Free Crochet Pattern… Meringue Cowl

The Meringue Cowl is a sweet and simple cowl that works up lightning fast.  Like a luscious dollop of meringue, this cowl is worked in a beautiful and easy to crochet v-stitch.  A great project for quick gifts, but don’t forget to make yourself one too!  

(Be sure to scroll down for the video tutorial too)

Meringue Cowl
By Jennifer Dickerson


  • N (9.0 mm) Crochet Hook
  • 1 Skein Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick (Colorway shown in “Fisherman”)
  • Tapestry Needle (for weaving in ends)


  • Width-Scarf shown is 6 inches wide, but you can easily make your scarf wider by working more rows.
  • Circumference-Cowl pictured is 24 inches around. 


(Cowl is worked lengthwise and seamed)

Ch 49 (To change circumference sizing, chain in multiples of 15+4).

Foundation Row: In the 4th chain from the hook, work dc, ch 1, dc in the same ch. *Skip two chains and then in the next ch, work dc, ch 1, dc in the same ch. Repeat from * to end.

Row 1: Turn, ch 3 and work dc, ch 1, dc in each of the chain 1 spaces from the previous row (center of each “V”). At the end of the row, finish with a dc in the last space (ch 3 turning space).

Repeat row 1 until desired width is reached.  Cowl shown is a total of 6 rows of stitch pattern, with yarn leftovers.


Seam and weave in any ends.  I left a long tail when I was finished and just used that to seam it together.

Click below to watch a video on how to crochet the Meringue Cowl stitch by stitch.

© Jennifer Dickerson 2013

Please note: If you enjoy the pattern, please link to it, but do not copy the pattern to your own website or blog (including other languages).  Thank you!

This cowl was inspired by the Pavement Infinity Scarf and the Pinot Noir Infinity Scarf…if you like this pattern, you’ll like these too!

Click here for Pinot Noir Infinity Scarf Pattern

Click here for Pavement Infinity Scarf Pattern

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57 thoughts on “Free Crochet Pattern… Meringue Cowl

  1. I just found you on pinterest…as in this morning…have always wanted to learn to crochet…many books later no luck…until this morning…I came across your vanilla bean scarf pattern and all I can say is Thank You Thank You Thank You…today I turned 42 and I can quilt, cross stitch, embroider, and knit with the knook and looms but could never get a hang of crochet…until today…thank you for a birthday gift you didn't know you gave…I am crocheting my first scarf and should have it done later today!!! Your directions and some of the comments of your followers helped me figure it out and for that I am forever grateful…and will be visiting your blog often…God Bless

    1. Oh my goodness! What a thoughtful and inspiring message! I am so glad you enjoyed the pattern and have been having a happy crocheting experience…you sound like a multi-talented stitcher as well! Happy Birthday to you too!!! 🙂

    1. I think it would be really pretty! If you need to compensate for the yarn with sizing, the beginning chain is in multiples of 15+4…happy crocheting!

  2. Thanks! I'm a total beginner…could you explain what the 15+4 means please? Is that chain 15 and 4 rows?

    1. Yes, the 155 is the multiple of the repeat, and then add 4 onto that…so you could do 15+4 or 15+15+4 or 15+15+15+4 and so on. The reason for this info in a pattern is if you wanted to make it wider you could. Hope that helps!

    2. I got it, made one and it looks great! I used Universal Classic Chunky, and just added one multiple. Thanks so much for your great patterns 🙂

  3. I made two of these beautiful cowls yesterday. They worked up quick and look awesome! Thank you for sharing this great pattern!

  4. Hmmmm…. I'm leaving one project unfinished for this one! But I can always work on 2 projects at the same time. The pattern looks very easy to follow. That's one very good thing I like in your works and patterns… they are clearly written. Curtsey to you! :))

    1. Thank you for your kind words! I always have about a million things going at once, I really need to get that under control. 🙂

  5. Your scarf is beautiful! I am not clear on your instructions for foundations. Your instructions says: "In the 4th chain from the hook, work dc, ch 1, dc in the same ch. *Skip two chains and then in the next ch, work dc, ch 1, dc in the same ch. Repeat from * to end.

    when you say dc in the same ch, is that the same chain as in the 4th one or the same one that was chained (ch 1) . written instructions sometimes can be skewed. Do you have a video on youtube?

    1. Thank you for your question…I don't have a video, but I'll try to explain a different way:

      Chain 49
      4th chain from hook: dc, ch 1, dc
      Next chain: skip
      Next chain: skip
      Next chain: dc, ch 1, dc
      Keep going in this sequence until you reach the end.

      Does that help? If not please let me know!

  6. Thank you so much for this gorgeous pattern!
    I love crocheting & this cowl is so perfect!
    You're very talented! Hats off!
    ~ Jessica
    PS (:
    God bless!

  7. What a gorgeous pattern! I can't wait to start it 🙂

    I have a question about the foundation row. In the very last chain on the row do you
    -finish with a double crochet in the last space (I think row 1 finishes this way)
    OR do you
    -work double crochet, ch 1, double crochet in that very last ch?

    I'm brand new to crocheting, thanks for your help!

    1. Actually the foundation ends with a dc, ch 1, dc. Then you making your turning chain and turn and begin the next row. Work that row as specified, then at the end of row 1 and each row after, make one dc in that last space (the turning chain space).

      Hope that helps!

