Ice Drop Crochet Cowl

Got another FREE crochet pattern for ya! How ’bout a cowl?

Doing a bit of cleaning and organization in my office, studio if you’re fancy, and there is this box of swatches….
Not all are completely finished with a fasten off, ends woven and blocked. Some are, well frankly, a mess. There’s so many, ya’ll. So many.

So, I decided to go through and see what swatches also have extra yarn in stash.

Unraveled the swatch (that was still connected to it’s mother-ball), combined it with another skein I had and decided it would be perfect amount for a super cozy cowl.

Seriously, ya’ll. Look at that texture. Love it. This is the best thing about bulky yarn, other than the s-p-e-e-d!
Do you prefer bulky yarn over worsted? Or is fingering your fave?

A little about this free crochet cowl pattern post: The page has full directions – or – you can inexpensively purchase the pattern HERE (Etsy) or HERE (LoveCrochet) and you will receive an ad-free pdf download, which includes:

  • Fully written, line by line instruction
  • Stitch counts for every row
  • Schematic
  • Entire stitch diagram


Ice Drop Cowl

A crochet pattern, by Rebecca Velasquez


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YARN: Super bulky, roving weight (#6  super bulky), 172 yds [158 m]; Shown: Red Heart Evermore 80% acrylic 20% wool; 89 yds [81 m], 3.53 oz [100 g]: Cabana; 2 skeins

Other yarns to try:
Malabrigo Rasta 100% merino; 90 yds [82 m], 5.29 oz {150 g]: 2 skeins

Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick 80% acrylic 20% wool, 87 yds [80 m], 4.94 oz [140 g]: 2 skeins — Have you seen the Stripes colors?!?

HOOK: N-13 [10 mm]

NOTIONS: Tapestry needle, locking stitch marker (1)

GAUGE: 8 sts and 5 rows = 4″ [10 cm] in stitch pattern

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: 8 1/2″ [21.5 cm] height, 33″ [84 cm] circumference

SIZES: One size, fits most adults


TECHNIQUES USED: Fdc, ch, dc, fpdc, sl st


Beg- begin(ning)

Blo- back loop only

Ch- chain

Dc- double crochet

Ea- each

Fdc- foundation double crochet

Fpdc- front post double crochet

PM- place marker

Rep- repeat

RS- right side

Sk- skip

Sl st- slip stitch

St(s)- stitch(es)

Yo- yarn over (hook)


  • Cowl is made in the round, in rows with no turning.
  • Read through each line before beginning to avoid any confusion during stitching.


Set up: With a tail of at least 8” [20 cm], make 64 fdc.

Row 1 (RS): Being careful not to twist, join to work in the round with a sl st in blo of first fdc made, ch 2, does not count as stitch, dc in same fdc joining sl st, PM in dc just made, move marker up with each row, dc in next fdc, *fpdc in next 2 fdc, dc in next 2 fdc; rep from * around, ending with fpdc in last 2 fdc, do not join, do not turn.

Row 2: Dc in first 2 dc, *fpdc in next 2 dc, dc in next 2 dc; rep from * around, ending with fpdc in last 2 dc, do not join, do not turn.

Row 3: Fpdc in first 2 dc, *dc in next 2 dc, fpdc in next 2 dc; rep from * around, ending with dc in last 2 dc, do not join, do not turn.

Row 4: Rep Row 3.

Row 5-6: Rep Row 2.

Row 7-8: Rep Row 3.

Row 9-10: Rep Row 2.

Row 11: Loosely sl st in ea dc around, leaving tail of at least 8” [20 cm], fasten off.


Using long tails, with yarn needle, sew closed the gap between last stitch and first stitch at both foundation row and final row, weave in ends. •


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