Super Quick + Easy Free Chunky Cabled Crochet Cowl Pattern + Video Tutorial

I had so much fun designing this chunky crochet cowl pattern with a simple cable! Feels Like Butta from Lion Brand Yarn is a super bulky weight yarn that was perfect for this quick project.

This free pattern is simple pattern to follow and can be made in only a few hours! That’s a great thing about this simple cowl, it’s perfect for quick gifts! Use the Free Crochet Pattern, Video Tutorial and Crochet Stitch Diagram below!

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a crocheted chunky cowl with cables

What Can You Make with Super Chunky Yarn in Crochet?

You can make so many things with super bulky yarn like hats, scarves, sweaters, mittens and more! However, a chunky cowl like this one is by far my most favorite crochet projects for this yarn weight. 

How Wide Should a Crochet Cowl Be?

The width of a crochet cowl will vary based on the style but is typically between 8 and 15 inches.

Things like yarn weight, hook size, stitch pattern and if it is meant to wrap multiple times will call for different widths. For example, this easy crochet cow is only 9 inches wide because it is very dense and sewn together to form a point.

It is meant to have more of a snug fit to help to show off the cables. If it was wider, it would fold onto itself more and there fore hide the detail. 

What is the Difference Between Chunky and Super Bulky Yarn?

Chunky or Bulky Yarn is a CYC 5 where Super Bulky or Super Chunky is a CYC 6.

Chunky yarn is about twice the size of a worsted CYC 4 and Super Chunky is even larger. You may even see Super Bulky reffered to as Roving.

Pattern Description 

This bulky crochet cowl is started using a foundation single crochet before beginning the crocheted cables. Some basic stitches are used along with more complex crochet stitches.

Worked in back and forth rows, this easy crochet cowl can be made as a last-minute gift for the holidays using a big hook and super bulky yarn.

After completing the panel for this simple chunky crochet cowl you will use a sl st (slip stitch) seam to join the ends together to form a point.

This blog post include the written pattern in us terms and is classified as an intermediate skill level pattern. 

When making this fancy chunky crochet cowl pattern you can reference the stitch diagram to help with the placement of each front post double crochet stitch. 

Be aware that this free crochet cowl pattern has a right side and a wrong side. 

Designed to have a modern look using crocheted cables this cute crochet cowl is the perfect time to learn a new crochet technique! Cables!

The best part about this cowl scarf pattern is it will look wonderful in different colors. Feels Like Butta is a quick yarn to use that comes in a ton of stunning color option!

super bulky crochet cowl

Yarn Substitutions

  • Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick
  • Mandala Thick & Quick
  • Hometown
  • Multiple strands of yarn to create your own super bulky!

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  • 10.00 mm Crochet Hook
  • 3 Skeins of Lion Brand Feels Like Butta®
    Thick & Quick® in Olive [155-172T]
  • #6 Super Bulky Weight Yarn – 165 yards


  • 8 sts by 8 rows in sc is 4 by 4 inches.

Stitch Descriptions and Abbreviations

  • Chain Stitch – ch 
  • Slip Stitch – sl st 
  • Stitch(es) – st(s)
  • Skip – sk
  • Previous – prev
  • Single Crochet – sc
  • Foundation Single Crochet – Fsc – Chain 2, insert hook into 2nd chain from hook, yarn over and pull up a loop (2 loops on hook), yarn over, draw through 1 loop, (2 loops on hook with 1 ch created), yarn over, draw through all loops (1 loop on hook, 1 foundation single crochet with chain at the bottom). *Insert hook to the bottom of the stitch you just made, it will look like the top or “V” of a stitch, yarn over, pull up 1 loop (2 loops on hook), yarn over, draw through 1 loop (2 loops on hook with 1 ch created), yarn over, draw through all loops;* repeat from * to * for desired amount of stitches.
  • Front Post Double Crochet – FPdc -Work a double crochet as you normally would by placing your hook from front to back to front around the post of the designated stitch.

Pattern Notes

  • One Size – 9” wide by 31” long before seaming.
  • * Designates a repeat.
  • “sc 1” means to single crochet in the next stitch.
  • “sc 2” means to single crochet in each of the next 2 stitches.
  • “2 sc” means to single crochet twice in the next stitch to create an increase.
  • Be mindful of when it is noted to work behind or in front of a FPdc when crossing sts.
  • When a FPdc is created you must make sure to skip the stitches behind in the round you are working. For Example: When you “FPdc 2” you must skip 2 sc sts in the previous row leaving them unworked, so each row has the same number of sts,this is NOT noted in the row instructions.
  • You will have the same number of stitches in all cable rows as single crochet rows.
  • When skipping single crochet stitches in Row 3 to create the Cable Foundation you will be counting forward from the corresponding single crochet stitch created in Fsc Row 1.
  • Reference the stitch diagram for the repeats and proper stitch placement, note that FPdc sts are worked in FPdc sts but for clarity the diagram does NOT show the overlap.
  • Stitch Diagrams for Row Repeats have the order of the placement of the FPdc sts numbered if you prefer a visual. Be mindful of if you are working in FRONT or BEHIND of a FPdc.
  • FPdc sts are always worked in FPdc sts with the exception of Row 3 where the FPdc sts are worked in Foundation Single Crochet Stitches of Row 1 to set up the Foundation FPdc sts.

Free Chunky Cabled Crochet Cowl Pattern

Row 1 – Fsc 18.
Row 2 – Turn, sc across.
Row 3 – Turn, sc, FPdc in corresponding st of Row 1 Fsc, sc 5, sk 7-sc of Row 1 Fsc, FPdc in each of next 2 sts of Row 1 Fsc, FPdc in each of 2 sk’dc sc of Row 1 Fsc, sc 5, FPdc in corresponding st of Row 1 Fsc, sc.
Row 4 – Turn, sc across.
Row 5 – Turn, sc, FPdc in first FPdc, sc 5, sk 2-FPdc, FPdc in each of next 2-FPdc, FPdc back in each of next working over and in FRONT of the last 2-FPdc created, sc 5, FPdc in last FPdc, sc.
Row 6 – Turn, sc across.
Row 7 – Turn, sc, FPdc in first FPdc, sc 4, FPdc in each of next 2-FPdc, sc 2,  FPdc 2 in next 2-FPdc, sc 4, FPdc in last FPdc, sc.
Rows 8 to 15 – Repeat Row 6 and 7.
Row 16 – Turn, sc across.
Row 17 – Turn, sc, FPdc in first FPdc, sc 5, FPdc in each of next 4-FPdc, sc 5, FPdc in last FPdc, sc.
Rows 18 to 23 – Repeat Rows 4 and 5.
Rows 24 to 41 – Repeat Rows 6 to 23.
Rows 42 to 59 – Repeat Rows 6 to 23.
Rows 60 to 69 – Repeat Rows 6 to 23.
Row 70 – Turn, sc across, finish off.

a crochet cable diagram


  1. Lay your Cowl Panel flat with the right side facing down and the longest edge parallel to your body.
  2. Grab the top left corner and fold it down at a 45 degree.
  3. Grab the top right corner and fold it down at a 45 degree so that it overlaps and the bottom right corner and bottom left corners are aligned, this will create a point.
  4. Using a surface slip stitch seam together the single crochet stitches to the row ends until you reach the bottom point, turn and work back up seaming together the row ends to the single crochet stitches of the other side. 
  5. Finish off and weave in all ends. 
assembled pointed crochet cowl

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