Diamond in the Rough Cowl


Diamond in the Rough Cowl

This Diamond in the Rough Cowl is a fabulous cowl that will keep you nice and warm during the winter months. Bernat is used in black and white contrasting colors making this a great ensemble to any outfit. Thanks to gramluluandrus 1885132 who suggested the name Diamond in the Rough!


Crochet HookN/15 or 10 mm hook

Yarn Weight(6) Super Bulky/Super Chunky (4-11 stitches for 4 inches)

Approx 12 ins [30.5 cm] deep x 42½ ins [108 cm] around.


  • Bernat® Colorama (100 g/3.5 oz; 47 m/52 yds)
    • Main Color (MC) (05040 Black Beauty) 4 balls
    • Contrast A (05005 A La Mode) 4 balls
  • Size 10 mm (U.S. N/P or 15) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge.

2 shells and 5 rows = 5 ins [12.5 cm] in pat.


With MC, ch 102 loosely. Join in rnd (taking care not to twist chain).
1st rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in first sc. *Miss next 2 ch. [(1 dc. Ch 1)twice. 1 dc] in next ch – shell made. Miss next 2 ch. 1 sc in next ch. Rep from * around, omitting 1 sc at end of last rep. Join A with sl st in first sc.
2nd rnd: With A, ch 4 (counts as dc and ch 1). 1 dc in same sp as last sl st. *1 sc in center dc of next shell. Shell in next sc.Rep from * around, ending with 1 sc in center dc of last shell.(1 dc. Ch 1) in same sp as first dc. Join MC with sl st to 3rd chof ch 4.
3rd rnd: With MC, ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as last sl st. *Shell in next sc. 1 sc in center dc of next shell. Rep from * around,omitting 1 sc at end of last rep. Join A with sl st in first sc.
Rep 2nd and 3rd rnds for pat.
Cont in pat until work from beg measures approx 12 ins[30.5 cm], ending with a 3rd rnd of pat. Fasten off.

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It doesnt say to finish off at the end of each row before joining next color but I assume you do?

iit's beautiful ... can't wait to make it...Thx


Thanks to gramluluandrus 1885132 who has been chosen the winner for the suggestion of Diamond in the Rough. Thanks to everyone who participated!

Ebony and Ivory

I think it's a beautiful pattern but the first thing I think of is the white representing snow so Snow Trails is my suggestion.

It's simple, classic & classy, yet just a hint of unusual- It's got to be " New Classic Houndstooth"!!

mad hatter

Chunky Checkerboard cowl...

Cozy Contra Cowl

Warm and Cozy Cowl

diamond in the rough

"And the Winner Is" Cowl......... It looks to me like a checkered flag at the final lap of a car race.

Zippity Zebra Cowl is what I would call it, because of my granddaughter's love of zebras.

Easy Cow Cowl, is the first thing that came to my mind.

The Spoted Cowl


Tuxedo Cowl

Black & White Checker Cowl

"Hounds-Tooth Cowl"

First thing that that came to my mind was "Ying Yang Cowl"

because of the color it should be called the "cow cowl"

Winning Checkerd Flag Cowl

Beautiful....call it "Holy Cowl", "Day and Night Cowl", or "Neither Black nor White Cowl"...

only one word came to mind: Blast off.

Day and Night Elegance Cowl

Harlequin Hoodie

Jester's Diamonds

It reminds me of racing! Inndianapolos 500! or Grande Prix!

I would call the cowl avalanche. It does have that certain look;

I think it should be Zebra Impressions

"hounds tooth" its simple and elegant. And the name suggest a bit of a fanciful look.

Call it Jersey Cow-l. I thought of that the minute I saw it.

Harlequin's Fancy

Diamond in the ruff

First name that came to mind is PICCOLO WRAP.

Salt 'N Pepper Cowl

Call it the Domino Cowl

Winter Shells

"WINNER TAKES ALL!" Cowl....reminds me of a finish line, and in this cowl, one would definitely be a winner! Love it!

Joker's Harlequin Cowl

Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend cowl.

