This crochet bandana cowl pattern is called the Appalachia Bandana Cowl.
Do you like triangle shawls but not the bulk they can sometimes have when wearing as a scarf?
A crochet bandana cowl is a great substitute for when you want a triangle scarf to wear.
The workup of this crochet bandana cowl is quite simple. The triangle section is worked first and then the cowl section is worked last.
With this specific pattern the bandana section is worked with a 2 row repeat and includes a 2 row edging. The cowl incorporates a fun wave pattern.
Using 2 colors for this bandana scarf is really what makes it more fun and eye catching.
The yarn used for this project is one that I had never tried before. After using it for this pattern it is now a top favorite and I can’t wait to work with it more.
The yarn is Lion Brand LB Collection Superwash Merino. It was a really nice yarn to work with. It is soft and provides very nice stitch definition.
This yarn is a #3 DK Light Worsted weight yarn. It can be on the thinner side of a DK so keep that in mind if substituting. Also, this yarn is 100% superwash merino wool.
This specific green color was one that I received in a Lion Brand Yarn Mystery Box. This color was one I had no idea what I would use it for.
It was a little ugly at first just sitting there in its skein form. Once I started forming a pattern to use it with, the color really grew on me. I am glad I paired it with another color otherwise I may not have liked it as much.
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- Yarn: #3 DK light worsted weight yarn; LB Collection Superwash Merino – 240 Yards A; 65 yards B or suitable substitute
- Hook: US Size (H/8) 5.0 mm & (G/7) 4.5mm crochet hooks
- Other: Yarn needle, Scissors
- with H hook – 16 sts x 13 rows of pattern repeat = 4”/10 cm
- flat – 11.75 x 19”
Stitches/Abbreviations: US Terms
- ch – chain
- st(s) – stitch(es)
- sp – space
- blo – back loop only
- sl st – slip stitch
- sc – single crochet
- hdc – half double crochet
- dc – double crochet
- tr – treble crochet
- RS – right side
- The triangle is worked first in rows from top down.
- The cowl section is worked last in rounds along the top edge of the triangle.
- Parenthesis ( ) indicate stitches worked all in one st/sp.
- Beginning chains do not count as a stitch.
- When working the cowl section in the round, join with a sl st to the first st in that round and always work your first st in the same st as the join.
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If you like this crochet bandana cowl pattern then you may also like the Cloudy Day Cowl pattern. This cowl uses a nice basketweave stitch that adds a great texture.
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Instructions: Appalachia Bandana Cowl
With A & H hook, create magic ring.
Row 1: RS Ch 2, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in ring, turn – 6 sts.
Row 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in first, blo sc in each across to ch sp, (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch sp, blo sc in each across until 1 remains, 2 sc in last, turn – 10 sts.
Row 3: Ch 2, 2 dc in first, blo dc in each across to ch sp, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in ch sp, blo dc in each across until 1 remains, 2 dc in last, turn – 16 sts.
Row 4: Ch 1, 2 sc in first, blo sc in each across to ch sp, (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch sp, blo sc in each across until 1 remains, 2 sc in last, turn – 20 sts.
Rows 5-26: Repeat Rows 3-4. Periodically check stitch counts with the stitch key.
Join B, fasten off A.
Row 27: Repeat Row 3 – 136 sts.
Row 28: Ch 1, hdc in first, *sc in next 3, hdc in next, dc in next 2,tr in next, dc in next 2, hdc in next; ** repeat from * to ** 6 times, sc in next 3, hdc in next, dc in next 2, 3 tr in ch sp, dc in next 2, hdc in next; repeat from * to ** 6 times, sc in remaining sts. With RS out, bring 2 top corners of scarf together, join with a sl st to the edge of the beginning of Row 28.
Keep B attached and just carry it up the seam of the cowl when working the next section.
Join A to the back center of the scarf. Using 4.5mm hook begin working in rounds.
Round 1: Ch 1, sc 90 evenly around top edge of scarf or in a multiple of 10, join – 90 sts.
Round 2: Ch 1, *sc in next 3, hdc in next, dc in next 2, tr in next, dc in next 2, hdc in next; repeat from * around, join – 90 sts.
Round 3: With B, ch 1, in blo sc in each around, join – 90 sts.
Round 4: With A, ch 2, dc in first, tr in next, dc in next 2, hdc in next, sc in next 3, *hdc in next, dc in next 2, tr in next, dc in next 2, hdc in next, sc in next 3; repeat from * around until 2 sts remain, hdc in next, dc in last, join – 90 sts.
Round 5: With B, ch 1, in blo sc in each around, join – 90 sts.
Rounds 6-14 or to desired length: Repeat Rounds 2-5. End on a Round 2 or Round 4 repeat.
Last Round: With A, ch 1, sc in each st around, join – 90 sts.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
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5 thoughts on “Free Triangle Crochet Bandana Cowl Pattern”
Awesome pattern! Quick and easy to follow and make! Loved it!