Chunky Shell Cowl | Free Crochet Pattern

Chunky Shell Cowl

Materials
Yarn: Weight 5, Bulky Weigh yarn. Example made with Lion Brand Yarn Wool-Ease Chunky in Silver Grey
Buttons: Two, at least 1”
Hook Size: K, or size needed for specified gauge

Gauge: 1 shell = 3”, 4 shell rows = 3”

Size Chart: For the best possible fit, please assure you follow the circumference and length of your subject. Please note that this chart is approximated, and actual subjects do vary.

Size by Age Length Width
24 Months – 5 Years:  18” 4”
5 – 8 Years:  20” 4”
Young Adult:  22” 5”
Adult:  24” 5”

Pattern Key
Sk: skip
Sts: stitches
Ch: Chain
Sl st: Slip stitch
Sts: Stitches / St: Stitch
Sc: Single crochet
Dc: Double crochet

Pattern Notes:

Finish: After last row worked, cut 10” from loop on hook, fasten. Weave tail ends together, knot and fasten to conceal, cut excess.

Buttons: Place buttons on one side end of cowl. Place first button 1” from border, space buttons 1” apart (shells = button holes!).

Adult
Row 1: Ch 68, Sc into second Ch from hook, [Sk next two Sts, work 5 Dc into following St, Sk next two Sts, Sc into following St] Across (11 shells made)
Rows 2, 4, 6: Ch 2 (First Dc), turn work, work 2 Dc into first St, [Sc at top shell from previous row, work 5 Dc into Sc St from previous row] Across. Work 3 Dc into last Sc St at end row (10 shells, 2 half shells at end rows)
Rows 3, 5, 7: Ch 1 (Not a St), turn work, Sc into first St, [work 5 Dc into Sc St from previous row, Sc at top shell from previous row] Across (11 shells made)

Young Adult
Row 1: Ch 62, Sc into second Ch from hook, [Sk next two Sts, work 5 Dc into following St, Sk next two Sts, Sc into following St] Across (10 shells made)
Rows 2, 4, 6: Ch 2 (First Dc), turn work, work 2 Dc into first St, [Sc at top shell from previous row, work 5 Dc into Sc St from previous row] Across. Work 3 Dc into last Sc St at end row (9 shells, 2 half shells at end rows)
Rows 3, 5, 7: Ch 1 (Not a St), turn work, Sc into first St, [work 5 Dc into Sc St from previous row, Sc at top shell from previous row] Across (10 shells made)

5 – 8 Years
Row 1: Ch 56, Sc into second Ch from hook, [Sk next two Sts, work 5 Dc into following St, Sk next two Sts, Sc into following St] Across (9 shells made)
Rows 2, 4: Ch 2 (First Dc), turn work, work 2 Dc into first St, [Sc at top shell from previous row, work 5 Dc into Sc St from previous row] Across. Work 3 Dc into last Sc St at end row (8 shells, 2 half shells at end rows)
Rows 3, 5: Ch 1 (Not a St), turn work, Sc into first St, [work 5 Dc into Sc St from previous row, Sc at top shell from previous row] Across (9 shells made)

2 – 5 Years
Row 1: Ch 50, Sc into second Ch from hook, [Sk next two Sts, work 5 Dc into following St, Sk next two Sts, Sc into following St] Across (8 shells made)
Rows 2, 4: Ch 2 (First Dc), turn work, work 2 Dc into first St, [Sc at top shell from previous row, work 5 Dc into Sc St from previous row] Across. Work 3 Dc into last Sc St at end row (7 shells, 2 half shells at end rows)
Rows 3, 5: Ch 1 (Not a St), turn work, Sc into first St, [work 5 Dc into Sc St from previous row, Sc at top shell from previous row] Across (8 shells made)

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