Tri-Color Crochet Cowl

A cozy cowl with lots of stretch and texture for a warm but comfortable fit.

Skill Level | Beginner
Finished Size | 30″ circumference; 10″ long (folded down twice like photos)


About this Pattern

If you’re not big on straight scarves, a cowl is the perfect way to go. Just slip it over your head and you’re ready to go! Our tri-colored crochet cowl is worked slightly oversized so you can fold it down twice for extra warmth. Pair that with a luscious alpaca blend yarn and you have a cowl that’s as warm as it is pretty.

With this project you’ll learn a basic rib pattern that can be used for all sorts of projects. It’s incredibly stretchy so no worries if you don’t like anything tight around your neck. We folded this one down twice for a thicker, more polished look but leave it unfolded for a more layered look. The choice is yours!

Before you begin, review this page entirely so you understand the full scope of the project. We have a list of recommended supplies and abbreviations here on this page as well as written instructions and a tutorial to walk you through our tri-color crochet cowl step-by-step.

getting started

Recommended Supplies

  • Approx 620 yds; Patons Alpaca Blend Yarn
  • Color A – Oats; approx 310 yds
  • Color B – Birch; approx 155 yds
  • Color C – Smoke; approx 155 yds
  • 6.5 mm Crochet Hook
  • Yarn Needle
  • Scissors

FAQ: Can I use a different yarn?
Sure, as long as it’s in the same weight category. Check your gauge and adjust as needed so the sizing comes out right. The recommended yarn amount will likely be different too.

Yarn Substitution Resources:
3 Things You Must Do to Substitute Yarn

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pattern details


This pattern is written using standard US crochet terminology.

  • Ch Chain
  • Cont Continue
  • Hdc Half Double Crochet
  • Hk Hook
  • Rem Remaining
  • Rep Repeat
  • Sk Skip
  • Slst Slip Stitch
  • St(s) Stitch(es)
pattern notes

Additional Notes

Finished Size

30″ circumference; 10″ long (folded once)


14.5 sts x 11 rows = 4″ worked in stitch pattern

This cowl is worked lengthwise and crocheted together to form a tube. Fold it down once for a tall, scrunched look or fold it down twice for the look in this photo.

Ch 1 at beginning of rows does not count as a stitch.

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the pattern

Written Instructions

Row 1: Ch 75. 1 hdc in 2nd ch from hk and in each rem ch. Ch 1 and turn.

Row 2: 1 hdc in back bar of each st. Ch 1 and turn.

Repeat: Rep last row until work measures approx 16.5” from starting edge. Break Color A.

Join Color B and cont in stitch pattern until work measures approx 22.5” from starting edge. Break Color B.

Join Color C and cont in stitch pattern until work measures approx 30” from starting edge.


Step 1: Fold the two ends together lengthwise with the back bars facing you.

Step 2: Make a slst in the first foundation chain joining the two ends together.

Step 3: Insert hk through next back bar and next foundation chain and slst.

Step 4: Rep step 3 to end of row. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Step 5: Fold cowl down twice to wear.

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see how it’s done

Step-by-Step Tutorial

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