a wooden table with wooden hook, 2 colored yarns, and a candle on a tin can

Materials

  • Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick (or other weight 6 yarn) in:
    • Fisherman 106 yards
    • Sequoia 15 yards
  • Lion Brand Hometown USA in:
    • Riverdale Tweed 60 yards
  • 10.0mm crochet hook
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors
  • Printable PDF Pattern for the Pinewood Cowl

Skill Level

Easy

Finished Measurement

13” across x 5 ½” seamed

Gauge

7 dc and 5 rows = 4”/10 cm

Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain gauge.

Stitch Abbreviations

  • Ch = chain
    • hdc = half double crochet
    • st = stitch
    • sl st = slip stitch
    • rnd = round
    • blo = back loops only

Pattern Notes

  • This pattern is made using US crochet terminology
  • This scarf is crocheted in one piece in the round.
  • The pattern involves color changes using tapestry crochet. Experience with colorwork is recommended, but if you’re a beginner to tapestry crochet than you can totally do it! For a tutorial on how to do tapestry crochet, check out my Beginner’s Guide to Tapestry Crochet.
  • I recommend reading through the pattern completely before beginning just to make sure that you understand everything in the pattern.
  • Color changes happy in the middle of the rows in this pattern. The color changes are indicated in the written pattern by a new color in parentheses (for example: (green)sc 1, (cream) sc 2)
Closer photo of the crocheted cowl worn by Claire outdoors with a white long-sleeved shirt

How to Make this Pinewood Cowl

Row 1: (Cream)  Ch 57, join with sl st to first ch

Row 2: (Cream) ch 2, starting in first ch hdc 56, join with sl st to 2nd ch of ch 2 at beginning of round

Row 3: in blo (Cream) ch 2, hdc 5, (Brown) hdc 2, (Cream) hdc 12, (Brown) hdc 2, (Cream) hdc 12, (Brown) hdc 2, (Cream) hdc 12, (Brown) hdc 2, (Cream) hdc 7, join with sl st to 2nd ch of ch 2 at beginning of round

Row 4 (in blog): (Cream) ch 2, hdc 2, (Green) hdc 8, (Cream) hdc 6, (Green) hdc 8, (Cream) hdc 6, (Green) hdc 8, (Cream) hdc 6, (Green) hdc 8, (Cream) hdc 4, join with sl st to 2nd ch of ch 2 at beginning of round

Row 5 (in blog):(Cream) ch 2, hdc 2, (Green) hdc 8, (Cream) hdc 6, (Green) hdc 8, (Cream) hdc 6, (Green) hdc 8, (Cream) hdc 6, (Green) hdc 8, (Cream) hdc 4, join with sl st to 2nd ch of ch 2 at beginning of round

Row 6 (in blog): (Cream) ch 2, hdc 3, (Green) hdc 6, (Cream) hdc 8, (Green) hdc 6, (Cream) hdc 8, (Green) hdc 6, (Cream) hdc 8, (Green) hdc 6, (Cream) hdc 5, join with sl st to 2nd ch of ch 2 at beginning of round

Row 7 (in blog): (Cream) ch 2, hdc 3, (Green) hdc 6, (Cream) hdc 8, (Green) hdc 6, (Cream) hdc 8, (Green) hdc 6, (Cream) hdc 8, (Green) hdc 6, (Cream) hdc 5, join with sl st to 2nd ch of ch 2 at beginning of round

Row 8 (in blog): (Cream) ch 2, hdc 4, (Green) hdc 4, (Cream) hdc 10, (Green) hdc 4, (Cream) hdc 10, (Green) hdc 4, (Cream) hdc 10, (Green) hdc 4, (Cream) hdc 6, join with sl st to 2nd ch of ch 2 at beginning of round

Row 9 (in blog): (Cream) ch 2, hdc 4, (Green) hdc 4, (Cream) hdc 10, (Green) hdc 4, (Cream) hdc 10, (Green) hdc 4, (Cream) hdc 10, (Green) hdc 4, (Cream) hdc 6, join with sl st to 2nd ch of ch 2 at beginning of round

Row 10 (in blog): (Cream) ch 2, hdc 5, (Green) hdc 2, (Cream) hdc 12, (Green) hdc 2, (Cream) hdc 12, (Green) hdc 2, (Cream) hdc 12, (Green) hdc 2, (Cream) hdc 7, join with sl st to 2nd ch of ch 2 at beginning of round

Row 11 (in blog): (Cream) ch 2, hdc 56, join with sl st to 2nd ch of ch 2 at beginning of round

Photo of Claire enjoying the woods and her crocheted Pinewood Tapestry Cowl with a white long-sleeved shirt surrounded by trees while she is looking down

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