Granny Square Cowl - Part 4 of our Mini Mother's Day Series

Hello everyone, it's time for our final instalment of our Mini Mother's Day pattern series.  If you are from the UK, happy Mother's Day, take some time out of your day to treat yourself and make this quick and easy cowl.

If you are from the US you still have plenty of time to make this as a gift.  I hope you enjoy the pattern...

You can find part 1 part 2 and part 3 here...

I have used Stylecraft Batik Elements DK in the shade Titanium and matched it with Jarol Heritage DK in Winter White.  Although I have used different colours for some of the patterns, they are all designed to be a matching set and you can of course use the same colourway for each one.

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Granny Square Cowl


Stylecraft Batik Elements DK & Jarol Heratige DK (less than 100g in total)
4mm (G) hook & 3.5mm (E)
Darning needle



Not essential for this project



Abbreviations US Terms (UK conversion)

sc - single crochet (double crochet)
dc – double crochet (treble crochet)
ch – chain
sp - space
st(s) - stitch(es)
sk – skip
bl – back loop
mc – main colour
cc – contrast colour

Other notes:  Alternate between cc and mc each round and join in new colours with a sl st, if you are not changing colour, sl st to corner sp when starting a new round.  Ch3 at start of round counts as dc (you may replace with a standing st or chainless dc if you prefer).
Five squares are joined together with ribbing at both edges.  The larger sized hook is used for granny squares and the smaller hook is used for ribbing.

Granny Square (make 5)

With large hook and cc, ch4 and join with sl st to form ring.

Round 1 (Right side), Ch3, 2dc into ring, [ch2, 3dc into ring] 3 times, ch2, join with sl st to top ch3.

Round 2 Join new colour in corner sp, [ch3, 2dc,  ch2, 3dc] in same sp, in next and every sp [3dc, ch2, 3dc], join with sl st to top ch3.

Round 3 Join new colour in corner sp, ch3, 2dc in same sp, ch2, 3dc in same sp, 3dc in each sp across sides, [3dc, ch2, 3dc] in each corner sp, join with sl st to top ch3.

Rounds 4-6 repeat round 3.

Joining squares

With right sides together sc or sl st 4 squares together to form a tube.


Row 1 With right side facing, small hook and mc, attach yarn at any seam with a sl st, ch7, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch,  sl st to next 2 sts along bottom of granny square, turn. (8sc)

Row 2 Sk both sl sts, sc in each st working in bl only, turn.

Row 3 Ch1, sc in each st working in bl only, sl st to next 2 sts along bottom of granny square, turn.

Repeat row 2 & 3 until you have worked around the entire hat.  Do not fasten off.  Turning work inside out, sl st or sc both edges together to join, fasten off.

Repeat ribbing on the other edge of the cowl, fasten off and weave in ends.

Gently steaming the finished piece will make your cowl more flexible and easier to wear (just don't touch the iron to the fabric).

Thanks so much for stopping by, at times like these we all need a little sunshine in our lives and I hope my free patterns will provide you with some much needed joy.

All the best and stay safe...


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