Wildwood Cowl | Free Crochet Pattern | The Unraveled Mitten

This cowl is part of the Holiday Stashdown CAL. You can find more info about this fun filled event HERE.

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I was attempting to organize my yarn stash and realized I had a whole pile of leftover skeins of Vanna’s Choice Yarn and amazingly enough all the colors went together! Lets just call it fate LOL. I used those lovely bits to make this squishy cowl.

The Wildwood crochet cowl is the perfect stash-buster. You can make it striped like I did using your leftovers or a solid color with a whole skein. This took about 290 yards, which is a little less than 1 skein of Red Heart Super Saver/ I Love This Yarn / Big Twist Value / Red Heart with Love / Bernat Super Value. I think this would be a really great Caron Cake pattern too!

Ok what I am getting at is gather up your favorite #4 Worsted Weight yarn and your 8mm crochet hook and get hookin’.

Wildwood Cowl | Free Crochet Pattern | The Unraveled Mitten

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  • 6oz/290 yards of #4/Worsted Weight Yarn ( I used Vanna’s Choice)
  • 8mm/L crochet hook
  • Needle to weave in ends
  • Scissors

Gauge and Sizing

  • Gauge: 5 stitches x 5 rows = 2 inches in pattern
  • Finished cowl measures: 11 in tall x 17.5 in across


  • I use US Terminology
  • Ch(s): chain(s)
  • Dc: double crochet
  • Sc: Single Crochet
  • Sl st: slip stitch
  • St(es): stitch(es)


  • Ch 1 does not count as single crochet
  • I used leftover skeins of Vanna’s Choice yarn that I had in my stash. This versitle pattern can be made with any worsted weight yarn.
  • I did not include color changes in the pattern. If you want to make a striped cowl, just join your new color when you start a new round.

Wildwood Cowl | Free Crochet Pattern | The Unraveled MItten


Ch 81  to start

Rnd 1: (Sc, dc) in 2nd ch from hook. *Skip 1 ch, (sc, dc) in next repeat from * across. You should have 1 ch left. Skip this chain and taking care not to twist, join with sl st to top of 1st sc. Use your tail from the beginning chain to join bottom.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, (sc, dc) in same st as ch 1, *Skip 1 st (sc, dc) in next. Repeat from * around. Skip last st, join to with sl st to top of 1st sc.

Round 3-25 (Or until desired height): Repeat rnd 2. On last round, finish off and weave in ends.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this cowl. I have a whole series of patterns coming out using this stitch design in worsted and super bulky yarns. . The Wildwood Chunky Beanie pattern will be available for free next week Friday on the blog (you can catch a sneak peak of it in the picture right before the pattern)

Find the Wildwood Chunky Beanie pattern HERE

Find the Wildwood Slouchy Beanie pattern HERE

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  1. Love the look of this stitch but not really a cowl person (short neck!) so I prefer scarves. I have a lovely soft worsted weight colour changing yarn that I think would be perfect for this. Are you able to suggest a multiple of stitches for converting to a scarf width ie worked across rather than lengthways? Thank you ❤

  2. I really love the colors in the cowl you’re wearing. I hope I have most of these in my stash. thank you for the pattern

  3. Love, love, love this pattern!! It is so versatile and looks totally different with each stripe width and color combo. It’s nice to play around with colors and be such an easy design to work on.

  4. I’ve been trying to make this cowl and I have a question. Is it supposed to create a V where it states to skip the last stitch and join the slip stitch?

    1. Hi Peggy, nope there isn’t supposed to be a notch there. Thread your tail from the beginning chain onto your needle and use it to join the skipped stitch to the first single crochet.

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