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Simple and Elegant Crochet Cowl

Posted by  ·  November 17, 2014  ·  Last Updated: November 17, 2014

This Elegant Crochet Cowl  is a perfect way to wear something that is stylish and warm!  This is a useful  handmade gift for any girl on your list!  It’s perfect for those cold winter days when need to stay warm!

Crochet gifts I think are the best gifts! If you get started now you can have a handmade holiday.  No worries if you don’t crochet the month of November I have teamed up with Thirty Handmade Days and Your Homebased Mom to share over 100 handmade gift ideas. You won’t want to miss a day. By the end of the month we will have shared over 100 creative handmade gift tutorials. Don’t miss these 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 Beatrice Ryan designs for a chance to win a $300 Michael’s Gift Card. Yes, $300! Can you imagine all the yarn you could buy!

Holiday Bake Craft Sew and Crochet


I am so excited today to share one of my latest designs with Skip To My Lou!!!

With Fall in the air and Christmas just around the corner, I have designed this Simple and Elegant Crochet Cowl to dress up you wardrobe!!  This is a one skein project and can be worn in several ways!!  I hope you enjoy this pattern!!

Simple and Elegant Crochet Cowl 

by  Elena Hunt of Beatrice Ryan Designs


How to make Simple and Elegant Crochet Cowl 


  • 99 Yards of Bulky Yarn ~ Pictured above in Premier Yarns, Isaac Mizrahi Craft Yarn in Carnegie Hill
  • Hook ~ N
  • 1 1/2″- 2″ Button


Ch ~ Chain

Sc ~ Single Crochet

Dec Sc ~ Decrease Single Crochet:  Insert hook in next stitch and pull up a loop, again-insert hook in the next stitch and draw up another loop (you should now have 3 loops on hook), Yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook. Decrease made.

*This pattern is made by crocheting in the back loop of each stitch.



Chain 21

Row 1:  Working in one loop of each chain, Sc in 2nd Ch from hook and each chain across. = 20 Sc

Row 2:  Ch 1, Turn, Sc in the Back Loop of each stitch across now and throughout. = 20 SC

Rows 3-45:  Repeat Row 2

Row 46:  Ch 1, Turn, Dec Sc, Sc in the next 16 Stitches, Dec Sc. = 18 Sc

Row 47:  Ch 1, Turn, Dec Sc, Sc in the next 14 Stitches, Dec Sc. = 16 Sc

Row 48:  Ch 1, Turn, Dec Sc, Sc in the next 12 Stitches, Dec Sc. = 14 Sc

Row 49:  Ch 1, Turn, Dec Sc, Sc in the next 10 Stitches, Dec Sc. = 12 Sc

Row 50:  Ch 1, Turn, Dec Sc, Sc in the next 8 Stitches, Dec Sc. = 10 Sc

Row 51:  Ch 1, Turn, Dec Sc, Sc in the next 6 Stitches, Dec Sc. = 8 Sc

Row 52 (Buttonhole Row):  Ch 1, Turn, Dec Sc, Sc 1, Ch 2, Skip next 2 Stitches, Sc 1, Dec Sc. = 6 Stitches(includes chains)

Row 53:  Ch 1, Turn, Dec Sc, 2 Sc in the Ch 2 Space, Dec Sc. = 4 Sc

Row 54:  Ch 1, Turn, Dec Sc 2 times. = 2 Sc

Row 55:  Ch 1, Turn, Dec Sc. = 1 Sc

Finish off and weave in ends.

Sew button in the center of Row 8.



This Simple & Elegant Crochet Cowl would be a great gift too!!  So get your hooks out and fancy yarns and whip up a few just in time for Christmas!!


If you love this pattern, hop over to my blog to see my other fun designs including Soft and Stylish Cowl, Block Party Infinity Scarf and my Amazing Grace Free Crochet Pattern Series that is dedicated to Breast Cancer Awareness!


Elena Hunt is the designer and blogger for Beatrice Ryan Designs.  She learned to crochet from her Grandmother (Beatrice Ryan) over 40 years ago!  She began designing and blogging in 2012 and has over 25 free patterns on the site!!  Her passion is creating and designing crochet projects for those who are suffering and recovering from cancer,  She has 11 patterns in her Amazing Grace Series that is dedicated to this cause!  Stop by and read more about the Amazing Grace Patterns! Also, you can find more of Beatrice Ryan Designs on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and Instagram!!

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