Carolina Cowl Pattern (2-5 year old)

This simple cowl was named after the beautiful state of North Carolina!! It should fit a child, 2-5 years old. I love the knit stitch so much, & I hope you all enjoy it also!


  • 1 Caron Cake for the cowl shown in the tutorial or 1 skein of I Love This Yarn.
  • G Hook, 4.25mm (I used Boye)
  • Yarn Needle
  • Scissors


  • Chain Stitch (CS)
  • Half Double Crochet (HDC)
  • Half Double Crochet working in the 3rd loop only (HDC, 3rd Loop Only)
  • Slip Stitch (Slp St)
  • Single Crochet (SC)


  • Approximately 21″ W x 6″ H prior to sewing together.
  • Approximately 10.5″ W x 7″ H after seeing together & adding two rounds of SC to the top & bottom of the cowl.


  • 2.6 ounces, 73 grams


  • Chain one to begin each row.
  • This pattern uses HDC, working in the 3rd loop only.
  • HDC, 3rd Loop Only directly into next stitch to begin new row after chaining one.
  • Chain 1 at the beginning of each row counts as a stitch.
  • Each row should have 30 stitches.
  • Making it for a larger child? Add a few extra rows or use a larger hook size.


  • Begin by chaining 31
  • Row 1: HDC in each CS until you reach the end for a total of 30 HDC. Turn your work.
  • Row 2: Chain 1, HDC in the 3rd Loop only for a total of 30 stitches.
  • Row 3: Chain 1, HDC, 3rd Loop Only in each stitch, 30 stitchs.
  • Rows 4-68:┬áContinue working this pattern until you have a total of 68 rows, chaining 1 to begin each new row.
  • Slip stitch to finish & SC or slip stitch up the back to connect the last row with the first row.
  • Next, add a border by single crocheting around the top & bottom of the cowl, 2 rounds each.
  • Use yarn needle to sew in ends.

Make a two-toned version! I used two colors of I Love This Yarn from Hobby Lobby to achieve this look. Change to your 2nd color at row 34.


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Thank you for taking the time to check out this tutorial! Please leave questions/comments below.

Happy Carolina Cowl Making.. & happy Fall, y’all!




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