Inside Out Cowl Free Crochet Pattern

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Inside Out Cowl Free Crochet Pattern | | #crochet

I bought a few balls of this luscious yarn at my local yarn store and have been saving it for the perfect project. I wanted to use it for something that would show off it’s gorgeous color variation and where I can enjoy how soft it is. Since a cowl is pretty much a daily accessory for me, it seemed the perfect choice … and this stitch pattern totally shows off the yarn! I call this my Inside Out Cowl because it is worked in the round and the pattern shows up on the wrong side of the work … which is really the right side of the cowl!! I am absolutely in love with how it came out!

Inside Out Cowl Free Crochet Pattern

Inside Out Cowl Free Crochet Pattern | | #crochet

Here is what you will need:

  • 2 balls worsted weight yarn (approx.  115 yds/105 meters/50g each), shown here in Concept by Katia Cotton-Merino yarn, Color 105 – Brown
  • I-9/5.50 mm hook
  • scissors and yarn needle

Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern: Crochet AbbreviationsU.S. to U.K. Crochet Conversion ChartCrochet Stitch Chart Symbols, Invisible Join and Fasten Off.


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Finished cowl measures approximately 26 in. circumference × 8½ in.

Note: This cowl is worked in a spiral; do not join at the end of each round.


Ch 84.

Round 1: Work a Sl st in furthest ch from hook to form a ring, taking care not to twist the chain (counts as first st), 1 hcd in next ch, *sl st in next ch, 1 hdc in next ch, repeat from * around — 84 sts.

Round 2: *Work 1 hdc in Sl st from previous row, Sl st in hdc from previous row, repeat from * around — 84 sts.

Round 3: *Sl st in hdc from previous row, work 1 hdc in Sl st from previous row, repeat from * around — 84 sts.

Rounds 4 through 31: Repeat Rounds 2 and 3 through Round 31 or until desired length is reached — 84 sts.

Fasten off, weave in ends.


Inside Out Cowl Free Crochet Pattern | | #crochet


Here is what it looks like from the side you’re working on … nothing too special …

Inside Out Cowl Free Crochet Pattern | | #crochet

but when you turn in inside out … gorgeous!

Inside Out Cowl Free Crochet Pattern | | #crochet


A big thank you to Aleka Craftaholic for providing a Greek translation of this pattern!! You can download the pattern in Greek by clicking here

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12 Responses to Inside Out Cowl Free Crochet Pattern

  1. Kelly Cofield January 30, 2017 at 9:30 am #

    You such beautiful work. Every time I see one of your works I’m amazed because it is perfect. Kelly Cofield

  2. Kim January 30, 2017 at 11:02 am #

    What a pretty pattern that turns out to be. I will definitely try it and thank you! I almost always do a foundation stitch chain instead of regular chains. I seem to have better control of the first row using that technique. I am running through my yarns in my head to decide which one would be good for this pattern. Thanks again.

  3. Pamela January 30, 2017 at 12:33 pm #

    Thanks! I love this pattern. Super simple with an amazing result at the end.

  4. Caz January 30, 2017 at 4:34 pm #

    Thank you so much – I have just the right yarn in mind for this. Can’t wait to feel how soft and silky it’ll feel when finished. 🙂

  5. Heather February 1, 2017 at 5:17 pm #

    Lovely! Round 1 refers to hcd – I assume this is supposed to be hdc? 🙂

    • Kara February 3, 2017 at 10:39 am #

      Yep 🙂 you are correct! Fixed it.

  6. Diane February 4, 2017 at 4:05 pm #

    I love this pattern. I would like to use it to make a regular scarf instead of a cowl. How do you think it would look? What adjustments would you recommend …i.e. turning chains, etc. Thanks so much

  7. alekacraftaholic February 7, 2017 at 6:25 am #

    Adorable!!! I’ve sent an e-mail message,please check it out

    • Kara February 7, 2017 at 9:04 am #

      Will do 🙂

  8. Marikristin February 15, 2017 at 4:47 am #

    Lovely Pattern Thank You for Sharing Kara and big Tanks to Aleka Craftaholic for Greek translation!!!!!!!

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