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Free Twisted Cowl Crochet Pattern for Beginners

It’s summertime and I am getting so excited about all the gorgeous bright colors out there.  I just had to jump on board with this bold and beautiful crochet cowl pattern!

I call it, The Samantha.  It’s soft and light so it’s perfect for summer, plus it’s so fashionable!  Cowls are in folks!

The Samantha-Bold and Beautiful Twisted Cowl

Crocheted in lime green, white, and with just a hint of navy this eye-catching cowl is sure to turn heads!

To top it off, this pattern is so easy to do!  The cowl is crocheted in one piece so there’s no seaming and it comes together in just a few short hours.

It’s light-weight so it works well in moderate summer heat, plus, it’s so soft.  I just love wearing it!

The Samantha-Bold and Beautiful Twisted Cowl

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Yarn Details: It’s All About the Yarn Baby!

I used Caron Simply Soft yarn to design this pattern, it is a medium 4 worsted weight yarn that’s got a lovely sheen and whole lotta softness!

If you are not familiar with Caron Simply Soft, be sure to check out my review here:

This beautifully bold twisted cowl is worked using only basic crochet stitches so it’s also a great pattern for those who are new to crocheting.

The only thing that might be tricky for new crocheters is changing colors, but it’s actually really easy to do!  

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How to Crochet a Twisted Cowl

crochet twisted cowl


Get ready to liven up your summer wardrobe with this bold and beautiful twisted cowl!    Worked using simple crochet skills, it’s easy enough for crochet beginners and it whips up quickly.  It’s light-weight so you won’t overheat in the moderate summer weather and you’ll love wearing it because it’s so soft!  Bright, modern, and trendy,  this eye-catching crochet cowl has loads of appeal.  

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Difficulty level:  Level 1 – Beginner

Finished Dimensions:

  • Measures about 35 -inches around


15 stitches and 4 rows = 4-inches in double crochet


~ All yarn in this pattern is medium worsted weight (4).

  • Crochet Hook size H – 5.5 mm (I use a hook made by Nelsonwood)

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Chain stitch (ch/chs)

Slip-stitch (slp-st)

Single crochet (sc)

Double crochet (dc)

Back Post Only (BPO)

Additional Notes:

  • Read all pattern notes, instructions, and other provided details carefully before starting the project to make sure you understand everything.  It could save you hours & a lot of headaches!
  • Make a swatch that measures at least 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4 inches using the stitch provided under the Gauge Section. If your swatch matches the gauge, then you are all set to start the project. If the gauge is wrong, you might need to change your crochet hook – increase your hook size if your stitches are smaller & decrease your hook size if your stitches are larger.
  • All measurements given are unblocked.
  • Provided measurements are as exact as possible, but are given as approximates. This is because yarn variances, crochet tension, & individual  technique might give variations in the result, which changes from person to person.
  • This pattern is worked in the round.
  • In this pattern, a cluster is equal to two double crochet stitches (cluster = 2dc), but will be written in the pattern as a cluster or 2dc cluster.
  • All color changes in this pattern are made using the slip-stitch.


See picture below.

  1. With Color A ch 83.
  2. Change to Color B and ch 3 – this puts 3 chains of color B at the end of your first foundation chain of 83 (83 + 3 = 86 chs).
  3. Twist the foundation chain – this will give make the cowl a “twisted” cowl.
  4. With Color A, slp-st the first and last Color A chs together to make a ring.
  5. Bind Off Color A.

~  You should now have one big circular chain with the 3 Color B chains hanging off.

crochet twisted cowl

Row 1:

1.  Continue with Color B by making 1dc in the first Color A ch in the BPO, *ch1, skip one ch, 2dc in BPO of the next ch (after the skipped ch)*

2.  Repeat from * to * around.

Additional notes:

  • The first 3 Color B chs count as one double crochet.
  • You should end by working 2dc in the BPO of the last Color A ch.
  • Each ch1 creates a ch1-space.

