Snow Drops Reversible Cowl

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The Snow Drops Reversible Cowl is the perfect balance between modern lines and pretty crochet lace – because it features them both in one super wearable free crochet cowl pattern!

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Double the thickness means double the warmth – and twice the style! You can flip it over to match your outfit or your mood – or fold it to show off both sides at once.

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Snow Drops Reversible Cowl

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  • US-I, 5.5 mm hook (Furls Fiberarts recommended)
  • 500 yds LB Collection Superwash Merino (DK/8ply weight yarn; 306 yds/280 m; 100 g/3.53 oz)
    Color A – Ivory: 1 ball – 200 yds
    Color B – Eggplant: 1 ball – 300 yds
  • Stitch markers (Clover Lock Ring Markers recommended)
  • Gauge: 16 sts x 12 rows = 4″ in Part 2 st pattern (dc in 3rd loop row and hdc row alternating)
  • Finished Size: 7.5″ wide x 17″ wide laid flat (34″ around)
  • To customize the size: Begin with any multiple of 10 sts.

NOTES:

  • This cowl is made in two parts that are then crocheted together. Each part uses just one color/ball of yarn.
  • If you prefer not to use foundation stitches, you can start each piece as follows, then go to Round 2 of the pattern pieces:
    Round 1: Ch 141, skip the first ch, sc in remaining chs; join to work in the round. (140 sc)
  • Helpful tutorials: FSC (foundation single crochet); working in the “3rd loop”

PART 1 INSTRUCTIONS (the lace side) – Color A:

Round 1: FSC 140, join to work in the round. (140 sts)

Round 2: Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), 2 dc in 1st st, *ch 5, skip 4 sts, sc in next st, ch 5, skip 4 sts, ** 5 dc in next st; repeat from * around, finishing last repeat at **, then 2 dc in 1st st of previous round (same st as ch 3 and 2 dc); join to top of ch 3. (14 5-dc shells)

Round 3: Ch 2, skip 1st st, dc in next st, *ch 3, skip next st, sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 5, skip next st, sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 3, skip next st, ** dc3tog over next 3 sts; repeat from * around, finishing last repeat at **, dc in last st, join to 1st dc of round. (14 dc3tog sts)

Round 4: Ch 1, sc in 1st st, *ch 5, skip ch-3 sp, skip next st, 5 dc in next ch-5 sp, ** ch 5, skip next st, skip ch-3 sp, sc in next st; repeat from * around, finishing last repeat at **, ch 2, dc in 1st st of round. (14 5-dc shells)

Round 5: Ch 1, sc in 1st st, *ch 5, skip next st, sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 3, skip next st, dc3tog over next 3 sts, ch 3, skip next st, ** sc in next ch-5 sp; repeat from * finishing last repeat at **, join to 1st sc of round. (14 dc3tog sts)

Round 6: Sl st in next 3 chs, ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), 2 dc in same ch sp, *ch 5, skip next st, skip ch-3 sp, sc in next st, ch 5, skip ch-3 sp, skip next st, ** 5 dc in ch-5 sp; repeat from * finishing last repeat at **, then 2 dc in 1st ch-5 sp (working over the sl sts made at the beginning of this round); join to top of ch 3. (14 5-dc shells)

Round 7: Ch 2, skip 1st st, dc in next st, *ch 3, skip next st, sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 5, skip next st, sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 3, skip next st, ** dc3tog over next 3 sts; repeat from * around, finishing last repeat at **, dc in last st, join to 1st dc of round. (14 dc3tog sts)

Round 8: Ch 1, sc in 1st st, *ch 5, skip ch-3 sp, skip next st, 5 dc in next ch-5 sp, ** ch 5, skip next st, skip ch-3 sp, sc in next st; repeat from * around, finishing last repeat at **, ch 2, dc in 1st st of round. (14 5-dc shells)

Round 9: Ch 1, sc in 1st st, *ch 5, skip next st, sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 3, skip next st, dc3tog over next 3 sts, ch 3, skip next st, ** sc in next ch-5 sp; repeat from * finishing last repeat at **, join to 1st sc of round. (14 dc3tog sts)

Round 10 – 17: Repeat Round 6 – 9 twice.

