Ice Drop Crochet Cowl

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Got another FREE crochet pattern for ya! How ’bout a cowl?

Doing a bit of cleaning and organization in my office, studio if you’re fancy, and there is this box of swatches….
Not all are completely finished with a fasten off, ends woven and blocked. Some are, well frankly, a mess. There’s so many, ya’ll. So many.

So, I decided to go through and see what swatches also have extra yarn in stash.

Unraveled the swatch (that was still connected to it’s mother-ball), combined it with another skein I had and decided it would be perfect amount for a super cozy cowl.

Seriously, ya’ll. Look at that texture. Love it. This is the best thing about bulky yarn, other than the s-p-e-e-d!
Do you prefer bulky yarn over worsted? Or is fingering your fave?

picture of crochet stitches for ice drop crochet cowl

The sizes available

The Ice Drop Crochet Cowl is written for 1 size to fit the average Teen│Adult.

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The skills you need

This is an easy plus crochet cowl pattern meaning even a modest novice wouldn’t have too much trouble complete.  

foundation double crochet – chain – double – slip stitch – front post

A little about this free crochet cowl pattern post: The page has full directions – or – you can inexpensively purchase the pattern HERE (Etsy) or HERE (LoveCrochet) and you will receive an ad-free pdf download, which includes:

  • Fully written, line by line instruction
  • Stitch counts for every row
  • Schematic
  • Entire stitch diagram

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The pattern

ice drop cowl

A free crochet cowl pattern, by Rebecca Velasquez


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YARN Super bulky | roving weight (#6  super bulky), 172 yds [158 m].

Shown Super Red Heart Evermore 80% acrylic 20% wool; 89 yds [81 m], 3.53 oz [100 g]: Cabana; 2 skeins

(80% premium acorn 20% wool; 216 yd [198 m]‮”‬x3.53 oz [100 g]), 1 ball; Rain Cloud.

*Amount given is for cowl as shown | written. Yardage will vary with any alterations of pattern.

Other yarns to try:
Malabrigo Rasta 100% merino; 90 yds [82 m], 5.29 oz {150 g]: 2 skeins

Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick 80% acrylic 20% wool, 87 yds [80 m], 4.94 oz [140 g]: 2 skeins — Have you seen the Stripes colors?!?

HOOK N-13 [10 mm]; or size needed to obtain gauge

NOTIONS Stitch markers (1), yarn needle

For a complete list of all the tools & supplies I use, find it HERE .


8 sts and 5 rows = 4” [10 cm] in stitch pattern

Finished MEasurements

CIRCUMFERENCE 33” [84 cm] 

HEIGHT 8½” [21.5 cm] 

SIZE One size, fits most adults


Project Level



foundation double crochet – slip stitch – chain – double crochet – front post double crochet



  • Pattern is written in US terms with imperial and metric measurements.
  • Pattern is written for 1 size.
  • Yarn amount(s) given is for hat as shown│written. Yardage [m] will vary with any alterations of pattern.
  • Read through each line before beginning to avoid any confusion during stitching.
  • Refer to Special Stitches instruction {below}, and Video(s) as needed.


  • Cowl is made in the round, with no turning. 


Beg- begin(ning)

Blo- back loop only

Ch- chain

Dc- double crochet

Ea- each

Fdc- foundation double crochet

Fpdc- front post double crochet

PM- place marker

Rep- repeat

RS- right side

Sk- skip

Sl st- slip stitch

St(s)- stitch(es)

Yo- yarn over (hook)


lady wearing ice drop crochet cowl and gray long sleeve shirt

Set up: With a tail of at least 8” [20 cm], make 64 fdc.

Row 1 (RS): Being careful not to twist, join to work in the round with a sl st in blo of first fdc made, ch 2, does not count as stitch, dc in same fdc joining sl st, PM in dc just made, move marker up with each row, dc in next fdc, *fpdc in next 2 fdc, dc in next 2 fdc; rep from * around, ending with fpdc in last 2 fdc, do not join, do not turn.

Row 2: Dc in first 2 dc, *fpdc in next 2 dc, dc in next 2 dc; rep from * around, ending with fpdc in last 2 dc, do not join, do not turn.

Row 3: Fpdc in first 2 dc, *dc in next 2 dc, fpdc in next 2 dc; rep from * around, ending with dc in last 2 dc, do not join, do not turn.

lady wearing ice drop crochet cowl and gray long sleeve shirt

Row 4: Rep Row 3.

Row 5-6: Rep Row 2.

Row 7-8: Rep Row 3.

Row 9-10: Rep Row 2.

Row 11: Loosely sl st in ea dc around, leaving tail of at least 8” [20 cm], fasten off.


Using long tails, with yarn needle, sew closed the gap between last stitch and first stitch at both foundation row and final row, weave in ends. •



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handwritten signature by Rebecca

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