Looking for a cozy buddy to keep you comfortable during winter?
A crochet neck warmer or cowl will keep you warm and in style for the winter days to come. For summer days, you can wear lighter versions of these neck warmers.
That being said, you’ll love these twenty free crochet neck warmer patterns that are easy to make and even easier to wear! Check them out below:
By the way, if you want to level up your crochet skills, check out our top five intermediate crochet stitches!. We also have a crochet starter kits review page for beginners.
Top 20 Crochet Neck Warmer Patterns
Peacock Neck Warmer by Miko Coffey
This stunning blue neck warmer really stands out with its simple yet elegant pattern embellished with a beautiful flower – easily tops the crocheted neck warmer list.
Miko decided to splurge with some Collinette Graffiti yarn for this neckwarmer pattern, and aren’t you glad she did!
Collinette Graffiti yarn is a little pricey – as Miko says it cost more than the GDP of Ecuador, but for the money you’re getting a really quality yarn that has vibrant colors that stay.
The original pattern is on Ravelry – as every pattern is these days, it feels like – but Miko has posted it on their website too for you to enjoy.
By the way – while you’re there – Miko has a ton of other awesome craft projects on her website for you to check out, from infinity scarves to baskets. Enjoy!
Knit Look Cowl Crochet Pattern by Delia from Delia Creates
Don’t be fooled by the gorgeous knitted look of this cowl! This is actually a crochet neck warmer pattern designed to look knitted, so if you prefer crocheting over knitting, this project is worth a try.
This cowl makes use of the half double crochet stitch but works them into a different loop. This technique is known as the camel stitch which you might remember from the Camel Stitch Easy Crotchet Blanket we featured on our Bulky Yarn pattern list.
You can of course work this project quickly with some good bulky yarn, giving you a thick and comfortable knit look cowl to get you through the cold evenings.
Convertible Crochet Neck Warmer by Stephanie Swaim
This crochet warmer is perfect for beginners because of how simple yet versatile the pattern is – perfect as a gift or your go-to cowl!
Remember to leave extra room on the beginning chain so it’s able to fit over your head. Then, you’ll have a convertible neck warmer and as well as a hood. This versatile function makes this neck warmer great for warmer weather and colder weather!
Crimson Ridge Cowl by Salihan Crafts
This cowl is perfect for those cold fall and winter days with its thick ridged pattern that you can easily adjust according to your preferences. If you’re looking for free crochet cowl patterns, this should be top of your list.
You can also extend the length by adding additional chains on your foundation chain. Otherwise, this scarf measures approximately 22” circumference at the widest part, 19” circumference at the narrowest part, and 9.5” long.
Candy Kisses Scarf Pattern at Nana’s Crafty Home
This fun and light lacy scarf is perfect for those who need a colorful, fun scarf for spring or summer.
It features a simple two row repeat and gorgeous open stitches, and can be worked up quickly to make a perfect gift, or even just a treat for yourself!
It also features some of the easiest edging you can do, so is for sure a fun and easy pattern for just about anyone!
Tona’s website also features a ton of other awesome free crochet patterns. Some of my favorites include this awesome Christmas Gnome pillow, this fun and easy turtle blanket, and this super simple washcloth pattern. Check out her site for a ton more!
Fall-In Love Crochet Infinity Pattern by Erangi Udeshika
This exquisite infinity pattern scarf is perfect for the fall season and fits in well with your fall wardrobe. This scarf is a great unisex design. It’s also a great design for beginners because all you need to do is repeat the same two rows. Making this also a fast neck warmer to make.
Crochet Moss Stitch Scarf by Stitching Together
If a simple scarf is all you need, then this project is perfect, as it has just enough style without being too flashy. This moss stitch is a simple single crochet, chain 1, single crochet repeat. If you’re not familiar with the moss stich, check out the link above for a video tutorial. The open rows in the center of the scarf are a double crochet, chain 1, double crochet repeat.
Two-Color Beginner Crochet Neck Warmer by Pretty Darn Adorable
Just because something is easy doesn’t mean it can’t be fabulous, and this neck warmer proves just that. Grab your bulky yarn and 11.5mm crochet hook and follow the simple step by step directions to complete this cowl crochet pattern to create this beginners scarf.
One Skein Crochet Scarf by Stitching Together
Itching to use that one skein of yarn just lying around? This quick little project will make sure that that skein of yarn is put to good use. To create this design you’ll need a K hook. Penny at Stitching Together breaks down how to determine the length of the scarf with this simple math equation Final length = Weight of skein / Weight of swatch x length of swatch. This scarf is a little more advanced design, so it maybe a neck warmer you’ll want to try after you’ve had a little practice.