Round 18: Ch 1, skip 1st st, *sc 5 in ch-5 sp, skip next st, sc 2 in ch-3 sp, sc in next st, sc 2 in ch-3 sp, skip next st; repeat from * around, join to 1st sc of round, break yarn and finish off. (140 sts)

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PART 2 INSTRUCTIONS (the solid side) – Color B:

Round 1: FSC 140, join to work in the round. (140 sts)

Round 2: Ch 2 (does not count as a st), dc in each st around; join to 1st dc of round. (140 sts)

Round 3: Ch 1, hdc in each st around; join to 1st hdc of round. (14o sts)

Round 4: Ch 2 (does not count as a st), dc in 3rd loop of each st around; join to 1st dc of round. (140 sts)

Round 5 – 22: Repeat Rounds 3 – 4 nine times.

Round 23: Ch 1, sc in each st around; join to 1st sc of round. (140 sts) Do not break yarn, remove hook and place stitch marker in active loop to keep it from pulling out during assembly.

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ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS – worked with Color B:

  1. Both pieces are worked in the round, so the right side is the one that was facing you as you crocheted. Turn Part 2 wrong side out, and place wrong sides together, with Part 2 on the inside of Part 1.
  2. Use stitch markers to attach top and bottom of both parts evenly.
  3. Replace hook in active loop of Part 2 and sc through both layers of top and bottom. (140 sts on each) Break yarn and weave in ends.

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And now you have a reversible cowl! I love the way each side peeks out, however you wear it. And if you prefer long infinity scarves to cowls, just make the first round as long as you like, with any multiple of 10 sts. I hope you enjoy the Snow Drops Reversible Cowl!

Written pattern copyright Tamara Kelly 2015, all rights reserved. Please do not reprint or repost this pattern, but please do link to this page to share this pattern with others. To print this pattern for personal use, please use the green Print Friendly button at the bottom of the pattern. If you wish to make items for sale from this pattern, or translate it to another language, please visit the About page for details. Thank you to Lion Brand Yarn for providing the yarn for this pattern!

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Comments

  1. 14

    Judy says

    I must echo the “STUNNING” comment. I saw a cowl like this recently, but it was knitted, and I filed a photo of it away, thinking someday I would try to figure out how to duplicate it in crochet. But I don’t need to tax my brain or crochet skills when Tamara Kelly is on the job. This is exactly what I was looking for. You are truly amazing–thank you so much for sharing the pattern and your amazing talent.

  2. 16

    Stevie Baucom says

    I love this!! I might try to make it into an infinity scarf that can wrap and you can see both sides all the time :)

  3. 19

    Joanne bailey says

    Tammy,
    This pattern is so beautiful. I appreciate how you share so much of your beautiful work.
    Thank you so much.

  4. 21

    Kitten With A Whiplash says

    I’m not the biggest fan Cowls ever had, but this is truly exceptional. I loved Judy’s comment … since I cannot crochet any more, I saw this as an inspiration to design a knit version. But now I’ll search around and see if I can save on my “taxes” too! Either way I’ll still save this.

  5. 23

    Erika White says

    This is absolutely beautiful……. May all your Birthday wishes come true!!!!! Take the day and enjoy!!!!

  6. 27

    tess says

    HELP… some how, when I am working with a pattern like this and it says…
    Round 1: FSC 140, join to work in the round. (140 sts)

    Round 2: Ch 2 (does not count as a st), dc in each st around; join to 1st dc of round. (140 sts)

    I always end up one short… what am I doing wrong?

    • 28

      Tamara Kelly says

      My guess is that you are not putting the first st of the second round in the first st of the first round. Since the ch 2 doesn’t count as a st, you want to work the first stitch right in the first st of the previous round.

  7. 32

    Vicke says

    This is absolutely beautiful. You are one of my favorite designers and thank you for the free patterns!

    Happy Birthday!

    Vicke

  8. 34

    April koenig says

    I’ve been trying to download this… but all I’m getting is the first page… and I the only one? I’ve tried numerous fixes with my computer and interwebs, but can’t get it to change…. any suggestions? Anyone else have this problem?

  9. 40

    Nicole says

    I agree, this cowl would be a lovely gift! Spending a relaxing afternoon working on this pattern, while also watching a movie with my kids. Thank you.

  10. 42

    Teresa johnson says

    on the I don’t know what is meant by the third loop on Part 2, Round4, “Round 4: Ch 2 (does not count as a st), dc in 3rd loop of each st around”
    Could you explain this, please?
    Thank you!

  11. 45

    Rachel says

    I have been looking for something to crochet that inspires me and I think this is that pattern! Thanks for sharing it with us. This will be the perfect Christmas gift for my mom!

  12. 47

    says

    Beautiful! Working on it now and I have a question, on round 6 when I slip stitch into the chain 3 it bunches up and looks funny. Am I doing this right or am I missing something? Thanks!!

