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Chevron Crochet Cowl Free Pattern

Keeping good on my promise from JJCrochet’s Facebook page to share the pattern, I pulled out my notes and here you have it: a free crochet pattern for a  chevron cowl.  I’ve been obsessed with chevron/ zig-zag prints and made a cute chevron hat last night.  I’m still working out the kinks of the pattern, but will hopefully have that finished soon.

Crochet Ripple Chevron Cowl Pattern

Crochet Chevron Cowl Pattern


  • Size H (5.0mm) crochet hook
  • Worsted weight yarn (I used my go-to favorite, Vanna’s Choice)

Finished Size

6 inches wide; 31 inches around.

To make cowl larger or smaller, work in multiples of 12. Cowl is worked in flat, then sewn together using the infinity loop method.


Chain 84 +2  (Extra chain 2 counts as first Dc).

Row 1: Skip 2 chain, Dc in next 3 chains. *2 Dc in next chain, 2 dc in next chain.  Dc in next 4 chain.  Dc2tog, dc2tog.  Dc in next 4 chain.* [<–Repeat is worked across 10 stitches]. Repeat from * to * around, ending with 1 Dc. Chain 2, turn. (82 stitches)

Row 2: Working in back loops only (blo), Dc in first 3 chains.  *2 Dc in next chain, 2 dc in next chain.  Dc in next 4 chain.  Dc2tog, dc2tog.  Dc in next 4 chain.*  Repeat from * to * around, ending with 1 dc.  Chain 2, turn (82 stitches)

Repeat Row 2 seven more times until you have a total of 9 rows.

Using the infinity loop method, twist ends of cowl before sewing together.  Using this method will put a half-twist in your cowl and allow it to lie flat.

Crochet Chevron Pattern

Crochet Ripple Chevron Pattern

Also, this was very unintentional, but I am about to leave for a long weekend and took a day off of work soooo this is a throw back to “Free Pattern Friday“.  (For those who weren’t around last summer, every Friday, I would post–you guessed it–a free pattern.)  Coming full circle – love it.

Make sure to share it if you like it!


  • Emily

    August 7, 2012

    Thanks so much, Jayna! I just bought some new autumn colors and wasn’t sure what I was going to use them for, butt now I know:)

  • Berta

    August 9, 2012

    Thank you! It’s so pretty–great color choices! I can’t wait to make mine. Thanks for being so generous.

  • JJCrochet

    August 12, 2012

    I’m glad you’re enjoying the pattern, Emily and Berta – thanks for sharing! 🙂

  • Shauna

    August 16, 2012

    What a cool pattern! My sister LOVES the chevron pattern, I’m going to make this for her for Christmas and try to incorporate it into a baby blanket for her!

  • Alexis

    December 20, 2012

    Thank you for the pattern, I love it! I’m struggling though, you say that the repeat is worked across 10 stitches, but I count more. The 2dc(1), 2dc(1), dc in next 4(4), dc2tog(1), 2dctog(1), dc in next 4(4). I’m coming up with 12, and my chevrons are not very chevron-y, so I know I must be counting wrong.

  • Julia

    January 17, 2013

    Hi Jayna,
    I was looking for a good quick pattern to make for my niece for her birthday and came across this! I’m really looking forward to making it and I found a small error. It’s actually a multiple of 14 stitches to lengthen it. Otherwise, it’s great! Thanks for the free pattern! 🙂

  • Susie

    October 25, 2013

    I love this pattern and have just begun to make it. I need some help please. My starting chain is 86, is that correct or did you mean 84 in total? Also, when you say in the first row ending with one double crochet, is that after the dc together? Thank youi

  • Jess

    November 13, 2013

    Hi, Jayna. I was wondering what the DC2tog means in the pattern. I’m having the same problem Alexis did. Thanks for the free pattern!

  • JJCrochet

    November 13, 2013

    Hi Jess – “DC2tog” is an abbreviation for ‘double crochet two (stitches) together’. It’s a way to decrease a stitch, reducing two DC to just one. Working strategically placed DC2tog stitches is what helps form the points on the chevron. Please let me know if that helps.

  • Angie

    October 23, 2014

    I’m trying to start this pattern but I am having some issues. You say repeat is worked over 10 stitches but I feel it’s actually 14. Can you double check the pattern. I would really like to make this

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