After seeing so many inspirational patterns out there in the whole blogworld I wanted to make a bow cowl. But I wanted mine to have more delicate bows, not the big bows you see around all the time. I stumbled onto a pattern in one of my crochet books (the complete book of crochet stitch designs by Linda P. Schapper) which came quite close on one hand but needed a little bit of modification to be more delicate. The result is my bow cowl made with my “bow stitch” (I’m sure this stitch has a name but I don’t know it, maybe you do?).

This cowl is pretty easy and works up quickly.

Bowl Cowl Pattern

You’ll need

  • 1 ball of nice chunky-ish yarn in the colour of your choice (I used worsted weight yarn from Bernat, which I picked up while being in Canada), if you want the bows to be more delicate why not try it with DK yarn :)
  • 7 mm hook (when you go for a thinner yarn go down with your hook size or up for more chunkier yarn)
  • tapestry needle



ch= chain

st = stitch(es)

sc= single crochet (US term); double crochet (dc, UK term)

In my patterns UK terms are always given in brackets.



Row 1: chain multiples of 10 until your reached your desired cowl length



Row 2: sc (dc) in second chain from the hook, sc (dc) in next, *ch 5, skip next 5 st of your incial chain, sc (dc) in next 5 st*, *repeat until the last 7 chain stitches of your inicial chain are reached*, ch 5, skip next 5 st of your incial chain, sc (dc) in last remaining 2 st, ch 1 turn


Row 3: sc (dc) in next 2 st, *ch 5, sc (dc) in next 5 st*, *repeat until you reach the final sc cluster were you end up with 2 sc (dc) instead of 5 sc (dc), ch 1 turn

Row 4: repeat row 3


Row 5: sc (dc) in next 2 st, *ch 2, slip stitch OVER the chain stitches you made in the last 3 rows (you’ll insert the hook underneath your first chain row for the slip stitch to “combine” the chain rows), ch 2, sc (dc) in next 5 st*, *repeat until you’ve reached the final sc cluster where you make 2 sc (dc) instead of 5 sc (dc), ch 1 turn

Repeat row 2-5 until you reached your desired cowl width

Do NOT fasten off at this point



With wrong sides together slip stitch over both ends of your cowl to “sew” them together. Fasten off weave in ends.


Looking forward to see how your bow cowls are turning out!

Happy Crocheting!

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Disclaimer:  This pattern is not for resale so please do not sell it to other people. If you do use it and enjoy it, I’d be grateful for a link back to my blog and the pattern, but please don’t copy and paste it to your website or copy my pictures. You’re allowed to sell finished items created with the pattern, but please do give me credit as the designer (link back to the blog when selling online). Thank you!


I’m San and I’m the voice behind Loopsan. I’m a scientist by day (oh-no nerd alarm ;-)) but at night I turn into a crafter with heart. I love to crochet, bake, travel, keep memories in photographs and love everything DIY.

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