I am so excited to be sharing some fabulous free crochet patterns perfect for holiday gift giving. This easy crochet kids cowl is just one of the many ideas you will find the whole month of November. If you have a little boy on your list this crochet bow tie is darling! I also didn’t realize how easy it was to crochet a hat. So go ahead and grab a hook and stitch up a heartfelt holiday!
I have teamed up with Your Homebased Mom (gifts from the kitchen) and Thirty Handmade Days (crafty tutorials) to help you create the perfect handmade holiday.By the end of the month we will have shared over 100 creative handmade gift tutorials. We even have some amazing giveaways. Each day be sure to visit the guest poster’s blog for a chance to win BIG! So today you will want to head over to Skip to my Lou for a chance to win a $300 Michael’s Gift Card. Yes, $300! Can you imagine all the yarn you could buy!
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Today I will be sharing a pattern for an easy to work up crochet cowl for kids. This simple cowl scarf makes a great handmade gift or stocking stuffer. I’ve just finished two for my girls and they love wearing them.
Easy Crochet Cowl for Kids
This crochet kids cowl is so simple and easy to make it. I’ve been working on mine while catching up on my TV shows in the evening.
Tools & Materials for Kids Crochet Cowl
- 1 ball of Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick or Loops and Threads Wool Cozy Wool
- Boye Jumbo Plastic Crochet Hook Set P & Q (10mm & 15.75mm) Crochet Hook Set
- ch = chain stitch
- hdb = half double crochet stitch
- sl st= slip stitch
How to make a crochet cowl for kids
To make this cowl you will be crocheting with the large blue hook from the set. The smaller hook is really handy for weaving in the ends of the yarn.
Round 1: Ch 30, sl st into first ch to create a round (circle)
Round 2: Ch 2, hdc in the back loops of the next 29 stitches. Sl st into the first stitch to join the round. Total of 30 stitches.
Round 3: Ch 2, hdc in the next 29 stitches. Sl st into first stitch to join the round.
Round 4: Ch 2, hdc in the back ridge of each stitch. (Half double crochet stitches have a third loop at the back of each stitch – see this post for photos) Sl st to join the round.
Repeat round 3 and 4 until you have completed 10 rounds.
Round 11: Sl st in each stitch. Bind off and weave in tail with the smaller hook.
When laid flat, the finished cowl measures approximately 9″ x 11″.
It’s hard to capture just how gorgeous the colour of this yarn is. I used Loops and Threads Cozy Wool in Caribbean Sea. The pictures show more of a solid blue; whereas in person the yarn is a variegated deep turquoise. It is difficult to describe but you can always head to Michaels to take a look at the yarn. My daughter really likes turquoise and teal blue so I let her pick out the yarn. If I were making this for myself it would be grey!
Using an extra large hook gives the cowl a nice loose drape. It also allows you to work up the cowl very quickly (1-2 hours depending on how fast of a crochet you are!). Here’s a picture of the cowl in a neutral colour. This one is made with the Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick. It’s an adult size cowl. (I will be featuring the pattern on my blog in the near future)
My name is Shani and I’m a stay at home mom to three beautiful girls. I love working on projects and I’ve been blogging about them at inspirednest.ca for almost 4 years. My projects and interests are constantly changing but some of the things I really enjoy doing include crocheting, knitting, building furniture, sewing and paper crafting.
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