The Nordic Crochet Cowl is a cozy and warm cowl that features a beautiful double crochet cluster stitch. It is then trimmed with a fluffy and soft faux fur yarn that makes this pattern stylish and cozy!
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I am so excited to share this pattern with you. The Nordic Crochet Cowl is such a fun and effortless design. I don’t know about you but I have been seeing faux fur everywhere! It is definitely the trend this year with just about any accessory.
Firstly, the cowl is crocheted flat in a rectangle. Then, it is sewn up the sides to form a tube. Finally, the top of the cowl is trimmed in the faux fur yarn. The body of the cowl is crocheted in aligned double crochet clusters. It is crocheted in pairs of stitches that are joined at the top only. Not only does this stitch produce a nice striped texture, it also creates a reversible pattern.
Next, the faux fur is added at the top of the cowl pattern by crocheting in single crochets around the top edge. I added four rows of single crochet, but you can add more or less rows depending on how much of a faux fur look you want.
Two different yarns are used in this pattern. The cream colored yarn is Red Heart Dreamy. This yarn is a soft acrylic yarn that has a brushed halo effect. I’ve been wanting to try this yarn for a while now and I am so glad I did. In addition to it’s softness, the Dreamy yarn contains a generous 466 yards.
The second yarn is from Hobby Lobby and is called Fur the Moment from Yarn Bee. Holy cow is this yarn soft! I love this yarn. Not only is there no shedding to this yarn, it is a breeze to work with as well. I had no problem pulling out stitches. The color I chose is called Husky. Although, you can choose whatever color you like! If you don’t have a Hobby Lobby nearby, a good substitute is Lion Brand Go For Faux yarn or Red Heart Fur yarn. Although I love the faux fur yarn, it can be a little difficult to work with. Before you work with this yarn, be sure to read my notes below.
The Nordic Crochet Cowl Pattern
When working with the faux fur yarn:
- Make sure to use a stitch marker to identify the first stitch of the round. This will make it easier to join.
- Use a larger size hook with this yarn. I used a 7mm and it worked perfectly.
- It is especially hard to visually locate the stitches. It is easier to feel them with you fingers before working into a stitch.
- Make sure to count your stitches. Because you can’t see them, it is harder to lose track. Otherwise, you may have to go back and count them.
The circumference of the cowl is approx. 29″ around and 11.5″ in height.
Gauge is approx. 8 dc2tog across x 6 rows = 4″
Red Heart Dreamy yarn. You will need approx. 5oz of yarn. Any comparable yarn will work as well.
Yarn Bee Fur the Moment Yarn. You will need Approx. 2oz. Look above for substitute yarns.
Single Crochet (sc)
Yarn Over (yo)
Slip Stitch (ss)
Double Crochet 2 Together (dc2tog) – Yarn over, insert hook into stitch, yarn over and pull loop through. Next, yarn over and pull through first two loops on hook (2 loops on hook). Then, yarn over, insert hook into the same stitch, yarn over, pull loop through. Yarn over, pull through first two loops on hook. Yarn over and pull through remaining three loops on hook.
NORDIC COWL PATTERN INSTRUCTIONS
With the Dreamy yarn and a 7mm hook
NOTE: When working the foundation chain, use the 7mm hook and chain loosely. This will make it easier to place two stitches into each chain. Otherwise, the stitches will pucker.
Switch to 5.5mm hook
Row 1 – Dc in the 4th ch from the hook. Next, make a dc2tog in the next ch and each ch across. (58)
Row 2 – Ch.3 turn, (does not count as a stitch). Dc in the first st (same st as the ch.3). Next, dc2tog in each st across the row. Leave turning ch unworked. (58)
Rows 3 thru 14 – Repeat Row 2
Bind off and leave a long enough tail to sew the two short sides of your rectangle together.
Then, sew the two sides together using whatever method you prefer.
Next, with 7mm crochet hook, attach faux fur yarn to one of the stitches on top edge of cowl (preferably where seam is located).
Rows 1 thru 4 – Ch.1, sc in the same st and each st around. Join with a ss to first sc of round. (58)
Bind off and weave in all ends.