Under the Mistletoe Crochet Cowl Pattern for Kids

I’m sharing a quick and easy crochet cowl pattern for kids today. The Under the Mistletoe Cowl works up fast with two strands of yarn held together and uses simple stitches.

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Back in 2018, I put together an ebook collection of Christmas-themed patterns and included this simple crochet cowl pattern for kids. I decided to update it and share it on the blog, including some video tutorials I’ve made since then. This is a great beginner-friendly (or “watching streaming video”) pattern with simple stitches. Using two strands of yarn gives it a tweedy look and lets it work up fast. It’s also a one-skein wonder. What’s not to like, especially if you need a last-minute gift for a kid!

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Under the Mistletoe Cowl

Crochet Cowl Pattern for Kids by Underground Crafter

This simple crochet cowl pattern for kids works up quickly with two strands of yarn held together.

Finished Size

  • Child: Approximately 22” (56 cm) circumference.


  • Red Heart Super Saver yarn (100% acrylic, 7 oz/198 g/244 yd/223 m) – 1 skein in 979 Mistletoe, or approximately 180 yd (164.5 m) in any medium weight yarn.
  • US Size N/P-15/10 mm crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle.


  • 11 sts = 4.75” (12 cm) across in pattern. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • ch – chain
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • rep – repeat
  • sc – single crochet
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • * Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.

Pattern Notes

  • Ch 1 at beginning of Rows do NOT count as stitches.
  • A helpful video tutorial for seaming with a slip stitch seam is available below.
  • If you can’t see the video above demonstrating how to seam with the slip stitch, click HERE to watch it on Facebook.

Pattern Instructions


  • With 2 strands of yarn held together, ch 12 (or any multiple of 2 sts).
  • Row 1: Turn, skip 1 ch, 2 sc in next ch, *skip 1 ch, 2 sc in next ch; rep from * across to last 2 ch, skip 1 ch, sc in last ch. (11 sts)
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 1, 2 sc in first st, *skip 1 st, 2 sc in next st; rep from * across to last 2 sts, skip 1 st, sc in last st.
  • Rep Row 2 until cowl measures approximately 21” (53.5 cm) long, or approximately desired circumference. Do not fasten off.
  • With right (front) sides facing together, seam short ends together with a slip stitch seam (see Pattern Notes for video).
  • Turn cowl right side out. Do not fasten off.

Bottom Edge

  • Round 1: Turn to work along long (circumference) edge and begin crocheting along the edge of your project (see video below), ch 1, sc in side of each row, ending with an even number of sts, join with sl st.
  • If you can’t see the video above demonstrating how to crochet along the side of your project, click HERE to watch it on YouTube.
  • Round 2: Ch 1, starting in first st, *hdc in next st, ch 1, skip 1 st; rep from * around, join with sl st. Fasten off.


  • With yarn needle, weave in ends on inside of cowl.
© 2018, 2023 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Marie’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. If you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: https://undergroundcrafter.com/2023/12/18/under-the-mistletoe-crochet-cowl-pattern-for-kids/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

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