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Unicorn Crochet Cowl

Who doesn’t love pops of color in their wardrobe? The Unicorn Cowl in either Crochet or Knit Patterns is fun to add to your accessory collection. Step out with bright colors thanks to the Chroma Yarn from WeCrochet & KnitPicks.

And if you follow me, you know I love to create mimic designs. So this cowl pattern will work out looking similar in knit or crochet.

I also have matching crochet mittens! Check out the Unicorn Crochet Mitten Pattern.

And if you enjoy this colorwork, I also have the Monstera Crochet & Knit Cowls too.

Keep on reading this post to enjoy the Unicorn Crochet or Knit Cowls Patterns for Free, or for an ad-free downloadable pdf visit Etsy or Ravelry.

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Cowls Are Cozy

A cowl can help keep you warmer in the cooler months and can be worn under clothing, or add an extra layer. I love wearing crochet or knit cowls with my hair in a bun to really show it off. And with this knit or crochet colorwork, it’s like wearing a piece of art!

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Unicorn Knit Cowl

What You Need To Crochet The Unicorn Cowl:

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Crochet Hook:

5.0mm (H hook), or hook to obtain gauge

Notions:

Removable stitch markers if needed
Yarn needle to weave in ends
Scissors

Yarn:

WeCrochet Chroma Fingering
70% Superwash Wool, 30% Nylon, 396yds/100g
Colorway: Groovy & Grey
1 Ball of each

Yardage:

450 Yards

Abbreviations/Stitches:

ch – chain
sc – single crochet
ssc – split single crochet
st(s) – stitch(es)

Gauge:

18 sts by 23 rows = 4×4” in ssc sts

Skill Level:

Intermediate

Size:

One Size
10 inches wide x 12 inches tall

Notes on the Crochet Unicorn Cowl:

The Unicorn Crochet Cowl is worked in the Split Single Crochet Stitch in the round without joining, preventing any unsightly seams. The body is crocheted first, with the ribbing worked last. The chart and/or written instructions will need to be repeated four times for complete round instructions.

Special Crochet Stitches:

Split Single Crochet (ssc): https://brianakdesigns.com/split-stitch-mania/
This stitch is worked as a single crochet but where the hook is inserted between the ‘V’ of the stitch. Pull up the first loop to have a loose tension, so each round is easily worked.

In the colorwork section Color A (Chroma Fingering in Groovy) will be abbreviated as (A), and Color B (Chroma Fingering in Grey) as (B).
Example: (B) x 9 = with Color B ssc the next 9 stitches.
The chart will be worked from right to left for each round and repeated four times.

Unicorn Crochet Cowl

Written Instructions for the Unicorn Crochet Cowl

For visual instructions, this pattern follows the same steps as the Monstera Crochet Cowl on YouTube

Cowl Body

The traditional ch 1 at the beginning of the round is omitted. It is helpful to place a stitch marker in the first stitch of each Rnd.
Each Round will be repeated 4 times.
Start by chaining 96 and work in the round.

Row 1: (A) x 24


Row 2: (A) x 3, (B) x 4, (A) x 4, (B) x 4, (A) x 4, (B) x 4, (A) x 1


Row 3: (A) x 2, (B) x 6, (A) x 2, (B) x 6, (A) x 2, (B) x 6


Row 4: (A) x 1, (B) x 3, (A) x 5, (B) x 3, (A) x 5, (B) x 3, (A) x 4


Row 5: (B) x 3, (A) x 2, (B) x 1, (A) x 2, (B) x 3, (A) x 2, (B) x 1, (A) x 2, (B) x 3, (A) x 2, (B) x 1, (A) x 2


Row 6: (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 2, (B) x 3, (A) x 2, (B) x 1, (A) x 2, (B) x 3, (A) x 2, (B) x 1, (A) x 2, (B) x 3, (A) x 1


Row 7: (A) x 5, (B) x 3, (A) x 5, (B) x 3, (A) x 5, (B) x 3


Row 8: (B) x 4, (A) x 2, (B) x 6, (A) x 2, (B) x 6, (A) x 2, (B) x 2


Row 9: (B) x 3, (A) x 4, (B) x 4, (A) x 4, (B) x 4, (A) x 4, (B) x 1


Row 10: (A) x 24


Row 11: (A) x 24


Row 12: (A) x 1, (B) x 6, (A) x 5, (B) x 2, (A) x 5, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 2


Row 13: (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 3, (A) x 4, (B) x 2, (A) x 4, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 2, (A) x 2


Row 14: (A) x 1, (B) x 2, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 2, (A) x 5, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 4, (A) x 3