    • 48

      Tamara Kelly says

      Hi Chere! I don’t know why it’s bunching – slip stitching into the chain will make it a little bit thicker, but it shouldn’t really bunch up. You might want to try making your sl sts a little bit looser.

      • 49

        Chere says

        Hi thanks for taking the time to reply! I figured out what I was doing wrong. I totally thought you meant to sl st into the chain 3 space not into the next 3 chains lol goes to show I shouldn’t try new patterns when sleepy! It’s all finished now and turned out beautifully. Thank you again!! Have a lovely day!

  13. 51

    Paige says

    Currently working on this and loving it.

    Questuion – on round 4 of the lase, there is no mention to join. Am I supposed to slip stitch to the chsin one?

      • 53

        Tamara Kelly says

        In Round 8, you don’t sl st join, you work a dc in the 1st st of the round instead, so that just like Round 4, it *looks* like you’ve finished in the center of a ch-5. This puts you in the right place to start the next round.

    • 54

      Tamara Kelly says

      Hi Paige! At the end of Round 4, instead of joining, you dc in the 1st st of the round. This is done to move the start of the next row to look like it’s in the middle of a ch-5. :)

  14. 55

    Kia sadler says

    Beautiful pattern! But I have a question on the solid part. Round 4: Ch 2 (does not count as a st), dc in 3rd loop of each st around; join to 1st dc of round. (140 sts)
    I don’t understand what you mean by 3rd loop. Please help!
    Thanks!
    Kia

  15. 56

    Kia sadler says

    Ok I found your video on 3rd loop, so for this pattern is it the back 3rd loop or the front 3rd loop?
    Thanks!
    Kia

  16. 58

    Tatiana says

    Beautiful design and thank you for the pattern ,but I can’t find the yarn anywhere. is it new, where can I buy it?

  17. 60

    Tiffany says

    I’m following the pattern as written, and the join stitches are coming out a huge mess. Can you offer any advice? I’ve frogged it at least three times, and still can’t get it to look correct.

    • 61

      Tamara Kelly says

      Hi Tiffany! I’m sorry you’re having trouble. I’m not sure what you mean by huge mess. Are you referring to the sl st join at the end of most rounds? Or when you sc the two pieces together?

    • 63

      Tamara Kelly says

      Hi Maria! The first stitch of Round 4 was a sc in the first st. Instead of joining at the end of this round, work a dc in that first sc. This way you finish this round at what looks like the middle of a ch-5 – this is done to set up the next round. :) Does that ehlp?

  18. 68

    Maria J says

    In the beginning of round 5 it says to ch 1 and do a sc in the 1st St. Is the first St as the dc.?

    My next question is what does this mean :

    “Ch 1, sc in 1st st, *ch 5, skip next st, sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 3, skip next st, dc3tog over next 3 sts, ch 3, skip next st, ** sc in next ch-5 sp;”

    Because after I do the sc I have the chance 5 from the previous row and the 5 dc .

    • 69

      Tamara Kelly says

      You can sc in the dc, or in the “ch sp” that the ch 2 and dc create.

      After the first sc, you should come to a st and the next ch-5 sp of the previous round, before you get to the 5 dc. The dc3tog is in the center 3 sts of the 5 dc.

  19. 77

    Debra W says

    Hi Tamara,

    How do you connect a FSC in the round without having a gap at the other side of the connecting stitch? Hopefully that makes sense.

  20. 79

    ZAHRA says

    I LOVED THIS ONE SO MUCH.
    I ACTUALLY LOVED ALMOST ALL YOUR PATTERNS
    YOU ARE MY FAVOYRITE EVER
    THANK YOU TAMRA
    WARM EGYPTIAN GREETINGS :)

  21. 81

    Hendrike says

    Thank you for yet another beautiful pattern! Very good explanation so its easy to make.
    I love the lace part and it comes out so nicely against the dark solid side.

    Greetings from a crocheter from Holland

  22. 83

    Sam C. says

    Hello there, I am commenting to tell you that I love this pattern so far. I just wanted to suggest that you make an alternate instruction for the third loop round. For left handers, the third loop will be on the side that is away from us, so working in the round on those rows will not work. What I suggest is adding a turn at the end of the row before the third loop row and a turn at the end of the third loop row( after joining to the first stitch of course). That way our faux knit will be on the same side each time and it will look like it is supposed to.

    • 84

      Tamara Kelly says

      Hi Sam! Thank you! The 3rd loop used in this pattern is always on the side away from the crocheter, whether they are right handed or left handed. Or am I misunderstanding?

