Free Crochet Chevron Pattern

Winter Waves Chevron Cowl
Free Crochet Cowl Pattern

This simple chevron cowl is super easy and quick to work up. The punch of ombre color blocking really gives it a great visual punch.

free crochet pattern - Winter Waves Chevron Cowl #cre8tioncrochet

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Materials

Red Heart With Love in main color- I used Eggshell- approx. 300 yards
Red Heart With Love in three accent colors- approx. 20 yards each
6.0 mm (J) hook
Embroidery needle

Gauge
1 complete chevron (12sts) and 5 rows = 3 ½”

Finished Measurements
13 ½” long by 13 ½” wide

winter waves stitch detail #cre8tioncrochet

Special Stitches

dc3tog- double crochet three together
Yarn over (YO) and insert hook in first st.  YO and pull through st (three loops on hook).  YO and draw through two loops (two loops left on hook).  YO and insert hook in second st.  YO and pull through st (four loops on hook).  YO and draw through two loops (three loops left on hook).  YO and insert hook in third st.  YO and pull through st (five loops on hook).  YO and draw through two loops (four loops left on hook).  YO and draw through all four loops on hook.

Pattern

Row 1. Beginning with main color. Chain 44

Row 2. 1dc in the 4th chain from hook (counts as two dcs in first ch). 1dc in each of the next 3 chs. *Dc3tog. 1dc in each of the next 3 chs**. 3dc in next ch. 1dc in each of the next 3 chs^. Repeat from * to ^ 2 times. Repeat from * to **. 2dc in last ch.

Row 3. Ch3 and turn. 1dc in the first st (counts as two dcs in first st). 1dc in each of the next 3sts. *Dc3tog. 1dc in each of the next 3sts**. 3dc in next st. 1dc in each of the next 3sts^. Repeat from * to ^ 2 times. Repeat from * to **. 2dc in last st (top of Ch3 from previous row).

Rows 4-16. Repeat row 3.

Rows 17-22. Repeat row 3, changing color every two rows for the ombre accents.

Rows 23-41. Repeat row 3, using main color. On last row, fasten off leaving a 18-20” tail.

Row 42. Mattress stitch ends together. (great tutorial by Moogly can be found HERE)

I hope you enjoyed this free crochet cowl pattern for the Winter Waves Chevron Cowl.
Matching slouch hat pattern HERE

I hope you enjoyed this free crochet cowl pattern for the Winter Waves Chevron Cowl.
Matching slouch hat pattern HERE

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Comments

  1. 1

    Chris says

    Lovely pattern. Seems to be a slight error though. I think the initial chain should be 44 in order to use the last three chains as the first double crochet and still have enough chains leftover to work all the waves.

  2. 7

    Cyndee says

    Another fabulous pattern! Thank you so much! It worked up easily and quickly and will look fabulous in so many color combinations!

  3. 10

    Sadie says

    I love this pattern! I am a beginner crocheter, and I’ve finished up to the fourth color, but I’ve noticed that it’s hard to tell that the pattern is chevron. Do you know what I can do to fix this?

    • 11

      Lorene says

      I’m not sure why it would be that way. None of my testers or anyone who has made the cowl has had that problem. If you’d like to email me a picture I can try to diagnose the issue. cre8tion@ymail.com

  4. 12

    Sadie says

    I think I have fixed the problem! I used some (old!) yarn from my grandma as one of my colors, and I think they were different weights. It looks much better now that I’ve changed yarns!

    • 16

      Lorene says

      you’ll need to go up to 54 chains. It must be done in multiples of 10 + 4 (14, 24, 34, 44, 54) etc.

      • 17

        Rebecca says

        So if I were to increase to 54 chains, would I then repeat three times or what? I’m finding this pattern hard to follow because of the notes to “repeat” or whatever. Writing it by telling me to follow the stars is super confusing.

        • 18

          Lorene says

          I’m sorry you are having confusion with the “stars”. That is how patterns are written. You would add one full repeat for every 10sts you add to the beginning chain.

  5. 20

    Lorena says

    At the end of the 3rd row, I have done 3 dc in each sc after 3dc in a sc and I have 3 remaining stitches left… Is that supposed to happen? Thanks :)

    • 21

      Lorene says

      You should not have any remaining sts left at the end of the row. I’m not sure what sc’s you are speaking of though? There are no sc’s in this pattern at all.

