Orbit Cowl


  • Fast and easy to crochet.
  • Crocheted in a spiral (no turning, no joining rounds, no counting stitches!)
  • Great for self-striping yarn.
  • Simple increasing at the shoulder (almost invisible!).
  • Large enough to cover head.

More details below.


A warm, stretchy crochet cowl that can be rolled, folded, and scrunched for several fashionable looks. Fun and easy crochet project in a mesh rib stitch that’s crocheted as a continuous spiral.

It’s fast and easy to crochet: work only into every other stitch in a spiral. This means no turning, no joining rounds, no counting stitches! If you use a self-striping yarn (shown), you can let the yarn do the work.

A simple type of increasing is used for the rounds at the shoulder. Another lovely quality of this stitch is that the increases are almost completely invisible.

Skill Level

Easy. Pattern is written with a limited amount of abbreviations. International English equivalents to American measurements, yarn weights, and stitch terms are provided in brackets.

After using this pattern you will know (if you didn’t already):

  • How to crochet the mesh rib stitch
  • How to work in the round in a spiral fashion (no joining or turning)
  • How to begin with a foundation hdc
  • How to increase easily as you work in a spiral to widen for shoulders.

Finished Dimensions

(measured flat and unstretched)

  • Width at neck opening: 19 inches (48 cm) inside diameter.
  • Width at widest shoulder opening: 35 inches (89 cm) inside diameter.
  • Total height: 14.5 inches (37 cm). Width and length of neckwarmer is easy to customize; “how-to” instructions are included in the pattern. (Yarn requirements may change.)

Supplies Needed

  • Crochet Hook: Size US J-10/6mm or size required for gauge.
  • Yarn: Approximately 300 yards/160 meters of a smooth, resilient yarn, or one that states a gauge of approx. 16-18 stitches over 4 in/10 cm. Pictured: Crystal Palace Yarns Mochi Plus(80% merino wool, 20% nylon; 95 yd/87 m per 1.75oz/50g skein), 3 skeins of color #561 were used.
  • Optional: 2 Stitch markers (recommended for shoulder rounds).

Additional information


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Crocheted in Rounds


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