Woven Cowl Free Crochet Pattern

It only takes a few basic stitches, a little basket like weaving and some fringe to create this unique Crochet Woven Cowl. I promise this pattern is as easy as it is beautiful.

With only one skein of bulky yarn and basic stitches the woven cowl makes a quick project that can be finished one sitting.

Below you will find the complete pattern and instructional photos for this crochet cowl. You will also find all the materials, stitches, gauge, and sizing information. If you would like all of this in a nicely formatted printable format, you can purchase the Ad-Free Large Print PDF Pattern.

This project has it all! With one skein of yarn, one evening, you can create this quick and easy woven cowl for yourself, your friends and family. I have even included a child’s size pattern. Do you want to make this cowl even more unique? Check out the pictures below of a two toned woven cowl!

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I am often inspired by knit, but this project comes from a beautiful knitted scarf found, of course, on Pinterest. The construction looked complex and I really wasn’t feeling like an overly complex project, but I just had to have this scarf.

I grabbed some Lion Brand Thick and Quick and started playing around with the idea of creating a cowl with long tails that could be woven together. I thought about I how I eliminated sewing a seam in my Wrapped in Love Cardigan by extending a row with extra chains and there is where I found my solution.

The result on my pondering was a method to create long tails by adding chains and then working down the chain and across the other stitches. Sound confusing? Trust me, just follow the instructions for the simple one-row repeat and you will understand after a few rows.

The best way to figure out the woven cowl is to just try it out. Once you get it you can whip up a ton of these unique cowls to give as gifts for your friends. I have even included a pattern for a child’s size.

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Crochet Woven Cowl Materials

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1-2  Skein(s) of Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn, Butterscotch 106 yards or 6 oz

(Please be aware the skeins can vary in yardage, most people have completed this cowl in one skein but some do find that they run short)

Crochet Hook, Size M/N/9.0mm

Yarn Needle

Scissors

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Gauge

4 hdc = 2”

4 rows of hdc in BLO = 3”

Abbreviations

Ch – Chain

Sc – Single Crochet

Hdc – Hald Double Crochet

BLO – Back Loop Only

St(s) – Stitch(es)

R – Row

Dimensions

Child: 5 inches wide by 17 inches circumference.

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Adult: 6.5 inches wide by 20 inches in circumference.

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Woven Cowl Pattern

Left handed tutorial

Notes:

  • I do not count my turning chain as a stitch.
  • Starting on row two, you will chain to make that row longer and turn and work along that chain to create a  long tail to be woven together at the end. 
  • If you are using two colors, just choose a spot in the center of the cowl and change the color each row.
  • If you want to do a two tone scarf like the picture below take the number of hdc in the blo in rows 2-7 (2-10 for adult size) and work half of those stitches in one color and half in the second color.
Woven Cowl Free Crochet Pattern | This crochet project is quick, easy and great for beginners. Crochet this scarf using basic crochet stitches and follow the photo tutorial to weave together the ends to create a unique looking fall and winter accessory. This scarf will look great no matter what you fall or winter style. #style #scarf #fallstyle #crochet #freepattern #crochetpattern #crochetscarf

Woven Cowl Adult size

R1: Ch60, hdc in the third ch from the hook and in every chain across

R2-10: Ch 19, turn, hdc in the third chain from the hook and in the next 16 ch, hdc in the BLO in the next 42 Sts. After Row 10 do not fasten off. Follow photo instructions to complete scarf.

Note: if you want to do a two tone look, work 15 hdc in the BLO in one color and 21 hdc in the BLO in the second color on row 2-10. You would also work the first 37 hdc in row one as one color and the last 21 stitches in the second color. Your chain will be all one color in row 1.

Woven Cowl Free Crochet Pattern | This crochet project is quick, easy and great for beginners. Crochet this scarf using basic crochet stitches and follow the photo tutorial to weave together the ends to create a unique looking fall and winter accessory. This scarf will look great no matter what you fall or winter style. #style #scarf #fallstyle #crochet #freepattern #crochetpattern #crochetscarf

Woven Cowl Child size

R1: Ch 40, hdc in the third ch from the hook and in every chain across

R2-7: Ch 10, turn, hdc in the third chain from the hook and in the next 7 ch, hdc in the BLO in the next 30 Sts. After Row 7 do not fasten off. Follow photo instructions to complete scarf.

Note: if you want to do a two tone look, work 15 hdc in the BLO in one color and 15 hdc in the BLO in the second color on row 2-7. You would also work the first 22 hdc in row one as one color and the last 15 stitches in the second color. Your chain will be all one color in row 1.

Weaving it all Together

Ok, right now you have a pretty interesting looking scarf. It probably resembles an odd looking squid or jellyfish, but that is ok. This IS want we want. Just follow the photo instructions below to turn these yarny tentacles into a pretty crochet woven cowl.

Note: The photos are the the child size. An adult size cowl will have 5 ‘tails’ on each side.

Woven Cowl Free Crochet Pattern | This crochet project is quick, easy and great for beginners. Crochet this scarf using basic crochet stitches and follow the photo tutorial to weave together the ends to create a unique looking fall and winter accessory. This scarf will look great no matter what you fall or winter style. #style #scarf #fallstyle #crochet #freepattern #crochetpattern #crochetscarf
Woven Cowl Free Crochet Pattern | This crochet project is quick, easy and great for beginners. Crochet this scarf using basic crochet stitches and follow the photo tutorial to weave together the ends to create a unique looking fall and winter accessory. This scarf will look great no matter what you fall or winter style. #style #scarf #fallstyle #crochet #freepattern #crochetpattern #crochetscarf
Woven Cowl Free Crochet Pattern | This crochet project is quick, easy and great for beginners. Crochet this scarf using basic crochet stitches and follow the photo tutorial to weave together the ends to create a unique looking fall and winter accessory. This scarf will look great no matter what you fall or winter style. #style #scarf #fallstyle #crochet #freepattern #crochetpattern #crochetscarf

Now the body of your scarf is complete! Let’s add the final touch with a little fringe.

