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“Piece of Cake Cowl” With Caron Cakes Yarn – Free Crochet Pattern

This easy, modern cowl is going to become your go-to accessory for fall and winter! Plus, this Caron Cakes Yarn free crochet pattern is simple to make even if you're not an experienced pattern-reader. Simple one-skein crochet project! Caron Cakes color "Blue Icing."

This easy, modern cowl is going to become your go-to accessory for fall and winter! Plus, this Caron Cakes Yarn free crochet pattern is simple to make even if you’re not an experienced pattern-reader. As always, the free pattern is below, or you can purchase an handy ad-free, printable PDF here.

This easy, modern cowl is going to become your go-to accessory for fall and winter! Plus, this Caron Cakes Yarn free crochet pattern is simple to make even if you're not an experienced pattern-reader. Simple one-skein crochet project! Caron Cakes color "Blue Icing."This easy, modern "Piece of Cake Cowl" is going to become your go-to accessory for fall and winter! Plus, this Caron Cakes Yarn free crochet pattern is simple to make even if you're not an experienced pattern-reader. Simple one-skein crochet project! Caron Cakes color "Blue Icing."How’s your neck doing today? Could it use a hug?

Well, you’re in luck then because I’d like to show you how to quickly whip up a little diddy that wont want to take off until April. To me, this cowl is the perfect combination of a timeless scarf style with detailed, elegant (and seriously simple to learn) stitch pattern in modern and stylish colors. Thanks for that, Caron Cakes. Choosing colors myself is SCARY.

This easy, modern cowl is going to become your go-to accessory for fall and winter! Plus, this Caron Cakes Yarn free crochet pattern is simple to make even if you're not an experienced pattern-reader. Simple one-skein crochet project! Caron Cakes color "Blue Icing."This easy, modern "Piece of Cake Cowl" is going to become your go-to accessory for fall and winter! Plus, this Caron Cakes Yarn free crochet pattern is simple to make even if you're not an experienced pattern-reader. Simple one-skein crochet project! Caron Cakes color "Blue Icing."Aren’t these colors just great together? If you haven’t yet tried Caron Cakes yarn (available exclusively from Michael’s), you should at least allow yourself the chance to peruse the color choices and dream of which you’d choose. And Michael’s just started offering Caron Cakes yarn online in addition to in-store, so now no one has to miss out!

This easy, modern cowl is going to become your go-to accessory for fall and winter! Plus, this Caron Cakes Yarn free crochet pattern is simple to make even if you're not an experienced pattern-reader. Simple one-skein crochet project! Caron Cakes color "Blue Icing."I love thinking about the people closest to me and assigning them each a Caron Cakes color palette. When I saw this “Royal Icing” color, I knew it would be total heart eyes on my sister, Mich.

This easy, modern cowl is going to become your go-to accessory for fall and winter! Plus, this Caron Cakes Yarn free crochet pattern is simple to make even if you're not an experienced pattern-reader. Simple one-skein crochet project! Caron Cakes color "Blue Icing."Mich has been working on learning new crochet stitches lately (remember this amazing chunky afghan she whipped up?), so I bought her a skein of Caron Cakes yarn, gave her my “H” hook and this is what she came up with. Isn’t she a rockstar?!

This easy, modern "Piece of Cake Cowl" is going to become your go-to accessory for fall and winter! Plus, this Caron Cakes Yarn free crochet pattern is simple to make even if you're not an experienced pattern-reader. Simple one-skein crochet project! Caron Cakes color "Blue Icing."This easy, modern cowl is going to become your go-to accessory for fall and winter! Plus, this Caron Cakes Yarn free crochet pattern is simple to make even if you're not an experienced pattern-reader. Simple one-skein crochet project! Caron Cakes color "Blue Icing."This Caron Cakes yarn free crochet pattern consists of learning just one unusual stitch called the “Odd Forked Cluster” stitch, but even if you haven’t read a lot of patterns, I’ve got you covered with a chart that should help explain things.

And if you end up falling in love with this yarn like I have, you might want to make my “Desert Winds” triangle scarf, a free crochet pattern that also uses Caron Cakes yarn.

Toss on this modern crochet triangle scarf to head out to the desert, the mountains...or just the grocery store. This free Caron Cakes crochet pattern takes all the stress out of choosing colors because the skein does it for you! Perfect fall accessory. Color = Buttercream.

“Piece of Cake Cowl” Using Caron Cakes Yarn – Free Crochet Pattern

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Sizes: One size: 8.5” x 54” loop

Supplies:
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• Caron Cakes – 1 skein “Royal Icing” or approx. 383 yards worsted weight yarn
• Tapestry needle
• Size H [5 mm] crochet hook (I really like this affordable set!)      

Gauge:
Not critical for this pattern.

