Seed Stitch Aztec Cowl

Seed Stitch Aztec Cowl
Seed Stitch Aztec Cowl

This knit cowl pattern is one of our absolute favorites for fall. The Seed Stitch Aztec Cowl has everything a cozy knit construction, a gorgeous color scheme, and a trendy Aztec pattern. The cowl makes use of the popular seed stitch, which is easy to learn and looks great in knitwear. This cowl would look lovely as a statement piece over a plain sweater or t-shirt, or tucked under a coat for added warmth. Either way, the Seed Stitch Aztec Cowl is about to become your new go-to cowl for fall.


Knitting Needle Size7 or 4.5 mm, 9 or 5.5 mm, Circular Knitting Needles

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Gauge16 sts and 20 rows = 4" [10 cm] with larger needles in stocking st.

Finished SizeApprox 9½" [24 cm] deep x 28" [71 cm] around

Materials List

  • Bernat® Super Value™ (197 g/7 oz; 389 m/426 yds) - Main Color (MC) Oatmeal (53010) 1 ball
  • Bernat® Mosaic™ (100 g/3.5 oz; 191 m/209 yds) - Contrast A Gamut (44129) 1 ball
  • Sizes 4.5 mm (U.S. 7) and 5.5 mm (U.S. 9) circular knitting needles 16" [40 cm] long or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Stitch marker


Note: When working from chart, carry color not in use loosely across WS or work, but never over more than 3 sts. When it must pass over more than 3 sts, weave it over and under the color in use at center point of sts it passes over. With smaller needle and MC, cast on 119 sts. Join rnds, placing marker on first st.

Seed Stitch Aztec Cowl Chart

**1st rnd: *K1. P1. Rep from * to last st. K1.
2nd rnd: *P1. K1. Rep from * to last st. P1.
Rep last 2 rnds of Seed St pat 3 times more.**
Next rnd: *K17. M1. Rep from * around. 126 sts.
Change to larger needle.
Work rows 1 to 10 of chart, reading rows from right to left, noting 9-st rep will be worked 14 times.
Rep rows 1 to 10 of Chart 3 times more, then rep rows 1 to 4 once more. Break A.
Next rnd: With MC, *K16. K2tog. Rep from * around. 119 sts.
Change to smaller needle.
Work from ** to ** as given above. Cast off in pat.

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So relieved that my knitting tension is consistent - started this a couple of years ago then decided I had to try another pattern posted here which led to another -- and well, finally decided to finish up a few almost but not quite completed projects. This cowl is as stunning as it looks in the picture. Such pride in the accomplishment - it looks so truly complicated yet was fun to do. No idea why I didn't finish it when I started it - oh yes, that silky sweatshirt design, then the waterford cardigan and a few others...

Why is there no picture when this came up on 8/18/17. How would we know if we want to knit it?

Hello bark2me 0279715, the photo for this pattern has been added. Our apologies for the inconvenience. -Editors of AllFreeKnitting

Something about cowls and infinity scarves - and this one is more than others have to knit it and knit it now (before I finish the scarf and two sweaters on the go) It is a strong pattern and overall a striking piece. Not only that but I have the perfect yarn in the stash

This is exactly the type of cowl I've been looking for! Love the colors and geometric pattern. Thanks AFK!

Tried several times to write a review.., this. I did a cast on of 99 stitches, no increases, no decreases etc. It is gorgeous! My best work Otherwise, followed all directions. Pattern is a 9 stitch pattern, so 99 stitches worked. Binding same, just smaller needles. My best work

This looks interesting and I love using seed stitch. I'll try it.

I am unable to access the chart for the Aztec Cowl.

Hi CathyHale, We have just accessed the chart and have verified that the link works. You may be experiencing issues viewing the chart if your browser is out of date. We recommend using the latest browser update. Hope this helps! -Editors of AllFreeKnitting

for the Azteck cowl, where oh where does it tell me how many stitches to cast on??????? thank you,

It's in the instruction notes.

cast on 119 stitches. Hope it turns out beautifully for you!

I love this cowl, but I cannot find the chart on the directions.

the chart is located in green lettering just above the abbreviations.

I too have love for the seed stitch will be making this one!,, I will rate this one when done, thanks for the free pattern Sharon


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