Criss Cross Reversible Cowl

Criss Cross Reversible Cowl ~ FREE Crochet Pattern
Criss Cross Reversible Cowl ~ FREE Crochet Pattern

This cowl has a lovely texture on both sides, thus making it great for an infinity scarf. Plus, it’s crocheted in a simple stitch multiple, making it super easy to adjust to any length that you need.

It is shown as a short cowl with a neat fold at the top, but you could crochet it as long as you wanted to and wear it any which way that you like.

And it’ll go great with any casual or dressy outfit. To match this, you may want to try this crochet ear warmer pattern or the criss cross slouchy beanie.

Pattern Information:

Skill Level: Intermediate

Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver #4
Crochet Hook: I/9-5.50mm

Gauge: 3″ over 10 sts.

Finished Size: Laying flat it measures 12″ across.


Ch/Chs = Chain/Chains
Fldc = Front Loop Double Crochet
Flsc = Front Loop Single Crochet
Rep = Repeat
Sc = Single Crochet
Sk = Skip
Sl St = Slip Stitch
St/Sts = Stitch/Stitches

Special Stitch Instructions:

The first crossed stitch is worked over the first and last sts made in the previous round. This way the beginning ch-2 is hidden for a seamless look. It also staggers the crossed stitches for a super cool design.

All rounds are crocheted into the front loops only. All rounds are joined in both loops.

Turn after each rnd is completed.

Refer to the following tutorials if you need help with an infinity cowl or with the crossed stitch.

Cross Stitch Tutorial
How to Crochet an Infinity Cowl

Pattern Instructions:

Leaving a 5″ tail, Loosely Ch 81 or any multiple of 2+1.

Rnd 1: Working into back bumps, sc in 2nd ch from hook and into each ch across. Mark bottom of first sc made.

Make a twist in your work, sl st the top of last st made to the bottom of first sc made. Do not remove marker. Then with the tail end, join the bottom of last sc made to the top of first sc made. TURN.


Rnd 2: Ch 2 (does not count as st), fldc in first st, fldc in marked st; *sk next st, fldc in next st, fldc in skipped st; rep from * around; join with sl st both loops of first fldc. Turn. (160 sts or 80 crossed sts)


Rnd 3: Ch 1, flsc in first st and in each st around; join with sl st in both loops of first flsc. Move st marker to where join was made. Turn. (160 sts)

Rnds 4-9: Rep rnds 2 & 3 until you have reached a desired width. Fasten Off at last rnd.

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  1. the criss cross cowl after chain 81 the next row says there are 160 sts. and 80 crossed ata. where is the increase to get 160 sts. The pattern is not very clear.


    1. Hi Marie, it’s an infinity cowl, which means that you make a twist in your work before you join your round and then work on both sides of the starting chains like a figure 8. This then doubles the amount of stitches you have.

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