It probably won’t come as any surprise that cowls are one of my favorite things to crochet. They are my go-to projects for gifts and any time I discover a new yarn. I recently came across Isaac Mizrahi Skyscraper, a Michael’s exclusive yarn, and fell in love. I was drawn to the unique colorways and interesting texture (acrylic, bamboo, alpaca and wool, oh my!) Of course a cowl was the first project that popped into mind when I held it in my hands. Shortly after I brought it home, the skyscraper cowl was born.
Two skeins of yarn, your favorite 6.5 mm hook and a relaxing Sunday afternoon are the only ingredients required for this beauty. With the holidays right at our doorstep, I hope you’ll find this cowl perfect for someone on your Christmas list this year. It’s soft, it’s cozy and it’s pretty easy to crochet, need I say more?
Crochet Pattern by B. Hooked Crochet, Copyright 2015.
Please do not copy, sell or redistribute this pattern. Items produced using this pattern may be sold, however please do not use the photos on this page.
This pattern is written in US crochet terms
Gather Your Supplies
- 2 Skeins Isaac Mizrahi Skyscraper, woolworth shown (332 yds) Can be purchase at Michael’s only, in store or online.
- 6.5 mm Crochet hook
- Darning Needle
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Gauge and Sizing
Your finished cowl will measure approximately 18″ long and 11″ tall when laying flat. The estimated circumference is 36″. This cowl will fit most adults and teenagers.
- BBO – Back Bar Only
- Ch – Chain
- Dcc – Double Crochet Cluster** (see stitch description below)
- Hdc – Half Double Crochet
- Sc – Single Crochet
- Slst – Slip Stitch
- YO – Yarn Over
This pattern is worked in the round from bottom to top. Isaac Mizrahi yarn is recommended but you may substitute with another bulky weight (#5) yarn.
Stitch Description: Double Crochet Cluster (Dcc) YO and insert hook into designated stitch, YO and pull up a loop. YO and pull through two loops (two loops on hook). YO and insert hook into same stitch, YO and pull up a loop. YO and pull through two loops (three loops on hook). YO and insert hook into same stitch, YO and pull up a loop. YO and pull through two loops (four loops on hook). YO and pull through all four loops. Chain one.
How To Crochet the Skyscraper Cowl Video Tutorial
This video is also available in a left handed version. Click here to be directed to the left handed tutorial on YouTube.
Round 1: Ch 100. Join with a slst to the first chain to form a ring. Ch 1 (place a stitch marker here to make identifying it easier). Make 1 hdc in every chain. Join with a slst to the chain 1 with stitch marker.
Rounds 2-5: Ch 1. (Working the camel stitch) Make one hdc in the back bar only of every stitch. Join with a slst to the chain 1.
Round 6: Ch 1. Make one sc in the back bar only of every stitch. Join with a slst to the first chain.
[alert-announce]Note: if you would like to chain the size of the cowl, make sure you choose an even number of chains and stitches. [/alert-announce]
Rounds 7-16: Ch 2 (counts as first step in the Dcc), and finish a double crochet cluster. Ch 1, Skip one stitch and Dcc in next stitch. Repeat around and join with a slst to the first Dcc.
Round 17: Ch 1. Make one hdc in every stitch and in every chain space. Join with a slst to the first chain.
Rounds 18-23: Ch 1. Make one hdc in the back bar only of every stitch. Join with a slst to the chain 1.
Bind off and weave in your ends.