Harlequin Cowl

I would name it "Oh so moo COW'el or "Elsie's Night Out"


black and white houndstooth cowl

King Cowl...the "checkered" pattern puts me in mind of a checker/chess board. :P

A really great, classic pattern, that is sure stirring a foreign flavor here. I suggest Guazetto, for a famous Zanni whom was famous for the tiered collars.

how about mystique

CHECK MATE FROM AUSTRALIA OF COURSE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Geo cowl its simple elegant and matches the cowl

How about the Harlequin Zebra?


I agree with many of the comments, my first thought was 'Harlequin Diamonds'

All Checked out and someplace to go.............that's the name I choose!

I like the cowl it is very pretty Iwould call it Heavens delight

The pattern of this cowl immediately reminded me of the French "Arlequin Pierrot" or as Americans say Harlequin clowns. The French Arlequin Pierrot were pantomine artists that wore white face and black and white costume usually in a diamond pattern. So I would name this the Arlequin Pierrot Cowl

Dang- that is similar to my idea. Good luck.

My first thought for a name was also: Harlequin!

Making the cowl in black and white the name, Ebony and Ivory reminds me of a piano keyboard.

I am a beginner at crochet, I have added this to my to do list. I think it should be called Diamonds in the Round cowl. Thanks for al of the great patterns.

I like that name too!

When I first looked at it, it reminded me of a soccer ball, so I would call it "Soccer Mom's Cowl".

Black beauty a la mode or opposites attracted

Black beauty a la mode or opposites attracted

"diamonds are your best friend" every woman wants diamonds around her neck!

Good and Plenty Scarf

MooMoo Cowl is my suggestion

I have 2 suggestions: 1. Holiday Harlequin 2. Fire Station Dalmation

Harlequin Cowl for the name.

Checkers Chill Chaser Cowl

Herringbone Cowel


I'd call this beautiful cowl........Between Night & Day.......MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!

I love this. I call it "Uptown Cowl".

I say its a " Jesters Love", and i do love it and put it on my to do list...

I would call it "The Harlequin Diamonds" cowl.

I would name this "Gambit" (chess reference)

I would call this "Oreo Country Cowl".

Sable and Diamonds

I think it should be named the Harlequin, or houndstooth.

Black & White in the Round

Harlequin Romance

See Shell Cowl

Nascar Cowl .. inspired by the winning checkered flag.

Black and White Simple Delight....... is my name suggestion

Black & White Infinity Delight

Black, white & warm all over!

Diamonds are Forever Cowl


Cozy Harlequin

The Spotted cowl

Harlequin Cowl

Harlequin Night

Winners circle

wave upon wave

Twisted Harlequin

Harlequin Twist

Harlequin of gourse.

Night Sky Diamonds

Ebony & Ivory infinity/cowl :)

Jersey Bovine Cowl

Let's Go to The Races Cowl - because it looks like a checkered flag used at the finish line.

What a beautiful cowl! Reminds me of licorice..how about Licorice & Cotton

Zebra Zag


Essence of Dawn

Cowl Shells

checkers wrap

lighthouse diamonds

Moo Cowl - it reminds me of cow because of the colors.

Jester's Hug - I like Jester's Love because it appears to be a harlequin pattern which was always worn by Jesters and it is hugging the model's neck.

Winner Wonderland

Harlequin Infinity

I like "Harlequin Delight"

the checkered flag winner cowl

Harlequin Winter

Checkmate Cowl

Easy Diamonds Cowl

I think it should be called "Moo Cowl!"

Harlequin Cowl

Being as the yarn is called "colorama" ... I would call this Absence and Abundance Cowl.

alice in winterland cowl

Queen of Diamonds cowl

Winter Beauty

I'd name this pattern Black and White Vintage '50's Cowl.

Winters Light Cowl

Zebra Cowl


Iced Licorce

Black Diamond Cowl

Diamond Mobius Cowl

Harlequin Mobius Cowl or Harlequin Infinite Cowl

Domino Scarf

Harlequin Cowl


Diamond Delight

Jester's Cowl

Neckered Flag

The Growl Cowl

It should be called the "cow cowl"

Night and Day Elegance Cowl

Harlequin Cowl

Black & White Diamonds

I second this nomination.

I think it should be called the Diamondback Cowl.


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