Crochet Ribbed Cowl

A fast and easy crochet ribbed cowl that is made in the round, so quick to crochet you can make it in a day, it is perfect to keep you warm in the Winter chill and is fun to wear.

crochet ribbed cowl

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RS.     Right Side

ch.     Chain
hdc.   Half Double Crochet
dc.     Double Crochet
rpt.    Repeat
sl st.  Slip Stitch

fpdc.  Work dc around front post of the dc on row below.
bpdc. Work dc around back post of the dc on row below.
See Pictorial HERE on how to do these stitches

ch3 counts as first dc

Approx finished size:-   7 inches wide x 30 inches circumference

For great results it is always best to use the recommended yarn I have used:-
100 grams of Stylecraft Special DK yarn

OR an equivalent yarn would be:-
3.5oz of Worsted Weight #3 yarn

5.50mm Clover Crochet Hook, brooch for decoration (optional)


Working in rounds without turning throughout

ch123, making sure you don’t twist the chain length, sl st to first ch to form a ring.

Round 1 – ch1, (RS) work 1hdc in base of ch1, 1hdc in each ch to end, sl st to first hdc on beginning of row. Turn. (123hdc)

Round 2 – ch1, hdc in base of ch1, 1hdc in each hdc to end, sl st to first hdc on beginning of row.

# Round 3 – ch3, 1dc in each hdc to end, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of round. (122dc + ch3)

Round 4 – ch3, * fpdc around next dc, bpdc around next dc, * rpt from * to * to end, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of row. (see abbrev for fpdc and bpdc)

Round 5 & 6 – Rpt Round 4.

Round 7 – ch1, 1hdc in base of ch1, 1hdc in each dc to end, sl st to first hdc on beginning of round.

Round 8 – ch1, 1hdc in base of ch1, 1hdc in each hdc to end, sl st to first hdc on beginning of round. #

Rpt from # to # twice. Fasten off.

Finishing – Weave in all loose ends of yarn and trim off.

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See more free crochet Cowl patterns:-
Neck Warmer CowlChunky CowlHooded Cowl
C2C Crochet CowlHoneycomb CowlLacy Cluster Cowl

hope you enjoy all the designs, happy crocheting!

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Enjoy making this crochet ribbed cowl and don’t forget to pin it.

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8 thoughts on “Crochet Ribbed Cowl

  1. EileenK

    I like the stitch pattern, but I don’t like cowls. It looks like it would be chain an even number +1 to make a scarf. Does that seem right?

    Thank you for all the patterns you publish–I’ve used many of them but haven’t thanked you before.

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