This Easy Knitted Cowl is the second pattern within the project “Crochet and Knit for beginners” and I am super happy with it, because it is actually my first written knit pattern.

You can see the first pattern, Crocheted Winter Set here

Winter Set with Beanie & Cowl. Free Crochet Pattern

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It’s funny how  after 3 years I am finally publishing my first knitted pattern. You know why? Because I learned to knit before crochet and in my childhood I was more into knitting then into crochet. Maybe I was influenced by my Granny who was knitting all winter long. Anyways…the reason why I didn’t published a pattern until now, it’s because I am a faster crocheter then knitter and it was easier to finish one crochet project then a knitted one. But this year I promise my self to do both.

You can download the FREE PDF Pattern from here (On Etsy is listed at 1 Euro)


If you are knew to this, I have to say it again that all the patterns in this category, Crochet and Knit for Beginners can be downloaded for FREE in all my shops, except Etsy where it will be listed for just 1 Euro because you can not list free items.  

 Before I will start talking about this Easy Knitted Cowl Pattern, I just want to highlight that I am opened for any of your suggestions on what to make for this section of my blog. So if you have any ideas and you will like to learn something, feel free to comment bellow.

Materials you will need

  • Yarn
    • Category 3, DK (the cowl it’s worked holding 2 strands of yarn at ones)
  • Needles

8 mm circular knit needles, 80 cm length

  • yarn needle to hide the ends
  • Scissors
  • 1 stitch marker
  • 6 mm crochet hook to fasten off

 Pattern notes

This Cowl features working in continuous rounds, knit stitch and purl stitch

It’s worked only on the right side.

Final measurements

70 cm circumference and approximate 30 cm high

How much yarn do you need?

This Cowl it’s the perfect project if you have some left-over yarn, because you will need only half skein of each color. (1 skein 100 grams and 300 m)

I used for this Easy Knitted Cowl, Scheepjes Color Crafter in color Black and Light Grey, but you can use any other DK, light weight yarn in contrasting colors to obtain this marble effect.

About the stitch pattern.

To make this easy cowl you need to know how to purl and how to knit.

k: Knit

k st  (knit stitch)– With yarn at back, insert point of right-hand needle in front of stitch from left to right on left-hand needle, bring yarn under and over the top of point of right needle, draw loop through stitch and drop this stitch off left needle.

 p: Purl

p st (purl stitch) – With yarn at front, insert point of right hand needle in front of stitch from right to left on left needle, bring yarn over and under the top of point of right needle, draw loop through stitch and drop this stitch off left needle.

You can download the FREE PDF Pattern from here (On Etsy is listed at 1 Euro)


Abbreviations used in this pattern

  • K – knit
  • P – purl
  • St(s) – stitch (es)


  • 12 k st = 10 cm (4”)
  • 16 k rows = 10 cm (4 “)

IF you can’t get to the same gauge, make a swatch to see how many k st you have in 10 cm, then multiply the number of stitches by 7 to see how many sts you need to cast on.


Cast on 80 sts.

Before making the join make sure the sts are oriented inside the circle and your yarn is on your right needle.


With the right needle take the first stitch from the left needle. Then, pull out the second st from the right needle. Let this st between you needles. This will be the join.

Use a stitch marker and put it on your right needle, to mark the beginning of the round.

Round 1: k all the sts around.

Round 2: p all the sts around

Rounds 3 – 6: Repeat rounds 1 and 2 (alternate 1 k round with 1 p round)

Rounds 7 – 47: k all sts around

Rounds 48 – 53 : alternate 1 p round with 1 k round

Fasten off

Use a 6 mm crochet hook as your right needle.

P first st, you have now 1 loop on your hook.

P next st, and pull the loop through the first loop on your hook. Repeat with all sts.  Make sure you  you have only one loop on your hook after each p st. At the end of the round insert the hook st and make a slip st. Chain 1 and cut the yarn.

You can download the FREE PDF Pattern from here (On Etsy is listed at 1 Euro)

To finish

Wave in all ends (well there are only 2)

And the Cowl is done! Super easy isn’t it?

You can also watch the video tutorial here



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