Knit-look Crochet Cowl Free Pattern – Etela Cowl

This is a free knit-look crochet cowl pattern that is beginner friendly and easy to make. Use this pattern to make a crochet cowl that look knitted using a simple stitch.

It has always been a thing – make knit-look items but with a crochet hook instead.

If you are not a knitter and have a headache trying to look after all those stitches on your needles, let me introduce you to Etela Cowl – knit-look crochet cowl.

It is a super easy and fun crochet cowl pattern that has a beautiful knit-look texture. However, it has been created with a humble crochet hook.

I love the overall size of the cowl, I made it double height so it nicely gathers up and sits on my neck.

Secondly, the addition of mohair strand makes this the softest cowl I have ever worn!

I created this knit-look crochet cowl from a yarn that was originally meant to be destashed. I have sorted out a few skeins to give away.

To my surprise, two skeins of sock yarn and a skein of mohair accidentally landed next to each other. And an idea was born!

I immediately wanted to get this cool yarn combo onto my hook and start working away.


Etela Knit-Look Crochet Cowl Free Pattern by Blue Star Crochet

Knit-look Crochet Cowl Pattern Details

I am totally in love with the amazing look of this crochet cowl. I have achieved the knit-look texture by using a fun stitch – waistcoat half double crochet.

I have written a tutorial and filmed a video tutorial so you can learn this cool stitch.

I find it much easier to work than split single crochet. It also produces fabric that is full of drape and movement.

The technique of working the waistcoat hdc is very much the same as when you use single crochet. You work through the front V of the stitch rather than the top loops.

Etela knit-look crochet cowl

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knit-look crochet cowl free pattern


14 sts x 16 rows measures 10 x 10 cm/4 x 4 inches measured over main waistcoat hdc stitch pattern

Knit-look Crochet Cowl Finished Size

64 cm/25 inches circumference x 34 cm/13.5 inches height

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Stitches And Abbreviations (US crochet terms)

ch – chain stitch

hdc – half double crochet

sl st – slip stitch

st(s) – stitch(es)

waistcoat hdc – waistcoat half double crochet stitch worked through the front “V” of the stitch, please see VIDEO TUTORIAL HERE

easy knit-look crochet cowl pattern

Knit-look Crochet Cowl Main Pattern

Holding undyed and mohair together, chain 95.

Sl st to first ch to join into a round being careful not to twist the starting chain.

Rnd 1: 2 ch (doesn’t count as a st here and throughout the pattern), 1 hdc in each ch around, sl st to top of first st. [95 hdc]

Do not fasten off. Drop undyed yarn on the wrong side of your work.

Join hot pink into the first st and holding together with mohair, continue with Rnd 2.

flat lay of knit-look crochet cowl

Rnd 2: 2 ch, 1 waistcoat hdc in each st around, sl st to top of first st.

Do not fasten off. Drop hot pink yarn on the wrong side of your work and pick up undyed held together with mohair.

Rnd 3: as Rnd 2. [95 hdc]

Continue repeating Rnd 2 for 54 rounds in total or until you reach desired height of your cowl.

Fasten off all yarns. Sew in all ends.

Final thoughts…

I hope you love this knit-look crochet cowl pattern. If you think your crafty friends will like it too, why not share it with them?

If you like this cowl pattern, why not check out these free patterns:

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About Veronika Cromwell

Hi, I’m Veronika! I design modern and wearable crochet garments, accessories and homewares. Grab your hook and find your next project!

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