Beginner Cowl FREE Pattern & Tutorial

Back Loop Beginner Cowl

By The Firefly Hook

With a handful of beginner skills, a big hook, and beautiful super bulky single ply yarn, you can whip up a gift for someone or an accessory for yourself in no time! See videos at the end of this post for step by step instructions with crochet teacher Abbey Swanson of The Firefly Hook.

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Yarn: Wool and the Gang Crazy Sexy Wool super bulky 100% wool yarn (80m/87yds/200g per skein); 1 skein in Sherpa Blue.

Hook: Size 15 mm

Pattern Info

Skill level: Beginner

Finished dimensions: 16” tall; 20” circumference

Gauge: 7 rows and 5 stitches = 4” in single crochet

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No abbreviations.

Crochet Skills (with YouTube Links)

Slip knot


Slip stitch

Single crochet (see videos below)

Finish off

Pattern Notes

This cowl is created by connecting a chain into a circle, working single crochet stitches around the chain circle then continuing in a spiral by working in the first single crochet without connecting the round. The cowl is finished off with slip stitches to taper off the spiral.


Chain 34, join chain with slip stitch.

Round 1: Chain 1, single crochet in each chain around, single crochet in back loop only of first single crochet made in this round. (34 single crochet)

Rounds 2 – 15: Single crochet in back loop only in each stitch around. (34 single crochet)

To finish: Slip stitch in the next 3 stitches, finish off at round 15 or when yarn runs out.

The following videos show you how to make the cowl, step by step!


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Hope you liked the pattern! Comment below with any questions. I added some YouTube videos from my channel below. Enjoy!

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