Zigzag Cowl Crochet Pattern

This zigzag cowl crochet pattern is a great introduction to interlocking/intermeshing crochet for beginners! It uses two colors of wool that are worked around each other. The pattern includes written instructions, charts, and a video tutorial to make sure you can make this fun cowl! Interlocking crochet is always a show-stopper. Whenever people see the Cobblestone Scarf or the Zigzag cowl, I always get lots of “WOW”s, but the fun thing is it’s not that hard. You can do it too!

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About the Zigzag Cowl Crochet Pattern

The zigzag cowl came about shortly after I finished the Cobblestone Scarf. I wanted to make something using a simple interlocking design. I think a lot of people are scared to try interlocking crochet because it just looks so complicated. However, once you’ve worked a few rows of this pattern, you won’t even need to look at the instructions or charts, because it’s a basic two row repeat to form the zigzags! If you’ve been wanting to try interlocking, this is a great option for you!

There is a YouTube video tutorial (see below) that walks you through the zigzag design step by step. You can also reference this video to understand how to read the interlocking crochet charts included with the pattern. The pattern is available for purchase on Etsy and Ravelry. The video is completely free as well, so if you’d rather try your hand at making it without the pattern, go for it!


  • Worsted yarn in two colors. For this project, I used Universal Yarns Deluxe Worsted (100g/220y/ball) in Musket (light gray, about 85g/187y) and pewter (dark gray, about 50g/110y)
  • Size I (5.5mm) crochet hook – I love these Odyssey hooks from Furls Crochet!
  • Tapestry Needle/Yarn Needle for weaving in ends.


This cowl is a one-size fits most pattern. The finished size is approximately 10″ tall and 12″ across (24″ around). It is easily adjustable for other sizes – just increase or decrease the stitch count in multiples of four stitches, and add or remove rows for length.

Gauge is 18 sts and 8 rows = 4″

Zigzag YouTube Tutorial

Give it a Try!

If you’re new to interlocking/intermeshing crochet, I encourage you to give this zigzag cowl crochet pattern a try. You may just fall in love with this technique!

Gray on gray crochet cowl featuring interlocking crochet zigzag design and ribbed edges