Simple Crochet Infinity Cowl

The simple crochet infinity cowl features a very easy stitch pattern making it the perfect pattern for those who have never crocheted an infinity cowl before. The hardest part about an infinity scarf is getting it started, and this pattern gives you an image that demonstrates how to join the first round to make it easy going.

Simple Infinity Cowl ~ FREE Crochet Pattern

This infinity cowl is all about the wrap around the neck. It took me a few tries to get it as shown above with the right side of the edging facing outwards. It’s not hard to duplicate – it’s just a matter of keeping the right sides out while tucking the wrong sides under. But if this is not your thing, you can always leave off the edging for a cowl that will look great on both sides.

The cowl is nice and cozy for several reasons:

1.) It’s snug with only 80 chains to start the circle. However, you can increase to any circumference you like.

2.) It’s nice and high to allow a fold over for extra warmth. Or, you can pull it over your chin to help protect your face. For something narrower, simply do less repeats of the pattern rows.

You only need on ball of yarn, making this great for busting through your stash. It’s also perfect for making last-minute gifts during the cold winter months.

The Stich Pattern

The stitch pattern is simple with half double crochet stitches and chain one spaces. One round is done with a half double and chain space, and for the next round, two half doubles are worked into each chain space.

For the final rounds I worked the single crochet into the back loops to give you a nice texture. Another option for the final rounds would be to add a ribbing as seen here.

The Size

The size is for a snug fit around adults. However, you can adjust your starting chains in a multiple of 2 + 1 to get the circumference that you want.

The Yarn

I used Vanna’s Choice yarn. It’s a medium #4 worsted weight yarn. My favorite thing about this yarn is that it is soft and stretchy, which makes it ideal for a snug cowl such as this.

I used only one skein of yarn to make this, but if you decide to make yours bigger, you’ll need more.

And it doesn’t have to be Vanna’s Choice, for this cowl you can easily substitute any worsted yarn that you have on hand. You might even be able to work it up in stripes to clean up your smaller pieces of scraps.

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Simple Crochet Infinity Cowl

This crochet cowl is a snug fit, but you can easily increase this to any size you need.
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Skill Level


  • Yarn: Vanna's Choice (Worsted Weight (#4) 100% acrylic, 3.5 oz/100 g – 170 yds/156 m) 1 skein.
  • Crochet Hook: H 5.00mm
  • Other: Measuring Tape, Scissors, Yarn Needle.


  • Gauge: Measures approximately 1" over stitches made in Rnds 1 & 2. In body of cowl, 14 sts = 4".
  • Finished Size: 22" circumference by 9" wide.



  • Ch 81, or any multiple of 2 + 1. Do NOT Join yet.
  • Rnd 1: Working into back bumps, (hdc, ch 1) in 2nd ch from hook, *sk next ch, (hdc, ch 1) into next ch; rep from * across to last ch, making sure to end with a ch-1 and leaving last ch unworked. [40 ch-1 sps]
  • Make a twist in your work and join last ch made to bottom of first hdc with a sl st. Then with the tail end, join first ch to top of first hdc made. (See Images Below) After the join you should have 80 ch-sps that you can crochet into.
    How to Join Rnd 1
  • Rnd 2: Ch 1, work 2 hdc in each ch-1 sp around; join with sl st in first hdc. [160]
  • Rnd 3: 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 in first hdc. [80 ch-1 sps]
  • Rnds 4-8: Rep Rnds 2 and 3, ending last Rnd with Rnd 2.
  • Rnd 9: Ch 1, sc in same st as join and into each st around; join with sl st in first sc.
  • Rnds 10-13: Ch 1, blsc in same st as join and into each st around; join with sl st in first blsc. Fasten Off.

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  1. I made this cowl and I am happy with the results. However, I have some observations/questions. First, the pattern is written with a beginning 80 chains, but it looks like the photo is of a cowl that is much bigger. That may be because either I missed something or there is a mistake in the pattern. I twisted and joined giving me 40 ch-1 spaces and 80 chains. At the end of row 2 160 is the count. How does it jump from 80 to 60 – a misprint or …. I plan on making another cowl and begin with 160 chains because I like the fuller look.

    1. Hi Beth, The reason for the jump in numbers is because in row 2 you end up working on both sides of row 1. When you make that twist after row 1, you begin row 2 by working into the bottom stitches of row 1. And because of the twist, you get that figure 8, which takes you all the way around on both sides. Hope that helps :)

  2. This is a lovely pattern! I noticed that the gauge and finished size appear to be for a hat. Can the gauge and finished size of the infinity cowl be provided (mentioning if the length of the cowl is the folded cowl–half the total length if the cowl were to be cut and opened out flat)? I would like to make the cowl, but I want to make it a bit longer (so I can wear it as a hood); some measurements would be very helpful when I estimate the number of stitches in a longer starting chain. Thank you.

    1. Hi Adele, Thank you so much for pointing that out. I checked everything over and seems to have been a typo on the hat. It’s been corrected now. The circumference is approximately 22 inches around. It’s a snug and cozy fit as is.

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