If you need an extra warm crochet cowl that will cover your shoulders as a big hug this winter, you have come to the right place.
The Make A Hug crochet capelet is a huge chunky crochet cowl pattern than can be worn in two ways.
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As a big chunky scarf around your neck or you can open it up and cover your shoulders as a capelet.
This is a very easy crochet capelet pattern, using only double crochet stitches and joining in the round. It would make an excellent beginner project.
If you can make a double crochet stitch, join to work in the round, and are able to place 2 stitches in one (an increase) then you are good to go.
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If you have a little experience with crocheting this project will probably take you about an hour or two to complete, making it a perfect last-minute handmade gift.
For this chunky scarf crochet pattern, you will need super bulky yarn and a US P/11.50 mm crochet hook.
The Make a Hug cowl is supposed to wrap your shoulders as a huge hug. It’s written for one size with the dimensions given below, but I am providing instructions for you to customize the size to fit any woman’s body.
Instructions for resizing your chunky capelet
Check the dimensions below and measure around your shoulders. Please remember that I am giving you the dimensions when the piece is laid flat. You will have to double the width to see if it’s going to fit nicely around your shoulders.
If the measurement around your shoulders (or the recipient’s shoulders) is up to 50” (127 cm) approximately, then go ahead and make your cowl with the directions as written below. After you check your gauge, of course. Don’t skip that part.
You can always start and do a quick fit check when you reach your final increase round. If the final increase round reaches the tip of your shoulder, you know it’s the right size for you.
If the final increase round is dropping off your shoulders then you need to rip out 1-2 rows, depending on your body size. Then proceed with working flat in the round with no increases.
If the final increase round doesn’t reach the tip of your shoulders you have to make more increase rounds.
They will be in the form: R10 will be * dc 7, inc *, R11 will be * dc 8, inc *, and so on. Keep in mind that you will be needing more yarn.
Crochet scarf patterns you may like:
– The pattern is written in standard US terms.
– The pattern is worked in the round with joined rounds.
Materials you will need for your crochet capelet:
Yarn: Approximately 330 yards (300 m) of super bulky yarn, category #6. I used the James C. Brett Rustic Mega Chunky.
A great substitute (although slightly thinner) would be the Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick.
Crochet hook: US P/11.50 mm (this is by far my favorite!)
Gauge: 7 sts x 4 rows in dc is 4″ (10 cm)
Dimensions: 17.5″ x27″ (44×69 cm) laid flat
More chunky yarn crochet patterns you may like:
Fdc: foundation double crochet
dc: double crochet
sl st: slip stitch
FO: fasten off
How to get the Make A Hug crochet cowl pattern:
- If you are looking for the free crochet pattern, just scroll a little further below.
- You can purchase the ad-free pdf in any of my shops, below:
Free crochet capelet pattern
Leave a long tail before you start the first round. You will use it to connect the bottom part of the first round later on.
R1: Fdc 40, sl st to join, ch 2, sew the bottom part of the first round together, OR ch 42, dc in the third chain from hook and in all chains across, sl st to join, ch 2 and sew the bottom part of the first round together (40)
R2-5: dc in each st around, sl st to join, ch 2 (40)
R6: * dc 3, inc *, repeat from * to * around, sl st to join, ch 2 (50)
R7: * dc 4, inc *, repeat from * to * around, sl st to join, ch 2 (60)
R8: * dc 5, inc *, repeat from * to * around, sl st to join, ch 2 (70)
R9: * dc 6, inc *, repeat from * to * around, sl st to join, ch 2 (80)
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At this point do a quick fit check. If the cowl reaches just outside the tip of your shoulders you are fine. If you want a bigger cowl just keep adding increase rows until you reach the curve of your shoulders.
R10-18: dc in each st around, sl st to join, ch 2 (80)
In last round (R18) ch 1 instead of ch 2 and proceed with the last round
R19: sl st in each st around, sl st in first sl st, FO (80)
That’s it! Wasn’t that super easy? Are you going to make it for yourself or a friend? Tell me in the comments below.
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