Fringe

Cut 15 – 7.5 inch pieces of yarn for child’s fringe. Cut 19 – 6 inch pieces of yarn for adult’s scarf fringe. (The fringe is smaller in order to make this a one skein project. You will be attaching one piece of fringe to every single crochet and the ch 1 space around the woven section of the scarf.  Fold the yarn in half, pull the loop through the single crochet, pull the two ends of the yarn through the loop and pull tight.

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56 thoughts on “Woven Cowl Free Crochet Pattern”

  1. hi , I wanted to make this lovely cowl and read the pattern, it is said R1: Ch60, hdc in the third ch from the hook and in every chain across

    R2-10: Ch 18, turn, hdc in the third chain from the hook and in the next 16 ch, hdc in the BLO in the next 42 Sts. the question is if the base is 60ch , do I ch 60 and 18 in the 2nd row? because I don’t understand how to go from row 1 to row 2 =D may it’s a silly question but I am confused ! have a nice day and your blog is quite a sunshine full of happiness! fred

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    • At the beginning of row 2 you are chaining to extend the row. It is a weird technique, I know. If that doesn’t make sense then just hold out till the end of the week and I will have a How To Video up for the pattern.

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      • I’m a lefty…so the last row ended in the wrong place to connect the ends…so I had to slip stitch along the last “tentacle” so I could finish off. I also needed to add 18 extra stitches for the scarf to fit my tall, plus sized frame. It came out well…very nice pattern.

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    • The 1st row is worked in the chain in hdc starting in the 3rd ch from the hook.
      When you get to the end of row 1, instead of a ch 2, turn , you ch 18, turn and then work row 2.
      I hope this helps. I’m going to get my yarn today.

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  2. So on the adult one, will one side have five “fingers” and the other have four before starting to weave or will both sides have five?

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  3. Lindsey, you are a genius! I took you at your word and muddled in to this wonderful design. My first attempt was my mistake and a lot bigger but then I took it slower and figured it out. Gorgeous! Thank you for this great pattern – just finished my fifth one for our hospital auxiliary’s fall sale. You’re a generous soul.

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  4. Is there any way to print out the directions for this pattern? Am I missing it? I have issues with videos and following things online/on my phone and having a printed copy is so much easier for me.

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  5. I’ve always seen picture of this cowl and was always intimidated by it…your instructions give me hope…even the printer pattern is so straight forward.. Thank you

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  6. I have made 5 now! I sewed little pearls to each “square” of the woven part…love it! Also made fingerless gloves to match. Thank you for such a clever pattern!

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  7. Just finished mine and had to rip it out again as there was no way I could get it over my head. I should have checked before finishing it. Grr, I must be crochet-ing much tighter than you are. It is a very easy pattern indeed. So straightforward and quick to make. If at first you don’t succeed….persevere. Thank you for the clear instructions.

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    • Yes, normally gauge is not important for a scarf but a cowl that has no button it is a bit important. I can tell you that you are not the first to have this problem. I am so glad you like the pattern. At least it is only 10 rows to rework.

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    • My best suggestion is to copy and paste the directions to a word document. You can also use a website to make the pattern into a PDF but I will point out that the weaving instructions are located in the photos and those sites omit the photos and you may loose those instructions. At the time I do not have PDF versions of the pattern. I design my patterns to be seen on the website with lots of photos and videos to ensure everyone is able to make the pattern.

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  8. I ran out of yarn and don’t have enough to weave the ends and finish my adult size cowl. Instead of buying another skein, would it look nice with only 4 fingers on each side?

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    • Yes! It wouldn’t be quite as bulky. I would assume it would sit on your shoulders more than ride up your neck (which I have seen most people wearing it more on there shoulders. What I would do is finish it off with just four fingers on both sides but do not cut the yarn. Try it on and see what you think. If you like it cut the yarn and add the fringe if you want. I have also seen a lot of people make ti without the fringe and it looks really nice.

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  9. Omg! I came across this pattern literally an hour ago. I made it and now I’m in love…I can’t believe how easy and quick this pattern is. This is now my go to pattern going forward. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  10. I was going thru Pinterest and found this… Got my yarn out and made one! I love the pattern and it was easier than I thought. I want to make a two toned one, but understand how to connect to two colors. Do I have to cut and add the other color at the half way point? I might just do it in the rows instead of half and half. Love the pattern! Thanks

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    • I did a two tone by carrying up my yarn in the middle. I did not cut the yarn, BUT I have seen quite a few people who have alternated colors at the end of each row and I think it looks great and would be easier.

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  11. Fast and easy cowl! Got a little confused from watching the child then making the adult..couldn’t figure out why I had 5 tails on each side, ending up with my attached yarn on the left side…I can’t do anything backwards LOL Tempted to do a sc around the scarf so my attaching sc’s will be right left, OCD maybe!

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    • You would want to add some extra chains to the child size, just remember that the extra stitches will be added to the middle of the cowl and not the ‘tails’.

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  12. I can’t tell by the picture, is the adult pattern loose enough to bring it up over the mouth? Or is there a way I can extend it to cover the face?

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