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The Macchiato Cowl (Free Pattern)

Macchiato Cowl Crochet Pattern  |  Free Scarfie Yarn Cowl Crochet Pattern by Little Monkeys Crochet

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I have received so many requests for a scarf or cowl pattern to match the Macchiato Slouch Hat. I didn’t bother with it because the reality of that hat is that it’s actually incredibly simple (just rounds of HDCs), and it was the Scarfie yarn that made it so unique-looking. So a matching cowl would be, simply, rounds of HDC.

I’ve realized though, after being asked for a matching pattern so many times, that not everyone can make something without a pattern to follow.

And that’s ok!

I think improvising simply comes naturally to some people and not to others. So, I went ahead and whipped up the easiest-ever cowl to match. I wrote out the pattern, which is at the bottom of this post!

Macchiato Cowl Crochet Pattern | Free Scarfie Yarn Cowl Crochet Pattern by Little Monkeys Crochet

About the Yarn

Each skein of Scarfie has very gradual color changes between two colors. I immediately gravitated to the Cream/Taupe, because, well, I’m a sucker for a good taupe color. Each skein has 312 yards of bulky weight yarn, so you’ve got plenty to make a beautiful, ombre-style accessory.

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Click the photo to view Lion Brand Scarfie yarn on Craftsy!

The Matching Slouch Hat

Click here to view the Macchiato Slouch Hat pattern.

Macchiato Slouch Crochet Hat | Free Slouchy Hat Crochet Pattern by Little Monkeys Crochet

One Last Thing…

The Macchiato Cowl pattern is one of eight patterns you can find in ad-free PDF format in my new e-book! Click the image to view the e-book listing on Etsy.

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Macchiato Cowl Crochet Pattern  |  Free Scarfie Yarn Cowl Crochet Pattern by Little Monkeys Crochet

The Macchiato Cowl Crochet Pattern
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Level: Easy

Size:
Cowl measures 30" around and is 12" tall.

Hook: N (9.00mm)
Yarn: About 250 yards of #5 chunky weight yarn; I used Lion Brand Scarfie Yarn in Cream/Taupe.
You’ll also need: Yarn needle

Gauge:
A row of 5HDC = about 2” long

Abbreviations Used:
   ST (stitch)
   SL ST (slip stitch)
   CH (chain)
   HDC (double crochet)
   FHDC (foundation half double crochet -- optional, but recommended. View tutorial here.)

Notes:
(1) This pattern is written in American Standard Terms.
(2) This pattern is worked in a seamless round. Only join or chain when instructed to do so. Use a stitch marker to keep track of the first ST of each round.
(3) Finding knots in your yarn is just an annoying and unavoidable reality of crocheting, and with a gradual-change yarn like this one, it's especially aggravating when the knot joins yarn from two completely different parts of the color change pattern. This happened to me while making this cowl, and all I did to fix the situation was cut the yarn just before the knot, then pull the yarn from the skein until I got back to the point in the pattern where I had left off, and joined the new yarn there. 

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Round 1: 
FHDC 72. Join ends together with a SL ST into the first FHDC, being careful not to twist the round. (72)

Optional start:
CH73. HDC in 2nd CH from hook and in each remaining CH. Join with a SL ST to the top of the first HDC, being careful not to twist the round. (72)

Round 2: DO NOT CHAIN. HDC in first ST and in each ST around. DO NOT JOIN.

Rounds 3-26 (or until cowl measures about 12” tall): HDC in each ST around.

SL ST into the next 3 STS to smooth down the round. Fasten off; weave in all ends. If you used the Foundation HDC method, use your starting tail to sew together the gap between your first and last FHDC, then weave in to finish.

Pattern Permissions

This is a FREE pattern, and by using it, you’re agreeing to the following legally-protected conditions.

You’re welcome to sell what you make with it; for online listings, please link back to my blog using something like this:

Pattern by
Little Monkeys Crochet
littlemonkeyscrochet.com

Here are the “do nots”:

  • Do not resell the pattern, altered or in its original form.
  • Do not copy and paste the pattern onto your own blog, in a Facebook group, or anywhere else. Simply link to this page instead. Anything beyond this is copyright theft. You are welcome to copy/paste it into a document for printing, for personal use only.
  • Do not pull any of my photos from this site (or any of my other sites) to promote yourself or your crochet business on your own blog, Facebook page, or anywhere else. The exception to this is if you want to share my article link(s) on your own blog; in this case, you are welcome to take one photo per post for use on your site as long as it is accompanied by a direct link back to my post and does not include any portion of the pattern itself.
  • Do not post a translation of the pattern anywhere – this is copyright theft. If you would like to help make a translation available, I am happy to publish it on my blog with a link to your blog or Crochet-related Facebook page.
  • Do not make a video tutorial of this pattern (or any of my patterns). For a detailed explanation of why this hurts designers, please contact me.

