Aspen Alpine Crochet Cowl Pattern

The Aspen Cowl – a crochet cowl pattern using the beautiful Alpine stitch. It’s becoming quite popular recently and for good reason, it’s gorgeous and one of my favourites. The stitch gives so much depth but is so simple to work with, and looks good on so many different projects. If you’ve never tried it you can find a tutorial here.

If you also love a matching set like I do, you can find a free pattern for coordinating fingerless gloves / mittens here. This is honestly the quickest pattern ever!

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Crochet Cowl Pattern


<200g aran weight yarn

6.5mm hook

Scissors and needle for finishing

Alpine Stitch (US)

  • Starting row – Work 1 row of DC
  • Row 1 – 1 row of SC
  • Row 2 – starting with DC, alternate DC and FPDC (US terms)
  • Row 3 – 1 row of SC

• Stitch count will be in brackets at the end of each row.

• Ch2 does not count as a stitch.

Pattern Steps

Row 1 – ch 102, dc in the 3rd ch from the hook and every ch to the end. Turn (100)

Row 2 – ch 1, sc in every st to the end. Turn (100)

Row 3 – ch 2, dc into sc from row 2, fpdc around dc from row 1 repeat * around. Turn (100)

Row 4 – Repeat row 2

Row 5 – ch 2, fpdc around dc from row 3, dc into sc from row 4 repeat * around. Turn (100)

Alternate Row 4 and 5 until you have 17 rows.

Sew both ends together up the side with a whip stitch to form one big loop.

Optional – Add a row of sc around the top and bottom of your work to neaten up. The bottom would be worked upside down, into the other side of your starting chain row.

Close off and weave in ends!

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