16 DIY easy + stylish free crochet cowl patterns
Ok, it is officially winter time out there and i thought it was time to write a helpful round-up post for you to keep you as warm as possible! I gathered 16 stylish and easy free crochet patterns from some of my all time favourites yarn and crafts related bloggers and sites, along with a brief story and introduction of each and every one of them! If you do not already know them, i strongly advice you to hop over their blogs and dedicate some (or probably a lot!) of your time, discovering their amazing posts and work! They all make such beautiful and unique handmade presents ideas for your beloved ones, that it would surprise me if you did not try at least one of them on your free time! Enjoy and let me know what you think of or if you are interested to see more posts like this one in the future!
01. Jumbo Triple Luxe Cowl | All about Ami
Stephanie is the creative mind behind All About Ami , and a genius crafter to anything yarn related and not only! All about Ami is a significant source of tips and very helpful and step by step patterns and tutorials that you won’t believe! Her posts are totally motivating and will make you pick up your hooks and start crocheting right away! Her patterns are about amigurami, wearable items, household designs and knitted pieces.I love the styling of the blog and the way she chooses to experiment with different textures and yarns, a true inspiration!
Jumbo Triple Luxe Cowl caught my eye for being unusually chunky and modern! It is an easy to try and experiment pattern with an impressive result full of giant stitches, that wraps twice around neck! And also, chunky yarn has the privilege to finish up your work really quikly, which makes it an ideal proposal for a last minute handmade gift, yay!
02. The Jamie Cowl | Rescued Paw Designs
Krista shares her love for animals and yarn projects at her lovely blog Rescued Paw Designs ! You can find and try all kind of crochet patterns and step by step tutorials about scarves, blankets, gloves, home decoration and more to be inspired as i did!
The Jamie Cowl has a stylish look, is made out of soft bulky yarn (so really quickly to finish it!) and maintains a classic character, which make it wearable on any occasion for this winter! I also love the change of colour at the last row and the combination of chosen yarn colours! So, hop over and give it a try!
03. Gobelin Textured Cowl | One Dog Woof
Chiwei, an also genius mind and crafter, is responsible for the amazing One Dog Woof blog with crochet projects and tutorials of all levels crocheters! She dedicates a lot of time and love to her posts and experiments with her patterns to make them perfect for all of us. I just love her work process, the detailed instructions and difficulties she faced herself creating the patterns and also the great photography and styling of the blog! Hope you appreciate it too!
The Gobelin Textured Cowl has one of the most interesting textures i have seen and appears almost as an un-crochet-like pattern, and that is what intrigued me on including it in this round-up! You are going to need a Tunisian hook for this project and some patience, but it so worths it! The instructions are detailed and really helpful, so i hope you love this one too!
04. Bean Stitch Cowl | Delia Creates
Delia is the amazing crafter behind Delia Creates blog, a pure inspiration platform with many DIY projects and tutorials, not only about crocheting, but also sewing, kids activities and delicious recipes! What else can someone ask for? Explore all of her projects and creative ideas and try some of them on your free time!
The Bean Stitch Cowl has one of the most interesting crochet textures i have tried! As Delia also notices the stitch looks complicated at first, but it is truly a really easy and fun stitch to work with! The pattern develops in looped rows and creates the effect and illusion of diagonal direction. I actually tried it as a handmade Christmas gift for my sister and the result was impressing and unusual! Give it a chance and have fun!
05. Shell Stitch Cowl | She Sows Seeds
Emma, the creator of She Sows Seeds travels us through her blog to a country living aspect, in a romantic way that goes back to our childhood! Farm life, garden activities, gorgeous recipes and crocheted goodies take their place in this Australian country lifestyle. A creative soul and professional photographer that will fascinate you! Explore the blog and let her lead you into this purely beautiful way of living!
Shell Stitch Cowl goes along with this blog’s romantic spirit and is a perfect project to work with this winter! Shell stitch, as Emma also says, is a dead easy stitch and a must have in your crochet repertoire. Has a sophisticated look and a wonderful texture appearance, so try it and let me know how it went!
06. 30 Minute Cowl | Whistle and Ivy
Bethany, a blogger, crocheter and writer is behind Whistle and Ivy wonderful blog. A blog full of creative crochet projects and patterns, knit, sewing and embroidery crafts, intriguing for every creative and DIY soul out there! Explore her work and projects collection about women, babies and deco-home ideas and follow her detailed instructions and wonderful photography through that creative journey!
This (almost) 30 Minute Crochet Cowl is a real challenge! For starters it makes you wonder if you can complete it in that time (!) and has a chunky, cozy effect going on! Has a vertically ribbing texture and the chunky stitches make it a fun and fast project for a last minute gift, gorgeous right?
07. The Shell Crochet Cowl | Persia Lou
Alexis, a truly crafty hearted person, is responsible for Persia Lou creative blog and craft corner! Her posts are full of colour, textures and inspiring ideas in a wider sense of creativity. Crochet patterns, crafts of all sort and home decor ideas are waiting for you to give them a try!
The Shell Crochet Cowl uses puffy shells to a gorgeous result texture and ends up with a ribbed buttonhole edge. It is a thick warm cowl that buttons up the front with cool sophisticated looking fabric covered buttons. I love how original this looks and also the cute button addition makes it really special! You should definitely give it a try!
08. Triangles Crochet Scarf | Margo Knits
Margo Knits is the inspiring blog of Margo, a passionate knitter and crocheter that shares with all of us her beautiful patterns! You can find and try all kinds of original yarn projects and accessories she proposes and be inspired! Margo walks you through the patterns with detailed instructions and gorgeous photography!
