Free Crochet Pattern: Noelle Shimmer Cowl

By Amy Yarbrough – 13 Comments

You know that feeling you get when you create something simple but it turns out looking exquisite? That’s my feeling about the Noelle Shimmer Cowl!

Though the design is super simple, pair it with the right materials and you have something worthy to be worn in the most formal occasions! And by simple, I mean all you do is work half double crochets in the back loops throughout. See what I mean?

I cannot say enough about the character of this cowl. It is lightweight and stretchier than most crochet fabrics, making it the perfect go to piece for your wardrobe, from fall to spring. I used Patons Glam Stripes in White Gold (I was oohing and ahhing over the shimmery goldness the entire time!) but try it with your favorite yarn to admire the difference it makes!

If you give the Noelle Shimmer Cowl a try be sure and let me know what you think!

Skill Level:

Finished Size: 7” wide, 14” long (laid flat)

Light weight yarn (approximately 260 yards)
Crochet hook K (6.50 mm)
crochet yarn size 4

5 hdc = 1’’
4 rows = 1’’
Gauge Swatch: 1’’w x 1’’h ( 2.5 cm x 2.5 cm) ch 7.
Row 1: hdc in third ch from hook and in each ch across: 5 hdc
Row 2 – 4: ch 2, turn, hdc in each hdc across: 5 hdc
Finish off.

Need help understanding the abbreviations and symbols? Check out the crochet abbreviation chart.

Crochet Pattern: Noelle Shimmer Cowl
Row 1: ch 32, hdc in third ch from hook and in each ch across: 30 hdc
Row 2 – 92: ch 2, turn, hdc in back loop only in each hdc across: 30 hdc
Sl st ends together.

Be sure to leave me a comment with any thoughts or questions you may have!

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  1. Twinkie Lover says:

    This is really pretty. Planning on making 2 for friends for Christmas.

  2. Erica says:

    This is such a pretty cowl! Thank you for sharing the pattern. Happy holidays!

  3. Kathi Kempen says:

    Can you tell me where I can purchase the yarn. Do you have to change colors to get the stripe effect?

    • Amy says:

      Hello Kathi,
      No, the gold stripes are in the yarn (which is so lovely, the picture really doesn’t do it justice). The yarn is Patons Glam Stripes and I believe you can by it at many craft stores that carry yarn. Michaels is one for sure.


  4. Holly Smith says:

    Your instructions are wrong. It is more than 5 stitches wide and 14 inches would not go around my neck and hang down. Check with your typist. Your work is beautiful and your stitches are worked evenly throughout. I enjoy your work.

  5. Judy says:

    I love this simple cowl and have already made several to give as Christmas gifts. I have looked high and low for the yarn you used. I’ve tried on line as well. All I can ever find is Patons sock yarns. I am in Orange County CA. Any suggestions besides Joanne, Michaels and Hobby Lobby?

    • Hello Judy,
      So glad to hear you enjoy my pattern! It always wonderful to hear from fellow crocheters.

      As for the yarn, it seems to be discontinued, I’m afraid. It looks like Joann’s online may still have a few colors, and I saw some options on Ebay, but other than that, I can’t say. There is a site that compares yarns, called YarnSub. When I looked up Patons Glam Stripes I saw some lovely substitutes. Hope this helps!

      Best wishes,

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