Linen Chunky Cowl

Linen Chunky Cowl

Hey everyone!

I’ve been seeing these super chunky cowls since last year (I may be late to the party…lol) and I’ve been wanting to make my own.

That’s one of the things I love about being able to crochet. I can recreate trendy, beautiful items without spending a fortune at a boutique!

This post may contain affiliate links to products that I recommend. If you purchase something from this page, I may receive a small percentage of the sale at no cost to you. For more details, please see my disclosure policy.

Plus, I can put my own spin on the design.

So when I saw this gorgeous chunky yarn from Lion Brand on the shelf, I knew instantly what I wanted to do with it!

linen chunky cowl

This cowl is super simple to make with no complicated stitches or techniques. You don’t even have to make button holes—they are already built into the design of the stitch pattern.

The pattern itself is a two row repeat and if you can do chains, single crochets and double crochets then your golden.

linen chunky cowl

At the end of the pattern, I’ve included a very brief photo tutorial for how to wrap the cowl.

The end result is so soft and squishy that you’ll never want to take it off!

Don’t forget to follow along with me on social media, Pinterest and by signing up for my Newsletter where every week you get the latest pattern sent straight to your inbox!

Add this project to your Ravelry queue here…

Linen Chunky Cowl

Materials Used:

  • 1½ skeins of Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick – Linen – 6 oz/170 g – 108 yds/98 m
  • P/11.5 mm hook (I use the one at this link)
  • Two – 2” buttons (The buttons I used are made of real coconut shells and I purchased them at Wal-Mart)
  • One – 1” button
  • About 12” of thread and a sewing needle for the small button
  • Tapestry needle

Finished Size Approximately:

10” x 34”


7 double crochet stitches of the pattern and 5½ rows of the pattern in a 4” (10cm) square.


FC – foundation chain (beginning chain)
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet
st(s) – stitch(es)


For Row 1 you will be working in the bottom loop of the foundation chain (beginning chain). This gives the bottom of the cowl a nice clean edge that will match the top. Row 1 is the only row that you will work in the bottom loop.

*** American crochet terms used throughout.


FC: Ch 60

Row 1: In 2nd ch from hook and working in the bottom loop of the ch, sc. Sc in each ch across. Turn. (59 sc)

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in the st the ch 1 comes out of. Ch 1, skip 1 st. In the next st, (sc, ch 2, sc) *ch 2, skip 2 sts, (sc, ch 2, sc)* Repeat from * to * 17 more times. Ch 1, skip 1 st, sc in last st. Turn.

Row 3: Ch 3 (counts as dc), skip the ch-1 space. In the next ch-2 space, 3 dc. *skip next ch-2 sp. In next ch-2 space, 3 dc* Repeat from * to * 17 more times. Skip ch-1 space, and dc in last st. Turn. (19 3-dc groups)

Row 4: Repeat Row 2

Row 5: Repeat Row 3

Row 6: Repeat Row 2

Row 7: Repeat Row 3

Row 8: Repeat Row 2

Row 9: Repeat Row 3

Row 10: Repeat Row 2

Row 11: Repeat Row 3

Row 12: Repeat Row 2

Row 13: Repeat Row 3

Row 14: Ch 1, sc in each st across. 3 sc in last st to turn the corner. Working along the next edge (shorter edge) sc evenly to the next corner. Turn.

Note: You will now only be working back and forth along the one shorter edge of the cowl.

linen chunky cowl

Row 15: Ch 1, sc across. Turn.

Row 16 – Row 19: Repeat Row 15

Finish off. Weave in ends.


Using a tapestry needle and some Linen yarn, attach the two 2” buttons as shown in the photo above—approximately 4 single crochets in from either end.

Flip the scarf over.

linen chunky cowl

The 3-dc stitches form a kind of shell. With the shells facing upward, place the small button in the uppermost corner of the cowl and stitch in place.

How to Wrap the Cowl

Step 1: Lay the cowl (or wrap around your neck) so that the larger buttons are facing away from the center and the small button is on top. Fold the large button side down at an angle.

linen chunky cowl

Step 2: Fold the side with the small button down over top the large button panel.

linen chunky cowl

Step 3: Matching up the bottom-most corners, fit the large button through the first large hole of Row 3. Now fit the other large button through the 4th large hole of Row 3.

linen chunky cowl

Step 4: While holding the bottom-most corners together to keep it lined up, fit the smallest button through any available hole.

linen chunky cowl

Here are two pictures showing how to work the small button while the cowl is being worn. The small hole seen closest to the jean jacket that is made by the (sc, ch 2, sc) is the perfect size to hold the button securely.

linen chunky cowl

I didn’t have enough hands to take the photo and actually fasten the button.

Linen chunky cowl


linen chunky cowl

You can fold the top portion of the cowl over if you wish or leave it straight up. The choice is yours!

Enjoy your new Linen Chunky Cowl!

***Click here to buy the ad-free, large print PDF***

Don’t forget to follow along with me on social media, Pinterest and by signing up for my Newsletter where every week you get the latest pattern sent straight to your inbox!

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Crocheting!

2 thoughts on “Linen Chunky Cowl