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Time Traveler Cowl Free Crochet Pattern

Time Traveler Cowl Free Crochet Pattern

It’s no secret I love a good cowl and the the Time Traveler Cowl Free Crochet Pattern is so fun to crochet up! This design features fun short rows that are highlighted but beautiful self striping yarn such as Felici. The pattern is written using Felici Fingering weight but also includes notes on how to adjust for any weight yarn. For this pattern you’ll need to know how to chain, single crochet and half double crochet 2 together.

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This cowl can be adjusted to be any size

Sample is 36” in circumference by 8” wide.


Pattern can be adjusted with any yarn (at least 100g)

1 ball of We Crochet Chroma Fingering in the colorway Vermont (70% superwash merino/30% nylon; 100g/396yds; Fingering/sock weight)


Any Appropriate hook for yarn. 

G/4mm hook was used for the sample


This cowl is worked flat then seamed. The pattern is created by working short rows.


Gauge is not critical for this project. 

Sample is 20 sc by 20 rows = 4”


Ch = chain

St(s) = stitch(es)

Sc = single crochet

hdc2tog = half double crochet 2 together

hdc = half double crochet

Time Traveler Cowl Free Crochet Pattern Instructions

Ch 40 or any multiple of 4.

*This will be the width of your cowl. 

Row 1: Sc in the 2nd ch from hook and each ch across. (39)

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st until 4 sc remain. (35)

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across. (35)

Repeat rows 2 and 3 until you have 19 rows or until 3 sts remain.

The next row will be worked into the unworked sts left behind by the short rows

Row 20: Ch 1, turn, sc in the 1st 3, *hdc in the next, sc in the next 3; repeat from * across. (39)

Row 21: Ch 1, turn, *hdc2tog over the next 2 sts, ch 1; repeat from *until 1 st remains, hdc in the last. (39)

Row 22: Ch 1, turn sc in each st across. (39)

Repeat rows 2-22 until you have 15 short row sections (triangles) or to desired length.

Repeat rows 2-21 one more time.

Sew the first row to the last row using preferred method. 

Optional Tassels

Cut pieces of yarn approximately 5” long. Loop 2 pieces of yarn about every inch on the edge of the cowl.

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