The Triangles Crochet Scarf caught my eye for being so unusual and fun project to work with. I love the way it is transparent and solid in the same time and also how interesting this triangle stitch is! I know it is not exactly a winter scarf, more like an autumn or early spring accessory, nevertheless i wanted to include it for being so original!
09. Crocheted Rib Cowl | Purl Soho
Purl Soho is one of my all time favourite shop/pattern base site with so many ideas and projects to experiment with, that you will not believe! Their yarn collection goes beyond any fantasy and can satisfy even the most demanding yarn lovers! But besides that, it is an inspiring platform with lots of crochet, knit, sewing, embroidery and weaving detailed tutorials and ideas that i am sure you will love!
Crocheted Rib Cowl is a very interesting project to experiment with, seriously cozy and with an unusual knit looking texture that is really easy to follow! Uses a Storm Gray yarn from the store’s moody neutrals palette, that plays along with a rib stitch, that even a beginner crocheter can easily master! Enjoy!
10. Chunky Crochet Cowl | I Always Pick The Thimble
Karen is an interior architect with a passionate crafter personality and creator of I Always Pick The Thimble blog. Knit, crochet and sewing tutorials and ideas to be inspired by, but also home DIY and jewellery making projects! I love the spirit of the blog and how creative and theme various all the posts are!
The Snow Day Chunky Crochet Cowl is a really easy to follow tutorial with an impressing final result! Karen uses a special t-shirt looking yarn (soft and squishy, with fibres ideal for persons with wool allergies) to compete this quick and easy cowl, that wraps twice around neck to keep you warm! Love how easy to follow the instructions are and the snowy presentation photos, just wonderful!
11. Lazy Waves Shawlette | Look At What I Made
Dedri is the hostess of the wonderful blog and crochet corner Look At What I Made, worth exploring! She is a passionate crocheter and cake lover with her blog focusing mainly in crochet designs and tutorials. You can find all kinds of crochet patterns, regardless your crochet experience, with easy to follow instructions and helpful photography!
Lazy Waves Shawlette impressed me with its unusual shape and interesting final texture. Dedri uses the Lazy Waves stitch, which is pretty fun to make and gives a gorgeous wavy effect to your project! The instructions are really easy to follow with step-by-step photos for you and different suggestions on yarn choosing. I personally love the slightly colour changing effect and i am looking forward to give it a try!
12. Agnes Lace Cowl | Fiber Flux
Jennifer, a creative knitter and crocheter with a background in FineArts, motivates us through her inspiring blog Fiber Flux. An organised data base for crochet, knitting, sewing and embroidery tutorials, but also a multicoloured yarn shop and yarn projects for kids! Cool, right? Take a minute to explore the detailed patterns and get to know her creative work.
Although i had to pick among many beautiful crochet cowl patterns, i decided to go with Agnes Lace Cowl, for being unusually transparent yet chunky as a texture. Jennifer uses a super bulky yarn, decreasing the time needed to complete this beauty, walking you through the project with detailed instructions and a easy to follow video tutorial!
13. Chunky, Squishy Infinity Scarf | Mama In A Stitch
Mama In A Stitch, is such a beautiful blog about knit, crochet and artsy things, created and run by Jessica. A yarn passionate person and a blog full of knitting, crochet patterns and DIY projects, all presented and photographed with a sophisticated and high aesthetic aspect! I love the photography and styling of the blog and also how easy to follow the tutorials are with written instructions and video presentation.
This Chunky Squishy Crochet Infinity Scarf, has a contemporary and fresh look, is warm and long with a gorgeous final texture! Jessica uses this bright green “Sweet Grass” yarn that can be combined with neutral wearing and jazz things up! Easy to follow instructions and a sophisticated cowl to try on!
14. Cloudy Window Scarf | Vickie Howell
Vickie, hostess and creator of Vickie Howell blog is such an inspiring personality in craft world! An author, designer, instructor and broadcast speaker has a truly motivating way of doing things that will make you fall in to crafting in no time! Her blog is full of crochet and knitting ideas, home deco DIY and kids crafts to keep you on your craft feet forever!
Cloudy Window Scarf is such a fun and colourful project to experiment with! It is quite original and jazzy, with easy to follow instructions and a transparent looking texture effect. A transitional piece from Winter to Spring with a flowerish fresh look, enjoy!
15. Colorful Crochet Cowl | Sugar Beans
Sugar Beans is such a cute and fun blog to follow and Susan is behind all that beauty. A crafted soul person with a desire to share her creativity and DIY ideas with us, has turned her blog in an inspiring collection of crochet and sewing projects, fun recipes and home crafts!
Colorful Crochet Cowl has a great colourful effect and Susan has worked on it with simple stitches, easy to follow by any level crocheter. A real quick project with various length that adjusts to your desires.
16. Madly In Love Scarf | Moogly
Tamara is the creative mind behind the fascinating blog of Moogly! Full of yarn patterns and tutorials, link parties, giveaways and interesting ideas around crochet and knitting crafts are waiting for you to explore them!
Madly In Love Infinity Scarf and Cowl, could not be missing from this collection. It is unusual, with such an interesting stitch that gives it a volumed texture and effect! The cowl is a combination of three different sections that are finally braided together to a gorgeous final result! I love that is themed oriented and beautifully decorated with heart shaped buttons.
A final addition to this collection that i hoped you all enjoyed! I am sure you will try at least one of them and i encourage you to sent me some photos of your project progress! Cheers!