With this free crochet pattern and video tutorial, you’ll learn how to crochet the Grace Tinley Cowl, an easy, oversized cowl worked in the classic granny stitch pattern and worsted weight yarn that can be pulled up over your head, and tucked into your jacket for added warmth.
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Back in December of 2022, I shared the Grace Tinley Infinity Scarf using the same beautiful green yarn and basic pattern. I was actually on my way to this large, sort of hooded cowl when I reached the perfect width for an infinity scarf, and made a pit stop for that design, which I love!
After that, I continued on adding more rounds on my way up to 18″ tall, which is a great height to be able to cover your neck and pull over your head when you want a little more coziness and protection. I have on an earwarmer for added coverage and warmth for my ears, and the cowl covers the back of my neck, fits up and over my bun and over to the top of my forehand – if you are wearing your hair down, you’ll have even more coverage.
Now, I’ve used Emma’s Yarn Washable Worsted for my cowl. This is a really lovely, 100% superwash merino wool that is hand dyed at my local yarn shop, Four Purls, in Winter Haven, Florida. It’s soft, squishy, not itchy and simply beautiful! Similar yarns are going to be Lion Brand Wool Ease and WeCrochet Swish, but you can use your favorite worsted weight yarn out of your stash!
My Grace Tinley series features the classic granny stitch pattern (a favorite of mine!), which is created by skipping a few stitches, and then working double crochet clusters into that skipped space. Find wearables and accessories here on Cre8tion Crochet, and home decor projects on EyeLoveKnots. The granny stitch pattern itself is beginner friendly, but working in the round, and with a twisted chain, it makes this project more suitable for an advanced beginner that is comfortable working in the round.
Prefer a granny square infinity scarf that can be wrapped twice around the neck for extra coziness? Check out my Grace Tinley Infinity Scarf, which has 4 sizes included!
Love cozy, oversized cowls? You’ll also love the Blustery Day Cowl, which can be worn 4 ways!
The yellow earwarmer you see is my Little Pebbles Earwarmer, which is available in 4 sizes. I wear this earwarmer on repeat when it’s cold out!
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What Supplies Do I Need to Crochet an Infinity Scarf?
- 965 Yards of Worsted Weight #4 Yarn – I used Emma’s Yarn Washable Worsted in the Freshly Cut colorway
- H8/5mm Crochet Hook – I love my ergonomic hooks from SiennasBowtique on Etsy
- Tapestry Needle
Emma’s Yarn Washable Worsted is such a lovely yarn to work with. It’s a 100% superwash merino wool that is soft, cozy and squishy, and not itchy at all. Superwash means it can easily be machine washed if needed without worry of it felting, and the gorgeous colorway is hand dyed at my local yarn shop, Four Purls – they knock it out of the park!
How Long Does it Take to Crochet an Oversized Cowl?
I was able to work up this cowl in about 6 and a half hours.
18″ Tall by 43″ in Circumference
Gauge – Not Essential:
In pattern, 5 clusters + it’s respective space = 4″ wide; 5 rounds (aka 10) = 4 1/4″ tall
Abbreviation (US Term)
- DC – Double Crochet (Photo Tutorial)
Typically, we are careful not to twist the beginning chain when we join to work in the round, but for this cowl, imagine the chain laid out as you normal would, leaving the right side of the chain with the v-shapes of the chains facing up, go to the left side of the chain and turn it over 180 degrees (so you’re looking at the back of the chains) – this adds the twist we’re looking for.
By twisting the initial chain, with each round of this cowl it actually works two rounds at the same time – one appearing on each side of the foundation chain. The rounds in the pattern are only listed once, even though it counts as 2. For example, Round 2 is actually equal to 4 rounds.
Beginning chain 2 counts as a double crochet.
Grace Tinley Cowl, Video Tutorial:
Grace Tinley Infinity Scarf, Written Pattern:
Chain 162. Turn the chain 180 degrees to twist, then slip stitch join to the first chain. Chain 2. Working in the back bump of the chain: 2 DC into the first stitch, skip each of the next 2 stitches, (3 DC into the next stitch, skip each of the next 2 stitches) to the end of the chains, then flip to work on the opposite side of the foundation chain. We’ll continue working in pattern with each remaining cluster worked into the same stitch as the first part of the round: skip each of the next 2 stitches, (3 DC into the next stitch, skip each of the next 2 stitches) around. Slip stitch join to the top chain of the beginning chain 2. [54 Granny Stitch Clusters]
R2 – 24: Chain 2, and turn. Work 2 DC into the space found in between clusters, then work 3 DC into each remaining space found in between clusters all the way around. Slip stitch join to the top chain of the beginning chain 2.
Fasten off, and weave in ends.
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