Super Quick Chunky Crochet Cowl – Bandana Cowl

When you are in desperate need of a super quick chunky crochet cowl so you can easily make it in an hour and have a gift ready to deliver, this pattern can save your day!

It doesn’t only work fast it is also a bandana style so the construction is super easy.

And the secret is of course to use bulky/chunky yarn.

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How Quickly Can You Crochet This Cowl?

I can tell you this crochet cowl pattern works very fast. I was able to make it in under an hour. I also used chunky yarn so that is an extra speed factor.

But, how quickly you will work this chunky crochet cowl pattern is really up to your yarn of choice, your yarn tension, and the hook size you decide to work with.

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What Other Yarns Would Work With This Chunky Cowl Crochet Pattern?

I used Ice Yarns Attlas which is a #5 weight yarn. You can substitute your favorite chunky yarns if the suggested yarn is not available to you or if you have another yarn you’d prefer to use.  Here are some other yarns that would make great substitutions to get you started:

Knit Pick’s – Brava Bulky

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How Can I Make this Chunky Cowl a Different Size?

This is a very easy and simple crochet chunky cowl pattern made out of a rectangle, so making it in a different size means starting with fewer chains and working fewer rows.

The important thing is to maintain the rectangle shape for the bandana construction

Let’s get to the pattern, shall we? Making a quick chunky cowl




Ice Yarns Atlas, #5,100% Acrylic, 100 gr, 130 m, color light blue, 1 Skein

Subs can be: any weight #5 yarn

Hook: US Size 7mm

  • Yarn Needle, Scissors, Measuring Tape


6 rows X 9 stitches


18” X 12”

Stitch Key

  • Ch = Chain
  • Sc = Single Crochet
  • Hdc = Half Double Crochet
  • Dc = Double Crochet st
  • YO = Yarn over

Specialty Stitches

FpDc: Front Post Double Crochet

Yo, insert your hook from front to back to front around the post of the next stitch, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull thru 2 loops on your hook, yo, pull thru remaining two loops on your hook.

BpDc: Back Post Double Crochet 

Yo, insert your hook from back to front around the post of the next stitch, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops on your hook, yo, pull through the remaining two loops on your hook

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  • The pattern is worked in rows
  • Ch1 does not count as st at the beginning of each row
  • Ch 2 at the beginning of the row does count as 1st st
  • You can work this pattern with one color or multiple as you wish- I used 1 color
  • If changing colors make sure to have a changing technique and weave your ends in.
  • The Cowl is worked as one rectangle joined as in the image below
quick and chunky crochet cowl free pattern


Ch 36+1

Row 1: Sc 1 in 2nd st from hook, sc 1 in next  and across to end of row, ch 2 and turn

Row 2: Dc 1 in 2nd st from hook (ch2 at beginning counts as 1st st), dc 1 in next st and across to end of row,  turn

Row 3: Ch 2, *[Fpdc in next 2 st, bpdc in next 2 st]* repeat from *to* to end of row, turn

Row 4+5: Ch1, hdc 1 in 1st st from hook, hdc 1 in next and across to end of row, turn

Row 6: Ch 2, dc 1 in next st, dc 1 across in every st to end of row, turn

Row 7 : Repeat row 3

Row 8+9: Ch1, hdc 1 in 1st st from hook, hdc 1 in next and across to end of row, turn

Row 10: Ch 2, dc 1 in next st, dc 1 across in every st to end of row, turn

Row 11 : Repeat row 3

Rows: 12-19: Repeat rows 8-11 two  more times

Row 20: Ch 1, sc 1 in 1st st from hook, sc 1 in next and across to end of row.

Secure yarn, weave in ends and cut yarn.


Lay the front part side facing down, join using the tapestry needle sew as shown in image.

how to fold for a bandana cowl

Secure yarn, weave in ends, and turn the right side out!


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