Ups and Downs Cowl- Crochet Pattern

Life is a series of ups and downs at present. Not as much of a roller coaster that BPD can be at times, but gentle undulations. Nothing too high and nothing too low, a gentle bumpy ride.

This cowl is rather fun and once you get started you won’t need to refer to the pattern. It’s suitable for any yarn really but you will need to change your start chain and hook to match the yarn you choose.

My version is in a rather luxurious DK alpaca yarn, that I once stocked in the shop. I kept aside a couple of skeins just for me.

A soft yarn with lots of drape works best for this pattern.

If you’re a new crocheter, watch my YouTube tutorial to get you started. Experienced crocheters won’t need the help but it’s nice to crochet along with others.


Yarn: 100gm Rowan alpaca colour – 140m DK/8ply

Hook: 4.5mm

Notions: tapestry needle


Not crucial. Ensure the cowl will slip over the head. If needed adjust starting chain

Abbreviations- UK Terms

  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet (sc – American)
  • tr – treble (dc – American)
  • rnd – round


Pattern works on an odd number of chains.

A larger hook than would normally be used with this yarn is used to create extra drape.

Ch 81 Loosely join in the round.

Cowl is worked in a spiral, there is no beginning and end of rounds.

Start  ch2  (1dc, 1 tr) rep until end of rnd. In the starting ch2, work a dc and tr into next dc. Continue to work dc into each tr and tr in each dc st, until cowl measures 20cms.

Finish with a dc, slst into next st and break yarn and finish. Sew in ends.

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