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Granite Cowl - Free Crochet Pattern - Guest Contributor Post

The Granite Cowl pattern was designed by Jessica Spencer from Chaleur Life exclusively for My Hobby is Crochet Blog.

Granite Cowl - Free Crochet Pattern

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Most people, when they set out to buy yarn, have a specific pattern that they're buying it for. Not me. I buy my yarn and then try and find a pattern for it! I tend to lean toward yarn that has varying colors in it, but sometimes it's hard to find a pattern that works well with colorful yarns, ones where the pattern doesn't get lost in the colors. So I thought it would be fun to make a cowl that has an interesting stitch pattern, but also showcases the varying shades of yarn really well.

Granite Cowl - Free Crochet Pattern

The Granite Cowl

Items needed:
  • 173 yards of Aran Weight yarn (shown in Chaleur Hand Dyed Yarn, “Greyscale”)
  • Size “I” (5.5 mm) crochet hook

Abbreviations (US terms):
  • Ch: chain
  • Hdc: half double crochet
Special stitches:
Puff stitch: Yarn over, insert hook into space, yarn over and pull through, making sure the height is the same those on the hook. There should be 3 loops on your crochet hook. Repeat four more times and you should end up with 11 loops. Yarn over and pull through all the loops.

Sizing: Approximately 27.5 inches in diameter and 5.5 inches high.

Guage: 2 inches = 8 stitches x 10 rows


1. Ch 100, without twisting chain, slip stitch with first stitch to join, ch 2 (does not count as stitch)

2. Hdc in same, slip stitch, *hdc, slip stitch* until end, slip to join, ch 2 and turn

3. Hdc, slip stitch, *hdc, slip stitch* until end, slip to join, ch 2 and turn

4. Repeat step 3 until you have 10 rows, on the final round, ch 3 and turn. (you should be making a hdc on the slip stitch from previous round, and a slip stitch on the hdc from previous round)

5. Skip 1, puff stitch, *ch 1, skip 1, puff stitch* until end of round, slip to join, ch 3 and turn

6. Skip over first puff stitch and make a puff stitch in the space in between, *ch 1, puff stitch in space between*, slip to join, ch 2 and turn

7. Puff stitch into ch 3 space from previous round, ch 1, *puff stitch into the next space between, ch 1*, slip to join, ch 2 and turn.

8. Hdc, slip stitch, *hdc, slip stitch* until end, slip to join, ch 2 and turn. You should be making a hdc in each puff stitch and a slip stitch into each chain, ending up with 100 stitches.

  9. Hdc, slip stitch, *hdc, slip stitch* until end, slip to join, ch 2 and turn

10. Repeat step 9 until you have 10 round since you last puff stitch round. (23 rounds total)

11. Bind off and weave in ends.


Jessica Spencer is the designer behind the Chaleur Life Blog.

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Many thanks to thank Jessica for sharing this pretty cowl pattern with our readers!

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