KT and the Squid

Delphi Cowl Free Crochet Pattern

This pattern is the second in the Valentine’s Day Blog Hop Hosted by Divine Debris!

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You can find the rest of the patterns in the hop by following the links below. I’ll update the links as we go!

Jan 22nd: Sweetheart Cupcake Ami by Divine DebrisJan 26th: Tegwen Pillow by Meghan Makes DoJan 28th: Evie Pullover by Evelyn and Peter
Jan 30th: Salt Water Taffy Pillow by Life and YarnFeb 1st: Valentine Kitty Pillow by Coco Crochet Lee Feb 3rd: Valentine Ruffle Bag by Hooked Hazel

If you love yarn half as much as I do odds are you’ve picked up at least one skein of beautiful yarn. We’ve all done it then tucked it away for just the right project. Well, I hope the Delphi Cowl is that project. This one size cowl is extremely simple to make and only takes one 100g skein of DK weight yarn. I used my Everyday DK Superwash yarn dyed in my Biscuit Sprinkles colorway. The best part is this cowl really shows off that yarn you’ve been holding on to. Perfect for date night!


One size


KT and the Squid Squid DK (75% Superwash merino/25% nylon; 246yds/100g; dk/3/light weight)

1 skein in Biscuit Sprinkles


H/5.0 mm Furls Streamline hook (or hook to obtain gauge)


Ch = chain

St(s) = stitch(es)

Esc =  extended single crochet

Sc = single crochet

FLO = front loop only

Rs = right side

Ws = wrong side


You may substitute yarn for any dk weight yarn but be sure to check your gauge.

This cowl is worked in one piece from the top down in 2 sections. The first section will be worked flat to create a half circle. The second section will be worked in joined rounds to create the bottom of the cowl.


The cowl should measure approximately 5 ⅛ “ after row 8 measuring across the top of the cowl.


Special Stitches

Extended Single Crochet (esc): Insert hook into the stitch indicated, pull up a loop, yarn over pull through 1 loop, yarn over, pull through 2 remaining loops.



Row 1 (rs): In an adjustable ring ch 1 (does NOT count as a st from here on), esc 5 times in the ring, pull to close. (5)

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, 2 esc in each st across. (10)

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, esc in each st across (10)

Row 4: Repeat row 2. (20)

Row 5: Ch 1, turn, working in the FLO esc in each st across. (20)

Rows 6-7: Repeat row 3. (20)

Row 8: Repeat row 2. (40)

The cowl should measure approx. 5 1/8th inches.

Row 9: Repeat row 5. (40)

Rows 10-12: Repeat row 3. (40)

Row 13: Repeat row 5. (40)

Row 14: Ch 1, turn, *esc in the next st, 2 esc in the next st; repeat from * across. (60)
Rows 15-16: Repeat row 3. (60)

Row 17: Repeat row 5. (60)

Row 18: Ch 1, turn, *2 esc in the next st, esc in the next 2 sts; repeat from * across. (80)
Rows 19-20: Repeat row 3.
Row 21: Repeat row 5. (80)

Rows 22-24: Repeat row 3. (80)
Row 25: Repeat row 5. (80)
Row 26: Ch 1, turn, *esc in the next 3 sts, 2 esc in the next st; repeat from * across. (100)
Rows 27-28: Repeat row 3. (100)
Row 29: Repeat row 5. (100)

Row 30: Ch 1, turn * 2 esc in the next st, esc in the next 4 sts; repeat from * across. (120)
Row 31-32: Repeat row 3. (120)


You will now start working in joined rounds.

Round 1 (ws): Ch 1, turn, working the FLO esc in each st around, join with a slip st to the 1st st. (120)

Round 2: Ch 1, turn esc in each st around, join with a slip st to the 1st st. (120)

Rounds 3-4: Repeat round 2. (120)

Rounds 5 Repeat round 1. (120)

Rounds 6-8: Repeat rounds 2. (120)

Round 9: Repeat round 1. (120)

Round 10: Repeat round 2. (120

Fasten off.


If you have enough yarn you can add a little trim but it’s not necessary.
With right side facing join anywhere near the back of the top opening of the cowl.

Round 1: Ch 1, evenly sc around the opening of the cowl, join with a slip st to the first st.

Fasten off, block, weave in all ends.

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