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How to Crochet a Cowl Free and Easy Crochet Cowl Pattern

Hey gang, I’m finally back with another free crochet pattern to share. It’s been awhile! I usually make a few projects like this crochet cowl pattern around the holidays, since they’re quick, easy and beginner friendly. This how to crochet a cowl project got pushed back but luckily it’s worth making year round.

It’s a simple two row repeat, very beginner friendly, doesn’t take a ton of yarn and you could crochet a cowl in a couple hours or less. It’s fantastic for gifting, donating or craft fair selling. I’m not sure how the craft fair market is going, but I hope you’re all hanging in there.

I used Berroco remix in a #4 weight for this crochet cowl pattern, so it’s not crazy bulky or two flimsy, just right for cool weather conditions. Feel free to use any brand you like in a #4 weight, I just love this Berroco Remix.

You’ll only need about 240 yards of yarn, so you may be able to knock a few of these out just using your scrap yarn. I LOVE a good yarn stash buster project. I may have too much leftover yarn….I bet you might too. This crochet a cowl project is perfect for that problem.

If you’re looking for more scrap yarn projects or just want something low key and fun to work on, check these other patterns of mine out below.

1 Crochet Slipper Socks / 2 Crochet Twisted Headband / 3 Crochet Granny Square Bag

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Thank you all for your continued support. Its such a pleasure to be able to share my designs with you all.

Enough chatting, onto the crochet cowl pattern! Enjoy 😉


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Stitches Used & Code (US Term)

  • ch = chain
  • st = stitch(es)
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • dc = double crochet
  • sk = skip
  • sp = space
  • REP = repeat
  • ” = inches

Skill: Easy


  • This Pattern is written in English US Terminology 
  • This pattern is in a multiples of 4 ch
  • This pattern is a 2 rounds repeat (round 2 and 3)

Yarn needed: 240 yards

Gauge: 14 dc X 7 rows = 4″

Measurements: 28.57″ Circumference X 10.85″ Tall

Crochet Cowl Pattern

Round 1: ch 100, sl st into the first ch to form a circle (Make sure your ch isn’t twisted), ch 3 (count as 1 dc), 2 dc into the same ch, *ch 1, sk 3 ch, 3 dc into the next ch* REP from *TO* until you have 3 ch left, ch 1, sk 3 ch, sl st into the third ch that we did when we started. Total of 100 st including the ch sp

Round 2: ch 3 (count as 1 dc), 1 dc into each st and each ch sp around. Total of 100 st

Round 3: ch 3 (count as 1 dc), 2 dc into into the same st, *ch 1, sk 3 st, 3 dc into next st* REP from *TO* until you have 3 st left, ch 1, sk 3 st, sl st into the third ch. Total of 100 st including the ch sp

REP Round 2 and Round 3, 8 more times. You’ll have a total of 19 rounds, cut the yarn and weave all the ends.


That’s all there is to it! Congratulations on your finished work. I hope you enjoyed learning how to crochet a cowl, and I hope you get to bring a little joy to someone’s life with your work, including yourself!