Free Crochet Cowl Pattern
This cowl is all about the wrap around the neck. It took me a few tries to get it as shown above, but with the infinity twist it’s really easy to duplicate. It’s just a matter of keeping the right sides out while tucking the wrong sides under.
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. For something narrower, simply do less repeats of the pattern rows.
Another bonus of this pattern is that you only need one skein of yarn to complete this beauty.
Crochet Pattern Information:
Skill Level: Intermediate
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
Gauge: Measures approximately 1″ over stitches made in Rnds 1 & 2. In body of hat, 14 sts = 4″.
Finished Size: Laying flat it measures approximately 11″ by 9″ wide.
Blsc = Back Loop Single Crochet
Ch/Chs = Chain/Chains
Hdc = Half Double Crochet
Rep = Repeat
Rnd/Rnds = Round/Rounds
Sc = Single Crochet
Sk = Skip
Sl St = Slip Stitch
Sp/Sps = Space/Spaces
St/Sts = Stitch/Stitches
Crochet Pattern Instructions:
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.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, work 2 hdc in each ch-1 sp around; join with sl st in first hdc. 
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.
More free cowl patterns are available at Crochet Pattern Bonanza: Crochet Cowls