Colorful and whimsical cowl being worn.

THE BEACH COTTAGE COWL CROCHET PATTERN

The beach cottage cowl crochet pattern in two photos being worn and being held up in the air

We all need something cozy for the winter – even in Florida! We get our coldest weather in January which means that in a few months I’ll be really glad that already made this.

Most of my wardrobe consists of the basics which include black, gray, and cream sweaters. I wanted to create not just any cowl but a cowl that can be added to any of my basic-color clothing and make a statement! I wanted this piece to be an accessory that I can wear to add a pop of color. But also be useful and keep me warm.

I found the inspiration for the color scheme searching on Pinterest, which I love BTW! It helped me to decide on the accent colors that I wanted to use and on what would pair up nicely with the cream yarn that I already had. 

The bulky glam yarn that is stitched between each color was a fun addition to the cowl! It gave texture and sparkle to the cowl. I highly recommend using a fun bulky yarn that you may not know what to make with. THIS IS IT! The yarn is from Premier yarns Issac Mizrahi Craft Yarn in Rockefeller. 

The cowl is worked in rows and in the pattern I show you how to do the color change technique that I like to use. I included all of the yarn colors I used but making it your own is always encouraged!

Because of how the cowl is made you can also fold the front half to one side and create an overlapping scarf that looks like a triangle. I had a brooch so that is another option on how you can wear the cowl if brooches are your thing.  

I had such a great time creating this pattern! If you make this pattern I would love to see how it turned out! You can tag me on Instagram and Facebook @arianaehall #thebeachcottagecowl

Materials:

  • Medium #4 (worsted) yarn
  • *Vanna’s Choice in Cream (BC)
  • *Vanna’s Choice in Silver Blue (C1)
  • *Vanna’s Choice in Rose (C2)
  • *Vanna’s Choice in Pink (C3)
  • -Bulky #5 weight yarn 1 ball
  • *Premier yarns Issac Mizrahi Craft yarn in Rockefeller (MC)
  • -Yarn needle for sewing ends.
  • -I/9 – 5.50 mm Hook

 

Abbreviations:

  • ch – chain
  • sc – single crochet
  • slst- slip stitch
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • BC – base color
  • MC- main color
  • C1-4- Color 1-4

 

Gauge:

  • US I/9-5.5 mm Hook
  • 14sts/10rows = 4×4 square in Half Double Crochet

 

Notes:

  • You will be joining in every round.
  • -Ch 1 does not count as a stitch.
  • -The first hdc is always is in the first stitch where you chained in every round.
  • -Follow the color change like in pictures A, B, and C
  • -The knit look effect is using the hdc in the 3rd loop from the previous hdc stitch technique.

Color change:

  • A. Working with the last hdc of the round. Before completing the hdc stitch
  • B. Grab your next color, yarn over, and pull through the 3 loops on your hook.
  • C. Slst to the first st and ch 1 joining and starting your next row.

Pattern:

Note: Do not carry any of the colored yarn. ONLY carry the BC.

HDC 3rd loop – the horizontal bar behind the previous HDC st.

Chain 101 with the Base Color. I used cream.

Slst (join) to the first chain creating a circle. Make sure not to twist the chains and you have the right side out ( two loops should be on the outer circle).


Row 1: BC – Chain 1, DO NOT TURN. Sc in the first st and in each st across. Join. Ch 1.

Row 2: BC – HDC in the first stitch and each st across. Color change in the last hdc st. As shown above, using C1. Join. Ch 1.

Row 3: C1 – HDC in the first stitch and in each st across. Color change to BC. Join. Ch 1.

Row 4: BC – HDC in the 3rd loop (backstitch) in each st across. Color change to MC ( Bulky/textured yarn). Join. Ch 1.

Row 5: MC – HDC in the first st and in each st across. Color change to BC. Join. Ch 1.

Row 6: BC – HDC in the 3rd loop (backstitch) in each st across. Color change to C2. Join. Ch 1.

Row 7: C2 – HDC in the first st and in each st across. Color change to BC. Join. Ch 1.

Row 8: BC- HDC in the 3rd loop (backstitch) in each st across. Color change to MC. Join. Ch 1.

Row 9: MC – HDC in the first st and in each st across. Color change to BC. Join. Ch 1.

Row 10: BC- HDC in the 3rd loop (backstitch) in each st across. Color change to C3. Join. Ch 1.

Row 11: C3 – HDC in the first st and in each st across. Color change to BC. Join. Ch 1.

Row 12: BC- HDC in the 3rd loop (backstitch) in each st across. Color change to MC ( Bulky/textured yarn). Join. Ch 1.

Row 13: MC – HDC in the first st and in each st across. Color change to BC. Join. Ch 1.

Row 14: BC – HDC in the first stitch and each st across. Color change in the last HDC st. As shown above, using C1. Join. Ch 1.

Row 15: C1 – HDC in the first stitch and in each st across. Color change to BC. Join. Ch 1.

Row 16: BC – HDC in the 3rd loop (backstitch) in each st across. Color change to MC ( Bulky/textured yarn). Join. Ch 1.

Row 17: MC – HDC in the first st and in each st across. Color change to BC. Join. Ch 1.

Row 18: BC – HDC in the 3rd loop (backstitch) in each st across. Color change to C3. Join. Ch 1.

Row 19: C3 – HDC in the first st and in each st across. Color change to BC. Join. Ch 1.

Row 20: BC- HDC in the 3rd loop (backstitch) in each st across. Color change to MC. Join. Ch 1.

Row 21: MC – HDC in the first st and in each st across. Color change to BC. Join. Ch 1.

Row 22: BC- HDC in the 3rd loop (backstitch) in each st across. Color change to C2. Join. Ch 1.

Row 23: C2 – HDC in the first st and in each st across. Color change to BC. Join. Ch 1.

Row 24: BC- HDC in the 3rd loop (backstitch) in each st across. Color change to MC. Join. Ch 1.

Row 25: MC – HDC in the first st and in each st across. Color change to BC. Join. Ch 1.

Row 26: BC – HDC in the 3rd loop (backstitch) in each st across. Color change to C1. Join. Ch 1.

Row 27: C1 – HDC in the first stitch and in each st across. Color change to BC. Join. Ch 1.

Row 28: BC- HDC in the 3rd loop (backstitch) in each st across.

Row 29: BC- SC in the first st and in each stitch across. Join. Fasten Off.

Weave in the ends.

Finished dimensions are 16 inches wide / 11 inches long.

Enjoy!

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