Bead and Lace Infinity Cowl

This cozy and elegant cowl is worked on both sides like an infinity cowl. Thus, it’s got both the right and wrong sides showing up on the same side. It looks great to have both sides showing. However, I crocheted mine nice and tall so you can fold it over so only the right side shows.

The stitch pattern is an easy multiple of two, so you can easily crochet this to any length that you like. It’s given in a teen/adult size, but can be adjusted for toddler and up. It might even look great as an oversized cowl or wrap.

The yarn used is Red Heart Super Saver, a worsted weight yarn, but feel free to experiment with a chunky or DK. You might also be interested in this crochet chunky cowl, or, check out the main category for crochet cowls.

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Bead and Lace Infinity Cowl

This crochet cowl pattern has a lovely texture to keep you cozy during the cold winter months.
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Skill Level


  • Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver 1 7oz skein
  • Crochet Hook: I/9-5.50mm
  • Tools: Measuring Tape, Scissors, Yarn Needle.


  • Gauge: 1" over 3 sts. Gauge, is not important as you can increase or decrease to any size you need.
  • Finished Size: Laying flat it measures approximately 12 by 12 inches.


Special Stitch Instructions

  • Bead St: Insert hk into indicated st, yo and pull through, (yo and pull through one lp on hk) twice, yo and pull through both lps on hk. When you work into the next stitch make sure the bobble is facing the right side.



  • Leaving about a 5″ tail, Loosely Ch 81, (or any uneven number) Do not join the chs.
  • Rnd 1: Working in back bumps, (hdc, ch 1) in 2nd ch from hk, *sk next ch, (hdc, ch 1) in next ch; rep from * across leaving last ch unworked and making sure you end with a ch 1. (40 hdc)
  • Make a twist in your work and join the last ch-1 that you made to the bottom of first hdc made in rnd 1. Then, with a yarn needle, join the first ch made to the top of first hdc made in rnd 1.
    Joining the First Round
  • You should have 40 ch1 sps on each side of the cowl for a total of 80 ch-1 sps that you will crochet into when you do rnd 2. You will begin to work in a figure 8 going around on both sides of round 1. A round is completed when you get back to the first st. Join each round with a sl st.
  • Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in same st as join and into each st and ch-1 sp around; join with sl st in first sc. (160 sts)
  • Rnd 3: Ch 1, work bead st in same st as join, sc in next st, *bead st in next st, sc in next st; rep from * around; join with sl st in first bead st. (160 sts)
  • Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in same st as join and in each st around; join with sl st in first sc. (160 sts )
  • Rnd 5: Ch 1, (hdc, ch 1) in same st as join, *sk next st, (hdc, ch 1) in next st; rep from * around to last st; sk last st; join with sl st to first hdc. (80 ch-1 sps)
  • Rnds 6-20: Repeat Rnds 2-5 ending with Rnd 4 at Rnd 20. Fasten Off at last Rnd.


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  1. I love your patterns. I am a computer illiterate, though, and when my printer is out of ink, I do not know how to save them so I can print them later. I only print one copy, and carry it with me in a plastic notebook sleeve in my project bag. That way, using a china marking pen, I can check off the rows as I work them and when the project is done, I can wipe the check marks off with a tissue and reuse the sleeve for the next project. Can you tell me how to save them or download them or whatever the correct term is, so that I can print them at a later date? Thank you–Rikki Churchman

    1. Hi Rikki, I’m not sure if this varies from browser to browser or not… but in Chrome, after you hit print there is a panel on the left-hand side of the screen where you can change your destination. Hit “change” and select to “save as PDF”. Let me know if that works for you or not. Thanks so much. :)

  2. I love this cowl…very nice i know you said that we can use bulky yarn which i plan to do but if i use a no 9mm hook , should i go with the 81 chains at the beginning or would it be too big …i was thinking of starting with 61 chains …i really like the lenght on the picture (top one) thanx..

    1. Sorry, everyone has a different preference, so my only advice is to try it and see how many chains you prefer. :) It’s best to measure again after you do a few rounds as it can be hard to tell with the chains sometimes.

  3. Hi, for the Bead & Lace Infinity Cowl yarn needed, is it one 7oz skein of Red Heart Super Saver Yarn or 17oz of Red Heart Super Saver Yarn? Thanks so much. I love all of your patterns. :) <3

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