Free Crochet Cowl Pattern: The Ava Cowl

blue ava cowl being worn by a mannequin

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The Ava Cowl crochet pattern has been a long time coming. I initially posted a picture of my first Ava Cowl on Instagram in the Fall of 2018. I liked the aesthetic of the cowl however, I just wasn’t happy with it. So I tweaked it and tweaked it. Then, to be honest, I would put it down for a while because I would get distracted and move on to one of my other works in progress. But, thanks to the many people that loved it and messaged me asking me for the pattern, I perservered rather than letting this design disappear into my wip pile.

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My initial plan was to use up some of the Bernat Pop that I had in my stash but also to create a pattern that could be done utilizing only one skein of Bernat Pop. Everytime I tweaked something I would end up with too much yarn left over and when I say I want to use one skein, I mean that I want to use as much of that skein as I can and waste as little as possible. If you stick to the gauge, you’ll be able to use the full skein with very little waste – maybe 2 to 3 feet of yarn remaining.

Close up texture image of crochet puff stitches

If you’re not wanting to use Bernat Pop, this pattern can be done in your favourite comparable worsted weight yarn as long as you’re meeting gauge. I’ve made this cowl in Blue Chambray and Ebony and Ivory colourways and both turned out amazing. The Ebony and Ivory cowl was a big hit and is actually what inspired my Polar Puff Messy Bun Hat Pattern

Skill Level:

  • Easy

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Supplies:

An ad-free version of this pattern can be purchased HERE on Ravelry or HERE on Etsy.

Abbreviations:

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Special stitches required:

Puff Stitch: Yarn over and insert hook into designated stitch.  Yarn over and pull through stitch.  There will be three loops on your stitch.  Repeat this four more times.  You will have a total of eleven loops on the hook.  Yarn over and pull through all loops on the hook.  Chain one to secure the stitch. (Find a tutorial HERE).

Size:

  • 17” across when laid flat and 9.75” tall

Gauge:

  • 15 sts across x 12 rows = 4” square

NOTES:

  • This pattern is written using U.S. terminology
  • Instructions within the asterisks (*) are to be repeated.

Pattern

CH 110.  Join with a sl st to form a circle.  Make sure your chain isn’t twisted before joining. 

mannequinn modelling a crochet cowl in shades of blue

Rows 1 – 3: CH 1. Sc in each stitch across.  Join with sl st.  (110)

Row 4: CH 2. HDC in first stitch.  *CH 1, skip 1 stitch, HDC in next stitch*.  Repeat until end.  Join with sl st. (110)

Rows 5 – 6: CH 1.  Sc in each stitch across.  Join with sl st. (110)

Row 7: CH 3 (counts as a stitch) PS in 2nd stitch.  Skip 1 stitch. *1 ps, skip 1* til end.  Join with sl st to the top of the CH 3. (110)

Rows 8 – 9: CH 1.  Sc in each stitch across.  Join with sl st.  (110)

Row 10: CH 2. HDC in first stitch.  *CH 1, skip 1 stitch, HDC in next stitch*.  Repeat until end.  Join with sl st. (110)

woman modelling the ava cowl made with this free crochet cowl pattern


Rows 11 – 12: CH 1.  Sc in each stitch across.  Join with sl st.  (110)

Row 13: CH 2 (counts as a stitch) Ps in 2nd stitch.  Skip 1 stitch. *1 ps, skip 1* til end.  Join with sl st to the top of the CH 3 (110)

Rows 14 – 15: CH 1.  Sc in each stitch across.  Join with sl st.  (110)

Row 16: CH 2. HDC in first stitch.  *CH 1, skip 1 stitch, HDC in next stitch*.  Repeat until end.  Join with sl st. (110)

Rows 17 – 18: CH 1.  Sc in each stitch across.  Join with sl st.  (110)

Row 19: CH 2 (counts as a stitch) Ps in 2nd stitch.  Skip 1 stitch. *1 ps, skip 1* til end.  Join with sl st to the top of the CH 3. (110)

The Ava cowl on a manequinn, made with this free crochet cowl pattern.


Rows 20 – 21: CH 1.  Sc in each stitch across.  Join with sl st.  (110)

Row 22: CH 2. HDC in first stitch.  *CH 1, skip 1 stitch, HDC in next stitch*.  Repeat until end.  Join with sl st. (110)

Rows 23 – 24: CH 1.  Sc in each stitch across.  Join with sl st.  (110)

Row 25: CH 2 (counts as a stitch) Ps in 2nd stitch.  Skip 1 stitch. *1 ps, skip 1* til end.  Join with sl st to the top of the CH 3. (110)

Rows 26 – 27: CH 1.  Sc in each stitch across.  Join with sl st.  (110)

Row 28: CH 2. HDC in first stitch.  *CH 1, skip 1 stitch, HDC in next stitch*.  Repeat until end.  Join with sl st. (110)

Rows 29 – 31: CH 1.  Sc in each stitch across.  Join with sl st.  (110)
FO and weave in ends.

Disclaimer:

Feel free to sell the item created by this pattern but please provide pattern credit back to me when posting online, and please provide a link to my Etsy Shop: www.etsy.com/ca/shop/theloopylamb.  Please do not resell, distribute, duplicate, or share this pattern in any printed or digital form, claiming this pattern as your own original design.  Please do not use my photos when selling your finished items.   

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Looking for more accessory crochet patterns? Check out The Super Quick Chunky Cowl, Once in a Blue Moon Triangle Scarf , Tweedy Pocket Scarf and The Crochet Tartan Cowl.

blue ava cowl crochet cowl being worn by a mannequin

18 thoughts on “Free Crochet Cowl Pattern: The Ava Cowl”

  1. Hi I have a few questions, when doing the puff stitch does the chain one count as a stitch? I’m a little confused. Does the Chain 1 and 2 for the Half double and Single crochet rows also count as a stitch? thanks so much. 🙂

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    • Hi Rebecca,

      The CHs at the beginning of each row don’t count as a stitch. The chains worked within each row, after the puff stitches and the HDCs are counted as stitches. I hope this helps. If not, feel free to send me a message on Instagram (www.instagram.com/theloopylamb) or send me an email at ashley@theloopylamb.com. I’m happy to help further if needed 🙂

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      • This cowl is absolutely gorge, just got the pattern on the blog hop. Thanks so much for participating.
        Just a quick question, is the headband/earwarmer in the photo one of your pattern designs also,? If so, could you share the pattern name, please. Thank you in advance.

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    • Hi Sharron,

      Anyone that purchased a copy of the PDF version of this pattern was sent the updated version of the pattern over the weekend. If you got the PDF via Ravelry, the update was sent through Ravelry. If you got your copy via Etsy then a message was sent via conversations and an email was sent to the email used to purchase the pattern.

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