Crochet Clover Lattice Cowl – Free Pattern

A free crochet pattern for a beautiful summer scarf using the clover lattice stitch. It’s made to be light and airy to wear during warm weather, like a crochet accessory.

My Merry Messy Life: Crochet Clover Lattice Summer Cowl - Free Pattern

The clover lattice stitch was really fun for me to learn, and I plan to write up a full photo tutorial of it in the near future. They asked me to use Bernat Cotton-ish yarn and I really enjoyed working with it. It’s soft, yet still strong since it is half acrylic. Makes for perfect summer projects, washcloths, coasters, headbands and things for which cotton is perfect.

Crochet Clover Lattice Summer Cowl

Materials

  • Hook: G/6 or 4 mm
  • Yarn Used: About 3 ounces of a sport weight yarn. Worsted weight would also be fine, just change your hook size. I used Bernat Cotton-ish in Cotton Gin (where to buy), Jade Jersey (where to buy), Coffee Filter (where to buy) (1/2 skein each)
  • Hook: G/6, 4 mm

Abbreviations

  • dc = double crochet
  • sc = single crochet
  • ch = chain
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • sk = skip
  • st = stitch

Special Stitch

4 dc cl = double crochet cluster (Yarn over, insert hook into space, pull up a loop (3 loops on hook). Yarn over, and pull through 2 loops (2 loops remain). Repeat 3 more times. At end, there should be 5 loops on the hook. Yarn over and pull through all 5 loops).

The Pattern

(Start with Cotton Gin)

  • ch 104 (or another multiple of 8)
  • Take chain, and twist it 1 time. Then, sl st to the first ch to form a ring

Round 1
(continue with Cotton Gin)

  • *ch 4
  • sk 3 ch
  • (sc, ch 1, sc)
  • 4 dc cl in next ch
  • ch 4
  • sk 3 ch
  • (sc, ch 1, sc) in next ch
  • Repeat from * all the way around
  • End with ch 4, (sc ch 1) in very last ch, then work a sc in the first chain (where the round join is)
  • Fasten off (13 clover clusters total)

My Merry Messy Life: Crochet Clover Lattice StitchNote: With it being such a long chain, you might find that once you get to the end, you have an extra chain or two, or maybe one less chain. No worries – no need to frog the entire thing. Just finish off the row just like above – an extra few or a few less chains will not be noticeable!

Round 2
(change to Jersey Jade)

  • sl st in any ch 1 space, ch 3 (counts as first dc)
  • 5 dc in same space
  • *ch 2
  • 2 sc in next 4 dc-cl (in the first ch of the cluster)
  • ch 2
  • 6 dc in the next ch 1 sp
  • Repeat from * all the way around
  • End with 2 sc, ch 2, sl st to top of ch 4
  • Fasten off

My Merry Messy Life: Crochet Clover Lattice Summer Cowl - Free Pattern at All Free CrochetRound 3
(switch back to Cotton Gin)

  • sl st in the middle of any shell (6 dc), and work a 4 dc-cl
  • *ch 4
  • (sc, ch 1, sc) in next sc space
  • ch 4
  • 4 dc-cl in next shell space
  • Repeat from * all the way around
  • End with 4 dc-cl, ch 4
  • Join with sl st to the top of the ch 4
  • Fasten off

Rounds 4-11
(switch to Coffee Filter)
Repeat rounds 2-3

Color Pattern

  • Cotton Gin
  • Jersey Jade
  • Cotton Gin
  • Coffee Filter
  • Repeat above pattern, then end with Cotton Gin, Jersey Jade, Cotton Jin

I got the inspiration from my new favorite crochet book, Crochet Stitches: Visual Encyclopedia (where to buy). I love this book because you can craft anything using the different stitch patterns. It’s really going to take my crochet skills to the next level!

Cowls are so easy to wear and make. I made this one with a twist, which makes it way easier to work as you don’t have to keep the beginning chain untwisted and straight.

My Merry Messy Life: Crochet Clover Lattice Stitch - Close-up

Here’s another view of it on. This pattern originally appeared at allfreecrochet.com. They gave it a fun name – Out of this World Summer Cowl.

My Merry Messy Life: Crochet Clover Lattice Summer Cowl with Bernat Cotton-ish Yarn

About Sara McFall

Sara is the owner and founder of My Merry Messy Life, which started in 2011 as a way to chronicle her journey to a natural, chemical-free lifestyle and to share her passions of mothering, real food, homeschooling and crochet. She is a mama to three precious and energetic little boys and wife to a university professor who loves to sing, dance ballet and ballroom, and live simply and naturally.

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