I wanted to crochet a scarf or cowl using the cross hatch stitch for the longest time, so I designed this pattern for a Crochet Cross Hatch Stitch Cowl. I found the perfect yarn yesterday in JoAnn. The crochet cross hatch stitch cowl is light and airy—perfect for mild Florida winters. It works up rather quickly; I made the cowl in less than 2 hours. I used a multicolored yarn, but a solid color will look nice, too. If you like this pattern, you may also like my free crochet pattern for the Quick Crochet Cowl. It’s worked in the Tunisian simple stitch and makes a denser fabric than the cross hatch stitch.
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SKILL LEVEL: Easy
- Lion Brand ® Yarns, Landscapes®, 3.5 oz / 100 g, 147 yd / 134 m, color # 209 Wildflowers, 1 skein
- Crochet Hook, Size K (10.5 / 6.6 mm)
- Large eye blunt needle
GAUGE: 7 rows and 7 cross hatch stitches = 4 inches (10cm). Gauge tension is not critical for this project although a different gauge tension may affect the final size of the finished cowl.
Double crochet (dc)
Foundation Row (fr)
Single crochet (sc)
Top of turning chain (tch)
Yarn over (yo)
PATTERN STITCH: Single crochet: insert hook in st, pull up a loop, yo, pull thru both loops on hook. Double crochet: yo, insert hook into st, yo, draw up a loop, yo, draw yarn thru two loops, yo, draw yarn thru last two loops on hook. Cross hatch stitch: Ch 3, 2 dc in 1st sc, *sk next 3 dc, [1 sc, ch 3, 3 dc] in next ch-3 sp, sk next st.
- This pattern is written in American Standard crochet terms.
- Use medium yarn weight 4.
- Block before finishing.
CARE: Machine wash on a gentle cycle. Layout horizontally for drying. Any dry cleaning solvent other than trichloroethylene may be safely used. No bleach product may be used. Do not iron.
BLOCKING: Fill a small spray bottle with cold water. Spray cowl until damp. Layout long cowl on blocking mats, smooth evenly, and pin in place until dry. Follow FINISHING directions in the tutorial.
MEASUREMENTS: 7″ (17.78 cm) x 29″ (73.66 cm)
Crochet Cross Hatch Stitch Cowl Tutorial
FR: Work 2 dc in 4th ch from hook, sk 3 ch, 1 sc in next ch, *ch 3, 1 dc in each of the next 3 chs, sk next 3 ch, sc in next ch, rep from * across, turn.
ROW 1: Ch 3, 2 dc in 1st sc, *sk next 3 dc, [1 sc, ch 3, 3 dc] in next ch-3 sp, sk next st, rep from * across, ending skip last 2 sts, sc in tch.
ROWS 2 – 58: Rep ROW 1 for pattern. Do not fasten off.
FINISHING: Block before finishing (see BLOCKING above). Lay each end of the scarf side by side. Line up the rows and sew tog with remaining yarn. Weave in loose ends.