How to Crochet a Striped Cluster Cowl – Free Pattern

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The Cowl is a free crochet pattern and made simply using single and double crochet stitches, as well as worsted weighted yarn by Furls Crochet.

It’s Spring, but it’s still sometimes cold and sometimes warmer than normal. Well, as the weather has mood swings, you need to be prepared for even colder temperatures. But what if you already put your winter clothes away and still wanna stay warm. A cowl is a perfect solution for this situation, don’t you think?

This cowl has 2 different colors – although you can make it in one color – has some nice texture to it. The clusters in combination with the color stripes really bring out the details of the front post double crochet clusters. And yes, they are much easier to crochet than you might think.

Striped Cluster Cowl - Free Crochet Pattern

For this cowl, I used the worsted weighted version of Furls Crochet Whims Merino yarn which has a unique z twist that prevents splitting of the yarn when crocheting with it (as a rightie). Learn more about yarn splitting and prevention here. This pattern is featured and part of the Furls 2020 Blog Hop. Be sure to check out the other amazing patterns featured in 2020.

So, let me now give you the supplies you need in order to crochet this striped cluster cowl pattern.

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How to crochet the
Striped Cluster Cowl

You will need:


4 dc stitches x 2 rows (1 dc row + 1 sc row) = 1 square inch


34 x 9 inches (unbuttoned, unfolded)

Stitches used:

Learn all the basic crochet stitches HERE

  • sc = single crochet
  • dc = double crochet
  • FPdc cluster = front post double crochet cluster = (yo, insert hook from front to back to front again around the post of next designated st, yo, draw yarn through, yo, draw yarn through 2 loops on hook) twice, yo, draw yarn through 3 loops on hook
  • atc = alternative turning chain (tutorial is HERE) or replace with ch of 3
  • ch = chain
  • sl st = slip stitch

Written Pattern for the Striped Cluster Cowl:

Start with the purple yarn and chain 127

R1: 1 dc in the 4th ch from the hook, dc in each ch across, turn

R2: (learn HERE why I don’t ch 1 in the beginning of a row), 1 sc in each st across, ending with 1 sc in the 3rd ch of the turning ch, turn

Drop purple, change to white yarn

R3: 1 atc, ch 1, *work FPdc cluster, working first half-closed dc around the post of the next corresponding dc 2 rows below, sk 1 dc, work 2nd half-closed dc around the post of the next dc 2 rows below, yo, complete cluster, ch 1, sk 3 sc behind cluster just made, dc in next sc, repeat from * across, turn

R4: 1 sc in each st and ch space across, turn

R5: 1 atc, 1 dc in each st across, turn

Repeat R2 – R5, switching colors between R2 and R3 on every repeat, until you have 28 rows in total

Fasten off and weave in your ends.

Crochet Striped Cluster Cowl

Now add the 3 buttons on to row 2 (left or right side of it) evenly. I added on the left (right side facing you), the first button at 2 inches from the left edge, second button 4.5 inches from the left edge, and third button 7 inches from the left edge. You can now comfortably weave the Striped Cluster Cowl.

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