Ribbed Granny Stitch Cowl by Alexandra of EyeLoveKnots

Ribbed Granny Stitch Cowl

December 2017
Aran (8 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 8 rows = 4 inches
in DC
5.5 mm (I)
218 yards (199 m)
To fit Average Teen/Woman
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I made the ribbing wide so that it could be pulled up over my face to keep it and my ears warm if it was windy. When not windy, just fold over the ribbing, and it makes for a beautiful collar to go with the granny stitch handkerchief-like pattern.

This cowl only requires one skein, and would make a great holiday gift. Make this in your favorite color, or work the ribbing longer, wider or shorter for a custom fit (and adjust the granny stitch pattern as needed). One last thing I will say about this before I go on to the actual pattern - I wanted mine to be a little looser, but the ribbing has lots of give to it, and stretches about four to five inches. If you want a tighter cowl, shorten the ribbing section by one inch.


  • 218 Yards of Worsted Weight Yarn - I used Berroco’s Vintage Yarn in the Aquae (#5125) colorway
  • I9/5.5mm Crochet Hook
  • Tapestry Needle for Weaving in Ends

Yarn Alternative:
Lion Brand Wool Ease

For a warmer cowl that will better protect against the wind, you will want something with wool in it - the more wool, the better. The more synthetic yarns, like acrylic, the more the wind will go through.

Time Spent:
I worked my cowl in two seatings for a total of about three and a half hours.

Sized to fit Average Woman/Teen - Ribbing has lots of give

14 DC by 8 Rows = 4” Wide


  • SC - Single Crochet
  • BLO - Back Loop Only
  • DC - Double Crochet
  • RS - Right Side of Fabric

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