Abbreviations:
ch
– chain                    sp – space
sk – skip                       hdc – half double crochet
yo – yarn over             tch – turning chain
OFC (Odd Forked Cluster) – yo, insert hook into ch or st as indicated, yo, draw loop through, yo, draw through 2 loops, insert hook in next ch or st, yo, draw loop through, yo, draw through all 3 loops on hook.

This easy, modern cowl is going to become your go-to accessory for fall and winter! Plus, this Caron Cakes Yarn free crochet pattern is simple to make even if you're not an experienced pattern-reader. Simple one-skein crochet project! Caron Cakes color "Blue Icing."Pattern Notes:
This scarf is worked as a long rectangle and then sewn together into a loop.

Foundation Row: ch 25.

Row 1:
Sk 2ch (counts as 1hdc), 1 OFC inserting hook first into third and then fourth ch from hook, *1 OFC inserting hook first into same ch as previous OFC then into next ch; rep from * until 1ch remains, 1 hdc in last ch; turn.

Row 2 : Ch 2 (counts as 1hdc), 1 OFC inserting hook first into first st and then next st, *1 OFC inserting hook first into same st as previous OFC then into next st; rep from * ending with 1 hdc in top of tch; turn.

Repeat Row 2 for approximately 54” or until about 3’ of yarn remains in your skein.

How to crochet the odd forked cluster stitch. Written pattern and chart tutorial.Finishing
Fasten off. Use a mattress stitch to sew the rectangle ends together, taking care to line up the stitches one for one. Work in the outside loop of each stitch. Reference this helpful tutorial for photos.

Pop that cowl over your head and don’t take it off until bathing suit season!

Crochet cowls make a perfect layering accessory for fall. Free Caron Cakes yarn crochet pattern!If you like learning new crochet stitches as much as I do, you might like these video tutorials:

How to Crochet the Suzette Stitch Video TutorialHow to crochet the Suzette stitch video tutorial

How to Crochet the Side Saddle Cluster Stitch Video TutorialHow to crochet the side saddle cluster stitch video tutorial.

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14 Comments

  • Cheryl
    November 12, 2016 at 5:16 am

    Great work will u make a video for the Caron cakes cowl??

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      November 19, 2016 at 12:09 am

      Would that be helpful? I have noticed that quite a few people jumped on making this one, so I’ll def see if I can get to a video once I get out from under my heap of holiday crocheting. 🙂

      Reply
  • !Delores Armieri
    November 21, 2016 at 7:34 pm

    I am following the instructions and the width with the 5mm is only 6″. And doesn’t lie flat!!

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      November 23, 2016 at 9:16 pm

      Sometimes it can take a several rows to begin to lie flat. Once you sew it into a loop, it shouldn’t be a problem at all. If you’re finding it too narrow, you could move up a hook size or two.

      Hope that’s helpful!

      Jess

      Reply
  • Delores
    November 23, 2016 at 11:06 am

    Hi I am trying to complete this project with the wool caron cakes and 5 mm hook when I start the project the width is only 6 inches??? Should I be using a larger hook or am I doing something else wrong??
    thank You Delores

    Reply
  • Ergohooks
    November 28, 2016 at 12:54 pm

    This is a very cute scarf design, plus I get to use my neglected 5.00 mm crochet hooks. Thank you for sharing, and I look forward to the video if you make one.

    Reply
  • Teri Robbins
    December 6, 2016 at 7:45 pm

    Great patterns. Thank you. I love the Piece of Cake Cowl! Also love that there’s a link from there to the Desert Winds Triangle Shawl; also a 1-cake Caron Cake project! What an awesome win-win! ???

    Reply
  • Heather
    December 7, 2016 at 4:57 am

    Lovely easy cowl, I love the colours you’ve used Jess.

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      December 7, 2016 at 3:16 pm

      Thanks, Heather! It’s all the yarn honestly! I love how Caron Cakes take the stress out of choosing colors because for me it is indeed very stressful!

      Reply
  • Karen Peterson
    March 7, 2017 at 4:00 pm

    I love this! A video would be very helpful though! My stitches seem to be decreasing! How many st should I have in each row?

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      March 10, 2017 at 8:51 pm

      I believe you should have 24 in each row. I’m sorry, I don’t have the scarf anymore so I can’t actually count. There should be a consistent number throughout though. Are you definitely doing the last hdc in the turning chain at the end of the row? Without that, you might be accidentally decreasing by one stitch per row.

      Reply
  • Ashley C
    August 12, 2017 at 5:13 pm

    This cowl was a joy to make! I especially loved the odd forked cluster stitch. Would you mind sharing the multiples for that stitch? I’m toying with the idea of using it for a lapghan. Thank you!

    Reply
  • Tammy Plumley
    January 26, 2018 at 11:04 am

    Hi, I love this scarf and I had the yarn so I was able to start it as soon as I found the pattern. However, I only come up with 22 stitches and I noticed in one of your replies to someone else you thought it should be 24. Also, this is curling up. Could you please take a look at the pattern and tell me how many stitch O should have and is it normal for this to curl? Thank you for your time.

    Reply

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