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22 Free Crochet Patterns for Cowls and Neck Warmers

These crochet cowl patterns are too stunning to pass up.

By: Julia Litz, Editor,

Discover neck warmer patterns that will change your life come winter. These free crochet patterns for cowls are quick, easy, and oh so cozy!

Scarves are popular all year long: you can wear a light and lacy version in the summer or a bulky scarf in the winter. Lately, it seems that the most popular scarf trend is cowls.

Cowls are a shorter, circular version of the traditional scarf accessory. Find out how to make a crochet cowl. Free crochet patterns like these don't come along often, so you'll want to stock up!

Anyone can sport a cowl. Try new things and stretch your skills: these neck warmer patterns don't cost a dime. Find your next cowl and discover why you need to add one to your wardrobe!

We think you'll fall in love with these patterns because they're so practical. You can throw them on over your head and run out the door; no tying or folding required! Also, you can cover your mouth and chin, so you won't be as exposed to winter temperatures. While you're at it, add a hood to your cowl so you can keep your head warm. These crochet cowl patterns are too perfect to pass up.

Crochet Cowl Patterns

Fun and bright free crochet cowl patterns make the process of crocheting so much more fun and exciting. If you're new to crochet, a cowl is the perfect pattern to start with because they're so quick and easy. Many crochet cowls are worked flat in a rectangle and then connected. A dishcloth may be the perfect pattern for learning how to crochet, but a cowl is an ideal first project once you've mastered the basics.

Crochet Infinity Scarf Patterns

After beginning with smaller cowl patterns, move on to crochet infinity scarf patterns! Infinity scarves look like cowls but they wrap around two or three times, making them a bit bulkier. Infinity scarves have a fuller look in general than cowls do, and often an infinity scarf is worn to complete an outfit rather than keep the neck warm under a winter jacket. Save each pattern in this list and make them as gifts for loved ones or as a treat for yourself! Scarves really do help you get in a groove and get comfortable with crochet.

Which do you prefer: cowls or infinity scarves?

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I want to make the hounds tooth design scarf. It looks so elegant. I will make this for myself and as a gift to a friend. Here's the link to the pattern http// == undstooth-Crocheted-Scarf


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