There is something quite magical about the changing of the seasons. The vivid hues of yellow, orange, and red. The crunching of the leaves underfoot. As the the crisp fall air kisses your cheeks, you reach for your cowl and pull it up close. The Autumn Bliss Cowl is the perfect transitional piece for your fall and winter wardrobe. This textured beauty is a close fitting, collar style cowl that can be worn tall to cover your face from the elements or worn gathered around your neck for a relaxed fall vibe. Pair it with a long tunic and leggings or a jean jacket!
I wanted to design a pattern that was first and foremost, cozy. I also wanted to create something that could be made with just one skein of yarn (money saving!) and crocheted in under an hour (time saving!) so that it makes the perfect cowl for gift giving or for market prep! One skein – one hour! Yep! Who doesn’t love a quick and easy make?
Speaking of gift giving… I had the opportunity to collaborate with Kristine of Ambassador Crochet for her 30 Days of Gift Giving blog hop! There are 30 talented designers giving you a FREE PDF every day for the month of November! How wonderful is that?? On Thursday, November 5th 2020, you will be able to download the Autumn Bliss Cowl premium PDF for FREE as part of the 30 Days of Giving – Click here to find the download code and then click the button below to download from Ravelry.
Construction: This cozy cowl is crocheted bottom up, in the round and features one of of my favorite stitches – Half Double Crochet. We will use the HDC stitch a couple different ways, turning a basic stitch into the gorgeous textured ridges you see here! Half Double Crochet in the 3rd loop(3LHDC) and Half Double Crochet in the Back Loop(HDCBL). With just two repeat rounds, it makes the PERFECT Netflix and crochet project.
The Yarn: The Autumn Bliss Cowl uses just ONE skein of Lion Brand Yarn Wool Ease Thick & Quick. I LOVE this yarn. It’s so versatile. 80% acrylic, which makes it a dream to work with. 20% wool for a touch of warmth but its not too scratchy on the skin! They have so many modern colors to choose from, it might be hard to make only one!
- 100 yards, Super Bulky ( 6 ) yarn. I used 1 skein Lion Brand Yarns, Wool Ease Thick & Quick, 6 oz/170 g, 106 yd/97 m, in the ‘mustard’ colorway.
- US Size N Crochet Hook (10mm)
- Darning Needle
- Stitch Marker (optional)
7.5 stitches x 5 rows = 4″ square in HDC
Easy – Advanced Beginner
The adult size is available for free here on my blog. I’ve included a toddler size in the premium PDF to make a Mommy & Me Cowl set! You can get that HERE in my Ravelry Shop.
- CH – Chain
- FHDC – Foundation Half Double Crochet
- 3LHDC – Half Double Crochet in 3rd Loop
- HDCBL – Half Double Crochet Back Loop
- SLST – Slip Stitch
- At the end of each round, join with SLST to 1st ST
- If desired, mark 1st stitch of your round for ease of counting.
- The adult size uses one full skein of yarn. You will need additional yarn for a toddler size.
3LHDC – Yarn over, insert your hook into the 3rd loop only, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through all 3 loops.
HDCBL – Yarn over, insert your hook into the back loop only, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through all 3 loops.
Autumn Bliss Cowl Pattern
Rnd 1: FHDC 50, SLST to 1st ST. (50)
CH51, HDC in 2nd CH from hook, HDC in each ST.
Rnd 2: CH1, 3LHDC in each ST.
Rnd 3: CH1, HDCBLO in each ST.
Rnd 4-12: Repeat Rnd 2 & 3. Ending with Rnd 2.
SLST to 1st ST. Tie off, weave ends.