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Haula Cowl Free Crochet Pattern

The great thing about the Haula Cowl free crochet pattern is it only takes one skein of yarn! That’s about 218 yards. It’s also really quick. I made mine in one evening! The pattern is just one size but you could easily pick up another skein and add more bulk if you wanted.

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I just love these cowl/shawl hybrids. The have all the bulk in the front but less in the back so you look less like a hunch back. It’s a really fun shape to play with! It fit’s like a shawl but without those bulky ends to deal with. It also looks like you spent a lot more time making it than you actually did. I get the most compliments when I wear this style of cowl. 

Scroll down for the free pattern instructions or you can purchase a printer friendly PDF from Ravelry or Etsy.


One size

20″ opening at the top, 35″ opening at the bottom, 12″ tall in the front.


1 skein of either DK or  worsted weight yarn. For my main sample I hand dyed DK wieght yarn that is no longer available.

For my second sample I used a skein of Mighty Stitch from We crochet in the color Navy.


I/5.5mm hook (or hook to obtain gauge)


Please read all instructions before beginning.

This cowl is worked flat for the first 18 rows and then in the round for the remaining rounds.


14 dc by 7 rows in pattern = 4” square (blocked)

Gauge for this pattern is very forgiving. Your cowl should measure 20″ across after row 18.


Ch = chain
St = stitch
Dc = double crochet

Haula Cowl Free Crochet Pattern Instructions

Row 1: Make an adjustable ring, ch 2 (does NOT count as a st), 6 dc in the ring, pull the ring closed. -6

Row 2: Ch 2 (does NOT count as a st from here on), turn, 2 dc in each dc across. -12

Row 3: Ch 2, turn, *(dc, ch 1) in the 1st st, dc in the next st; repeat from * across. -18

Row 4: Ch 2, turn, dc in the 1st st, *(dc, ch 1) in the ch-1 space, dc in each st to the next ch-1 space; repeat from * across. -24

Row 5: Ch 2, *dc in each st to the next ch-1 space, (dc, ch 1) in the ch-1 space; repeat from * across, dc in each remaining st. -30
Repeat row 5 until you have 18 total rows. -108

You will now start working in the round, remove all stitch markers.

Round 1: Ch 2, turn, dc in each st around, join to the 1st st with slip st. -108

Round 2:Ch 2, turn, *skip 1 st, dc in the next, dc in the last skipped st; repeat from * around, join to the 1st st with slip st. -108

Round 3: Repeat round 1.

Repeat rounds 2 and 3, 2 more times.

You can repeat rounds 2 and 3 more times if you’d like a larger cowl.
Fasten off, block, weave in ends.

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