Fall has arrived, and with it, this lovely goldenrod cowl pattern for you to enjoy on those cooler days. I love the fall, with it’s cooler days and golden light, the changing colour of the leaves and pumpkins and crisp air. I’m not a big coffee drinker, but I do enjoy an occasional pumpkin spice latte and working with this yarn reminded me of how much I love this season. If you love fall as much as I do, I think you understand.

The Goldenrod Cowl pattern came into creation when I was digging through my yarn stash and found some of this lovely yarn left over from a previous project. Sadly, I can’t find this colour at the Michael locations around me anymore, but there was just enough to hook up this cowl. I guess I lucked out!

I decided to use the extended half double crochet stitch just to be a little different, and I must say, I love the way it looks with this yarn. The yarn has a touch of green in it, and the combination of the colour and this stitch is sheer perfection. Not sure how to crochet the extended half double crochet? It’s pretty easy.

To create an extended half double crochet, yarn over, insert hook into stitch, pull up a loop. Yarn over and pull through first loop only, creating a chain stitch. Yarn over and draw through through remaining hooks on the chain. Not hard at all.

Goldenrod Cowl


One skein of Lion Brand Heartland, in Goldenrod
5.50mm hook
Craft needle

Chain 22

Row 1: In second ch from hook, ehdc and in ea ch across. Ch 2, turn.

Row 2: Rep row 1.

Row 3: In first st, ehdc. *Sk next st, ehdc in next, go back and ehdc in skipped st. Repeat from * across. Ch 2, turn.

Repeat rows 1-3 until you have 69 rows. You should end on a cross stitch row. Fasten off, whip stitch both ends together. Weave in ends.

This pattern really is that easy! And this yarn is lovely to work with. If you also cannot find this colour, never fear, Heartland has many other colours that are suitable for fall. What other yarns do you like to crochet fall pieces with? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments section.


  1. How do you work it when you do the cross pattern to not ripple?

    1. These are crossed stitches. So you skip a stitch, work into the next, then work in the skipped stitch.

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