  23. 85

    Patricia says

    I really like this pattern; I wonder whether if it could be made into an infinity scarf that I could double around my neck. Do you know what the multiplier would be? Or maybe multiplier might not be the right word, but often patterns will have a formula for the initial number of chains – like they have to be a multiple of ? plus 3 chains. Thank you.

    • 86

      Tamara Kelly says

      I think it would make a lovely scarf, and I did include the multiples in the pattern. It’s listed under the yarn, hook and gauge info. :)

  24. 87

    Heidi says

    Is anyone else having trouble with the lace side being larger than the 2nd side? I ran out of yarn for the lace side so it was a couple rows shy of the size it should have been yet it still seems much larger than the 2nd side. I’m assembling it now but am afraid the lace is going to sag. I’m planning on making a couple of these for Christmas gifts. The pattern is well written and is working up nicely. I’m wondering if on future ones if I should make the lacey side with a size smaller hook maybe?

    • 88

      Tamara Kelly says

      Hi Heidi! Individual variations in tension can definitely have that effect. I would make one side and then make the other side to match – however many rows that works out to be. It would probably be easier to adjust the solid side. :)

    • 89

      Teresa says

      The lace side of mine did seem a little wider, however I figured it was due to being a different type of yarn and I tend to crochet looser as I go along, and I made that side after making the solid side. Once I completed the cowl, I washed it and it looks great.
      Posted photos in Ravelry username Terranda.

  25. 90

    Jacky says

    Please can I get some help ???

    Round 3: Ch 1, hdc in each st around; join to 1st hdc of round. (14o sts)

    Round 4: Ch 2 (does not count as a st), dc in 3rd loop of each st around; join to 1st dc of round. (140 sts)

    Round 5 – 22: Repeat Rounds 3 – 4 nine times.

    Is Round 4 missing something? If I am DC in the 3rd loop of each st around am I skipping two stitches?? Then I am not doing 140 stitches right??? I am confused.

    TIA

    • 91

      Tamara Kelly says

      Hi Jacky! The 3rd loop of the hdc is a part of each hdc stitch. There is a link to the tutorial on how to do this at the beginning of the pattern. :)

  26. 92

    Amy says

    I’m having trouble joining the rows for the lace portion. Do I do the part after the two asterisks last or finish a row with the part before the two asterisks. So for example, in row 3, do I skip a stitch and the dc in the last stitch or do I dc3tog then dc? What is the “last stitch” exactly?

    • 93

      Tamara Kelly says

      Hi Amy! I’ll try to help, but please do reference the chart as well!

      You make the repeat several times that goes beyond the ** asteriks, until the last repeat, which ends at the **. Then it depends what that line of instructions says next – sometimes there are more stitches, sometimes there are not. The last stitch refers to the last stitch left in the previous round.

      In Round 3, at the end, you do not dc3tog, as that’s after the **, you skip that and dc in last st.

      • 94

        Amy says

        Ah, thank you! I’m a fairly new crocheter and never seen the diagrams so they are a little hard for me to follow but your clarification helped!

  27. 95

    June says

    Someone PLEASE tell me what the directions mean in reversible cowl under Part 2, round 4, where it says: “doc in 3rd loop of ea st”! What is 3rd loop? I’ve been crocheting for a number of years but have never heard this. I wish there was a video to show that! Can anyone describe how to find this loop?

  28. 99

    June says

    Confused: lace side-rd3: ch2 skip *1st (*which looks like 4th dc in 5-cluster below), dc in next (which is the 5th in cluster below), ch 3 skip next st<-skip what next st? There's only a ch5 "next"…

    After "finish last repeat" you say to DC in last st- what last st?–after sc in ch5 k
    & ch3 what's left on previous row is the 5 dc cluster, which has a ch2 and *1dc in it from beginning of row. ..then you say to join to 1st doc of round- which I guess is * to left of ch2– but I still can't find where that DC goes

    Round4-if joined to the only dc, as st to rt is ch2 & say to CH1 & sc in 1st st- what 1st st? My next st in row below, which to me looks like a 1st st, is the sc, which has a ch3 before it. — to make this clearer, what I see at beginning of rd (that I'm trying to figure out your words to end row & start next), is: ch3, a skipped st then 1 dc, ch3, sc, ch5,sc, ch3, and dc3tog…etc

      • 101

        June says

        Replying to your last reply to me: yes I looked at chart but it’s the exact description of ending and starting I cannot fit into pattern. I sent exact details why. NEVERMIND if you can’t answer. This anyway.

  29. 103

    JMMMacKEY says

    Thank you for this lovely pattern. I’m usually a knitter, but am excited to make this crochet pattern. Your thoughtful and helpful responses to the the questions is amazing. I’m truly grateful for your talent and generosity.

