Crochet Glacier Cowl Pattern

Glacier Cowl by Jeanne Steinhilber
Glacier Cowl by Jeanne Steinhilber
Glacier Cowl by Jeanne Steinhilber

Crochet Glacier Cowl Pattern

On my recent trip on a Crochet Cruise, I crocheted this simple Glacier Cowl to wear on an excursion to the top of a glacier in Juneau, Alaska.  This pattern uses only one Caron Cake.  I made mine with the color Cake Pop.  The colors really did resemble the stunning beauty of the magnificent glacier.  The ribbed texture makes this cowl easy to wear as a long version or doubled up around your neck to keep you warm and cozy.

To change the size of my cowl. Chain in multiples of 4.

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Juneau, Alaska – September 2016

Glacier Cowl by Jeanne Steinhilber
Glacier Cowl by Jeanne Steinhilber



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  1. Judi Hartsfield

    I loved the article and was inspired to make Jeanne’s cowl. I saw a photo back in September of the scarf that was made from the same color, but I can’t find it. I was wondering what pattern was used and where I could find it. Thanks for your help.

  2. Thanks I am make one I run out yarn I order other roll now sit and wait? I start a other one I will made sure I got a enough yarn. I should love the pattern very easy to do only thing I do different is not join it yet I wold when I am done

  3. Suanne

    Jeanne, thanks so much for this pattern. I just love it. I’ve made 1 already and have started another one. I have more Caron Cakes to make more also. I may eve do one in knit ribbing just to see how it compares to the crochet pattern.

  4. I have made several of these…the problem I have is as I am crocheting the begin to twist?? Some not too bad others quite a lot?? What can I do to stop this twisting?? One didn’t twist at all. Thanks love the pattern!!

    • If you are chaining and joining as Mikey shows in the video, you have to be very careful to make sure the chain is not twisted before you join the ends.

  5. Jan

    Does the chain 3 in second row count as a stitch. If not the sequence of 4 would be off.

  6. Morgan Jane

    Loving working on this pattern! I wanted to try something new and The Crochet Crowd made it so easy to do something new!! I was wondering, could you colour change within this pattern? – I’m trying to use yarn I have at home as opposed to buying more (trying to save money).

    Thanks for the great pattern!

      • Morgan Jane

        Thanks so much for the response! I’m going to do some colour changes, I’m nearly finished my third row, great timing! 🙂

  7. Vicky H

    Did this use the whole cake?

  8. Alice Howard

    Love, love this pattern. Thanks Mikey for another great tutorial.

  9. Nicole

    I would like to make this for my 10 year old child. Do you have recommendation on how many to chains to start for that size?

  10. Leslie

    I have made 2 of these already and I love creating them using Caron Cakes, however I somehow was able to print this out on a pdf file and now I cannot remember how I did it???? Can you help me with this? Thanks, Leslie

  11. Katherine

    Gauge probably isn’t that important in a cowl, but maybe you could include some finished measurements to give us an idea of the finished size?

    Love the cowl, the site, the pattern and the tutorials! Just found this and I’m hopelessly “hooked.”

      • Mary

        Hoping to see your finished length and width size too! Once I see that I can start my projects. Thank u!!!

  12. Joyce Long

    I low this and made it in 2 evenings. I am very new to crocheting and it was easy with the tutorial. I do have a question, is there a hat pattern to go with this? I haven’t seen one yet. Thanks for the great tutorials.

  13. Sharon lucca

    Does your written pattern neglect to mention the first row of double crochet?

  14. Renita

    Glacier Cowl Pattern, I am very upset that no one give me pattern for Glacler Cowl Pattern and tutor…thanks.. I don’t see where Glacier Cowl Pattern and tutor is….Please help me please help me please help me..thanks..

    • Lori S.

      Hi Renita,
      The pattern is written out for you after Jeanne’s story. There is a video Mikey posted explaining about some of the stitches that are in the pattern. He may do a tutorial later, but his camera has been in the repair shop and he may not have it back yet. The pattern is not to hard even if you might be a beginner. FPdc is front post double crochet and BPdc is back post double crochet. Once you get the hang of it you will do fine. Hope this helped!

  15. Sarah Caponigro

    I am a beginner with a few dozen projects completed but I would love to learn chainless double crochet foundation now. I didn’t see a crochet crowd video. The YouTube tutorials I found show either 2 chains, 3 chains or 4 chains to start all for a double crochet foundation. Could you recommend a good resource? All the variations worry me. Making this as a gift.

    • Lori S.

      Hi Sarah,
      I have watched a couple of videos on chainless foundation rows and they were pretty good. One is and the other is new stitch a day. I googled chainless foundation rows and went to the sites from there. Good luck!

  16. Rose Coleman

    I’m in love with this yarn. Will there be a video on this pattern?

    • Not on the pattern specifically, but the video that is on the page shows how to the the FPdc and BPdc, which is all this pattern consists of to make.

  17. Alice Johnston

    In Step 2, what do you mean by “FPdc immediately BELOW the slip stitch around the post of the previous round”? Just confused regarding what you mean by “below” the sc. I am stuck with an open area at the bottom of the double crochet ring, if that makes any sense at all! (I think I need to get a crochet tutor lol)

    • FPdc directly in the dc of the previous round. Take a darning needle or your hook and attach the bottom so you don’t have an open area but a complete circle.

      • Jeff

        What exactly an I using to close the gap? I see the fpdc in that first post, but I don’t see how doing that attaches the bottom half of that DC foundation.

      • I just take the beginning tail and weave in the end back and forth between the gap to tighten it up and weave in the end at the same time.

  18. Wendelyn

    I bought the Cake yarn when it first came out. I’ve made hats for babie and one adult. Washed them in hair conditioner n it’s even softer??. I’m so glad for this pattern. I’m hooking it now and the pattern n yarn are a perfect match. Thank you guys?

  19. Richard L White, Sr.

    How can I print the pattern out?

    • Renita

      Hello The Crochet Crowd, Cowl pattern is not match what Tutor youTube show me.. that is different that seem not right…for FPDC and BPDC that is not right….for Cowl… that you need to explain more clearly for me to understand for cowl pattern… that need more clearly to explain me youTube tutor…that seem not right for cowl what pattern said youtube tutor. said.. thanks..

  20. I love the look of this cowl, could you please do one of your wonderful tutorial videos for those who need you to show us.

  21. Kris5

    The pattern is really easy and very effective but it is the use of the Caron Cake Yarn really makes it stand out and attract attention.

  22. barb

    How can I get the pattern for the glacier cowl

  23. I truly love this Cowl and the FPDC and BPDC are easy to do and a lot of FUN! Thank You so much Jeanne for SHARING!

  24. Judi Erickson

    How many oz, and what is the weight of this ‘cake’ of yarn?

    • 7.1 oz or something close to that. It’s a Level 4 Weight. More specific product information is on website. 😀 Enjoy.

  25. Grace Heron

    Spot on for both Jeanne and Mikey. Both are great teachers. ???

  26. Sue Belleville

    Love it Jeanne and the colours are great!!! 🙂

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