The Cilantro Cowl is a cozy and pretty cowl worked in alternating rows of double crochet and puff stitches.  Fabulous green yarn and lots of texture make a fun and interesting project!

Cilantro Cowl

By Jennifer Dickerson

Sizing:

  • 13 Inches Tall
  • 30 Inch Circumference (after seaming)

Materials:

  • 2 Skeins Knit Picks Brava Bulky, each skein is 136 yards (Colorway Shown: “Peapod”)  Alternatively, you could use Lion Brand’s Wool Ease Chunky and the same size hook)
  • K (6.5 mm) Crochet Hook
  • Tapestry Needle

Instructions:

Note: Stitch sequence is a multiple of 2 + 4.  To make a puff stitch, wrap yarn around hook and draw up a loop (3 loops on your hook), wrap yarn around hook and draw up another loop (5 loops on your hook), wrap yarn around hook and draw up a loop (7 loops on your hook). Wrap yarn around hook one more time and bring it through all 7 loops on your hook. 

Click here, then scroll down for a photo tutorial of the puff stitch…

Ch 44

Foundation Row: In the fourth ch from the hook, work a (dc, ch 1.  *Skip 1 ch and in the next ch, work a (dc, ch 1).  Repeat from * until you have two chains left.  Skip the second to last ch and in the last ch, work 1 dc. 

Row 1: Chain 3 and turn.  Work a (puff stitch, ch 1) into each dc from previous row.  Work a dc in the top of the turning ch.

Row 2: Chain 3 and turn.  Work a (dc, ch 1) in the top stitch of each puff from previous row.  Work a dc in the top of the turning ch.

Repeat rows 1 & 2 until cowl reaches desired length.

Finishing & Assembly:

To seam the cowl, sandwich the two edges where the cowl started and finished.  Work a slip stitch all the way across the row and fasten off.  Weave in any ends that remain.

To view this seaming technique and see two other methods, click here to watch a helpful video.

Click here to learn how to crochet the Cilantro Cowl stitch by stitch:

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If you like this stitch sequence, here’s an infinity scarf pattern too:
Click here for the Ginger Snap Infinity Scarf pattern…

© Jennifer Dickerson

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27 thoughts on “Free Crochet Pattern…Cilantro Cowl!

  1. Sehr, sehr schön!
    Die Farbe finde ich ganz toll!
    Danke.
    Liebe Grüße und schönes Wochenende,*Manja*

  2. I love your scarf – The colour is gorgeous – green is my most favourite. Thank you so much for the pattern.

  3. I love this pattern. Is there any chance of you making a tutorial for this cowl? I love watching your tutorial, especially since I'm a visual person/learner. Thanks!

  4. Hi, I am the one who wrote the last comment. Would you happen to remember how many rows you crocheted before you seamed the edges together? Thank you

    1. Hi there! I didn't keep track of how many rows exactly, but I did work on the cowl until it was just about 30 inches long. Then after seaming it has a circumference of 30 inches. Hope that helps!

  5. Love this! Wondering if you put a twist in it before seaming together… looks kinda like it. Want to make sure.

  6. thanks so much for the great post and video! I'm trying to whip something up fast (as it needs to get in the mail) and I haven't crocheted in years! So i was kind of in a panic until I found you. Thanks so much!!

  7. I love your combination of puff stitches and double crochet. Thanks for sharing this pattern! I have some bulk yarn that is calling my name for this 🙂

  8. Thanks for this lovely cowl. Just a question though, is double crochet different for the US and the U.K.? I ask because my book shows your double crochet stitch to be a treble crochet here. Double crochet here is a different stitch altogether. I am going to do this cowl and am very glad I watched the tutorial otherwise It would have looked different.

  9. Hello! I have made one of these already, and I have a question. Mine seems to look uneven the further I work on it, is it supposed to do that? Thank you.

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