Crochet Knit Stitch Cowl Pattern

Learn how to crochet an easy cowl using the crochet knit stitch! This pattern comes with both written instructions plus a full video tutorial.

Easy Crochet Cowl Pattern

Free Crochet Knit Stitch Cowl Pattern

This pattern is simplicity at its finest, employing just single crochet stitches to create a stunning knit-like texture. The magic lies in where you place your stitches, giving the cowl its distinctive knit appearance. With clear instructions and minimal yarn changes, this project is ideal for those looking to try something new without the complexity of advanced techniques.

Crochet Knit Stitch Cowl Pattern

My mom graciously agreed to model this cozy creation, showcasing its versatility and charm. Doesn’t she look absolutely stunning? Whether paired with a casual outfit or dressed up for a night out, the Knit-Look Crochet Cowl adds a touch of handmade elegance to any ensemble.

Crochet Knit Stitch Cowl Pattern

With just a simple stitch and a bit of creativity, you can achieve the timeless look of knitting in your crochet projects. The Knit-Look Crochet Cowl pattern offers a perfect opportunity to explore this technique while creating a stylish accessory that’s as fun to make as it is to wear. So grab your yarn and hook, and let’s get crocheting – the knit look awaits!

Video Tutorial for the Crochet Knit Stitch Cowl Pattern

The Crochet Knit Stitch Cowl Pattern


  • 100 grams or 250 yards of worsted weight yarn in your choice of color (I used Sirdar Jewelspun)
  • Crochet hook appropriate for your yarn (I used a 4.00mm)
  • Yarn needle for weaving in ends
  • Scissors
  • Tape Measure

Skill level:

  • Intermediate Beginner

Pattern notes:

  • This pattern is written using standard US crochet terms.
  • This pattern is worked in continuous rounds without joining.
  • You may want to use a stitch marker for the first round. I didn’t, but feel free to use one if you need one.

Stitches used and abbreviations:

  • ch = chain
  • st/sts = stitch/stitches
  • yo = yarn over
  • sc = single crochet
  • scblo = single crochet back loop only
  • ws = waistcoat stitch


4 rounds x 4 stitches = 1″

Finished Measurements (approximate):

12″ wide x 11.5″ long

Adjusting the size is easy. For a smaller or wider circumference simply add or subtract your starting chain by 2. This cowl can be made with any even number of stitches.

I made my cowl long enough so that it would ‘scrunch’ around my neck and so I could pull it up over my nose and mouth. Feel free to continue adding rows until your cowl is the length you’re comfortable with.

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Instructions for the Crochet Knit Stitch Cowl Pattern:

  1. Foundation Round: Chain an even number of stitches (I made 88) to your desired cowl circumference. Being careful not to twist your chain, join to first ch made with a sl st to form a circle.
  2. Row 1: Single crochet loosley in each chain all the way around. Do not join. Use a stitch marker if you’d like – I chose not to because after this round I found it didn’t really matter.
  3. Row 2: Working in a continuous round, work one scblo in the first st. Then work one ws in the next st. Continue to alternate one scblo and one ws all the way around.
  4. Repeat Row 2 until the cowl reaches your desired height, alternating between working one scblo and one ws.

Finishing: Once you’ve reached your desired height, fasten off and weave in any remaining ends. Seam the two ends of the cowl together to create a loop, ensuring the seam is neatly hidden on the inside.

Your crochet cowl is now ready to wear!

So what did you think? This was a fairly simply cowl, right? I really enjoyed making this cowl – I found it to be very relaxing to make and was actually a bit sad when I finished it.

Where will YOU wear your newly made crochet cowl? I’d love to know! Tag me @spottedhorsedesignco on social media so I can see your lovely creation 🙂

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