Bobble Row Cowl (Free Pattern)

Today I’d like to share with you the Bobble Row Cowl. A free crochet pattern that uses only two stitches: bobbles and herringbone half double crochet. If you are not familiar with those stitches, I have included a quick written tutorial to guide you along. I used Red Heart Super Saver Ombre for this cowl and it took approximately 3/4 of the skein. The pattern is very flexible should you want to make it a little long or shorter for your personal preference.

Let’s get to it!

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Notes:

  • This pattern is written in US terms
  • Ch 1 at the beginning of rows does not count as a stitch.
  • The sizing of this cowl is completely adjustable to your preference. Simply increase or decrease the width or length to your desired size.
  • Counting your stitches is extremely important for this pattern. It can be tricky to know which part of the bobble stitches to crochet into.

This pattern uses the bobble stitch and herringbone half double crochet stitch. If you are not familiar with these, I have provided a quick written walk through below.

Materials Needed:

  • 1 skein of Red Heart Super Saver Ombre in the colourway of your choosing. Alternately, if you would prefer a solid colour cowl, any similar worsted weight yarn would work although please take into account a possible difference in sizing.
  • 6 mm hook
  • Scissors

Special Stitch Tutorials:
Bobble Stitch
Yarn over and insert hook into stitch. Yarn over and pull up a loop. Yarn over and pull through first 2 loops on hook (2 loops now on hook). Yarn over and insert hook into same stitch. Yarn over and pull up a loop. Yarn over and pull through 2 loops on hook (3 loops now on hook). Yarn over and insert hook into same stitch. Yarn over and pull up a loop. Yarn over and pull through 2 loops on hook (4 loops now on hook). Yarn over and insert hook into same stitch. Yarn over and pull up a loop. Yarn over and pull through 2 loops on hook (5 loops now on hook). Yarn over and pull through all 5 loops on hook. Do not chain to close the cluster, instead place 1 sc into the next stitch.

Herringbone Half Double Crochet – Yarn over and insert hook into stitch. Yarn over and pull up a loop (3 loops on hook). Pull the top loop on your hook down through the middle loop on your hook (2 loops on hook). Yarn over and pull through remaining loops on hook.

Pattern:

Chain 30 and begin row one in the second chain from your hook.

Row 1:
Make 1 herringbone half double crochet into the first stitch and each stitch to the end of the row. (29) Chain 1 and turn.

Row 2:
Make 1 herringbone half double crochet into each stitch of the row. (29) Chain 1 and turn.

Row 3:
Make 1 herringbone half double crochet into each stitch of the row. (29) Chain 1 and turn.

Row 4:
Place 1 single crochet into the first stitch. In the next stitch, create one bobble stitch followed by one single crochet into the stitch after that. Continue this pattern (single crochet, bobble, single crochet) until you reach the end of the row (29). Chain 1 and turn. (You should always be starting and ending the bobble rows with a single crochet. 14 bobbles should be in each bobble row)

Continue this sequence of rows 1-4 until you reach a length of 84 rows total with an approximate length of 34 inches long. Your last row should be bobbles in order to maintain a smooth and even appearance of the pattern once stitched together.

Bring your two short ends together so that the bobbles are inside and the smooth side of the project is facing out. Use your preferred method to stitch the ends together being careful to catch the proper stitch space of your last bobble row. Fasten off, weave in your ends and flip your project back so that bobbles are facing outwards. Your Bobble Row Cowl is complete!

I hope you had fun with this pattern. As always, you can find me over on Instagram under sweet_bee_crochet. If you are interested in a free .pdf version of this pattern for printing purposes, you can find it through the Ravelry Designs section of my blog along with other fun pattern and designs created by me.

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