Picot Scarf & Cowl Crochet Pattern

Picot Scarf & Cowl crochet pattern by The Turtle Trunk

Happy Friday Friends! I have a new free crochet pattern for you today! Introducing the Picot Scarf & Cowl crochet pattern! This design comes in 4 sizes and can be made as a regular scarf, infinity scarf, or cowl! This pattern works up quick & easy, and pairs perfectly with my other Picot Patterns! If you enjoy this pattern and want to check out my other Picot Patterns find them HERE!

The Picot Scarf & Cowl feature a beautiful texture thanks to the picot single crochet stitches and ribbed stitches! The pattern uses a simple 4 row repeat and you can easily adjust your scarf or cowl to be any length and width!

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Sizes

This pattern includes instructions for 4 sizes: Child Cowl, Child Scarf, Adult Cowl, and Adult Scarf, but you can easily adjust the size to be perfect for you! To adjust the length: work any odd number stitches across for Row 1. To adjust the width: repeat Rows 3-6 as many times until your desired width is reached!

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Yarn

I used I Love This Yarn for both my scarves but feel free to use any medium (4) weight yarn! I made my cowl two toned by switching colors halfway through! Use as many or few colors as you’d like! You can also try different hook sizes and yarn weights to make your scarf thicker or lighter! a gauge pattern is included down below but isn’t terribly important to follow. You can adjust the stitches and rows to make your scarf the size you want!

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Difficulty: Advanced Beginner / Easy

Size (circumference)Height# of Stitches# of RowsYardage
Kids Cowl
(25”)
6.5”6918186
 yards
Kids Scarf
(50”)
6.5”13718372
yards
Adult Cowl
(30”)
9.5”8326212 yards
Adult Scarf
(60”)
9.5”16526424 yards

Gauge Swatch

11 STs x 11 Rows = 4” x 4”

Follow Rows 1-11 working 11 STs across.

Adjust hook size up or down to reach gauge.

Notes

● To adjust the length, work any odd number of stitches across for Row 1. To adjust the width, repeat Rows 3-6 as many times until your desired width is reached.
● Beginning chains do not count as stitches. At the end of each row, chain 1 and turn. Work your first stitch into the last stitch of the previous row.
● The number in parenthesis at the end of the row represents the total stitch count at the end of that row.
● Stitches between *asterisks* are to be repeated until the end of the row.
● The right side of your work will show the texture from the PSC and BLO stitches. The wrong side will be flat.

Supplies

● Medium (4) Weight Yarn (I used I Love This Yarn!)
5.50 mm (I) Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors

Abbreviations (US Terms)

ST(s) – Stitch(es)
CH – Chain
FHDC – Foundation Half Double Crochet
SC – Single Crochet
SC BLO – Single Crochet Back Loop Only
HDC – Half Double Crochet
PSC – Picot Single Crochet

Special Stitches

Check out the video tutorial if extra assistance is needed for the special stitches.

FHDC – Foundation Half Double Crochet

A FHDC is working your foundation chain and first row of HDC’s together in one.

CH 2, yarn over and insert hook into 2nd CH from hook. Yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through the 1st loop on the hook (that is the CH you will work into for the next stitch), yarn over and pull through all 3 loops on your hook. That is the first FHDC. Now working into the CH you created at the bottom of the ST, work your next FHDC. *Yarn over, insert hook into the bottom CH, pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through 1st loop on the hook, yarn over and pull through all 3 loops on your hook.* Repeat ** until you reach the specified length.

If needed, try using a stitch marker to mark where your first stich was made and/or where you created the CH to help know to work your next stitch.

SC BLO – Single Crochet Back Loop Only

When looking at the top of a stitch you will see 2 loops. The one closest to you is the front loop and the one furthest away from you is the back loop. For a SC BLO, work a single crochet as normal but only work in the back loop of the stitch.

Back Loop Single Crochet

PSC – Picot Single Crochet

Insert your hook into the designated stitch. Pull up a loop, yarn over, and pull through the 1st loop on your hook. Yarn over and pull through the 1st loop again. Yarn over and pull through the 1st loop once more. Yarn over and pull through both loops on your hook. Push the CH 3 you just created behind so that it bumps out on the right side of your work and work the next ST.

Pattern

Child Sizes

For a 2 toned cowl or scarf, change colors at the end of Row 9.

Child Cowl

Row 1: FHDC 69. CH 1 & turn. (69)

Row 2: SC BLO in each ST across. CH 1 & turn. (69)

Row 3: SC in 1st ST, *PSC, SC*. CH 1 & turn. (69)

Row 4: SC in each ST across. CH 1 & turn. (69)

Row 5: HDC in each ST across. CH 1 & turn. (69)

Row 6: SC BLO in each ST across. CH 1 & turn. (69)

Rows 7-18: Repeat Rows 3-6

Move onto closing and finishing

Child Scarf

Row 1: FHDC 137. CH 1 & turn. (137)

Row 2: SC BLO in each ST across. CH 1 & turn. (137)

Row 3: SC in 1st ST, *PSC, SC*. CH 1 & turn. (137)

Row 4: SC in each ST across. CH 1 & turn. (137)

Row 5: HDC in each ST across. CH 1 & turn. (137)

Row 6: SC BLO in each ST across. CH 1 & turn. (137)

Rows 7-18: Repeat Rows 3-6

Move onto closing and finishing.

Child Picot Scarf & Cowl crochet pattern by The Turtle Trunk

Adult Sizes

For a 2 toned cowl or scarf, change colors at the end of Row 13.

Adult Cowl

Row 1: FHDC 83. CH 1 & turn. (83)

Row 2: SC BLO in each ST across. CH 1 & turn. (83)

Row 3: SC in 1st ST, *PSC, SC*. CH 1 & turn. (83)

Row 4: SC in each ST across. CH 1 & turn. (83)

Row 5: HDC in each ST across. CH 1 & turn. (83)

Row 6: SC BLO in each ST across. CH 1 & turn. (83)

Rows 7-26: Repeat Rows 3-6

Move onto closing and finishing

Adult Scarf

Row 1: FHDC 165. CH 1 & turn. (165)

Row 2: SC BLO in each ST across. CH 1 & turn. (165)

Row 3: SC in 1st ST, *PSC, SC*. CH 1 & turn. (165)

Row 4: SC in each ST across. CH 1 & turn. (165)

Row 5: HDC in each ST across. CH 1 & turn. (165)

Row 6: SC BLO in each ST across. CH 1 & turn. (165)

Rows 7-26: Repeat Rows 3-6

Move onto closing and finishing.

Adult Picot Scarf & Cowl crochet pattern by The Turtle Trunk

Closing & Finishing

Closing & finishing

For a regular, straight scarf, tie off yarn and weave in ends.

For a cowl or infinity scarf, tie off yarn leaving a tail end 2.5x the width (short side) of your scarf/cowl.

Fold the short sides together, with the right side facing in and the wrong side facing out. Use your yarn needle and Whip Stitch (or your favorite sewing method) the short sides together. Secure your yarn with a knot at the end and weave in all ends on the wrong side. Flip your cowl or scarf right side out and you’re all done!

I hope you enjoyed this pattern for the Picot Scarf & Cowl! I’d love to see your finished Turtle Trunk creation so be sure to tag me, @theturtletrunk on Instagram so I can see your photos!

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