Row 15: (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 2, (A) x 6, (B) x 2, (A) x 1, (B) x 5, (A) x 3


Row 16: (A) x 1, (B) x 2, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 4, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 2, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 2, (A) x 4


Row 17: (A) x 1, (B) x 4, (A) x 8, (B) x 2, (A) x 1, (B) x 4, (A) x 4


Row 18: (A) x 2, (B) x 2, (A) x 8, (B) x 3, (A) x 1, (B) x 3, (A) x 2, (B) x 1, (A) x 2


Row 19: (A) x 6, (B) x 1, (A) x 4, (B) x 4, (A) x 2, (B) x 2, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 1


Row 20: (A) x 5, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 4, (A) x 1, (B) x 3, (A) x 4, (B) x 1
Row 21: (B) x 2, (A) x 8, (B) x 5, (A) x 2, (B) x 3, (A) x 4


Row 22: (B) x 1, (A) x 9, (B) x 6, (A) x 1, (B) x 3, (A) x 4

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Row 23: (A) x 5, (B) x 1, (A) x 5, (B) x 5, (A) x 1, (B) x 3, (A) x 4


Row 24: (A) x 4, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 4, (B) x 8, (A) x 5


Row 25: (B) x 1, (A) x 9, (B) x 8, (A) x 6


Row 26: (A) x 9, (B) x 8, (A) x 6, (B) x 1


Row 27: (A) x 8, (B) x 8, (A) x 6, (B) x 1, (A) x 1


Row 28: (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 5, (B) x 9, (A) x 4, (B) x 2, (A) x 2


Row 29: (A) x 7, (B) x 8, (A) x 6, (B) x 1, (A) x 2


Row 30: (A) x 3, (B) x 2, (A) x 1, (B) x 8, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 8


Row 31: (A) x 3, (B) x 2, (A) x 1, (B) x 7, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 7


Row 32: (A) x 2, (B) x 2, (A) x 1, (B) x 11, (A) x 2, (B) x 1, (A) x 5


Row 33: (A) x 2, (B) x 16, (A) x 6


Row 34: (A) x 2, (B) x 15, (A) x 4, (B) x 1, (A) x 2


Row 35: (A) x 3, (B) x 2, (A) x 1, (B) x 10, (A) x 4, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 1


Row 36: (A) x 6, (B) x 10, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 6


Row 37: (A) x 7, (B) x 10, (A) x 7


Row 38: (A) x 8, (B) x 9, (A) x 7


Row 39: (A) x 2, (B) x 1, (A) x 6, (B) x 7, (A) x 8


Row 40: (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 6, (B) x 7, (A) x 5, (B) x 1, (A) x 1

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Row 41: (A) x 6, (B) x 2, (A) x 1, (B) x 6, (A) x 9


Row 42: (A) x 6, (B) x 10, (A) x 2, (B) x 6


Row 43: (A) x 7, (B) x 8, (A) x 2, (B) x 3, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 1


Row 44: (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 6, (B) x 6, (A) x 3, (B) x 2, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 2


Row 45: (A) x 2, (B) x 1, (A) x 5, (B) x 4, (A) x 6, (B) x 2, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 1


Row 46: (A) x 3, (B) x 2, (A) x 4, (B) x 1, (A) x 10, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 2


Row 47: (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 4, (B) x 1, (A) x 6, (B) x 1, (A) x 4, (B) x 4


Row 48: (A) x 7, (B) x 1, (A) x 6, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 4, (B) x 2, (A) x 1


Row 49: (A) x 24


Row 50: (A) x 24


Row 51: (A) x 3, (B) x 4, (A) x 4, (B) x 4, (A) x 4, (B) x 4, (A) x 1


Row 52: (A) x 2, (B) x 6, (A) x 2, (B) x 6, (A) x 2, (B) x 6


Row 53: (A) x 1, (B) x 3, (A) x 5, (B) x 3, (A) x 5, (B) x 3, (A) x 4


Row 54: (B) x 3, (A) x 2, (B) x 1, (A) x 2, (B) x 3, (A) x 2, (B) x 1, (A) x 2, (B) x 3, (A) x 2, (B) x 1, (A) x 2


Row 55: (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 2, (B) x 3, (A) x 2, (B) x 1, (A) x 2, (B) x 3, (A) x 2, (B) x 1, (A) x 2, (B) x 3, (A) x 1


