Free Crochet Pattern…Catarina Cowl!

The Caterina Cowl is an elegant cowl with an open stitch pattern.  Easy and fast to crochet, the Caterina Cowl makes a lovely and thoughtful gift too!

The Caterina Cowl

By Jennifer Dickerson

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  • 1 skein Soffio Plus by Adriafil (or any yarn that recommends an “I” crochet hook) 164 yards, 150 meters
  • I (5.5 mm) crochet hook
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors


  • 28 inch circumference
  • 8.5 inches wide


Chain 35 (Note: if you’d like to change the width, just chain an odd number of chains).

Row 1: Work a dc in the 5th ch from the hook. *ch 1, skip 1 ch, 1 dc in the next ch. Rpt from * to the end of the row.

Row 2: Ch 4 and turn. Work a dc in the first space (ch 1 space from previous row), then ch 1. *(dc, ch 1) in each space (ch 1 space from previous row). To finish the row, work a dc in the turning chain space.

Repeat row 2 until cowl measures 28 inches from starting edge or until desired length.

For helpful information on working into the space (versus the stitch), click here to check out this photo tutorial…

Finishing & Assembly:

Line up the starting edge and the edge that the last row was worked and slip stitch seam in each stitch across.  Fasten off and weave in any ends that remain.

Click below to watch a video on how to crochet the Caterina Cowl stitch by stitch:

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10 thoughts on “Free Crochet Pattern…Catarina Cowl!

  1. I just made this the only thing I was a bit confused by at the end of row 3 I didn't know if I chain 4 or not I try ed both ways and it only worked out if I did chain 4 at the end of every row maybe that was obvious I'm a beginner thank you I sat down and made this in a few hours . Thank you for your help.

  2. Thank you Jennifer! You helped me learn crochet and helped me make Christmas for almost everyone on my list. Your videos are the best I have found yet. I made 14 scarfs in 14 days over the holidays – and I'm still going. I plan to make this cowl with Boutique Unforgettable and add some rosettes on the side. Thanks Again!

  3. I would like to know how to end the second row. Do you chain one after the last double crochet, turn and then go into the next rows ch one space?
    My rows keep getting less and less chain one spaces.
    On the video you don't show precisely what you do. Thanks.

    1. I know this is years later, but if anyone else runs into this: at the end of the row, after you have completed the last dc, chain 4, turn and then dc into the *first* space. Make sure you are going into the first space and not the second, I kept skipping it and going into the second space and then ending up with a shorter row.

  4. Thank you Jennifer for always sharing your projects, your tutorials. I have learned so mu from you. I consider myself still a newbie at crocheting not even a year yet. Thank you for this pattern. I going to change it up a bit and instead of sandwiching the ends together I have some very pretty buttons. I don't know if I might add just 2 or 3 buttons. I may not do for every cowl. This is such a lonely cowl it will be great for Christmas presents and I may try some variegrated yarns as well.
    I love your other cowl patterns as well. Using the thick & quick yarns for winter but Using this pattern. Thank you again Jennifer!! Sue from Iowa

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