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My Grandma Pfenning taught me to crochet at a young age and was an inspiration to me for as long as I can remember. I love playing with yarn, making snuggly objects and giving gifts to my friends and ...

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Rustic Cowl

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(4) Name: 'Crocheting : Rustic Cowl
Rustic Cowl Shown in my handpun merino
Rustic Cowl Shown in my handpun merino
Rustic Cowl Shown in Lionbrand Homespun Amethyst
Rustic Cowl Shown in Lionbrand Homespun Amethyst

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • chain
  • double crochet
  • slip stitch

Pattern Description:

She is ready to keep you warm on a Wild West horseback ride, or maybe just cute and stylish for a Saturday night on the town! The Rustic Cowl is a classic half granny square, supersized and sewn together at the corners. It is a perfect project for an advanced beginner or a something quick to
whip up for an experienced crocheter.

I created this pattern to use my very first skein of handspun 2-ply yarn. My yarn was pretty lumpy, so I wanted something that took advantage of all those twists and turns. I decided to work up The Rustic Cowl using a few other kinds of easy-to-find yarn and really loved how it turned out with Lion Brand Homespun. I think the name of that yarn says it all and it is an excellent match for this design.

I hope you enjoy making and wearing The Rustic Cowl! I look forward to seeing your finished projects.


See pattern for gauge swatch


  • Aran Weight (#5 yarn); 105 yards (I used 2-ply handspun from my collection, but would recommend Lion Brand Homespun as a good substitute)

You Will Also Need:

  • Yarn Needle
  • Size N Hook (I used a larger hook size to achieve the chunky, open appearance of this cowl)

Suggested yarn:

105 yards of Chunky weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Lion Brand Homespun