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The Oscar Cowl Crochet Pattern

The Oscar Cowl Crochet Pattern

With Double Loop Infinity Scarf Option!

A fun take on Moss Stitch that works up lightning fast!

The Oscar cowl is a pattern I wrote in 2016! It was one of my very first patterns and the oldest one I still have published. (I took down the first one because it wasn’t great…) For this pattern, you’ll learn how to do moss stitch in the round with a special method of joining called the Moss Join so you can’t see the seam. This method can be applied to puff stitch hats as well to hide the seam almost completely!

I can work up one of these cowls in an hour! That makes it the PERFECT pattern for stocking craft shows because you can make up to 24 in a day! Just kidding.. please don’t crochet for 24 hours straight. 😉

For this pattern, you’ll need a few things!

Materials

2 skeins of Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick or equivalent size 6 super bulky yarn – About 180 yards

Crochet hook size P/11.50mm

Susan Bates 12406-P 16 6-Inch Luxite Plastic Crochet Hook, 11.5mm

Yarn needle and faux leather tag

Gauge

In your first round, measure 10 HDC stitches = approximately 5 inches

Stitch Abbreviations

  • Ch – Chain
  • Sc – Single Crochet
  • Hdc – Half Double Crochet
  • Sl St – Slip Stitch

Moss Join: After joining each moss stitch round with a sl st, pull up on the loop a bit to loosten it. Next, take your hook out of the loop and pull it behind your previous row and through your closest ch 1 space (I alternate in front and behind the join stitch to make the seam straight). Insert your hook and chain normally for the start of the round.

Pattern

Round 1

Chain 54

*Note: to switch to infinity, ch 110 here instead and do fewer round repeats!*

Join with a sl st to first ch (be sure there isn’t a twist in the chain when joining)

Round 2

Chain 3

Hdc in each ch around

Note: if you want your cowl to taper at the top, add 4-8 increases in this row. Be sure to always have an even number of stitches.

Join with a sl st to the top of the ch 2

Round 3

Chain 2

skip one stitch, sc in next stitch

*ch 1 and skip next stitch, sc in next stitch*

Repeat from * to * around until there is one stitch left, ch 1

Join with a sl st to the first ch space rather than the top of the ch 2

Round 4

*Note: Use Moss Join here and in the beginning of each round*

Ch 3

Skip one stitch, hdc in next stitch

*ch 1 and skip next stitch, hdc in next stitch*

Repeat from * to * around until there is one stitch left, hdc 1

Join with a sl st to the second ch rather than the top of the ch 3

Round 5

Ch 2

Skip the hdc stitch from previous round, sc in the ch 1 space

*ch 1 and skip next hdc, sc in the ch 1 space*

Repeat from * to * around until there is one hdc left, ch 1

Join with a sl st to the first ch

Round 6

Ch 3

Skip the sc stitch from previous round, hdc in the ch 1 space

*ch 1 and skip next sc, hdc in the ch 1 space*

Repeat from * to * around until there is one sc left, ch 1

Join with sl st to the second ch

Rounds 7 – 23 (Fewer rounds if making double loop infinity option)

Repeat rounds 5 and 6 until you reach 23 rows. Approximately 14 inches long.

Round 24 and 25

Repeat round 5 twice to finish (sc, ch 1 around) Bind off and weave in ends

If you added stitches to the 2nd round, that side would be the top since it will taper in. If not, you can wear it either way! I add a leather tag to the top or bottom.

I would love to see your finished Oscar Cowl. Tag me in your pictures @ginger.knots and use #theOscarCowl and #gingerknotters !