Free Crochet Pattern Alert!!

Hi Everyone!!

I’m excited to bring you all a free pattern. As you may notice from the picture, I still had an obsession with Lion Brand’s new Dotted Line yarn when making this piece. I still had 1 ball of it left and while recuperating from a recent knee injury I came up with this pattern.

I wanted something that could help ease my summer wardrobe into those Indian summer days that are for sure coming my way. Nothing too light or too warm, just a little something to wear to the office or to the movies to knock that A/C chill out when worn with a light weight sweater or just on it’s own.

If you’ve never used or heard of the Dotted Line yarn before I have an independent yarn review on my blog. I have some of the other colorways but I’m partial to the color blue can’t you tell…lol All kidding aside, this pattern can be made with any size 2 weight yarn.

Bonus, this a great pattern for beginners and will give you practice for my upcoming Promenade Shawl pattern. This cowl pattern is made with the granny stitch and it’s the same stitch used for the shawl pattern as well.

If you make this cowl, please tag me on my Instagram at joannascrochet, Ravelry or LoveCrochet. If you aren’t following me you should be. All new patterns, blog posts and everything else crochet and crafty will be on announced on there first.

Here’s the pattern

Project Level



Lion Brand Dotted Line Yarn, Size 2 fine weight (100 Acrylic, 4.4oz/125g; Approx. 410/375m); Color- Blue Thunder- 1 skein

5mm hook

4mm hook

Yarn Needle

1/2in button

Sewing Needle, Thread

Measuring Tape


6 Granny sts x 6 rows= 4x4in (10.2cm) Square

Finished Measurements

Cowl Measurements: Laid flat and measured along top edge and down center front

30 in (76.2cm) x 13.5 (34.9)

Neckerchief Measurements: 24.5 in ( 62cm) x 12.25 in (32cm)

Abbreviations/Stitch(es) Used

Single Crochet– sc

Double Crochet– dc

Slip Stitch– sl st

Magic Circle

Chain Space– ch-sp

Granny Stitch– 3dc in ch-sp

Special Stitch(es) Used

3 Chain Picot– sc in st, ch 3, sl st to top of sc.

5 Chain Picot– sc in st, ch 5, sl st to top of sc.

Pattern Notes

  • Beginning chain 4 does count as a dc + ch 1 throughout the pattern unless stared otherwise.
  • When sewing the button onto the neck, make sure to place it on the last picot of the edging.

Pattern Instructions

With 5mm hook

Create a magic circle, ch 4. Alternately you can ch 4, sl st to the first ch to form a loop.

Row 1: granny st, ch 3, Grannt st, ch 1, dc into the ring. Turn, ch 4.

Row 2: Granny st in the ch1-sp, ch 1, skip 3 sts (Granny st. ch 3, Granny st) in ch3-sp, ch 1, skip 3 sts, Granny st in last ch1-sp, ch 1, dc in 3rd ch of ch 4. Turn, ch 4.

Row 3: Granny st in ch1-sp, ch 1, * skip 3 sts, Granny st in next ch1-sp* repeat from *to* until ch3-sp, (Granny st, ch 3, Granny st) in ch3-sp, ch 1, repeat instructions from *to* until last ch1-sp. Granny st in last ch1-sp, ch 1, dc in 3rd ch of ch 4. Turn, ch 4.

Rows 4-25: Repeat row 3. Turn

Picot/Top edge Edging

With 4mm hook

Row 26: Ch 5 (sl st, 3-ch picot) in ch1-sp, sl st in next 3 sts, *3-ch picot in next ch1-sp, sl st in next 3 sts*, repeat from *to* until ch 3-sp; (3-ch picot, 5-ch picot, 3-ch picot) into the ch3-sp; repeat instructions from *to* until end of row. Sl st to 3rd ch of ch 4.

Turn your work clockwise, now you’ll be working across the top edge of the cowl. Place 3 sc in each row across the top edge. Sl st to the bottom of the beginning ch 5. Fasten off, weave in ends.

Next, sew your button the the 3-ch picot at the end of row 26.

Neckerchief Instructions

To make the cowl into a neckerchief you can repeat row 3 for 23 rows and do the picot and top edging to finish it off. It’s all up to you and your creativity.

© 2019 Please do not claim any part of this pattern as your own. You may link to this pattern but please do not reprint it or post electronically to any source. DO NOT sell the pattern or distribute it. You may sell products made from this pattern but please clearly credit the designer Joanna’s Crochet and provide a link to my pages. HERE Permission is NOT granted for mass production or factory manufacturing of any kind. Thank you and happy making.

Until next time,

-Tacia (Founder and Maker behind Joanna’s Crochet)


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