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Christmas is just around the corner! Hooray! Are you ready though? Are you making or buying (or both) your Christmas gifts? Well, I’m not ready yet! I still have some gifts to make! Oh well, I have to crochet and knit faster or else I’m not gonna finish all these gift projects.

Anyways, last week I released The Candy Lane Beanie pattern and like what I’ve mentioned, I’ll be releasing the matching cowl. With that being said, here it is guys! This pattern may look a bit complicated but this pattern works up quickly once you get the hang of the stitches! You can still make this cowl pattern and the beanie for yourself or for someone as a gift.

This pattern is still in collaboration with Hobbii Yarn. They provided the Tivoli XL yarns I used to create this project. This company has so many gorgeous yarns — from cotton to acrylic to wool. You name it, they have it! What I also love about them is that their yarns and other products are very affordable. Yes, they are from overseas – Denmark but they ship fast and they always have a candy or two in their packages! I recommend that you check out on them and try their products!

Okay, let’s dive into our pattern for today!

Get the inexpensive PDF copy on Ravelry or add it to your favorites for later use. As a part of the pattern release, you can get the PDF copy for free using the coupon code CANDYCOWL. This is good for 24 hours only!

You can also Pin It here.


  • 2 Colors of Worsted Weight Yarn [For this pattern, I used Hobbii Yarn Tivoli XL | Main Color (MC) – Gray and Contrasting Color (CC) – Red]
  • Crochet Hook Size I | 5.5 mm (or size to obtain gauge)
  • Scissors
  • 2 Stitch Markers
  • Tapestry Needle

GAUGE: 15 sts x 12 rows = 4 inches


  • R1: With MC, ch 16, HDC in the 2nd ch from the hook and in every ch across. Turn. (15)
  • R2: Attach CC, ch 1, *sl st in the next stinserting hook in the 3rd loop/ front horizontal bar, DC int the next stinserting hook in the 3rd loop/ front horizontal bar *. Repeat from * to * across ending with a sl st in the last st. Turn. (15)
  • R3: Drop CC and pick up MC, ch 1, HDC (both loops) across. Turn. (15)
  • R4 – R12: Repeat R2 and R3.

FINISHED MEASUREMENT: Adult Size – 12 x 12 inches (flat lay)


  • Ch(s) – Chain(s)
  • BLO – Back Loop Only
  • HDC – Half Double Crochet
  • DC – Double Crochet
  • Sl – Slip
  • St(s) – Stitch(es)
  • RS – Right Side
  • WS – Wrong Side
  • PM – Place Marker


  • Read through the entire pattern before starting.
  • This pattern is worked sideways and when your work reaches its size measurement, the first and last rows are joined together.
  • The beginning ch 1 does NOT count as a stitch.
  • Numbers in ( ) at end of round indicate the number of stitches in that row.
  • Asterisks * * indicate repeat instructions between asterisks as many times as directed or repeat at specified locations.
  • I recommend using stitch markers to mark the beginning/end of the body and ribbed section. Remember to move up the stitch markers in every time you finish a row.
  • To avoid weaving in a lot of ends, non-working yarn is being carried under or worked over by the working yarn.
  • This cowl can be easily adjusted or modified to the size of your liking. The main pattern consists of multiple of 2 sts. If you wanted your cowl to be shorter/longer, just deduct/add 2 sts (or any even numbers of sts).
  • Photos were included for your reference.

Before you begin, you may want to check out some of these HELPFUL VIDEO TUTORIALS that I put together. These videos are NOT my own but I included them here because I myself use them and I thought it would be great to share them with you.


With Main Color yarn, ch 45.

R1 (RS): HDC in the 2nd ch from the hook and in every ch across – PM in the 5th and 40th sts. Turn. (44)

Photo is just for illustration.

R2 (WS): Ch 1, HDC BLO in the first 5 sts, drop MC yarn and attach/pick up CC yarn, *sl st in the next stinserting hook in the 3rd loop/ front horizontal bar, DC in the next stinserting hook in the 3rd loop/ front horizontal bar *. Repeat from * to * across until 5 sts remaining, drop CC yarn and pick up MC yarn, HDC BLO in the last 5 sts. Turn. (44)

R3: Ch 1, HDC BLO in the first 5 sts, HDC (both loops) in the next 34 sts, HDC BLO in the last 5 sts. Turn. (44)

R4 – R68: Repeat R2 and R3, ending with R2 or until your piece measures 24 inches long (unstretched). Cut CC yarn.

Now, bring 1st and last row together with RS facing together and WS facing you, take MC yarn and sl st in each st across. Fasten off and turn it RS out. Weave in all ends and it’s done!

Enjoy your Candy Lane Cowl!!!

If you’d like to make the matching Candy Lane Beanie, you can click here for the free pattern.

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All images and patterns are copyright of STRINGS AND CUDDLES. You may sell any items that you make from this pattern. You may NOT use my images.  Please DO NOT copy, redistribute or claim as your own. If selling items from this pattern, please give credit to STRINGS AND CUDDLES by linking to my shops or on social media @stringsandcuddles.

I would love to see what you create, please use these hashtags #stringsandcuddles, #stringsandcuddlesdesigns, #candylanecowl to share.

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