Soft, feminine, delicate, cozy, warm, and pretty – the Lavender Kisses Cowl is all these things, as well as a free crochet pattern on Moogly!
Disclaimer: This post includes affiliate links; hook provided by Furls Crochet.
Made with Red Heart Unforgettable, the Lavender Kisses Cowl feels great against the skin, looks wonderful, and is 100% allergy free acrylic. And it comes in tons of colorways, so you can go bright and bold or soft and gentle, as I have with the Pearly colorway shown here.
What’s unusual about this cowl is the sizing – only 24″ around, it’s closer fitting, like a big neckwarmer. But it’s also 18″ tall, so it puddles around the neck beautifully. This one skein crochet cowl pattern features an easy two-row repeat featuring crossed stitches – the pretty kisses are built right in!
Lavender Kisses Cowl
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US – M/N, 9.0 mm – Furls Crochet
265 yds Red Heart Unforgettable (100% Acrylic; 4-Medium/UK: 10-12 ply; 270 yards/246 m; 3.5 oz/100 g)
Colorway Shown: Pearly (1 ball)
Gauge: 10 sts x 5 rows = 4″/10 cm in main st pattern
Finished Size: 24″ circumference (12″ width laid flat) x 18″ tall
Stitch Multiple: Begin with any multiple of 3 for a custom size
Helpful Links and Tutorials:
Foundation Double Crochet (FDC)
Joining Foundation Stitches to Work in the Round
NOTE: If preferred, to avoid using FDC stitches (tutorial linked above), work Round 1as follows: Ch 60, join to first ch made to form circle without twisting, ch 3 (counts as first dc), skip the first ch, dc in each rem ch around; join with sl st in top of ch 3. (60 dc)
Rnd 1: FDC 60; join to first st to work in the round. (60 fdc)
Rnd 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc of every even-numbered rnd), 2 dc in first st, skip 2 sts, *3 dc in next st, skip 2 sts; rep from * around, join. (60 dc)
Rnd 3: Ch 4 (does not count as a st), skip the first 2 sts, tr in the next st, ch 1, working in front of tr just made, tr in first skipped st, *skip 2 sts, tr in next st, ch 1, working in front of tr just made, tr in first skipped st; rep from * around, join to top of first tr. (40 tr)
Rnd 4: Sl st into first ch-1 sp, ch 3, 2 dc in same ch-1 sp, *3 dc in next ch-1 sp, rep from * around, join. (60 dc)
Rnd 5 – 20: Rep Rnds 3 and 4 eight times.
Rnd 21: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in each rem st around; join and break yarn. (60 dc)
The Lavender Kisses Cowl works up in just an evening or two, and makes a beautiful piece to wear or give. And since it takes only one skein, it’s also a great stashbuster or handmade item to sell!
If you make your own Lavender Kisses Cowl, be sure to tag me @mooglyblog or #mooglyblog so I can see your beautiful creations! And if you have any questions or spot any errors, please let me know in the comments. What colorway will you use?
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Hello, Tamara! I would like to make the Lavender Kisses for a petite woman, 5′ tall. I would like to make it shorter than 18″. I’m not sure how much shorter it should be. Do you have a recommendation?
If I repeated rounds 3&4 four times instead of eight times as you instruct for rounds 5-20, how much shorter would the cowl be?
Or, to put it another way, how tall are rounds 3&4 approximately? I hope I’m making myself clear. Thanks, In advance, for your assistance.
Hi Sharon! Most of the length collapses down into the neckline, but if you’d like to make it shorter, I just recommend trying it on as you go and stopping when it puddles nicely and you like the look! I probably would’ve gone taller, but I wanted to make it a one skein pattern. 🙂 The gauge is 10 sts x 5 rows = 4″/10 cm in main st pattern, so two rows is about 2.5″ tall.
Tamara, thank you for your assistance! I look forward to the video tutorial also. Any idea when that will be ready?
It went up today! 🙂 https://www.mooglyblog.com/lavender-kisses-cowl-tutorial/
Just saw the video, great, thanks! Getting yarn tomorrow!
I love this shawl, it looks so lacy and soft, want to make it. Thanks for sharing
Thank you! 🙂
I made this last night, took me about 2 hours. I absolutely love it. I will be making more for friends. Great pattern!
😀 Thank you so much, I’m so glad to hear it!
I would like to make a straight scarf out of this design. 4-6 inches wide and 60 inches long or till I ran out of yarn. Do you have a suggestion on how to do this?
Hi Connie! You’ll need to add another stitch to the foundation chain to work a dc or tr in each end. 🙂
This came out so pretty! Thank you Tamara.
I’m so glad to hear it, thank you Lisa!
Love this and actually already have one skein of this yarn I wasn’t sure what to do with it but loved the colors. Please do a YouTube video on it. I’m such a visual learner and your tutorials are amazing. Thank you for a great pattern:)
Thank you so much Robin! You can watch the tutorial videos at https://www.mooglyblog.com/lavender-kisses-cowl-tutorial/ 😀
Absolutely stunning! Thank you for sharing another winner!
Thank you so much, Patricia!
DIANA LOWE DISALVO
Hi, I’m going to try to make a shawl for the ill people of my church. Wish me luck. Diana
Good luck! ♥
Hi Tamara, another great pattern that is simple and elegant and easy to do in a day. If I can make a suggestion: Make your build up chain 4 at the beginning of row 3 (and each odd row after that) a chain 3, as for a dc. When you slant/cross a tc its final height is actually closer to that of a dc. In this particular pattern it doesn’t make much difference since it kind of gets buried to the back of the pattern, but in a flat version, say for a scarf, that ch 4 would bow out leaving a big gap. Just an idea I picked up from recent Celtic crochet work I’ve done.
Thanks again. I look forward to your future pattern.
Thank you Doug! I often use just ch3 instead – I always try to customize it for the pattern itself. 🙂
Hi there! Would quivit yarn work for this pattern?
I’ve not yet had the opportunity to play with quivit (goals!) but I think this would be a great pattern for it!
Can you make this just a scarf? What do I do for the beginning and end?? Thank you in advance
What size hook should I use ?
Hi Linda! You can use the size listed above in the pattern (US – M/N, 9.0 mm) or whatever gets you gauge!
Hi Tamara, I got a skein of RH Unforgettable yarn mixed with some other RH yarns froma local online garage sale site. I like the colours in it so I spent some time searching for a pattern and discovered your easy to make cowl YouTube video. Perfect one skein project for this yarn. Thank you!
Thank you so much, I’m so glad you like it! ♥
And congrats on the yarn score!
Valeri K Feinbloom
Hello, Tamara! Thank you for posting this gorgeous pattern! I’m making one for myself to use this coming winter. Can you suggest any cute winter hat patterns that would complement this? Thanks, and hugs. -V
Thank you so much! ♥ And I think you’ve inspired my next hat pattern!