Knit Look Crochet Cowl – a simple quick project!

Knit Look Crochet Cowl - quick & simple pattern

I mentioned starting this little project in one my last posts and you can read about it here.  (I am still working on those projects by the way ! )

I discovered this stitch, which is sometimes referred to the knit stitch or the camel stitch from reading the All About Ami blog. She has a great tutorial on how to do this stitch. It’s basically working the htr / hdc stitch in the 3rd loop, sounds complicated ? Have a look at her blog here, where she explains it in great detail.  Its not that hard once, you know where to put your hook.

Here’s a close up of the stitch, looks like knit doesn’t it?

Crochet - the camel stitch or knit stitch

So I decided to try it with some Wendy Serenity Super Chunky yarn I bought recently and here’s my result.

Knit Look Cowl Crochet Project



Loving this yarn, it’s so soft and snuggly, definitely a favourite. There’s a mixture of wool, alpaca and acrylic.  If you want to hook one up, here’s a quick reference to what I did.

Yarn:  2 balls of  Wendy Serenity Super Chunky.  Shade 1727, it’s a lovely deep winey red colour. I used about 1 1/2 balls altogether to get the height I wanted.
Hook:  10mm

UK Terms and you are working in the round.
Chain 45
Row 1:  Htr across & join with a sl stitch to beginning chain, chain 1
Row 2:  Htr in the 3rd loop across and join
Repeat Row 2 until you get the desired height

I was able to hook 11 & 1/2 rows using 1 ball, and I then crocheted a total of 15 rows and stopped. It was 12″ across and 10″ in height.  You could do more chains if you want a longer cowl.

A nice simple project with a gorgeous result!  .  You will have one whipped up in an hour! Have you used this stitch before ? What do you think?





45 thoughts on “Knit Look Crochet Cowl – a simple quick project!

  1. uhbeautifuldisaster says:

    I’ve been making beanies from her tutorials all weekend and thought it would make a better fit if i just made the hat in rounds, but i still wanted that knit effect –
    i’m gonna try this camel stitch and crochet a hat in rounds to see if i can get my edgy ribbed beanie I’m thinking of lol

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    • themessybrunette says:

      Htr means half treble stitch (uk terms) yes this would look good on an afghan the yarn I used was super chunky so it brings the stitch up nicely, I wouldn’t use this yarn on a blanket as it would take a lot of yarn , try chunky or maybe 2 stands of double knit if you want to get a chunky effect .


  2. Becky, Cuddle Fairy says:

    Ooo this looks so warm & cosy. What a fab stitch – I love how it turned out hun!! Thanks so much for sharing with #bloggerclubuk x

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  3. Jennifer says:

    It looks so warm and cosy! I love crocheting with chunky yarn because it works up so quickly, and the cowl looks gorgeous. I’m still a beginner crocheter working with the basic stitches, but I really like how this one looks, perhaps I need to expand my repertoire a bit! Thanks for linking up to #craftingismytherapy 🙂

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  4. Julie says:

    That is so clever, I just assumed it is knit. I’ll have to try this out, crochet is always so much quicker! Is it stretchy like knit or firmer like crochet usually is?

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