Row 56: (A) x 5, (B) x 3, (A) x 5, (B) x 3, (A) x 5, (B) x 3


Row 57: (B) x 4, (A) x 2, (B) x 6, (A) x 2, (B) x 6, (A) x 2, (B) x 2


Row 58: (B) x 3, (A) x 4, (B) x 4, (A) x 4, (B) x 4, (A) x 4, (B) x 1


Row 59: (A) x 24

Ribbing
Row 1: Ch 5, sc in the second chain from hook and across, sl st in next 2 sts on the cowl edge, turn. 4 sts
Row 2: Skip the 2 edge slip sts, in blo sc 4, turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, in blo sc 4, sl st into the next two stitches on the cowl edge, turn.
Repeat Rows 2-3 ribbing around the cowl edge. To join the two edges together, fasten off and seam the beginning edge to the ending edge with a tapestry needle. Or, if preferred, slip stitch through the blo from the ending edge and the stitch from the beginning edge at the same time. Fasten off.

Join yarn to the beginning edge of the cowl and repeat the ribbing instructions.

Finishing
Fasten off and weave in ends. Block aggressively to reduce slanting of the stitches.

Unicorn Knit Cowl

What You Need To Knit The Unicorn Cowl:

Knitting Needles:

Size 8 (5mm) Circular Needles, or hook to obtain gauge

Notions:

Removable stitch markers if needed
Yarn needle to weave in ends
Scissors

Yarn:

WeCrochet Chroma Worsted
70% Superwash Wool, 30% Nylon, 396yds/100g
Colorway: Groovy & Grey
1 Ball of each

Yardage:

450 Yards

Abbreviations/Stitches:

k – knit
p – purl

Gauge:

18 sts by 23 rows = 4×4” in stockinette

Skill Level:

Intermediate

Size:

One Size
10 inches wide x 12 inches tall

Notes on the Knit Unicorn Cowl:

The Unicorn Knit Cowl is worked in the round without joining, preventing any unsightly seams. The cowl is started with the beginning ribbing, then follow chart or written instruction for the body, finish with ribbing.
The chart and/or written instructions will need to be repeated four times for complete round instructions.

In the colorwork section Color A (Chroma worsted in Groovy) will be abbreviated as (A), and Color B (Chroma worsted in Grey) as (B).
Example: (B) x 9 = with Color B knit the next 9 stitches.
The chart will be worked from right to left for each round and repeated four times.

Unicorn Knit Cowl

Written Instructions for Knit Unicorn Cowl

Beginning Ribbing
Start by casting on 96 with Color B and joining in the round, being careful not to twist, and work in 2×2 ribbing for 5 rounds.
2×2 ribbing = k2, p2

Body
It is helpful to place a beginning of round stitch marker. Each Round will be repeated 4 times.

Row 1: (A) x 24


Row 2: (A) x 3, (B) x 4, (A) x 4, (B) x 4, (A) x 4, (B) x 4, (A) x 1


Row 3: (A) x 2, (B) x 6, (A) x 2, (B) x 6, (A) x 2, (B) x 6


Row 4: (A) x 1, (B) x 3, (A) x 5, (B) x 3, (A) x 5, (B) x 3, (A) x 4


Row 5: (B) x 3, (A) x 2, (B) x 1, (A) x 2, (B) x 3, (A) x 2, (B) x 1, (A) x 2, (B) x 3, (A) x 2, (B) x 1, (A) x 2


Row 6: (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 2, (B) x 3, (A) x 2, (B) x 1, (A) x 2, (B) x 3, (A) x 2, (B) x 1, (A) x 2, (B) x 3, (A) x 1


Row 7: (A) x 5, (B) x 3, (A) x 5, (B) x 3, (A) x 5, (B) x 3


Row 8: (B) x 4, (A) x 2, (B) x 6, (A) x 2, (B) x 6, (A) x 2, (B) x 2


Row 9: (B) x 3, (A) x 4, (B) x 4, (A) x 4, (B) x 4, (A) x 4, (B) x 1


Row 10: (A) x 24


Row 11: (A) x 24


Row 12: (A) x 1, (B) x 6, (A) x 5, (B) x 2, (A) x 5, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 2


Row 13: (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 3, (A) x 4, (B) x 2, (A) x 4, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 2, (A) x 2

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Row 14: (A) x 1, (B) x 2, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 2, (A) x 5, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 4, (A) x 3


Row 15: (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 2, (A) x 6, (B) x 2, (A) x 1, (B) x 5, (A) x 3


Row 16: (A) x 1, (B) x 2, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 4, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 2, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 2, (A) x 4


Row 17: (A) x 1, (B) x 4, (A) x 8, (B) x 2, (A) x 1, (B) x 4, (A) x 4


Row 18: (A) x 2, (B) x 2, (A) x 8, (B) x 3, (A) x 1, (B) x 3, (A) x 2, (B) x 1, (A) x 2