3.  Ch1, slp-st to the top ch of the first Color B ch3.

Row 2:  Ch4 (counts as 1dc and 1ch), skip the first 2dc cluster, ch 1, 2dc in the first ch1-space, *skip the next cluster, ch1, 2dc in the next ch1-space*

Repeat from * to * around to the second to last ch1-space.  Ch1, work 1dc in the last ch1-space, slp-st to the 3rd ch of the first ch4.

Additional notes:

  • When working the last slp-st you should be slip-stitching into the 3rd ch from the bottom, so it should actually be at the top of the ch4, but not the very top chain.

Row 3:  Ch3, work 1dc into the first ch1-space, *ch1, skip the next 2dc cluster, work 2dc into the next ch1-space*.  Repeat from * to * around. Should end with 2dc in the last ch1-space.  Ch1, slp st into the top ch of the ch3.

Rows 4-9:  Repeat rows 2-3.

Row 10:  Repeat row 2.

Bind Off.

Change to Color C.

Row 11:  Repeat row 3.

Rows 12-15:  Repeat rows 10-11.

Row 16:  Repeat row 2.

Bind Off.

Change to Color B.

Row 17:  Repeat row 3.

Rows 18-25:  Repeat rows 16-17.

Bind Off.

Change to Color A

Row 26:  Sc in the same stitch that you just slip stitched into when adding Color A, sc in each dc and ch1-space around, slp-st into the first sc.  Bind Off.

Weave in all tails.  Want to learn how to weave in ends so they don’t come out?

There you have it!

This crochet cowl pattern may seem a little complicated at first, but it goes smoothly once you get the hang of it.

And before you know it, you are ready to boldly take on the summer with your bold and beautiful twisted crochet cowl!

By the way, if any of you are Seattle Seahawk football fans, like EVERYONE in my family, this cowl is a perfect way to show off your Seahawk pride.  

In fact, I originally came up with this pattern for our upcoming family picture day.

We are all going to be wearing Seahawk colors.  

I think this cowl will do nicely!  

Don’t you?

Interested in more summer crochet projects?

Check out:

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DeDrea Ashmore

Thursday 15th of October 2020

where's the site about this one??


Friday 16th of October 2020

Hi DeDrea,

I am so sorry, but I am not sure I understand your question. The site about this one? The pattern is free on this post and there are links to the paid PDF version. Is that what you are talking about?




Monday 15th of June 2020

I am so sorry I was trying to find stitch along Week two last week and it just now show up and I can’t get any of the pdf pattern for free and I just found it today are there any way I can get the pdf without paying for them when I just found it


Saturday 20th of June 2020

Hi Tammy,

If you want to send me an email with your address I will see what I can do.

Best wishes,



Monday 8th of June 2020

Your code does not work for the summerstichalong. Sorry! This coupon has expired summerstitchalong try again


Monday 8th of June 2020

Hi Ariella,

It's been fixed! My apologies, I neglected to hit the start button on my coupon code in Ravelry - silly me! Please try again! Let me now if you continue to have issues.

Thanks so much!



Monday 8th of June 2020

Hello. The code is not working for the summer stitch along week 2. It says the code is expired. And week 2 just started today. Thanks.

Adelina Shumate

Thursday 21st of November 2019

Rae Lynn,

I'm emailing because I am having difficulty with the first or foundation row. First, I used the H hook,(5.0), then the 5.5mm which is an I hook and I am not getting the approximate 35 inch measurement; the Inches I am getting are as follows: H-hook 25" I -hook 27"

And when I join the yarn to make a circle the measurements are only 24 1/2" circumference...what am I doing wrong?


Monday 25th of November 2019

Hi Adelina,

I will try to shoot you a quick email about this today if I can, but I don't think you are doing anything wrong. Most crochet projects tend to expand as you work them. Measuring by the foundation chain will be inaccurate. You really need to work several rows before measuring.



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