Linen Stitch Crochet Bandana Cowl free crochet pattern

Sep 16, 2020 | Crochet patterns, One Cake Projects

This beautiful Linen Stitch Crochet Bandana Cowl pattern is a free crochet pattern at Nana’s Crafty Home! The Mesa Sunset Crochet Bandana Cowl works up so quickly with just one ball of yarn – perfect addition to your fall wardrobe!

Linen Stitch Bandana Cowl free crochet pattern

I just love the Linen Stitch aka Moss or Granite Stitch – I have several previous designs made with this crochet stitch the Flower Meadow Scarf & Flower Meadow Blanket as well as the Ferris Wheel Granny Square Hat. This is very simple, beginner friendly stitch that utilizes just single crochet and chains to create a lovely and elegant fabric – so versatile, too!

The complete video tutorial is now available! I also have the  Moss/Linen stitch Tutorial available for you to check out now! Remember to subscribe to my YouTube Channel so you never miss a new video.

The Mesa Sunset Cowl is worked from the bottom of the triangle up utilizing increases on both sides to create a triangle shape for several rows and then when we get to the size desired, stop increasing. Then the cowl edges are folded together and seamed to create a bandana style cowl.

Linen Stitch Bandana Cowl free crochet pattern

And I don’t know about you but I absolutely LOVE bandana style cowls – no falling off and so easy to style! Just throw on and go about your day! I seem to be scarf challenged and am forever readjusting scarves throughout the day – such a pain!

I absolutely love the yarn I used for this Bandana cowl as well – Lion Brand Ferris Wheel yarn.* Ferris Wheel yarn is a lightweight, self-striping roving yarn with a subtle ombre effect. I chose the Cherry on Top color way in shades of peach, marigold, taupe, pomegranate and raspberry – all the bright and lovely shades of a bright and glorious sunset!

Linen Stitch Bandana Cowl free crochet pattern

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Linen Stitch Bandana Cowl free crochet pattern

Linen Stitch Bandana Cowl free crochet bandana cowl pattern – Mesa Sunset Cowl 

Pattern written in US crochet terminology


Lion Brand Ferris Wheel Cherry on Top #4 Medium Worsted Weight / 3 oz / 270 yds
Size H/8 (5.0 mm) crochet hook
Tapestry Needle
Stitch Markers

Approximate finished size: 16” to front tip x 14” wide

Gauge:  11 sc + 11 ch 1 sp / 21 rows = 4″


ch = chain
sc = single crochet
st = stitch
sk = skip
sp = space

Notes about pattern:

  • Ch 1 at beginning of row does not count as stitch.
  • For increase rows stitch count will increase by 1 sc st + 1 ch 1 sp for each row 

Recommended Tutorials:

Linen/Moss Stitch Tutorial
Mesa Sunset Cowl complete video tutorial

Pattern Instructions

Note: Rows 1 – 71 are increase rows

ch 2

Row 1:  (1 sc, ch 1, 1 sc) in 2nd ch from hook.  Turn.  (2 st + 1 ch 1 sp) 

Row 2:  ch 1, (1 sc, ch 1) in same st, (1 sc, ch 1) in ch 1 sp, 1 sc in last st.  Turn. (3 st + 2 ch 1 sp)

Row 3:  ch 1, (1 sc, ch 1) in same st, (1 sc, ch 1) in each ch 1 sp to last st, 1 sc in last st.  Turn.  (4 st + 3 ch 1 sp)

Row 4 – 71 :  repeat row 3.

Note:  end of increase rows.

Note:  place stitch markers in the 1st and last st of row 71 for sewing together at end.

Row 72:  ch 1, sc in 1st sc (base of ch 1), sc in ch 1 sp, *ch 1, sc in next ch 1 sp,* repeat between * * to last st, 1 sc in last st.  Turn. 

Row 73:  ch 1, 1 sc in first sc, *ch 1, 1 sc in next ch 1 sp,* repeat between * * to last 2 sc, ch 1, sk 1 sc, 1 sc in last sc. Turn.

Row 74 – 83:  repeat rows 72 – 73.

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing cowl edges together.

Fold ends of cowl together.  Sew edges with long tail between top edge of cowl and to stitch markers placed on row 71 using mattress seam stitch. 

Mesa Sunset Cowl how to sew together
Linen Stitch Bandana Cowl free crochet pattern


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