Sandstone Cowl Free Crochet Pattern

The Sandstone Cowl is a simple free crochet pattern. This cowl is a shawl/cowl hybrid. It’s great for people who love the look of shawls but have a hard time wearing or styling them. I love that all the bulk is in the front. It keeps you warm with out the awkward bulk behind your neck.

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This pattern uses less than 100g of yarn and only uses one simple stitch so you could easily work it up in a day or evening. I love making little cowls like this with new to me yarn. It gives me chance to use the yarn and really see how it feels against the skin. Luxury Merino DK from King Cole does not disappoint! It’s so buttery soft and light weight. I can’t wait to use it again!

Sandstone Cowl Free Crochet Pattern

This pattern is ready to dive right in. Gauge isn’t critical but will be measure after row 8. So there’s no need to do much prep. The only thing you might need to learn first is the extended single crochet. Scroll down for written instructions and a video tutorial meant to be used with the pattern. 

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Before you get started here are some helpful links.

You can purchase an ad-free version of this pattern through Etsy or Ravelry.

I’ve used Luxury Merino DK from King Cole. You can find a LYS near you using King Cole’s Stockist Finder or find it online HERE.

If you have any questions please use the my Contact Me form and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.

Sandstone Cowl ©2022 KT and the SquidAll rights reserved. You may not sell, trade, share or redistribute this pattern in any way. You may sell finished items made from this pattern.


One size


King Cole Luxury Merino DK (100% Superwash merino; 153yds/50g; dk/3/light weight)

2 skein in Charcoal


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


Ch = chain

St(s) = stitch(es)

Esc =  extended single crochet


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 5.25 “ 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.

Sandstone Cowl Free Crochet Pattern Instructions


Row 1: 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.

Row 4: Repeat row 2. (20)

Rows 5-7: repeat row 3. 

Row 8: Repeat row 2. (40)

The piece should measure approx. 5.25 inches.

Rows 9-13: Repeat row 3. 

Row 14: Ch 1, turn, *esc in the next st, 2 esc in the next st; repeat from * across. (60)
Rows 15-17: Repeat row 3. 

Row 18: Ch 1, turn, *esc in the next 2 sts, 2 esc in the next st; repeat from * across. (80)
Rows 19-25: Repeat row 3.
Row 26: Ch 1, turn, *esc in the next 3 sts, 2 esc in the next st; repeat from * across. (100)
Rows 27-29: Repeat row 3.

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.


You will now start working in joined rounds.

Rounds 1-10 (or to desired length): Ch 1, esc in each st around, join with a slip st to the 1st st. (120)

Fasten off, block and weave in ends.

Sandstone Cowl Free Crochet Pattern

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