This quick and easy crochet infinity cowl pattern is given in one size, but since there is no stitch pattern, you can basically crochet this to any size that you want. Thus, the free pattern can be used to make a cozy neck cowl as shown, or a long infinity crochet cowl.
You can even crochet this long enough to reach over the head if you like. If you live in a brutally cold climate that might be the best way to keep warm when the temperatures fall below zero.
I love the infinity because it sits nice and close to the body. It’s perfect for wearing underneath any winter jacket to help keep the drafts out without adding too much bulk. It’s also the perfect accessory to wear over a long-sleeved shirt during transitional weather.
Although easy, it’s an elegant cowl that you can feel good about adding to your gift baskets! My favorite thing about this cowl is that there are no right or wrong sides. So why not make several, and in different colors to go with a number of outfits.
The Stitch Pattern
The stitch pattern is super easy with simple stitches like the single crochet and double crochet stitches. The hardest part though is getting the cowl started into an infinity. It is very easy to do when you understand the concept, but it can also be just as confusing to those who have never seen it before or even heard of it.
I’ve included an image below showing how to make the twist, so hopefully you won’t run into too many problems.
So basically, the first step to crocheting the cowl is to make your chains. Then instead of joining the chains, work your first row of stitches.
Then comes the tricky part: make half a twist in the cowl so that the bottom of the first stitch matches up with the top of the last stitch and vice versa. Now, make the join.
On one side you have the right side and on the other side you have the wrong side. This gives you half a twist in your work, and allows you to crochet on both sides of the first row/round.
The crochet cowl pattern is worked in a two-round repeat, and is turned at every even round to give you a nice texture. And also that way there is no right or wrong side! How cool is that?!
The finished size is 25 inches in circumference by 8 inches wide. But, as already mentioned, you can increase or decrease this as needed from child to adult sizes.
I used Red Heart Super, a medium worsted weight yarn. This is an economic yarn, but don’t let that deter you from using it. It may not be the softest to work with, but it washes well and comes out soft after washing. Best of all, you only need one skein of yarn!
With that said, this cowl should look great in just about any yarn that you choose. Any weight even from a dk to a chunky yarn will look good. The stitches can be adjusted to accommodate any yarn and hook size.
More Free Crochet Infinity Scarf Patterns
- Cross-Over Long DC Cowl
- Popcorn Infinity Cowl
- Simple Crochet Infinity Cowl
- Picot Infinity Cowl
- Bead and Lace Infinity Cowl
Quick and Easy Crochet Infinity Cowl Pattern
- Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver (Worsted Weight (#4) 100% acrylic, 7 oz/198g – 364 yds/333m) – 1 ball
- Crochet Hook: I/9-5.50mm
- Other: Measuring Tape, Scissors, Yarn Needle.
- Gauge: 9 sts = 3".
- Finished Size: Measures approximately 12.5 by 8".
- This pattern is turned after Rnd 2 and after every even Rnd.
- Rnd 1: Ch 81 (or any number of chains needed to obtain desired length), working into back bumps, sc in 2nd ch from hook and into each ch across. [80 sts]
- Make a twist in your work and join the top of the last st made to the bottom of the first st made. Then with the tail end, join the last st to the top of the first st made. [80 sts]
- Note for Rnd 2: In Rnd 2 you will crochet around both the top and bottom of the sts made in Rnd 1. Thus, you will double your sts once from 80 to 160.
- Rnd 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in next st and into each st around; join with sl st in first dc (3rd ch). Turn. [160 sts]
- Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in first st and into each st around; join with sl st in first sc. Do Not Turn. [160 sts]
- Rnds 4-11: Rep Rnds 2 and 3. Fasten Off at last round.
If you enjoyed this, you might also enjoy more free cowl crochet patterns on CPB.