  30. 105

    June says

    I relooked over the pattern, since had trouble at end & beginning of some rows description, I then tried to compare pattern(diagram) to description and one area on pic I don’t understand and appreciate it if you would tell me more–that being what and where does that slanted dc fit at beginning of rows 4 & 8? It looks like the row begins with a chain, (where did it join after 3chains?) then it shows sc and that slanted dc comes out of sc slanted to right–what’s that mean please?

    • 106

      Tamara Kelly says

      Hi June! Those round start with ch 1 and sc, and finish with a dc worked into that first sc. This sets you up for the next round. The dc takes the place of 3 chs, putting you in the middle of a ch-5, so you can work the first st of the next round in the middle of the “ch-5″ sp. Does that help?

      • 107

        June says

        Yes that helps- Tks Tamara!!
        I also wondered how your lace lays so flat on purple! After stitch together you wash- since yarn says washable I guess put in washing machine will be ok? Then what? How to get flat as mine has bilges and bumps.
        Tks ahead again for help and hope you have blessed Tksg too!

        • 108

          Tamara Kelly says

          Hi June! I’m so glad! For washing small handmade items, I generally recommend hand washing. Then you can gently reshape and lay flat to dry, which is a mild form of blocking.

    • 110

      Tamara Kelly says

      Lion Brand Babysoft, Jamie DK, or Vanna’s Sequins would all be great DK weight substitutes, or since it isn’t a fitted garment, you could bump up to Vanna’s Choice! :)

    • 112

      Tamara Kelly says

      Thank you! I joined both sides. :) But you could play with only joining one – might get some neat looks out of it!

  31. 113

    Catie says

    I am having trouble going from row 4 to 5. I have the right amount of 5dc clusters. I ended row 4 with a 5dc cluster-ch3-doc in last stich.

    I then ch1 and sc in first stich. But the pattern has me skipping my last 5dc cluster.

    I am a 15 yr crocheting veteran. But this does not make sense to me. Please help.

  32. 115

    Betsy says

    I am so totally in love with this pattern. I’m a very very seasoned crocheter and am confused with what you mean by “3rd loop” in Round 4: Ch 2 (does not count as a st), dc in 3rd loop of each st around; join to 1st dc of round. (140 sts). Please clarify. Thank you for this gorgeous pattern!!!!!

    • 116

      Betsy says

      Ok……I finally read thru all of the comments and also found the YouTube video! It was very helpful. I’ve actually done this technique before but don’t remember it being called the 3rd loop. Oh well.

    • 120

      Tamara Kelly says

      Graphs take a few hours to make, can I try to walk you through it instead? Looking at row 9 (which is the same as row 17), going right to left:
      work 5 sc in the ch-5 sp,
      skip the sc,
      work 2 sc in the ch-3 sp,
      sc in the top of the dc3tog,
      work 2 sc in the ch-3 sp,
      skip the sc,
      start again from the first step.

      Does that help?

  33. 121

    Lisa says

    I am having a problem with understanding some of the directions. EG – Row 6, sl in first 3 ch. I can’t get my hook in those tiny chains at all, am I doing something wrong?

  34. 125

    says

    Dear Tamara,

    thank you so much for your beautiful pattern! It’s great!!!!
    I just finished my cowl (i did it longer to wrap it two times around my neck – super cozy :) ) – and I’m in love. I think, I’m going to wear it the rest of the winter non-stop.

    So, thanks a lot and best wishes from Germany
    clara

  35. 130

    Angela says

    Hi, thank you very much for sharing this pattern! I’m making the cowl right now and I’m very excited about it :).

    Could I ask why, in the chart, the 5dc shells are drawn as 4-dc shells? Is this a charting convention I’m not aware of?

    • 131

      Tamara Kelly says

      Thank you Angela! But I think if you look again, you’ll see there are 5 dcs in the shells in the chart too. The exception is the shell that’s made at the join, where a ch-3 counts as the center dc of that shell. :)

  36. 132

    Kathy says

    Such a beautiful scarf! But then again, all your patterns are.

    Am I understanding correctly that the “bumpy” side of Part 2 goes to the inside and that it is the smoother side that faces out? Though I do like the look of the ridges a lot, I also noticed that the place where the rounds join appears much more prominently on the bumpy side and on the smooth side.

    • 133

      Tamara Kelly says

      Thank you so much Kathy!
      I put it together so that the bumpier side faces out, as I like the look, but you can flip it around if you like the other side best! 😀 It’s up to you!

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