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.

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!

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 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

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.

Adult: 6.5 inches wide by 20 inches in circumference. 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

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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 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. 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.

Wasn’t that an easy pattern? Are you ready to make one for all your friends? I would really like to see your finished crochet woven cowl, take a picture and share it with me on any social media! Just tag me @windingroadcrochet, #windingroadcrochet, or #ourcrochetjourney.  Join my Facebook Group and share your creation with the community at Our Crochet Journey Facebook Group!

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49 Comments

  1. Sherri Galvan

    October 13, 2018 at 7:58 pm

    I can’t wear wool. Could use a 4 ply with 2 or 3 strands?

    1. Lindsey

      October 14, 2018 at 3:19 am

      Yes. Just make sure your gauge is correct.

  2. Leslie

    October 14, 2018 at 2:11 pm

    Having a hard time understanding when you don’t Connect the rows . Or Ann I overlooking it in the instructions?

    1. Lindsey

      October 14, 2018 at 4:28 pm

      After weaving the ends of the rows together, then you crochet 2 single crochet into the end of each row.

  3. fred

    October 16, 2018 at 6:30 am

    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

    1. Lindsey

      October 16, 2018 at 7:08 am

      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.

    2. Roberta

      October 17, 2018 at 3:02 pm

      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.

      1. Lindsey

        October 18, 2018 at 3:39 am

        Absolutely correct. It is an unusual technique. I will have a video on it soon.

  4. Livia Furr

    October 19, 2018 at 3:21 am

    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?

    1. Lindsey

      October 20, 2018 at 4:42 am

      Both should have 5 fingers.

  5. Julie

    November 3, 2018 at 3:36 pm

    That really does look complicated but I believe you when you say it’s easy 🙂

  6. Fran

    November 4, 2018 at 3:07 pm

    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.

    1. Lindsey

      November 4, 2018 at 8:29 pm

      I am so happy you liked it!

  7. Cynthia Doniger

    November 5, 2018 at 4:19 pm

    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.

    1. Lindsey

      November 5, 2018 at 11:11 pm

      I do not have a pdf version of this pattern. Some people copy and paste it into a word document but be aware that the weaving instructions are in the instruction photos. I plan on selling ad free pdfs as soon as I get time to make them.

    2. Cherie

      January 19, 2019 at 2:13 am

      i had that same issue but what i did was i wrote everything down because I had no way to print anything out Its very easy to follow along and write it down. I have to do that with all of the beautiful things I find like this.

      1. Lindsey

        January 19, 2019 at 3:20 pm

        There is now a purchasable PDF https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/woven-cowl-4 . But it is a one row repeat so writing it down would be a good solution.

  8. JeanneGreenEyes

    November 7, 2018 at 5:28 pm

    Saw this cowl featured on Moogly’s Hookin On Hump Day #178. Great design! I hope to make it soon 🙂

    1. Lindsey

      November 8, 2018 at 4:02 am

      I am so happy you came over to visit and that you like the design. I hope you take the time to check out the other patterns I have here.

  9. Imbett Haley

    November 8, 2018 at 3:13 pm

    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

    1. Lindsey

      November 8, 2018 at 8:08 pm

      I am glad you like it. If you get stuck at all remember to check the photo tutorial or the video tutorial. I really wanted to make this as easy as possible.

  10. Pat Jones

    November 17, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    Bucket list 2019. Maybe try one for a gifting. Can’t wait ! Keep the patterns coming ! TY

    1. Lindsey

      November 18, 2018 at 12:53 pm

      So glad you like it. It would be a great for yourself after the holidays project. I know everything is quite busy now with the holidays here.

  11. Betsy

    November 21, 2018 at 1:17 am

    oh wow!! this is so easy to make I think I may be adding these to christmas presents 🙂 thank you for sharing

    1. Lindsey

      November 21, 2018 at 3:09 pm

      I am so happy you like it. I really wanted it to be easy for everyone.

  12. Janie

    November 25, 2018 at 5:11 am

    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!

    1. Lindsey

      November 25, 2018 at 5:42 am

      You are very welcome. I love a pattern that looks more complex than it is.

  13. Ellen Colville

    November 26, 2018 at 10:50 pm

    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.

    1. Lindsey

      November 26, 2018 at 11:16 pm

      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.

      1. Ellen Colville

        December 2, 2018 at 3:25 pm

        i have started again and made the cast on row much looser. this seems to have solved the problem as i now have it wide enough , even with only 54 stitches it fits.

        1. Lindsey

          December 2, 2018 at 4:52 pm

          If you make another, try a larger hook. It might be easier than trying to keep your tension loose.

  14. Debra Crumbaker

    December 12, 2018 at 12:58 am

    Is there anyway that the directions could be in a print friendly version?

    1. Lindsey

      December 12, 2018 at 4:56 am

      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.

  15. Mary Linda Ramos

    December 15, 2018 at 4:36 am

    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?

    1. Lindsey

      December 15, 2018 at 5:31 am

      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.

  16. Mary Linda Ramos

    December 15, 2018 at 5:53 am

    Thank you. I do love this pattern. Plan on making more. Merry Christmas.

  17. Renee

    December 17, 2018 at 7:21 am

    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.

    1. Lindsey

      December 17, 2018 at 10:10 pm

      You are very welcome.
      i am so happy you like it.

  18. Rachel Keller

    December 22, 2018 at 4:30 pm

    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

    1. Lindsey

      December 24, 2018 at 3:21 am

      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.

  19. Janet Davidson

    January 13, 2019 at 10:52 pm

    Love this pattern! Made in a Sunday afternoon! Just perfect. Thank you.

    1. Lindsey

      January 14, 2019 at 1:56 am

      I am so happy to hear that.

  20. Cherie L Broadbent

    March 17, 2019 at 2:55 am

    Is there a right hand pattern?

    1. Lindsey

      March 17, 2019 at 4:01 am

      The pattern does not change at all when you work it right or left handed.

  21. ELIZABETH RIVERA

    March 26, 2019 at 2:57 pm

    This is so pretty and clever. I love it, too bad I live in Florida but I would crochet this just for fun.

    1. Lindsey

      March 26, 2019 at 11:07 pm

      I completely understand. I live in Phoenix and this project stays packed away despite being pretty.

  22. Heather

    May 27, 2019 at 6:42 am

    This was a neat pattern
    Thank you for sharing.

  23. Fayleen

    August 30, 2019 at 2:14 pm

    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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