Braided Crochet Cowl Pattern

This braided crochet cowl pattern is your perfect companion for chilly winter days. As the temperatures go down, it’s time to snuggle up with a warm and stylish crochet project.

With its easy-to-follow instructions and beginner-friendly design, this braided cowl is sure to keep you cozy all season long.

So, gather your favorite winter yarn, pick up your crochet hook, and let’s create an awesome accessory to combat the winter blues!

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What can I tell you about this pattern?

This easy-to-follow pattern is designed with beginners in mind, so even if you’ve never picked up a crochet hook before, you can easily create this beautiful cowl.

All you need is two strands of yarn or a chunky weight yarn, so it’s a great project to use up those leftover skeins you might have lying around.

But the best part about this braided crochet cowl pattern is its incredibly versatile.

You can make it in any color you like to match it to your winter wardrobe. Whether you prefer classic neutrals like black or white or want to add a pop of color with a bright red or cheerful yellow, the possibilities are endless.

And if you’re short on time, this braided cowl is also a very quick project. You can whip one up in just a few hours, so you’ll have a stylish winter accessory in no time.

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Let’s get to the Pattern, shall we?




26” long  5” wide

Each section is 30” long before braiding


Deluxe Cygnet Chunky, 100g, 100% Superior Acrylic, 156m , two colors, I used two starnds ( 119 gr)


● US Size J 10 (6 mm) crochet hook 

● Scissors 

● Yarn Needle 

●  Measuring Tape 


Ch = Chain, 

Sc = Single Crochet

Hdc = Half double Crochet

BloHdc = Back loop only Half Double Crochet

Specialty Stitches

Back Loop Only Half Double Crochet stitch: Yo, Insert hook into the next st (but only in the back loop). YO, pull back through that st (3 loops on hook), YO, pull through all 3 loops on hook.

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  • The pattern is worked in rows
  • The pattern has three identical parts joined
  • Beginning Ch1 does not count as 1st st
  • I used two strands, you can use one or a bulky yarn
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Make three sections – each 30” long

Ch 7

Row 1: Hdc in 2nd st from hook, hdc 1 in next and across to end of row, ch 1 and turn

Row 2: BloHdc 1 in 1st st from hook, blohdc in next and across to end of row, ch 1 and turn

Row 3-40: repeat row 2


Place three straps as in the photo below, and sew with a yarn needle forming a 3.5” strap.

three straps cowl

Braid to end and sew the second end to form  a 3.5” strap

braid the cowl straps


On each end, sc 1 for a total of 12 stitches, repeat 3 rows

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Secure your ends and cut yarn.

You can add a button for closure, or chain 50 and braid as in the photo below

easy crochet cowl pattern

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