Block Stitch Cowl | Free Crochet Pattern | The Unraveled Mitten | This easy cowl works up fast in self striping yarn. Great for gifts!

The block stitch crochet cowl features and easy repetitive stitch and self-striping yarn. You’ll want to make one if every color! 

This pattern is part of the 2019 Holiday Stashdown Crochet Along hosted by Marie from Underground Crafter in the CAL Central Crochet Facebook Group. Get your holiday crocheting done and use up your stash yarn too! 

Scroll down for the free pattern or purchase the printable pdf here on Ravelry

The block stitch cowl features the boxed block stitch we used early on in the 2019 Stash Busting Sampler Afghan Crochet Along. 

This crochet stitch has just a 2-row repeat, which makes it easy to memorize. After your set up round, you’ll do a round of single crochets and chains. Then on the next round, you’ll double crochet into the chain spaces you made from the previous row. You just repeat those two rounds. This crochet stitch grows very quickly, making for a speedy project. 

The yarn I chose for this crochet cowl was Red Heart’s Roll With It. This is a tweed-like self-striping worsted weight yarn with gradual color shifts. It is a little on the thicker side of worsted, more like Red Heart with Love than Caron Simply Soft, so keep that in mind if you are choosing a substitute yarn from your stash. Overall I found this yarn soft and easy to work with. 

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Block Stitch Cowl | Free Crochet Pattern | The Unraveled MItten

Block Stitch Cowl Materials and Pattern Information

  • 206 yds Red Heart Roll With It ( 5.29 oz/311 yds)
  • 5.5mm crochet hook
  • Needle to weave in ends
  • Scissors

Gauge and Sizing

  • Gauge: 6 dc x 5 rows = 2 in (in pattern stitch)
  • Finished: 14in x 11 in laying flat



  • Ch 3 counts as 1 dc
  • Ch 1 does not count as a stitch
  • On the even-numbered rows be sure to keep your chain stitches between the single crochets loose
  • This pattern uses foundation single crochet, alternatively, you can chain and single crochet for rnd 1.
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Block Stitch Cowl Free Crochet Pattern

Rnd 1: Fsc 95. Join with sl st to top of 1st fsc.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in same st as ch 1. *Ch 3 (loosely), skip 3 sts, sc in next 2. Repeat from * around until 4 sts remain. Ch 3, sc in last. Join to top of 1st sc with slst.

Rnd 3: Ch 3, 4 dc in ch-3 space, *skip 2 sts. 5 dc in next ch-3 space, repeat from * around. Skip last 2 sts. Join to top of beginning ch-3 with sl st.

Rnd 4-24: repeat rounds 2 & 3 ending on a row 2.

Rnd 25: Ch 1, Sc in same st as ch 1 and evenly around placing 1 sc in each st and 3 sc in each ch-3 sp. Join to top of 1st sc with sl st.

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Block Stitch Cowl | Free Crochet Pattern | The Unraveled Mitten | This easy crochet cowl works up fast using a self stripping cake yarn. You're going to want crochet this cowl over and over again.

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  1. Hi! Thanks so much for the patterns. A friend I’d mine taught me how to read a pattern this past year.
    I made this neck cowl, and embellished a bit. I had a rosette I crocheted, so I fastened it to the neck cowl.
    Thank you, it was fun and easy to make.
    I’d love to send you pictures.

      1. Thank you, there are a few Roll With It yarns from Red Heart, it’s a little confusing sometimes. 🙂

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