10+ FREE Crochet Cowl Patterns That Work Up Fast

A crochet cowl is the perfect accessory for showing off your style and staying warm at the same time. Less bulky than a scarf, a cowl works up fast and uses less yarn, but still keeps you super cozy.

These free crochet cowl patterns have been hand-picked for their combination of convenience and style.

They’re all worked with bulky yarn (or multiple strands) and large crochet hooks, creating cozy accessories that are fun and easy.

Easy Cowl Free Crochet Pattern

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1. Bridgett Cowl

Did you know that you can make a stylish crochet cowl without any shaping? A simple rectangle with buttons becomes a cozy accessory with the addition of a couple of big buttons along one side. This pattern uses two skeins of super bulky yarn and a large M crochet hook, so you can whip it up in no time at all.

Squish Cowl FREE Crochet Pattern

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2. Squish Cowl

Working with an even bigger hook — a Q hook or as big as an S hook if you dare — lets you quickly craft this luscious, multi-stranded crochet cowl. The simple stitch repeat is worked in the back loops only, creating the squishy texture for which this snuggly cowl is named.

quick chevron cowl free crochet pattern

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3. Quick Chevron Cowl

Bulky cowls are definitely on trend, and this one fits right on since it’s crafted with a size P crochet hook and bulky weight yarn. It uses self-striping yarn to get a lush color effect that adds pizzazz to any outfit. The stitch pattern is a classic chevron that will work well with any style.

chunky granny cowl free crochet pattern

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4. Chunky Granny Cowl

Put a twist on the classic granny square by working with the crochet granny stitch in rows. Use any bulky yarn that happens to be in your stash to make this plush winter accessory. Worked in a single color, it has a subtle sophistication; worked in many colors, it’s funky and fun.

mobius cowl free crochet pattern

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5. Ali Mobius Cowl

The mobius cowl, a version of the infinity scarf, can be worn in a variety of ways, meaning you can make a lot of use of it. Worked using a large size N crochet hook and double-stranded yarn, this cowl uses only simple double crochet and chain stitches. With six sizes, you can make it tight or loose.

one skein arches cowl free crochet pattern

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6. One Skein Arches Cowl

A tight cowl like this can be worn beneath a jacket, peeking out just enough at the top to add a pretty layering effect to your outfit. Without a jacket, it can be a beautiful, decorative collar that dresses up an everyday outfit. Plus, it doesn’t require as much yarn as a big, loose cowl.

copley square cowl crochet pattern

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7. Copley Square Cowl

This cowl start out snug at the neck and then broadens out to cover more of the shoulders. It’s worked with the gorgeous texture of puff stitches, which are highlighted thanks to the striped design. The designer offers free patterns for a matching hat and fingerless mitts so you could make a whole set for yourself or as a gift.

bobble cowl free crochet pattern

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8. Bobble Cowl

Practice the bobble stitch in this easy free pattern, whose simple shape showcases the pretty texture. This is a small cowl but the designer shares how to make it larger. It closes with two or three large buttons; choose special buttons to make an accessory that is truly one of a kind.

beginners cowl free crochet pattern

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9. Beginners Classic Cowl

Keep things as simple as can be by making a straightforward cowl using single crochet. In a project like this, the key is choosing the right yarn. A worsted weight alpaca yarn, as shown, has a touch of luxury. Worked in the right color, you can use the pattern to make eye-catching neckwear even if you’re a beginner.

colour block cowl free crochet pattern

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10. Color-Block Cowl

Even the most basic stitches and techniques can play together for endless design options. This crochet cowl pattern uses both single crochet and treble crochet stitches in unique combinations. It combines a worsted weight yarn with a bulky weight yarn. And it uses both size J and size N crochet hooks. What a fun mix!

Purple Grey Infinity and Beyond Cowl

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11. Purple Grey Infinity and Beyond Cowl

You only need to know slip stitch and single crochet to make this cushy cowl. Although it’s worked in an Aran weight yarn, the pattern calls for a size Q crochet hook, so the stitches are big and bulky. The two-color design makes this another great one to create in school spirit or favorite team colors; or work it in seasonal colors like red and green for Christmas.

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