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  • Jocelyne December 28, 2015, 12:46 pm

    It’s so funny that you would send this pattern because I just took your ‘egg-nog’ cowl and used the scarfie yarn! Loved it and made these as gifts this year! Thank you so much and keep the patterns coming!!

  • Dee December 28, 2015, 1:52 pm

    I have a question about the hook size. Your pattern says N(9mm), but my N says 10mm. My M hook is 9mm. Do hook sizes vary? Which should I use?

    I have a ball of the cranberry & black Scarfie yarn, can’t wait to make this!

    Thank you!
    Dee 🙂

    • Rebecca December 28, 2015, 1:57 pm

      They do vary between brands. G hooks and M/N hooks tend to see the most variation in my experience. Always go with the measurement rather than the letter, if you’re unsure. 🙂

  • Bonnie December 29, 2015, 1:35 am

    I was one of those who wanted a cowl pattern to match the Macchioto Slouchy as I was making the hat for my granddaughter-in-law. But I wanted it to match the hat with buttons, so I made the Sparkly Cowl with the Scarfie yarn and used hdcs. Came out pretty well, but for the life of me, I couldn’t figure out how to wear it even after watching your video. I think part of the problem is that it is too small for me. I sent my gd-in-law the URL for the video. Thanks for this pattern. I am going to offer to make it for her if she is having a problem with the other one I sent her. You are doing a wonderful job with your patterns. Keep on keeping on… 😉

  • sherryportwood1 December 29, 2015, 2:12 pm

    thank you so much for giving the free patterns, and you make them so much easier to understand than others, i truely love them all..i will start making them now and posting them on your site…have a wonderful day rebecca

  • Doreen January 11, 2016, 9:39 am

    I love this pattern! I have bought the yarn and am all ready to get started making it!

  • Cathy Long January 11, 2016, 10:40 am

    I really like this matching HAT and COWL set. The yarn you used is so eye-catching and I plan to make these for myself very soon. Thanks for the wonderful patterns you create!

  • Xochitl January 11, 2016, 11:55 am

    Love the warm colors!

  • Carolyn Gibeaut January 11, 2016, 12:16 pm

    I made 5 Macchiato Cowl’s as of today with plans to make at least that many more. I LOVE that pattern. It works up fast and is beautiful to wear.

  • Ursela January 11, 2016, 12:16 pm

    This cowl is absolutely stunning! Will be trying it out soon.

  • Millie January 11, 2016, 12:47 pm

    I love the color changes on this cowl! Cowls are so versatile and fun to make. Thank you for sharing!

  • Joy January 11, 2016, 1:30 pm

    I love this pattern and the name. The colors are gorgeous. Macchiato is my favorite coffee. ?

  • Charlene January 11, 2016, 8:35 pm

    Love this pattern! Just finished mine using Scarfie Yarn in Black/Cream!

  • Christine Murray January 12, 2016, 12:52 am

    Happy two year blogiversary! I absolutely love the Macchiato Slouch Hat so I’m very excited to see the matching scarf pattern! I have enough yarn in Cream/Black to make one to match the hat.
    Please keep these great patterns coming!! 🙂
    Best,
    Christine

  • Alma Grogan January 14, 2016, 12:41 am

    I printed this one the other day. Your patterns are very nice. Can’t wait to try and make it!

  • kat January 16, 2016, 12:00 am

    this is one of my favorite patterns. I like the cowl.

  • Amanda January 16, 2016, 6:12 pm

    Love the soft color variation of the Macchiato cowl. Looks so cozy and warm and would complement so many things.

  • MichelleS January 17, 2016, 2:51 pm

    Love the color variation, but most of all like the closeness of the sweater around the neck.

  • Brandy Monday January 17, 2016, 11:25 pm

    This is absolutely gorgeous!

  • Debi T January 18, 2016, 12:08 pm

    so warm and comforting for cold weather

  • Diane Sweeney January 18, 2016, 3:48 pm

    I love this pattern! Love the name too. Absolutely gorgeous!

  • Jeannette Harper December 4, 2016, 6:03 pm

    The scarf pattern on the Scarfie yarn label is simple and goes well with the Macchiato slouch hat. I have made a number of these to accompany the hats.