Pleated Ripple Cowl Crochet Pattern
This cowl crochet pattern runs up nice and quick. No color changing, as we let the RH Unforgettable yarn do that work for us. One skein does the trick. Giving us a lovely 32“ cowl. This versatile cowl can be worn on a cool summer’s evening, or tucked under your jacket in the dead of winter.
This pattern is worked in the Vintage Ripple stitch. We are simply playing with the gauge a bit to give us the lovely pleats. Mickey, from the Crochet Crowd (no affiliation), does a wonderful You Tube tutorial on the this stitch if you require a little bit of extra help with it. Just do a search and it should pop right up.
You can easily adjust this pattern to the length and width you desire. To adjust the width, work in multiples of 9+1. To adjust the length, simply continue the pattern repeat to desired length, end on a R 5 of the repeat, and finish off as instructed.
I hope you enjoy making all the pretty colors.
Gauge, though not important for size in this pattern, is important to achieve the pleating. You need to work in a tight enough gauge to pull the work into the pleats. I used a 5mm hook for this purpose. If you are a loose hooker, you may need to go down a half a hook size or so.
Gauge is approximately 1 1/2 chevrons (measured over the sc area of the pattern) per 4”. I find this yarn to vary in thickness, so this measurement is an approximate.
A friendly word of warning
This yarn does not frog well. If you need to practice the stitch, I suggest using a different yarn prior to embarking on your cowl. If you do find yourself needing to frog the Unforgettable yarn (fitting, as you won’t soon forget the experience) go slowly, and if you hit a snag, use the blunt end of your darning needle to pull apart the offending fibers.
Abbreviations used in the pattern
Sc- single crochet
St(s)- stich or stitches
R- row or round
Sc2tog- single crochet two together
Sl st- slip stitch
TrTr- Triple Treble
Instructions for the Triple Treble Stitch
Wrap yarn around hook four times, insert hook through st, yo, pull up a loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops on hook) five times, until there remains only one loop on the hook.
- Red Heart, Unforgettable yarn (examples of the many color options pictured above)
- 5mm hook
- darning needle
Now let’s get hookin’
R 1- ch 46
R 2- working in the back bumps of the foundation ch, sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, sc in ea of the next 3 sts, sc 3 times into the next st, (sc into ea of the next 8 sts, sc 3 times into the next st) four times, sc into ea of the last 4 sts (55)
R 3- ch 1, turn, sk 1, sc into ea of the next 4 sts, (sc 3 times into the next st, sc into ea of the next 4 sts, sk 2 sts, sc into ea of the next 4 sts) four times, end row with 3 sc into the next st, sc into ea of the next 3 sts, sc2tog (55)
R 4- repeat R 3 (55)
R 5- turn, do NOT ch 1, sl st over to the 3rd sc, ch 6 (counts as first TrTr), TrTr into ea of the next 2 sts, TrTr 3 times into the next st, TrTr into ea of the next 3 sts, sk 4, (TrTr into ea of the next 3 sts, TrTr 3 times into the next st, TrTr into ea of the next 3 sts, sk 4) across, leave the remaining sts unworked (45 Triple Trebles)
R 6- ch 1, turn, sc into ea of the next 4 sts, sc 3 times into the next st, (sc in ea of the next 8 sts, sc 3 times into the next st) four times, finish row with a sc in ea of the next 3 sts, sc in the top of the ch 6 (55)
R 7 – R 45- repeat R 3 – R 6 until desired length, ending after a R 5 repeat. I did mine for a total of 11 repeats.
- Fold scarf in half with wrong side out
- Sl st through both sides to attach into a loop. One TrTr st to one foundation st, across. The last st goes through the top of the ch 6, and the last available st of the foundation ch.
- FO. Darn ends
- Turn right way out
Finished your Pleated Ripple Cowl? Hop on over to my Facebook group (Frog Hooker Crochet Colony) and share a picture. We would love to see it!
Design by Rachel Hilz. Please do not copy or sell this pattern. You are more than welcome to do whatever you wish with your final piece, but please link back to my pattern if selling online.
Love & Light,
The Frog Hooker