  6. 22

    Lorena says

    Oops sorry, I meant stitches. I’m going wrong somewhere… :) thanks for your response. I’ll keep trying.

    • 23

      Lorene says

      Are you positive you are dc3tog and not just 2? Let me know if you need any further clarification on anything, good luck.

  7. 24

    Hannah says

    This is a beautiful pattern and I’m so excited to finish my project! I do have a question though, I start with 44 chains but as I go I appear to be losing stitches. I get to the 5th or 6th row and I am already down to 30 something stitches. I haven’t been using the 3 chain stitches at the beginning of each row, should I be? Please tell me so I can figure out where I’m going wrong! Thank you!

    • 25

      Lorene says

      Yes you need to be using the Ch3 at the beginning of each row, it counts as the first dc (as stated in the pattern). In order to get the same results than you need to actually follow the pattern as it is written. Be sure to count your sts in every row… each row needs to have exactly the same amount of stitches.

      • 26

        Hannah says

        I think I figured out what I was doing wrong! I was using a decrease stitch rather than increase which was causing a loss of a stitches. I am following the pattern but I now have another question- I’m new to crocheting! Before doing the 2dc at the end of each row should the stitch before the 2dc be the same every single time or does it begin to change as the pattern goes? Thank you for your help so far, it has been great!

  8. 28

    Hannah says

    Thank you so much for all your help! I have actually finished the cowl now and it looks wonderful! I found a helpful video on YouTube that had a similar pattern so I was able to answer some of my own question using that after posting my previous comment. The video can be found here for anyone else who is a visual learner like me:
    http://youtu.be/yE3qRVQfdYY

    Thanks again for posting this pattern Lorene, I love it! :)

  9. 32

    mrs vee makes says

    Thanks for your version of the chevron stitch! Love it and can’t wait to make one for the upcoming winter and also thanks for sharing all your crochet knowledge:) There are just too many patterns and not enough time to make everything I want to! Thanks again!

  10. 33

    Tracie says

    Hi, I love this design! It’s fantastic!

    I’m going to change the colors so it’s more for fall but I want to do one for winter as well. What colors do you use for the accents?

    Thanks so much!

  11. 34

    Jessica says

    Hi. Thank you so much for your free patterns! You make really cute scarves! I was wondering if I could have permission to sell completed items that I make using your pattern? Please let me know. Thanks so much!

  12. 43

    Sofia says

    I love this Cowel n I’m trying to make it for a friend but my rows keep decreasing and I’m working my dc to the end stitch ??? Any tips on what I can do or what I’m doing wrong ???

    • 44

      Lorene says

      there are 2dc’s in the end st… is that the problem maybe? Go through and read each direction to make sure you are completing all the sts… sometimes it is easy to skip one. good luck

  13. 45

    Sofia says

    So I only have to do 2 dc in the last St or in the second n last St ?? Cuz ur pattern say wrk up to the second last St ???

    • 46

      Lorene says

      You do the repeat up until the second to last st… then do 2dc in the actual last st. I have rewritten the directions a little bit to make more sense.

  14. 47

    says

    Hi, I’m having some trouble with this pattern… on the first row. I’m following it to a tee (I’ve carefully followed it, made sure my chain is 44 etc.)

    When I get to the part I should do 2DC in final ch… I actually have 11 ch left. Every time. Nobody else seems to be having this problem, but I’ve now done this four times. Have I completely missed something?!

    • 48

      Lorene says

      I’m sorry, I made a correction to the pattern yesterday, that repeat should be two times, not one time, sorry.

  15. 49

    Renae says

    I am a beginner at this but I just have a question. Is it supposed to be “wavy” when doing rows 4-16 or am I doing something wrong?

    • 50

      Lorene says

      Yes it is supposed to be wavy once you get past the first row. It is like hills and valleys. When you stitch it together at the end, you will put it together like teeth… the peak on one side goes into the valley on the other. It seems a little awkward but it all works out.

