Watercolor Cowl

Do you like cowls as much as I do?  Then you’re going to LOVE this pattern!

The Watercolor Cowl has so many possibilities! First of all, you can get TWO of these gorgeous cowls (including the fringe) from ONE cake!!! Isn’t that awesome?

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Colorway: Spirit

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The cowl is also completely reversible, with both sides being equally as beautiful!


It’s unisex, and looks great on the guys too!


Sample from Crochet Creations by Brandi Aldrich

Colorway: Serpent 

Plus, it can be worn as a poncho on children & young adults (I would say up to age 14/Women’s XS).

Sample made by Pammy’s Bare Beanies

Colorway: Gnome 

And these cowls both coming from the same cake means matching sets! Think His and Hers, Mommy & Me, Sisters, Best Friends… etc. 


 Sample made by Village Knits

Colorway: Centaur


Sample made by Crafty Mommy Jenni

Colorway: Warlock 

Sample made by Yarn Medley’s from the Heart

Colorway: Genie

Here’s how to make your own: 



Lion Brand Mandala (Light Weight Yarn [#3])


Not important for this project


One size fits most

Stitch Guide

arnd = around

BLO = back loop only

ch = chain

sc = single crochet

sk = skip

sl st(s) = slip stitch(es)

st(s) = stitch(es)

Skill Level


Written in U.S. Terms


  • Beginning chains do not count as stitches.
  • This pattern is written so it is worked in the round with joins and chains. However, it can be worked in continuous rounds (with no joins or beginning chains/seamless).
  • Cowl is worked from the bottom up.
  • Two cowls with fringe can be made from one cake of Lion Brand Mandala.


1. Fsc 80 join to form a circle, being careful not to twist (move to step 2) OR Ch 80, join chain to form a circle, being careful not to twist the chain; sc in each ch arnd, sl st to join in 1st sc, do not turn (80)

2. Ch 1, BLO sc in each st arnd, sl st to join in 1st sc, do not turn (80)

3-22. Repeat round 2

23. Ch 1, *sk 1, BLO sc x 3* arnd, sl st to join in 1st sc, do not turn (60)

24. Ch 1, BLO sc in each st arnd, sl st to join in 1st sc, do not turn (60)

25-40. Repeat round 24

41. Ch 1, *sk 1, BLO sc x 2* arnd, sl st to join in 1st sc, do not turn (40)

42. Ch 1, BLO sc in each st arnd, sl st to join in 1st sc, do not turn (40)

43-50. Repeat round 42; Fasten at the end of round 50. (40)


Cut 80 – 10.5”/27cm pieces.

Add fringe, two strands at a time, to every other stitch across the bottom.


Like this cowl? Check out my Poplar Ridge CowletteColosseum Cowl, and Spring Scarfie!

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