Galaxy Flexi Cowl by Alicia Ramirez
This majestic cowl looks like a tiny galaxy wrapped around your neck. Beautiful, versatile, and functional, this cowl is a great gift for men and women alike.
This pattern calls for 1-2 skeins of light weigh yarn (around 328 yards) and a 3.75mm crochet hook. The pattern is rated as easy – and for something so beautiful, that’s a real gift for all crochet beginners!
Wrap Me in Diamonds Crochet Scarf by Stitching Together
The diamond lace stitch is absolutely exquisite without being too difficult to make. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert crocheter, this fun and simple scarf is worth trying. Materials used to complete this scarf are: 5.5mm crochet hook, 3 cakes of Lion Brand Mandala in Warlock, and a wool needle. This free pattern produces a 19” x 74” scarf.
Bulky Striped Cowl by Cre8tion Crochet
This beautiful striped cowl is perfect for those sporting more neutral or muted colors and want just a little bit of vibrance to their outfit. Lorene makes this with Red Heart’s With Love resulting in both a soft and affordable creation. It’s projected that this project will cost approximately $8 to complete in 4.5 to 5 hours, with a retail value of $45.
Piece of Cake Cowl by Make And Do Crew
Whip up an easy, timeless cowl with this piece of cake cowl! It really lives up to its name with the simple, classy design that any beginner will enjoy making and wearing. This scarf is made using Odd Forked Cluster stitch. To complete this stitch you’ll need Caron Cakes Royal Icing yarn or approximately 383 yards worsted weight yarn, tapestry needle, and a size H (5mm) crochet hook.
Sea Foam Infinity Scarf by Jamey from Dabbles And Babbles
For those in love with the beauty and mystery of the sea, this sea foam infinity scarf is the way to go. This is an easy beginners infinity scarf with a K or 6.5mm crochet hook and bulky/chunky yarn. Jamey says this is a quick and easy scarf to complete in one weekend.
Orange Sorbet Cowl by Cre8tion Crochet
Keep your outfit cool and your body warm with this fabulously perky sorbet cowl! The stitch pattern features a mix of chevron, lace and granny stitches. Made with 260 yards of worsted weight, 5.0mm (H) crochet hook and a yarn needle. This pattern is rated easy plus to moderate difficulty. The finished project will be approximately 11” x 18” wide and 36” circumference.
Laura Gingham Cowl by Devine Debris
This is probably one of the more challenging cowls to make, but the pretty checkered pattern makes the time and effort worthwhile. This design uses a G or 4.0mm crochet hook, 123 yards of worst weighted yarn with two colors, and a yarn needle to complete. With the final project 8” height and 19” in diameter. FYI–It does state that this is a time consuming project.
Romantic Twilight Cowl by Cre8tion Crochet
A classy mix of romantic and funky, this elegant cowl is great for any chilly evening – romantic or not. Needing a 10.0mm crochet hook and a yarn needle to complete this pattern. It’s a easy pattern for beginners. The final project results in 13” width by 8” tall.
Enchanted Infinity Cowl by Cre8tion Crochet
This magical infinity cowl uses decreases for a fun, whimsical look that’ll enchant even the most unremarkable outfits. Using a bulky yarn approximately 129 yards, 10.0mm crochet hook, and a large eyed yarn needle. This pattern is another easy pattern to start with, creating a 14.5″ wide by 8″ tall infinity cowl.
Granny’s Wave Cowl by Jessie At Home
The modern fusion of chevron and granny stitch really gives this cowl a gorgeous modern boho vibe that works well with any outfit. It’s an easy skill level, so it’s a great cowl to start with for beginners. It’s a cross between a chevron and a granny stitch with two color yarns. Resulting in a final project of approximately 28″ around, 12″ long, plus fringe. To complete you’ll need a 4.0mm crochet hook and a yarn needle.
Cowl Hood by Bernat Yarns
Fabulous and functional, this cowl hood protects not only your neck, but the entire back of your head! Using an 8.0mm crochet hook to complete this design. The final project is approximately 29” around and 26” long.
Get Cozy and Fabulous in Any Season!
Now that you’ve seen some of the most beautiful cowls and scarves that you can make for yourself or for friends and family, go ahead and try one out! Don’t forget to share a pic of your latest creation in the comments section below. Happy crocheting!
I’m a stay at home mom with our two kids. I really enjoy doing crafts with my toddler however, that is typically a challenge with her limited attention span, messiness, and desire to always have clean hands. So, I’m always looking for ways to make crafting an enjoyable experience and fond memory for the both of us.