Pattern drop: The One-Skein-Wonder Cowl (DK)

by Isabella

Posted on February 7, 2020

I know I’m not the only one with random single skeins of yarn in my stash! You’ve got ’em too! They called to you in the store, whispered to you in that shop update, and then they just sat waiting for their moment. *THIS* is it, my friends! The perfect project for that single skein of DK weight yarn you’ve been hanging on to! Meet the One-Skein-Wonder Cowl!

This simple, cozy cowl has just the right amount of shaping to hug around your neck, or be bunched up under your coat, and it’s just the right thickness to keep you warm, but not sweltering! With just one skein and a couple not-so-fancy tricks, you’ll be able to whip up this cozy cowl in no time!

You can find the printable PDF pattern for the One Skein Wonder Cowl (DK) in my Etsy and Ravelry shops!

One-Skein-Wonder Cowl by Bella's Custom Crochets

& if you’re loving this design, but you have a lone wolf skein of FINGERING weight yarn, make sure to check out the One Skein Wonder Cowl LITE – a fingering weight version for all those other loner skeins hanging out in your stash wishing they were something fabulous!

Besides your one special skein, here’s what you’ll need!

One skein of DK weight yarn, 246 yds (Cup of Tea Yarn in “ Eggplant“- Erin the dyer has generously offered 20% off her yarns through February 8th, 2020 with the code “CROCHETCOWL”)

*H/8/5.0 mm crochet hook

*7/4.5 mm crochet hook


*Yarn needle

*Removable stitch marker

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Though this cowl will be worked in the round (seamless!), the mini bean stitch used in the main body of the cowl is typically worked flat to achieve the alternating slanting rows. However, I’ve got a nifty little hack to allow you to work it in the round instead! Need to learn the mini bean stitch? See this post for a step-by-step photo tutorial! Then check out this post for the hack on how to work it in the round! Or, check out this video for a step-by-step visual on how to do both!

While the pattern is written with 246 yards, there are notes in the pattern for adjusting for skeins that have more or less yardage so you can get the most use out of your skein as possible! My testers did such an amazing job picking special yarns to make this pattern shine!

tester photos for one skein wonder cowl by bella's custom crochets

*Kelsie of Crafting for Weeks used this amazing peacock colored single ply from Dyetastic Yarns , Michelle of @michbella17 used this stunning multi-colored beauty from Fiber for the People and Erin the dyer behind Cup of Tea Yarn used another amazing naturally dyed skein that was a lovely drapey alpaca blend!

So go grab that special skein of DK and get started today! Don’t forget to tag me on Instagram – -when you make your new, fabulous cowl and use the tag #oneskeinwondercowl so we can all enjoy your cowl with you!

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