Photo of FeltedButton

Watercolor Waves Cowl

from Susan Carlson
(4) Name: 'Crocheting : Watercolor Waves Cowl
Watercolor Waves Cowl
Watercolor Waves Cowl
Watercolor Waves Cowl
Watercolor Waves Cowl
Watercolor Waves Cowl

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Basic crochet stitches: sl st, sc, dc, ch
  • The flower uses a magic ring but the pattern includes a phototutorial of how to do this
  • Read a crochet pattern in standard American crochet terms
  • Special stitches--like dc3tog and dc2tog--are detailed in their own section

Pattern Description:

This cowl is distinctive with a watery wave effect of color, wonderful lightweight yet warm drape, and is quick to work up! Can be worn by anyone--as it contains instructions to adjust the size--and you pick the colorway that suits the wearer!

The 6 page pattern calls for only a single skein of yarn. You can print just the two written pattern pages or all six and include the photo-tutorial on how to complete the loopy flower. (It even includes pictures for using a magic ring, in case you haven't tried that technique yet!)

The pattern also includes:
--a notes section of suggestions, including how to adjust the circumference for sizing to a man or child, as well
--a special stitches section
--a picture section showing the details of making the loopy flower

This pattern is written in American English crochet terms.

Finished items may be sold, I just ask that you give credit to me, Susan Carlson at

Keep in the "Button" loop by following me:


14dc X 6 rows in pattern = 4in (10cm) square

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Cowl measures 25 inches (63.5cm) in circumference X 6.5 inches (16.5cm) high
  • Loopy Flower measures 3 inches (8cm) in diameter


  • One skein of Lion Brand Amazing yarn, or any worsted weight yarn with similar long color runs for the watercolor effect
  • I (5.5mm) hook

You Will Also Need:

  • Tapestry or yarn needle

Suggested yarn:

135 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Lion Brand Amazing


I used Pink Sands and Mauna Loa for cowls pictured, but you choose your favorite

Read blog or news article about this pattern »
pdf Digital Download


Women, Men, Girls, Boys, Petite, Tall, Plus-sized
Need help? Visit our Help Center »

Have you made this pattern?

Share with the Craftsy community.

About the designer

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 ...

Read More »
View all patterns by designer (70) »