Sydney Cowl PatternĀ 

Hi friends! The Sydney Cowl has been a long time favorite of mine. It works well in the Spring as well as early Fall! I hope you all enjoy!


  • G Hook (Boye, 4.25mm)
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry/yarn needle
  • One skein of cotton or worsted weight yarn. I’m using “I Love This Cotton” from Hobby Lobby for this tutorial. If you are making the teen or adult cowl, grab two skeins of cotton.


  • CS (chain stitch)
  • DC (double crochet)
  • SC (single crochet)
  • Slip Stitch
  • Filet stitch (DC, chain 1)


  • Slip stitch into second chain stitch to end each row.
  • Chain 4 to begin a new row.


1-3 year old child size:

  • Chain 81
  • Slip stitch into first chain to make first loop.
  • Chain 4
  • Skip chain and first stitch and DC into second stitch from the chain.
  • *CH 1, Skip 1, DC* for 80 stitches
  • There will be a total of 40 DC, 40 chain stitches.
  • You will continue the pattern around the cowl for a total of 18 rounds.
  • As a finishing touch, add a row of single crochet around the last round.
  • Sew in ends.
  • Add fringe if desired


3-5 year old child size:

  • Follow instructions above but chain 85, 84 stitches (42 DC, 42 CS)
  • Complete 20 rounds


  • Chain 89, 88 stitches (44 DC, 44 CS)
  • Complete 20 rounds

Sizes are very versatile.. Harper is 3.5 and can wear the child size! I can wear the child, teen or adult.


  • Chain 101, 100 stitches (50 DC, 50 CS)
  • Complete 22 rounds

Small Adult:

  • Chain 107, 106 stitches (53 DC, 53 CS)
  • Complete 26 rounds

Medium/Large Adult:

  • Chain 115, 114 stitches (57 DC, 57 CS)
  • Complete 26 rounds

Add additional rounds to create a fuller look or fewer rounds for a lighter look. I used cotton yarn, & completed 38 rounds for this cowl.


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