Textured Cowl – Crochet Pattern

Are you looking for a relaxing and fun weekend project? Then the Textured Cowl crochet pattern is for you!

Read on down to find the full, free crochet pattern!

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I am so excited for you to try this pattern!

Happy Crocheting!

Simple Textured Cowl - Crochet Pattern by Easy Crochet

I had so much fun creating this textured cowl! This pattern is beginner-friendly and works up relatively fast.

I used simple half double crochets (HDC) throughout and alternated between working in the front loop (FL) and the 3rd loop of each stitch. (see pictures below)

Simple Textured Cowl - Crochet Pattern by Easy Crochet
Simple Textured Cowl - Crochet Pattern by Easy Crochet

Some of you may have even seen the sneak peek of it last week on InstagramI used my favorite yarn “Lion Brand Wool Spun” in Plum, which is a gorgeous heathered purple color! The finished cowl drapes beautifully around my neck and is incredibly soft!

UPDATE 2019: Lion Brand Woolspun is no longer widely available. I suggest using Color Made Easy, which is also from Lion Brand as a substitute for this cowl. Click the yarn image below to check it out.

Lion Brand Color Made Easy Huckleberry

Ready to get started?

I hope you enjoy the pattern! Read on down for the full instructions.

Crochet Cowl Pattern

Skill Level: Intermediate

Crochet Abbreviations

  • CH = chain
  • SL ST = slip stitch
  • HDC = half double crochet
  • FL HDC = front loop half double crochet

Finished Size

  • 28″ circumference & a 7″ height


  • For help with the 3rd loop & FL HDC see pictures above.
  • Gauge = approx. 6 st’s for every 4″


The Pattern

ROUND 1: CH 50, Join with a SL ST to form a circle making sure not to twist. (50)

ROUND 2: CH 2, HDC in 3rd ST from HOOK, HDC in every ST around. (50)

ROUND 3: CH 2, *HDC in 3rd LOOP in back of first ST from the previous row, in next ST FL HDC, repeat around. (50)

ROUND 4: Repeat 2

ROUND 5: Repeat 3

ROUND 6: Repeat 2

ROUND 7: Repeat 3

ROUND 8: Repeat 2

ROUND 9: Repeat 3

ROUND 10: Repeat 2

ROUND 11: Repeat 3

ROUND 12: Repeat 2

Fasten off yarn and weave in loose ends throughout with yarn needle.

Thanks for stopping by! I would LOVE to see your finished cowls on Instagram using the hashtag #easycrochetcom


  1. I always recommend your designs to my customers. My questions is regarding joining each round. I did a slip stitch at the top of the first HDC of the previous round and then did the chain 2 and then proceeded with the next round. Or, did you intend to chain 2 at the top of the last HDC and then proceed to the next round?

    Thanks for taking the time to clarify.

  2. Beautiful simplicity–or should that be simply beautiful. Both fit. Thank you for making the pattern so easy to follow with great photos. Can’t wait to make this one!

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