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Trinity Stitch Striped Crochet Cowl – Free Pattern

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The Trinity Stitch Cowl is a chunky, striped crochet cowl, and a free pattern!

This cozy crochet cowl has a unique striped effect thanks to alternating color rows of the Trinity Stitch – an easy stitch that creates a gorgeous texture.

And if you love matching accessories, then you’ll definitely want to check out the matching Trinity Stitch Hat.

Trinity Stitch Crochet Cowl

Cowl Sizing & Fit

This free crochet pattern is written for one size (Adult), but the size can easily be adjusted by changing your starting chain.

To adjust the width, you can chain any multiple of 6 to begin your cowl. Each 6 sts will add/subtract about half an inch from the final circumference of your cowl.

To adjust the height of the cowl, you simply need to repeat ROW 2 and ROW 3 until you reach your required height.

A Quick Crochet Cowl

This crochet cowl is quick to work up, mainly thanks to the #5/Bulky weight yarn! It’s definitely a great project for any last-minute gifts that you need to whip up 🙂

And because it only requires approx. 100 yds of each color, it’s great for any leftover skeins that you might have lying around too!

What you’ll need for this crochet cowl

For my cowl, I used Paintbox Yarns Simply Chunky which is a #5/Bulky yarn. Any similar weight yarn would work great.

I used a 6.5mm (L-10.5) hook for my cowl, but any hook that suits your chosen yarn will work great.

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Trinity Stitch Cowl

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Pattern Notes

Skill Level

Abbreviations (US Terms)

  • ch = chain                      
  • st = stitch  
  • sk = skip  
  • sp = space                     
  • sl st = slip stitch               
  • sc = single crochet   
  • sc3tog = single crochet 3 together
  • rem = remaining
  • pm = place marker          
  • beg = beginning
  • RS = Right Side
  • WS = Wrong Side
  • C1 = Color 1
  • C2 = Color 2

Construction

  • This cowl is worked in the round, from the bottom up.

Color Changes

  • For this pattern, you will turn and change color at the end of each round.
  • Please see photo tutorials in Appendix: Color Changes below for instructions on how to turn and make the color changes, as the method differs slightly depending on if you are working a Right Side (RS) or Wrong Side (WS) round.

General Pattern Notes

  • There is no turning chain at the start of each round; you will begin and end each round with a sc3tog.
  • Stitch counts are given in [ ] at the end of each round.

Special Stitches

Single Crochet 3 Together (sc3tog)

Step 1: Insert hook into indicated st, pull up a loop. [2 loops on hook]

Step 2: Insert hook into next st, pull up a loop. [3 loops on hook]

Step 3: Insert hook into next st, pull up a loop. [4 loops on hook]

Step 4: Yarn over and pull through all 4 loops.


Finished Measurements

Width (measured when flat): 13.5” / 34cm

Height: 7.75″ / 19.5 cm


Gauge

12 sts x 11 rows = 4″ x 4″ / 10cm x 10cm measured over pattern.

Note: Gauge is not critical for this project.


Materials

Hook

6.5mm (K-10.5) crochet hook (or hook required to meet gauge).

Yarn

Any #5/Bulky yarn.

The amounts given here are for Paintbox Yarns Simply Chunky (136m/149yds per 100g skein; Weight 5/Bulky; 100% Acrylic).

C1 (Vanilla Cream): 110 yds / 101m (80g)

C2 (Granite Grey): 100 yds / 91m (76g)

TOTAL: 210 yds / 192m (156g)

Misc.

  • Yarn needle

Written Pattern

With C1, ch 84, sl st to first ch to form a ring (being careful not to twist the chain).

Note: Please see Appendix: Color Changes at the end of the pattern for photo tutorials on how to start and finish each round.

ROUND 1 (RS): Still with C1, sc3tog into first ch and each of next 2 chs, ch 1, *sc3tog (inserting hook first into same ch as last leg of previous sc3tog, then into each of next 2 chs), ch 1; repeat from * until 1 ch rem, sc3tog (inserting hook first into same ch as last leg of previous sc3tog, then into last ch, then into same ch as beg sc3tog), ch 1, sl st to beg sc3tog (changing to C1 on yarn over), turn. [42 sc3tog]

Do not fasten off C1.

ROUND 2 (WS): With C2, sc3tog (inserting hook first into ch-1 sp just made, then into top of next sc3tog, then into next ch-1 sp), ch 1, *sc3tog (inserting hook first into same ch-1 sp as last leg of previous sc3tog, then into top of next sc3tog, then into next ch-1 sp), ch 1; repeat from * until 1 sc3tog rem, sc3tog (inserting hook first into same ch-1 sp as last leg of previous sc3tog, then into top of last sc3tog, then into same ch-1 sp as first leg of beg sc3tog), ch 1.

To change color: remove hook from loop and turn. With RS facing, insert hook into beg sc3tog of previous row AND loop, yarn over C2 and pull through (color change made).

ROUND 3 (RS): With C1, sc3tog (inserting hook first into ch-1 sp just made, then into top of next sc3tog, then into next ch-1 sp), ch 1, *sc3tog (inserting hook first into same ch-1 sp as last leg of previous sc3tog, then into top of next sc3tog, then into next ch-1 sp), ch 1; repeat from * until 1 sc3tog rem, sc3tog (inserting hook first into same ch-1 sp as last leg of previous sc3tog, then into top of last sc3tog, then into same ch-1 sp as first leg of beg sc3tog), ch 1, sl st to beg sc3tog (changing to C2 on yarn over), turn.

ROUNDS 4 – 21: Repeat previous 2 rows.

At end of ROUND 21, cut and fasten off both colors.


Finishing

Weave in ends. All done!


Appendix: Color Changes

Color Change (RS)

Finish RS Row

a) Insert hook into top of beg sc3tog.

b) Yarn over C2 and pull through.

c) Color change made.

Start WS Row

d) Turn. Start next row in ch-1 sp just made.

e) sc3tog (inserting hook into first ch-1 sp, then into top of next sc3tog and then into next ch-1 sp).

Color Change (WS)

Finish WS Row

a) Work in patt until one sc3tog remaining.

b) sc3tog (inserting hook first into same ch-1 sp as last leg of previous sc3tog, then into top of last sc3tog, then into same ch-1 sp as beg sc3tog).

Start RS Row

c) Remove hook from loop and turn.

d) Insert hook into top of sc3tog just made AND loop.

e) Yarn over C1. Color change made.

f) sc3tog (inserting hook first into ch-1 sp just made, then into top of next sc3tog, then into next ch-1 sp).


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Happy crocheting!

Sarah