Making a Crossed Swords Crochet Cowl

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December 29, 2014

finished cowl on mannequinI chose this name because of the unique crossover double crochet pattern. It is very textured and interesting to look at. You will look like a pro, yet you will only need basic double and single crochet knowledge.


This pattern will allow you to turn a humble $2 ball of Red Heart yarn into your very own masterpiece. It is great as a gift, even better to keep and show off.
Have fun making your cowl!

Total Time: Around 3 hours

Yield: 1

Source: Self

another view of finished cowl


  • J crochet hook
  • scissors
  • embroidery needle for weaving in ends
  • 1 ball Red Heart yarn, 236 yards, color; grey heather


  1. With your J hook, loosely chain 150. 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and each across till end.
  2. sc in beginning chain
  3. Ch 3, skip the space that you chained 3 from, *skip next sc, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sc, 1 dc in last sc skipped, *repeat from * to * till end. 1 dc in ch.
  4. Please note where your first dc is placed.
  5. location of first dc

  6. When you work your dc in the skipped sc, you will simply go back and work it from the front as usual.
  7. working dc
  8. See what you end up with? May feel a bit awkward at first, but it's really very easy!:)
  9. result of working dc
  10. Ch 1, turn. Skip the first dc where you just chained, 1 sc in each ch to end of row.
  11. sc in chain stitches
  12. Repeat steps 2 and 6 in order 4 more times.
  13. Repeat step 2 once more.
  14. Now rotate your work to the right and slip stitch in that same space.
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  16. Ch 2 and work 18 more dc evenly spaced at the end of the scarf.
  17. dc at end of scarf
  18. Ch 2, turn. Work 1 dc in each stitch till end.
  19. Repeat 2 more times.*The reason you are adding these 4 rows is simply because the cowl ended up too short!:) I needed a bit more length so you weren't being choked when wearing it wrapped around your neck.
  20. adding 4 rows to extend length
  21. Line up your end with the other scarf end.
  22. lining up ends
  23. Ch 1, turn. Working through both thicknesses, work 18 sc evenly along ends to join them.
  24. sc connection stitches

  25. See? It looks like you meant to do that.
  26. ends connected with stitched rows
  27. Now keep it.
  28. closeup of pattern on finished cowl
  29. Give it away.
  30. view of cowl on mannequin


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