Flexi Cowl

Filed under: Crochet,My Patterns,Crochet,Patterns — Alicia @ January 25, 2009

We are reaching the end of January, and I’m getting tired of wrapping the old scarf around my face to keep my nose, cheeks, and chin from falling off (as I write this, it’s -25C/-13F). So, what better way to keep my face warm than a cowl?

Cowl buttoned to full length

Cowl buttoned to full length

And you can pull it over your face.

Cowl buttoned tight around the face

Cowl buttoned tight around the face

The cowl I made for my friend J is a flexible cowl, since you can button it tight to look more like a scarf, or wear it looser around the neck.

Cowl tight like a scarf

Cowl tight like a scarf

This is a project that a beginner can tackle. The final result is a rectangle of 12 in by 25 in. I used a somewhat light weight yarn (Noro Silk Garden Sock), with a 3.75mm hook, but you can use any hook and yarn (I only recommend you use a yarn that changes colors, o has an interesting texture, since the pattern itself is very simple).

  • Make a chain of a multiple of 4 + 2 (mine was of 82)
  • Row 1: ch 2 (counts as a sc), sc 1, * ch 2 , sc 2 * to the end.
  • Row 2: ch 3 (counts as a dc), dc 1, * ch 2, dc 2 * to the end.
  • Repeat rows 1 and 2 until desired length, ending with a row 1.

The diagram would be something like:


Cowl at full length

Cowl at full length

To finish it, add the button on the edge. They should fit through the little wholes.

Buttoned Cowl

Buttoned Cowl

If I made one for myself, I’d probably line the middle section so if I pull it over my face, no cold air would come through the little holes. I would leave the rest open, so I could still button it different ways.

Cowl buttoned horizontally

Cowl buttoned horizontally

I hope my friend J will like it!


  1. This is great! Thanks for sharing the pattern. I have been searching for a good neck warmer all day! :o)

    Comment by Cami — January 25, 2009 @ 2:41 pm

  2. Crochet comes with charts? I may have to try this. It’s very, very pretty.

    Comment by misstea — January 25, 2009 @ 7:16 pm

  3. I love it! Your friend will absolutely love it, too! I just learned how to crochet, but I think that I can do this. Thank you!

    Comment by Corinne — January 25, 2009 @ 8:53 pm

  4. I recognize that stitch from teh Crochet stitch bible. Like what you’ve done with it!

    Comment by im1hansonpunk — January 25, 2009 @ 11:04 pm

  5. What a great idea, your friend should LOVE it.

    Comment by Judy — January 25, 2009 @ 11:41 pm

  6. I like it very much! I’ve learned how to crochet two months ago, but I think I’m already capable of doing this project!

    I like your blog a lot. 🙂

    Isabela, from Brazil.

    Comment by Isabela — January 27, 2009 @ 7:13 am

  7. This is beautiful! Thanks so much for all your patterns. I can’t wait to try Nibbler, the Brain Slug and now this beautiful cowl! You’re the best!

    Comment by Sarah — January 30, 2009 @ 5:32 pm

  8. This fabric is really interesting!

    Comment by prunila — February 7, 2009 @ 1:45 pm

  9. This is such a neat idea…it doesn’t get that cold where I am, but I’m kind of a baby about it – so the idea of a lightweight yarn is great. 🙂

    Comment by Liz Davis — February 9, 2009 @ 7:11 pm

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  12. This is fantastic!! Thank you so much for sharing, I might have to make one for my mom!!

    Comment by Marla — March 6, 2009 @ 8:47 am

  13. how many yards of Noro SilkGarden yarn does this project require?

    Comment by mary — March 25, 2009 @ 7:54 am

  14. I used just one skein.

    Comment by Alicia — March 25, 2009 @ 8:17 am

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