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Chunky Crochet Cowl

crochet Nicki Trench

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Nicki has created this beautiful block colour cowl using four shades of a super chunky Debbie Bliss yarn, resulting in a warm, soft and snuggly snood to see you through then next few chilly months! The project is really simple to make so even beginner crocheters can give it a go. Over to you, Nicki...

Chunky Crochet Cowl Nicki Trench

How to crochet the Sunrise Cowl

This is a really great scarf for wearing in the depths of winter. Even though the wool is thick and chunky it’s extra soft, so it feels comfortable and warm around the neck. It also crochets up really quickly using half trebles and can be made over a couple of evenings. I have put this at level 2 – the stitch is really simple and great for a beginner, but the wool is a little fluffy and it takes time to find the stitches.


Yarns and Materials

Debbie Bliss Lara, 58% merino/42% superfine alpaca chunky/super chunky yarn 100g (3½oz) balls, approx. 60m (65yd) per ball:

1 x ball of each of:

09 Nadia (dark grey) (A)

01 Pasha (off white) (B)

04 Yuru (light grey) (C)

11 Amelia (orange) (D)


Needles and Equipment

8mm (US size L/11) crochet hook

Yarn sewing needle


Gauge (Tension)

8 sts x 5 rows over a 10cm (4in) square working half trebles using an 8mm (US size L/11) hook and Debbie Bliss Lara.


Finished measurement

approx 24cm (9½in) deep x 150cm (60in) around



approx approximately

ch chain

htr half treble

rep repeat

st(s) stitch(es)


To make the scarf

Row 1: Using A, make 21ch, 1htr in third ch from hook, 1htr in each ch to end. (19 sts)  

Row 2: 2ch, 1htr in each st to end. (19 sts)

Row 3: Rep Row 2 until either the end of the ball has been reached (ending at the end of a row and not in the middle), or 19 rows have been worked or work measures approx 37.5cm (15in).

Change to B, rep Rows 2 and 3 for another 37.5cm (15in).

Change to C, rep Rows 2 and 3 for another 37.5cm (15in).

Change to D, rep Rows 2 and 3 for another 37.5cm (15in).

Fasten off.



Join seam.


Crocheted Scarves and Cowls by Nicki Trench

This project is taken from Crocheted Scarves and Cowls by Nicki Trench.

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