Dewey Decicowl {free crochet pattern}


Do you love the smell of freshly printed books? Do you feel most at home in the stacks? Can you list off the Dewey decimal system numbers for your favorite books in the blink of an eye? Yes? Then you must be a power librarian! Ok, maybe you're not but my sister is! I designed the crochet Dewey Decicowl to keep her warm but looking cute as she reads and reads and reads. And reads.

The Dewey Decicowl is a cozy cowl that can be worn with our without its button tab.  


Dewey Decicowl – #115

Designed by Heather Walpole
Sizes: One size fits most
Measurements: 8" high x 27" circumference

Yarn: Ewe Ewe Wooly Worsted, 95 yards, 2 skeins (98 Charcoal)

Crochet Hook: Size K, 6.5mm
Supplies: 1.25" button, yarn needle
Gauge: 5 dc clusters over 4".

Begin tab:

Chain 10.

Row 1: Work 1 sc in second ch from the hook and in each ch across. 9 sc made.

Row 2: Ch 1 and turn. Work 1 sc in each sc across.

Repeat Row 2 until piece measures 5" from the beginning. 

Next row: Ch 1 and turn. Work 1 sc in first two sc, ch 5, skip next 5 sc, 1 sc in last 2 sc.

Next row: Ch 1 and turn. Work 1 sc in first two sc, work 1 sc in each ch, 1 sc in last 2 sc. 

Work 3 rows as for Row 2. 

Finish off. Attach button at the end opposite the buttonhole.


Crochet cowl:

Ch 67, join with sl st to first ch to form a ring being careful not to twist chain.

Round 1: Ch 3, work 2 dc in same ch as sl st, sk next 2 chs. *Work 3 dc in next ch, sk next 2 chs.* Repeat from *to* around. Join with sl st to beg ch-3.

Round 2: Ch 3 and TURN. Work 2 dc in sp between t-ch and first 3-dc cluster. *Work 3 dc between next two 3-dc clusters.* Repeat from *to* around. Join with sl st to beg ch-3.

Repeat Round 2 another 13 times or until nearly out of yarn. You should have 14-15 rows total. Fasten off and weave in all yarn ends. Now find a good book!


Stitch glossary:

Ch – chain
Sc – single crochet
Dc – double crochet
sl – slip
sk – skip
beg – beginning
t-ch – turning chain
St(s) – stitch(s)

To buy Wooly Worsted merino superwash wool yarn find a Ewe Ewe yarn store near you at our Retail Shops page.