Cwtch Cowl and Hood

from Susan Carlson

Cwtch Cowl and Hood Pattern


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Crocheting: Cwtch Cowl and Hood
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Women, Men, Girls, Boys, Petite, Tall, Plus-sized



Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Complete basic crochet stitches: sl st, ch, sc, dc
  • Read a pattern in standard American crochet terms

Pattern Description:

The word cwtch (pronounced cootch) is a Welsh word meaning "to cuddle". This snuggly soft Cwtch Cowl & Hood is so named because it is super cuddly, drapey and versatile in both color and options for wearing.Wear it up over the top of your head as a hood for extra warmth. Or roll the top down for a shorter cowl. However you choose to wear it--you can Cwtch up in it!

My testers made it in neutrals with a little pop of color for the edging, which looks very classy. I'm thinking a linen color with neon orange or neon pink trim would look terrifically crisp. You could work the trim in yarn that matches the piece too, for a clean and simple finish. I even made a sample cowl in stripes that changed colors every couple of rows. Very versatile!

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In pattern, 18 dc X 6 rows = 4 in (10cm) X 4 in (10cm)

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 32in (81cm) in circumference X 22in (56cm) high after blocking


  • Worsted weight (4) yarn in your choice of colors--I used 2 (one for the body of the cowl and a small bit of another for the trim.)

You Will Also Need:

  • Tapestry or yarn needle

Suggested yarn:

550 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Caron Country for body of cowl; I Love This Cotton by Hobby Lobby for trim


Your choice, but I used Deep Purple for the body and Monkey Red for the trim

About Designer

About Designer

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Susan Carlson
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Salt Lake City, UT USA
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Cheerful, Creative, Crocheter and Collector of all things Colorful describes me to a C--er, I mean a T. My sweet, left-handed granny taught me (a righty) to crochet when I was but a youngster. My first project was a hideously long scarf for my dad. It seems I just didn't know when to stop--something my teachers told me in school, too! Although crochet and other craftiness have always been part of ...

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