Dog Cowl Pattern (Easy Knit)


In this post, you will see a dog cowl pattern that is great for stash busting.

If you love Harry Potter knitting patterns, here is a dog cowl pattern inspired by the Gryffindor house colors.

Always ready for getting up to no good this cowl perfectly matches his Dog Sweater Knitting Pattern | Mischief Managed.

knitted dog scarf

An Easy-Level Knitting Pattern

This is an easy pattern for those of you who are advanced beginner level, and the techniques you will need to know are knit, purl, and knitting in the round.

You will also knit stripes by joining in a different colored yarn to the main color.

If you have never knit in the round before you can watch my video tutorial here. – How to join knitting in the round with circular knitting needles

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Knitted Harry Potter Scarf for a dog

Inspired By The Harry Potter Movies

Jason is just such a wannabe Weasley!

He has the right coloring and suits the Gryffindor house colors perfectly.

We have been watching the Harry Potter movies on and off over the last couple of months, whenever it is a stormy, rainy day we snuggle with a blanket and watch together.

The Gryffindor Dog Cowl Knitting Pattern

The Yarn I Used

The cowl/knitted collar was knit in bulky yarn for the main color – Hayfield Super Chunky With Wool in shade 0053 Hollyhocks.

I had some leftovers in the same brand of yarn in mustard that I used for the stripes.

This yarn is super bulky weight 06.

Gryffindor scarf pattern

Dog Cowl Pattern

Purchase the inexpensive ad-free, PDF printable pattern in my shop here.

You may also like – Cable Knit Dog Sweater Pattern

Skill Level – Easy

This cute cowl will be perfect for Halloween knit up in your favorite colors or Hogwarts house colors.

It’s harness friendly because it is only worn around the neck and it can be adjusted to fit dogs of all sizes.

There is no seam showing because this is knit in the round on circular needles.

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Gauge – 8 sts / 14 rounds in 4 inches


  • Dog’s neck circumference – 17 inches
  • Please note – You can adjust the size by measuring the circumference of your dog’s neck and adjusting the number of sts you cast on (for the size of your dog).
  • Height of cowl – 6 inches
  • Width – 8.5 inches

The Supplies You Need


  • 1 skein of chunky yarn I used Hayfield Super Chunky With Wool in shade 0053 – Hollyhocks (Yarn A).
  • Yarn in a coordinating color (mustard) (Yarn B) for the stripes in the same yarn weight.
  • Yarn weight – Super bulky 06.


  • 12.00mm (US 17) 16″ or 20″ circular knitting needles.



Abbreviations / Knitting Abbreviations And Terms (US And UK) List

  • Approx = Approximately
  • Beg = Begin(ning)
  • CO – Cast on
  • Cont = Continue(ing)
  • K = Knit
  • P – Purl
  • Pm – Place marker
  • Rem = Remaining
  • Rep = Repeat
  • Rnd(s) = Round(s)
  • St(s) = Stitch(es)
Gryffindor dog cowl pattern

Pattern Instructions

  • Cast on 36 sts in yarn A, join in the round, and pm, being careful not to twist the sts.
  • Round 1 – Purl
  • Next round – Knit
  • Cont to knit every round until the piece measures 2 inches from the CO edge.
  • Next – Change to Yarn B and knit 2 rounds.
  • Next – Change to Yarn A and knit 2 rounds.
  • Next – Change to Yarn B and knit 2 rounds.
  • Next – Change to yarn A and knit every round for 2 inches.
  • Next – Purl 1 round.
  • Cast off.
  • Sew in any loose ends.
dog wearing a knitted cowl

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