  8. Hello dear Jennifer. Thank you for your nice pattern – and I just finished a "Prayer Shawl" in the "V" stitch. It is truly a very easy pattern. I like it as one do not have to count loads and loads of stitches – just one. I have been crocheting now over 60 years. First I loved doing fillet crochet – but now I am working with much-much thicker yarn! It is lovely to learn that so many of dear lady's learning to crochet! it is just wonderful. May You and all the people who crochet wishing all the very best. Crocheting is the most cleanest, charming and addictive relaxation pass time – there is no other. May You and all the lady's even gentleman have a wonderful crocheting time in the future. God bless you all.

    1. I enjoyed reading your comment, brought a smile to my face today, thanks for your kind words! 🙂 Happy crocheting!

  9. Thanks for the beautiful pattern. If I give you credit for the pattern and your site, could I sell these cowls in our local fiber festival? A portion of the sale price goes to support the fiber arts guild which uses funding for community projects.

  10. Hi Jennifer, Barbara here from Australia, I would so dearly love to make one of these, but the largest Hook I can come up with is an 8mm, walked the craft stores here and it is impossible to find anything bigger. Can I just adjust the stitch number to more and work more rows. How many stitches would you suggest.

    1. Hi Barbara! Thanks for your question, I pasted the line from above with the multiples, If you'd like yours to be a higher number of starting chains (good idea if using a smaller hook), try that…here's the multiple info:

      Ch 49 (To change circumference sizing, chain in multiples of 15+4).

      I hope that helps!!

    1. Hi Barbara! I would try making a swatch with the particular hook you have…sometimes when I'm not sure I'll work up a little sampling in order to make sure it looks the way I want it to look…hope that helps!

  11. Why won't your patterns print as shown on screen??? I highlighted and clicked to "print selection" What a waste of paper and still don't have instructions. I'm about ready to quit receiving your patterns.

    1. So sorry you are having trouble…try highlighting needed text, click with the right mouse button and select "copy" then paste to a Word document. That way you'll only have what you need (without anything extra) and you can save it for later too. Hope that helps!

  12. I agree with anonymous, I wasted so much paper, I hand wrote the instructions. Can u please clarify if u go in the middle of the V or do u go into the ch I stitch itself. Thank you., Phyllis

    1. Hi there, try this for printing: try highlighting needed text, click with the right mouse button and select "copy" then paste to a Word document. That way you'll only have what you need (without anything extra) and you can save it for later too.

      As for the stitch, work each "V" into the "V" from the previous row (in the space, not the chain). For a photo visual, try this tutorial:

      It'll walk you through the stitch sequence, stitch by stitch.

      I hope that helps!

  13. Great pattern! After foundation row, chain 3 and then is your first V in the first V of the foundation row? I did that and it makes it longer than the foundation row. This is the beginning of Row 1. Thanks!

  14. hi I love your patterns and I cant wait to make the cowl. I do have a question though. when you start the first you you say chain 1 and turn . do you mean that at the end of the foundation row you chain and then turn . or turn at the end of the row and then chain…I hope I explained this right…I haven't crocheted in a long long time and only knew basics so I am learning all over again basically…and I've always had trouble reading patterns… thanks so much.

    1. Hi there! Great question! When moving on to a new row, you can either chain three and turn (flip the work) or turn first, then chain three. Either way will work. Happy crocheting!

  15. Kind of a dumb question since I'm going to attempt it anyway, would it be possible to do this with just one skein of Hometown USA Lion brand? It's, I believe, 20 yards shorter than the Thick and Quick. I have a pretty emerald green I want to use but I always sub Hometown for T&Q and in some cases, I am very, very short on yardage.

    1. You can totally use this yarn, you just won't be able to work as many rows that the pattern calls for, resulting in a shorter height cowl. If you're OK with this, I say go for it!

  16. I've never crocheted a cowl before (though I crochet a lot of scarves, blankets, etc.) and wanted to know when you say 1 skein–how many oz. do you mean? Your pattern sounds so simple & easy to follow. Just curious about the amt. of yarn. Thank you.

  17. Hello. If I want a longer cowl how many chains will need to start out with? Sorry I'm a little lost. Beautiful pattern by the way.

  18. Your hook size says N (9,00 mm) but the Susan Bates hook I have says N (10.00 mm). Can the number N have 2 sizes? I'm confused which size hook to use. I love this pattern and want to make it.

    1. Great question! Just make sure it is a 9.0 mm hook…the letters are sometimes different brand to brand, but you'll be good with the 9.0 mm…hope that helps!

  19. This is such a beautiful pattern! I was wondering though, can this be done with worsted weight? I am making it as a gift and the wool is to heavy for her….thank you!!

  20. This is a delightful pattern, very easy and work up very quickly. However, I want to make a matching ear warmer headband, so it needs to be a couple of inches shorter. Will this only work with multiples of 15 + 4? It's a bit short at 34 stiches. Can't wrap my head around the numbers.

  21. Nice quick but cozy pattern. Want to make a matching ear warmer headband. 34 is too short and 49 a bit long. Is this pattern only possible with multiples of 15 + 4? Can't wrap my head around the numbers. Thanks for the pattern

  22. Hi. Just finished another scarf using this pattern after quite a while. Enjoyed doing it again! Thank you.

  23. Jennifer, This is a lovely pattern. Thank you! Why not make an intermediate level one and do it in the round? Then no seam. Thanks again!

  24. Why does it matter if it's a multiple of 15? I chained 61 and it worked out fine. Maybe I'm missing something?

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