Classic Ripple Crochet Cowl

A relaxing one skein project you can gift, donate or enjoy for yourself.

Skill Level | Easy
Finished Size | 10″ wide; 56″ circumference

This classic ripple crochet cowl is a favorite around here. The stitch pattern is relaxing and fun to crochet and the yarn does all the beautiful colorwork for you.

Introduction

About this Pattern


If you’re looking for a relaxing one-skein project, you’re in the right place. The ripple stitch is perfect for projects like this because it’s reversible, it’s interesting enough to keep your attention yet its simple repeat makes it a great project for when you need to tune out and just enjoy the process.

With this project you’ll get lots of practice with the ripple stitch, a must-know stitch because it’s great for all sorts of projects. You don’t need to be a pro to make this cowl either, but a little experience with keeping good tension and working double crochet stitches will go a long way!

Before you begin, review this page entirely so you understand the full scope of the project. We have a list of recommended supplies and abbreviations here on this page as well as written instructions and a tutorial to walk you through our classic ripple crochet cowl from start to finish.

getting started

Recommended Supplies


  • Approx 590 yds; Lion Brand Mandala Yarn (Colorway pictured: Valkyrie)
  • 5 mm Crochet Hook
  • Yarn Needle
  • Scissors

FAQ : Can I use a different yarn?
Sure, as long as it’s in the same weight category. Check your gauge to make sure the substitution won’t effect the sizing and keep in mind the recommended yarn amount will likely be inaccurate.

Additional Resources:

Essential Guide to Yarn Weight

3 Things You Must Do to Substitute Yarn on B.Hooked TV

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pattern details

Abbreviations


This pattern is written in US crochet terminology.

  • Ch Chain
  • Dc Double Crochet
  • Dc2tog Double Crochet Two Together
  • Hk Hook
  • Rem Remaining
  • Slst Slip Stitch
  • St(s) Stitch(es)
Classic Ripple Crochet Cowl
Finished Size

10″ wide; 56″
circumference

Gauge

From peak to peak = 3.5″
7 rows = 3.5″

Our classic ripple crochet cowl is worked in flat rows and joined to form a circle scarf. If you prefer to have a straight scarf, disregard joining instructions. You may, however, consider adding more yarn so it’s approximately 70″ long.

Additional Notes: Chain three at beginning of rows counts as a double crochet.

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the pattern

Written Instructions


Row 1: Ch 45. 1 dc in 4th ch from hk. 1 dc in next 4 sts. Dc2tog twice. *1 dc in next 4 sts. 2 dc in next 2 sts. 1 dc in next 4 sts. Dc2tog twice. Rep from * to last 5 sts. 1 dc next 4 sts. 2 dc in last st. Turn.

Row 2: Ch 3. 1 dc in same st as ch 3. 1 dc in next 4 sts. Dc2tog twice. *1 dc in next 4 sts. 2 dc in next 2 sts. 1 dc in next 4 sts. Dc2tog twice. Rep from * to last 5 sts. 1 dc in next 4 sts. 2 dc in last st. Turn.

Repeat: Rep row 2 until work measures about 56″ or until you have about a yard of yarn left.

Joining

Step 1: Fold the two ends so the pattern meets up.

Step 2: Find the first stitch on the opposite end of the working yarn and slst to join the two ends together.

Step 3: Slst in the inner loop of each remaining stitch.

Step 4: Fasten off and weave in ends.


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