Free Pattern Friday – Witch’s Cowl

With the snowpocalypse bearing down on the East Coast, what better way to spend a Friday night in than with a free chunky cowl pattern? And once it’s finished, you’ll have something to keep you warm if you go out and about this weekend!

I have one of these scarves listed in my Etsy store, but got the idea for the name of this pattern after a conversation with my friend. She did the product photography and image editing for my Etsy items, so I promised her a custom scarf. She picked the long alpaca blend infinity scarf, but wanted different colors. And upon digging through my yarn and selecting her choices, she said, “I want dark colors, like something a witch in the forest would wear.”

And the witch’s cowl was created.

Reminiscent of something a powerful and sinister witch might wear, when she wants to keep herself warm, of course, this bulky crochet infinity scarf was made with Yarn Bee’s Effortless Super Bulky. It’s 80% acrylic and 20% alpaca, making it extra soft. I just love the alpaca fibers, it makes the yarn feel so natural and rustic. And because the yarn is so thick, it works up pretty quickly. This only took me between two and three hours.

Here’s the pattern:

I used an N-hook.

With your first color, chain 121. Join to the first chain with a slip stitch to form a circle. Be careful not to twist the chain.

For the first round, chain 3, then double crochet in each chain around. Join your second color with a slip stitch in the top of the chain 3.

(I didn’t cut and join my yarn, I carried it through.)

Now, for the second round, chain 2, then skip the first double crochet, and double crochet front post (dcfp) in the next stitch.

Then double crochet front post in the skipped stitch.

Repeat this pattern all the way around.

Join your first color with a slip stitch at the top of the chain 2, chain 3, then double crochet all the way around.

Join your second color with a slip stitch and the top of the chain 3, chain 2, then repeat round 2.

Join your first color with a slip stitch at the top of the chain 2, chain 3, and double crochet all the way around.

This is where I fastened off, but you can certainly continue repeating the sounds to make it thicker. This bulky crochet infinity scarf is long enough to wrap two or three times around, whatever your preference.

Enjoy, and stay warm!

Note: Feel free to make and sell items based on this pattern, but please link here if you do so.

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