  16. 51

    KrisTen says

    Hi,
    I stumbled across this cowl on Pinterest and I absoutely love it. However, I was looking over the pattern and it seems to skip from row 1 (chain row) to repeat between * and *** but without the actual pattern of what is to be stitched between the *’s. Please help!! I really want to make this to wear in 2 weeks.
    Thank you,
    Kristen

    • 52

      Lorene says

      Thank you. The pattern is correct… This part is the initial instructions after the chain (ignore the asterisks for this part)

      1dc in the 4th chain from hook (counts as two dcs in first ch). 1dc in each of the next 3 chs. *Dc3tog. 1dc in each of the next 3 chs**. 3dc in next ch. 1dc in each of the next 3 chs***.

      Then Repeat from * to *** 2 times. So do this two times- *Dc3tog. 1dc in each of the next 3 chs**. 3dc in next ch. 1dc in each of the next 3 chs***

      Then repeat from * to **. So do this- *Dc3tog. 1dc in each of the next 3 chs**.

      Then- 2dc in last ch.

      Let me know if you have any other questions, enjoy!

        • 54

          Lorene says

          I don’t know why it isn’t showing correctly. I’ll have to ask my tech guy… but here are rows 2 & 3

          2. 1dc in the 4th chain from hook (counts as two dcs in first ch). 1dc in each of the next 3 chs. *Dc3tog. 1dc in each of the next 3 chs**. 3dc in next ch. 1dc in each of the next 3 chs***. Repeat from * to ***  2 times.  Repeat from * to **. 2dc in last ch.

          3. Ch3 and turn. 1dc in the first st (counts as two dcs in first st). 1dc in each of the next 3sts. *Dc3tog. 1dc in each of the next 3sts**. 3dc in next st. 1dc in each of the next 3sts***. Repeat from * to *** 2 times.  Repeat from * to **. 2dc in last st (top of Ch3 from previous row).

          • 55

            Pennie says

            Yes, rows 2 and 3 are missing / incorrect. Can you please fix them so the pattern can be printed ?

            Love the cowl !

          • 56

            Lorene says

            I do not know why this is happening… I can’t seem to correct it. I’m working on it, sorry.

            But here is the pattern

            Pattern

            Row 1. Beginning with main color. Chain 44

            Row 2. 1dc in the 4th chain from hook (counts as two dcs in first ch). 1dc in each of the next 3 chs. *Dc3tog. 1dc in each of the next 3 chs**. 3dc in next ch. 1dc in each of the next 3 chs***. Repeat from * to *** 2 times. Repeat from * to **. 2dc in last ch.

            Row 3. Ch3 and turn. 1dc in the first st (counts as two dcs in first st). 1dc in each of the next 3sts. *Dc3tog. 1dc in each of the next 3sts**. 3dc in next st. 1dc in each of the next 3sts***. Repeat from * to *** 2 times. Repeat from * to **. 2dc in last st (top of Ch3 from previous row).

            Rows 4-16. Repeat row 3.

            Rows 17-22. Repeat row 3, changing color every two rows for the ombre accents.

            Rows 23-41. Repeat row 3, using main color. On last row, fasten off leaving a 18-20” tail.

            Row 42. Mattress stitch ends together. (great tutorial by Moogly can be found HERE)

          • 57

            Pennie says

            Thank you for the complete pattern and for fixing the missing rows !! One other quick question: when doing the dc3tog, do you do a ch1 prior to doing the next 3 stitches? Usually there is a ch1 to sort of lock the dc3tog stitch together……or, do you just pull through all the loops and then proceed to do the next 3 dc stitches??

            Thanks again !

          • 58

            Lorene says

            typically on dc3tog there is not a ch1 to lock the stitches, though that is typical for cluster stitches (3dc cluster). There are slight differences in these two stitches. The instructions for the dc3tog is in the Special Stitches portion of the pattern. Just follow it exactly as written. (basically you just pull through all remaining loops and go directly to the next indicated stitch. Good luck!

  17. 61

    stacey says

    My cowl is alot longer than 13.5 inches and I’m not done yet have I don’t something wrong or is there a typo on the length ?

    • 62

      Lorene says

      the dimensions listed are for the finished project, once it is stitched together, so it will be 13 1/2 by 27 before you stitch it together. :)

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