Not Knit Warm and Quick Winter Cowl

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Free Crochet Pattern

Not Knit Warm and Quick Winter Cowl

NotKnitCowl Free Pattern @OombawkaDesign

Hook: 19 mm (US S)
Yarn: 2 balls of Bernat Mega Bulky Yarn – Yarn Category Super Bulky [6]
Finished length 48″, Finished Width 5.5″

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Helpful Tutorials:

Invisible Join
How to Work in the Back Bump of the Starting Chain
How to Work in the 3rd loop of a single crochet stitch

Row 1: Leave an 8 inch tail of yarn, chain 51, beginning in the 2nd ch from the hook, work 1 sc in the back bump of each st across. (50)

Bring the ends together – be careful not to twist the chain row. Now you will be working in continuous rounds. Do not slip stitch to join.

Round 2: 1 sc in the 3rd loop of each st around (50)
Round 3-8: repeat Round 2, do not finish off (50)

Now take the yarn tail you left at the beginning of Row 1 and close the gap in the initial Row 1 as neatly as you can.

You will be working over this in one moment – so it will become mostly hidden but it still needs to be done neatly 🙂

To finish your project, fold the fabric in half so Row 1 and Row 8 touch, and the front of your work remains on the outside. You are now going to join the edges to make a tube for a few stitches – to give the cowl a bit of shape.  Insert your hook into the 3rd loop of the next st of what would be round 9 and through both remaining loops of the stitch from Row 1, yarn over and pull through all three loops on your hook. Repeat for the next 2 sets of aligned stitches. Finish off and weave in ends. This gives it a narrowness at the one end (see above photo) and a bit more shape than if you were to leave it completely open all the way around.

Alternately you can finish off R8 with an invisible join.

NotKnitCowl Free Pattern @OombawkaDesign


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  1. I hope you love the cowl as much as I do 🙂 I actually gifted it to my sister Kelley who loves it too! All the best, Rhondda

  2. I have been looking for something special to use this yarn for….This is it! I will start this next, as soon as my shawl is completed.

  3. Hi Christy, This scarf is worked in the round. The stitch will only work for a blanket if you cut and weave in the ends at the end of each row and then join your new yarn at the beginning of the next row on the same side. If you just make the pattern larger you will end up with a tube. To work it flat you need to cut and restart each row separately and weave in all ends as the stitch is only worked on one side of the fabric. Once you finish though you can edge it with a row of single crochet all the way around and then pick pretty well any edging you would like 🙂 Hope this helps! Rhondda

  4. I would like to make this same stitch into an afghan….can I just follow the instructions but make it larger? Not sure what to do to round off the edges, though. Thanks!

  5. Hi Christy, Thank you 🙂 As this is worked in the round; you would need to finish off and start again at the beginning of each row. It would make a lovely and cosy blanket though!! Rhondda

  6. I am loving this stitch! Do you have any patterns you could recommend for an Afghan in this same stitch pattern? Thank you!

  7. I’m in love with the “not-knit” look of this scarf pattern. I haven’t tried the stitch before. But I have ordered the yarn and am looking forward to starting it!

  8. I love this scarf! I’ve never used this stitch before and I think it is beautiful! I will definitely have to try it soon. Thank you for sharing!

  9. Hi Sharon! Merry Christmas to you and your family 🙂 Thank you about the design 🙂 It was fun to make as I have never tried to use a hook this large before or yarn this heavy! Hugs! Rhondda

  10. Thank you for sharing this pattern. I love the soft-scrunchy-bulky look and found it just in time to make a couple of last minute Christmas gifts. It’s perfect! Thanks again.

  11. Hi Rhondda,
    This is awesome so anxious when Holidays are done so I can start trying more of your patterns. This looks really lovely. Thank you!


  12. thank you for sharing this pattern with us. I have never tried this stitch so it will be interesting. final effect is excellent!