Serendipity Ripple Cowl or Neckwarmer
Free crochet cowl pattern — What is your definition of a cowl or neckwarmer? I love the classic definition of hooded garment also covering the neck. What I’ve seen when doing a search on cowls resulted in infinity scarves, mobius scarves, wide enough to cover head if pulled over, and long enough to wrap around the neck twice. Moreover, I love what it has evolved to, a simple neckwarmer.
For now, here’s a neckwarmer inspired by the Serenity Ripple Scarf.
This simple version of the Serenity Ripple Scarf is easy enough for a beginner with no increases or decreases, and challenging enough for a beginner with the introduction to treble crochet (TR), foundation single crochet (FSC) and front post single crochet (FPSC). It tests your ability to count to the number 7! Those who are veteran to ripples know what I’m talking about — it’s the simple numbers that catches us off guard in a pattern.
- Stitch Nation – Debbie Stoller’s Full o’ Sheep ~200yds or any Worsted Weight yarn
** Full o’ Sheep is a heavier worsted weight yarn calling for a K hook and pattern is worked with a J, but pattern will work for any yarn if you customize the length to your desire and customize the width by repeating rows 2 and 3
- Size J hook or hook to obtain gauge
- Would look great in solid colors or slow transition variegated yarn
fsc, ch, sc, tr, fpsc
Foundation single crochet (fsc) – ch2, insert hook into 2nd chain from hook, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 1 (this creates the next foundation chain), yo draw through 2 (this completes the single crochet)
*insert hook into the next foundation chain just created, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 1, yo draw through 2
Repeat from * until total fsc completed
Chain (ch) – yo (yarn over), pull through loop on hook
Single crochet (sc) – insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 2
Treble crochet (tr) – yo 2 times (3 on hook), insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw up a loop (4 on hook), yo draw through 2 loops (3 on hook), yo draw through 2 loops (2 on hook), yo draw through 2 loops
Front post single crochet (fpsc) – working around the post of previous row, insert hook from the front, right side of the post through to the left side, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through both loops.
Worked in fsc with multiples of 16+1
**Note: This pattern includes a ~2″-3″ short side edging on each side, please account for it before you determine the length of the foundation
Multiples of 16 +1
Photos worked with 80+1 fsc. If you would like to work this pattern using a foundation chain, then you would be working 16+2, sc into 2nd chain from hook and each one across for the right number of scs.
The Serendipity Ripple Cowl or Neckwarmer is a standalone piece.
Row 1 (RS):
Ch4, turn (counts as tr), 3tr in turning chain
*tr in next sc, tr in next sc
(skp next sc, tr in next sc) 6 times
tr in next sc#, 7tr in next sc**
Rep from * to ** ending last repetition in #, 4tr in last sc
Row 2 (WS):
Sc in turning tr, fpsc in each tr across, sc in top of ch 4 from previous row
Ch4, turn (counts as tr), 3tr in turning sc
*tr in next fpsc, tr in next fpsc
(skp next fpsc, tr in next fpsc) 6 times
tr in next fpsc#, 7tr in next fpsc**
Rep from * to ** ending last repetition in #, 4tr in ending sc
Ch1, turn, sc in turning spc, sc in each st across
Do Not Break Yarn
Suggestion: Make a total of 5 visible strips of the ripple pattern
Ends of the Cowl or Neckwarmer
This is an optional step.
***Make sure you are starting Ends of Cowl or Neckwarmer Row 1 on the WS of the fabric***
Turn work 90degrees clockwise from Ending Row of the Cowl or Neckwarmer to start the Ends of the Cowl or Neckwarmer.
The Ends of the Cowl or Neckwarmer is worked same as the hoodie pattern, in multiples of 8+1 the following pattern is written for having 5 visible strips of the ripple pattern
Row 1 (WS):
Ch1, sc in the turning spot, 4sc in tr bar of the previous row
5sc in each of the next 3 tr bars, 4sc in the last tr bar, sc in foundation sc (25sc)
Row 2 (RS):
Sc in the turning space
*Skp 3sc, 7tr in next sc, skp 3sc, sc in next sc
Rep from * ending in sc
Row 3 (WS):
*fpsc in second tr of shell
fpsc in next tr 4 times#
Rep from * ending end of row at #, ch1, hdc in sc
Row 4 (RS):
3tr in same space as turning chain
*Sc in 4th tr (middle tr) of tr-shell in previous row#, 7tr in sc stitch 2 rows below (between the 2 tr-shells. You will be crocheting over the ch3 in row 2 into the sc directly below it in row 1)
Rep from * ending last set at #, 4tr in sc stitch ending 2 rows below
Row 5 (WS):
Sc in turning tr, fpsc in next tr 2 times
(Ch3#, fpsc in second tr of next tr-shell
*Fpsc in next tr
Rep from * 3 more times)
Rep from ( to ) ending last repetition in #
Fpsc in second tr of half-tr-shell end of prev row, fpsc in next tr, sc in top of ch4
Row 6 (RS):
Sc in the turning space
*Working over the ch3 of previous row, 7tr in sc before next tr-shell 2rows below#, sc in 4th fpsc (middle tr) of tr-shell in previous row
Rep from * ending last repetition in #, sc in ending sc of previous row
Break yarn, weave in ends
Do the same on the other side of the cowl or neckwarmer.