Viola Cowl Pattern – February Scarf of the Month Club CAL

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This month for the February Scarf of the Month Club CAL I have designed a quick and easy pattern for you to make. This is the Viola Cowl Pattern and you will need 1 ball of Medium Weight Yarn and a 6.5 mm (K) crochet hook.  If you scroll to the end of this post, you will find the full written pattern for the Viola Cowl.

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The yarn I used this month was given to me by Red Heart and it is lovely. This yarn is called An Italian Story Ombra and it is a chain-ply or chain yarn. This means the yarn already resembles a loose chain. When you crochet with a chain yarn it creates a lovely texture and stitch definition. One of my favorite shawl patterns uses a similar chain yarn Midnight Aura Wrap. 

February Scarf of the Month Club CAL Patterns

2019 Scarf of the Month Club February Patterns oombawkadesigncrochet

  1. Peach Perfect Cowl by The Stitchin’ Mommy
  2. Viola Cowl Pattern by Rhondda Mol (Oombawka Design) – scroll down for the full written pattern!
  3. Smoothie Infinity Scarf by Underground Crafter

Viola Cowl Pattern February ScarfoftheMonthClub2019

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Viola Cowl Pattern – Scarf of the Month for February 2019


    • Yarn: Red Heart An Italian Story Ombra. 3.5 oz./100 g and 249 yd (228 m). 47% Acrylic/ 47% Wool/ 6% Nylon. Medium Weight Yarn [4]. Hand wash in cold water, lay flat to dry.
    • Colors: 1 skein in Viola R182_3358
    • Hook: 6.5  mm (K). I used this hook.
    • Finished Project Yardage: 90 g / 225 yds (3.15 oz / 206 m)
    • Scissors, Yarn Needle, Stitch Marker

Difficulty Level


Finished Size

Cowl circumference (length) approximately 28 inches X 14 inches width


Approximately 9 rows per 4 inches and 3 stitches per inch

You can substitute any yarn and hook for this stitch pattern – just remember when you substitute if your gauge is different, the finished size, and amount of yarn used for your project will also be different.


US Terminology used

beg – beginning

ch – chain

ch2sp – chain 2 space

dc – double crochet

R – row
RS – right side (front of the project)

rem – remaining

rep – repeat

sc –  single crochet

sk – skip

st/sts – stitch/stitches

WS –  wrong side (back of project)

* to **– Repeat the instructions between the asterisks the number of times indicated. This repeat will contain of multiple instructions.

[] – at the end of the row – the total number of stitches

() – important notes AND sets of stitches to be worked within one stitch, or space

Helpful Tutorials

Stitch Anatomy

Invisible Join

Helpful Video Tutorials

Quick Stitch Guide

Slip Knot and Starting Chain


  • This project is worked back and forth in rows, before being seamed together on the side edges to form a ring.
  • You may wish to mark the RS of the fabric with a stitch marker.
  • I work in the back bump of the starting chain but you can work under the front (top) loop if you prefer.
  • The initial ch 1 does not count as a stitch.
  • The initial ch 5 counts as 1 dc and a ch 2.
  • Finishing can be done using a different seaming technique if you prefer. A whipstitch seam will work equally well.
  • Stitch multiple of 4 plus 1

Viola Cowl Pattern February Scarf of the Month Club 2019 Pattern Oombawka Design Crochet

Viola Cowl Pattern Instructions

We begin by crocheting the cowl back and forth in rows. Once we are finished we will seam the 2 side edges together to form the finished cowl.

Please read the Notes section (above) for helpful tips before you begin crocheting.

R1: RS: Ch 97, sk the first ch, 1 sc in each rem ch across, turn. [96 sc]

R2: Ch 1, 1 sc in the first sc, ch 2, sk 2 sc. *1 sc in each of the next 2 sc, ch 2, sk 2 sc**. Rep from * to ** across to the last sc. 1 sc in the last sc, turn.  [48 sc and 24 ch2sp]

R3: Ch 5 (counts as 1 dc, ch 2), sk the next ch2sp. *1 dc in each of the next 2 sc, ch 2, sk the next ch2sp**. Rep from * to ** across to the last sc. 1 dc in the last sc, turn. [48 dc, 24 ch2sp]

R4-R31: Rep R2 and R3.

R32: Rep R2

R33: RS: Ch 1, 1 sc in the first sc, 1 sc in each of the next 2 ch. *1 sc in each of the next 2 sc, 1 sc in each of the next 2 ch**. Rep from * to ** across to the last sc. 1 sc in the last sc.  Do not finish off. [96 sc]

Finishing Instructions

  • Fold the fabric in half, with the two side edges touching and the WS of the fabric facing outward (towards you).  
  • You will work a slip stitch seam to join the two edges together. See this tutorial for help.
  • When I worked the seam I worked 2 sl st for each dc and 1 sl st for each sc, up the side edge.
  • I worked under 1 loop of the st only (not around the whole post).
  • Finish off at the end of the seam and weave in your ends.
  • Turn your project RS out.

2019-Scarf-of-the-Month-Club-oombawkadesigncrochet and thestitchinmommy

If you missed any of the previous Scarf of the Month Club patterns, you can find them here:

2016 Scarf of the Month Club
2017 Scarf of the Month Club
2018 Scarf of the Month Club


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  1. Love your patterns and helpful hints…your halfdouble crochet is my go too hat ..thank you😎😎

  2. Hi Joni, Usually (but not always!) the RS is the first Row (after the initial foundation chain). Being a right-handed crocheter this means that the yarn tail that I had at the beginning will be on the bottom left of my work when the Right Side is facing me. So like a book where I read from left to right, the yarn end that I started with is on the left if the Right Side is facing…I hope that makes sense? So for this specific pattern When you have your work on a flat surface and the yarn end you started with is in the bottom left corner, the the right side (RS) is facing you 🙂 Hope this helps, Rhondda

  3. Never can figure out the ws or rs, I just Crochet away, lol Is there a way to tell?