Row 19: (A) x 6, (B) x 1, (A) x 4, (B) x 4, (A) x 2, (B) x 2, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 1


Row 20: (A) x 5, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 4, (A) x 1, (B) x 3, (A) x 4, (B) x 1
Row 21: (B) x 2, (A) x 8, (B) x 5, (A) x 2, (B) x 3, (A) x 4


Row 22: (B) x 1, (A) x 9, (B) x 6, (A) x 1, (B) x 3, (A) x 4


Row 23: (A) x 5, (B) x 1, (A) x 5, (B) x 5, (A) x 1, (B) x 3, (A) x 4


Row 24: (A) x 4, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 4, (B) x 8, (A) x 5


Row 25: (B) x 1, (A) x 9, (B) x 8, (A) x 6


Row 26: (A) x 9, (B) x 8, (A) x 6, (B) x 1


Row 27: (A) x 8, (B) x 8, (A) x 6, (B) x 1, (A) x 1


Row 28: (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 5, (B) x 9, (A) x 4, (B) x 2, (A) x 2


Row 29: (A) x 7, (B) x 8, (A) x 6, (B) x 1, (A) x 2


Row 30: (A) x 3, (B) x 2, (A) x 1, (B) x 8, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 8


Row 31: (A) x 3, (B) x 2, (A) x 1, (B) x 7, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 7


Row 32: (A) x 2, (B) x 2, (A) x 1, (B) x 11, (A) x 2, (B) x 1, (A) x 5


Row 33: (A) x 2, (B) x 16, (A) x 6


Row 34: (A) x 2, (B) x 15, (A) x 4, (B) x 1, (A) x 2


Row 35: (A) x 3, (B) x 2, (A) x 1, (B) x 10, (A) x 4, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 1


Row 36: (A) x 6, (B) x 10, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 6


Row 37: (A) x 7, (B) x 10, (A) x 7


Row 38: (A) x 8, (B) x 9, (A) x 7


Row 39: (A) x 2, (B) x 1, (A) x 6, (B) x 7, (A) x 8


Row 40: (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 6, (B) x 7, (A) x 5, (B) x 1, (A) x 1


Row 41: (A) x 6, (B) x 2, (A) x 1, (B) x 6, (A) x 9


Row 42: (A) x 6, (B) x 10, (A) x 2, (B) x 6


Row 43: (A) x 7, (B) x 8, (A) x 2, (B) x 3, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 1


Row 44: (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 6, (B) x 6, (A) x 3, (B) x 2, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 2


Row 45: (A) x 2, (B) x 1, (A) x 5, (B) x 4, (A) x 6, (B) x 2, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 1


Row 46: (A) x 3, (B) x 2, (A) x 4, (B) x 1, (A) x 10, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 2


Row 47: (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 4, (B) x 1, (A) x 6, (B) x 1, (A) x 4, (B) x 4


Row 48: (A) x 7, (B) x 1, (A) x 6, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 4, (B) x 2, (A) x 1


Row 49: (A) x 24


Row 50: (A) x 24


Row 51: (A) x 3, (B) x 4, (A) x 4, (B) x 4, (A) x 4, (B) x 4, (A) x 1


Row 52: (A) x 2, (B) x 6, (A) x 2, (B) x 6, (A) x 2, (B) x 6


Row 53: (A) x 1, (B) x 3, (A) x 5, (B) x 3, (A) x 5, (B) x 3, (A) x 4


Row 54: (B) x 3, (A) x 2, (B) x 1, (A) x 2, (B) x 3, (A) x 2, (B) x 1, (A) x 2, (B) x 3, (A) x 2, (B) x 1, (A) x 2


Row 55: (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 2, (B) x 3, (A) x 2, (B) x 1, (A) x 2, (B) x 3, (A) x 2, (B) x 1, (A) x 2, (B) x 3, (A) x 1


Row 56: (A) x 5, (B) x 3, (A) x 5, (B) x 3, (A) x 5, (B) x 3


Row 57: (B) x 4, (A) x 2, (B) x 6, (A) x 2, (B) x 6, (A) x 2, (B) x 2


Row 58: (B) x 3, (A) x 4, (B) x 4, (A) x 4, (B) x 4, (A) x 4, (B) x 1


Row 59: (A) x 24

Unicorn Knit Cowl
Unicorn Knit Cowl Ribbing

Work in 2×2 ribbing for 5 rounds.
2×2 ribbing = k2, p2

Finishing the Unicorn Knit Cowl

Fasten off, weave in ends, block and wear.

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