It’s been a bit since I posted last, but a lot has happened recently. Obviously, the holidays have come and gone now, which includes several birthdays in my family. But, we also welcomed our baby girl on Christmas Day. In the midst of all that, I designed a crochet cowl to match the XOXO Slouch Hat to gift my mom for Christmas. And, I have it written up to share with you all! I call it the XOXO Cowl. 

**The following is a free pattern, if you would like to purchase a detailed, ad-free PDF version of this pattern, please visit my Etsy or Ravelry shop**


Welcome to the World!

First things first, though, I’d like you all to meet Isaiah Renee, our little Christmas baby.

This little beauty was 8 days late but arrived in a hurry on Christmas morning. So while I still have some patterns rolling around in my head, the release dates will be a bit spread out for a couple months while I learn how to wrangle 3 kids at once. 


About the XOXO Cowl!

Now, onto crochet! This crochet cowl is done very similarly to the XOXO Slouch Hat and uses all the same stitches. You can find the free pattern for the Slouch Hat as well as some photo tutorials for the stitches here. And to complete your set, check out the XOXO Mitts and XOXO Ear Warmer!

I made it to be a bit on the wider side because I like my scarves a tad bulky. But you could definitely tailor this to fit your personal style preferences by adding or taking away rows. And while I have opted to make this using a bobble stitch, this can also be made with beads, just like the XOXO Slouch Hat. For a tutorial on how to add beads to crochet, check out this post!

I love how the set looks together!

So without further ado, here’s the pattern…


Materials Needed

1 Skein Worsted weight (4) yarn, approx. 240 – 300 yds
5.50mm (I) Crochet hook
1.5mm (size 8) Crochet hook (optional)
Beads (6mm, 8mm, 10mm) (optional)
Tapestry needle 

Stitches Used

Chain (ch)
Single Crochet (sc)
Half Double Crochet (hdc)
Double Crochet (dc)
Bobble Stitch (bs)
Camel Stitch
Crossed DC
Slip Stitch (sl st)

Finished Measurements

14” across (approx 28” circumference)
8.25” height

Gauge

16 stitches = 4”
6 rows = 2”

Pattern for Gauge

With I Hook: Ch 17, turn. SC in 2nd ch from hook and across. Follow Rows 3-8 of pattern using bobble stitches.

Notes

  • Chain spaces do not count as stitches in stitch count. 
  • Rows 7 and 8 will be worked differently based whether you are adding bobble stitches or beads
  • Beads are a choking hazard for young children

Pattern

Round 1: With a size I (5.5mm) hook, ch 104. Sl st to form a loop, being careful not to twist your stitches.

Round 2: Ch 1, sc in same ch st and in each ch st around. Sl st in first stitch to join (104)

Round 3: Ch 3 (does not count as stitch). Sk next stitch. Work 1 dc in following stitch. Work 1 dc in previous skipped stitch working over previous dc. (Crossed DC). Repeat from * around. Sl st in top of Ch 3 to join. (104)

Round 4: Ch 1. Hdc in first stitch and each stitch around. Sl st in first stitch to join. (104)

Round 5: Ch 1. Sc in third loop of first hdc in previous row (Camel Stitch). Working in third loops, sc in each stitch around. Sl st in first stitch to join. (104)

Round 6: Ch 1. Sc in first stitch and each stitch around. Sl st in first stitch to join. (104)

For Bobbles:

Round 7: Ch 1 and TURN. Working on wrong side (WS), 1 sc in the last stitch of previous row. Bobble stitch (BS) in next stitch. Sc in next 3 stitches. BS in next stitch. Repeat from * until 3 stitches remain. BS in next stitch. Sc in next 2 stitches. Sl st first stitch to join. (104)

Round 8: Ch 1 and TURN. Resume working on right side (RS), Sc in first stitch and each stitch around. Sl st in first stitch to join. (104)

For Beads:

Round 7: Ch 1. Sc in each of the first two stitches. Add a bead. Sc in in each of the next 4 stitches. Repeat from * until two stitches remain. Add a bead. Sc in each of the last two stitches. Sl st in first sc to join. (104)

Round 8: Ch 1 and TURN. Working on wrong side (WS), sc in first stitch and in each stitch around. (104) Turn to right side (RS) before working Row 9.

Round 9: Ch 1. Hdc in first st and in each stitch around. Sl st in first stitch to join. (104)

Round 10: Ch 1. Sc in third loop of first hdc in previous row (Camel Stitch). Working in third loops, sc in each stitch around. Sl st in first stitch to join. (104)

Rounds 11-34: Repeat Rounds 3-10 three times.

Round 35: Repeat Round 3

Round 36: Ch 1. Sc in first stitch and in each stitch around. Sl St to join (104).

Tie off and weave in ends using tapestry needle.


Final Thoughts

I hope you love this crochet cowl as much as I do! Be sure to share all your fabulous XOXO Cowls with me on Instagram! Tag me there @craftingforweeks and be sure to use the hashtag #XOXOCowl. I love to see your work and I even share it when I can!

Until next time, Happy Crafting!

Kelsie

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Kelsie

I'm a stay-at-home mom of 3 little ones that loves to create with yarn. I design crochet patterns, and create tutorials for fun crafts.