Stunning Crochet Cowls That Warm You Up in Fall and Winter

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Stunning Crochet Cowls
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Crochet cowls are very versatile and come in all shapes and sizes. These designs celebrate colors and will keep you warm on the colder evenings. Stunning techniques are used here, like the hairpin lace. If you have never tried it, don’t worry!

Amazing step-by-step video tutorial will help you on the way. Bold summery colors are vibrant and rich, just like the nature all around us now. Don’t be afraid of colors. Go through your stash and find the juiciest ones. You won’t regret making scarves in the summer – always have some at hand when it comes to the garden party on a colder day. Search for links to free patterns under the pictures below.

You may also like these projects:

1. ‘Shine like a diamond’ cowl

This amazing cowl is made with two simple stitches, so it’s perfect for beginners. The finished size is 13” (34 cm) x 26” (66 cm).  It works in a round and has a very modern and cool design. Arunima Goel created this pattern to be easy to memorize and fun to make!

  • DESIGNED by Arunima Goel
  • PROJECT TYPE cowl
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL upper beginner
'Shine like a diamond' cowl

PHOTOS by Arunima Goel / Ravelry.com

Find this free pattern on knitterknotter.com, or check out more on its Ravelry page here.

2. The Maine Coast Seashell Cowl

This seashell cowl by Maggie Haskell look like a beautiful sunset! It is a very simple pattern, that is super comfy to wear and very easy to make. The seashell stitch will look amazing in any color combination, so feel free to experiment!

  • DESIGNED by Maggie Haskell
  • PROJECT TYPE cowl
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL upper beginner
The Maine Coast Seashell Cowl

PHOTOS by Maggie Haskell / Ravelry.com

Find this free pattern on zamiguz.com, or check out more on its Ravelry page here.

3. Handwritten Cowl Free Crochet Pattern

This stunning cowl is made with an amazing, colorful yarn, that makes the whole pattern really beautiful! You can add some buttons to embellish the cowl even more. Enjoy!

  • DESIGNED by Janet Pippin
  • PROJECT TYPE cowl
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL upper beginner
Handwritten Cowl Free Crochet Pattern

Go to the pattern:

Handwritten Cowl see more here

4. Jade Waffle Cowl Free Crochet Pattern

This lovely cowl really looks like the most beautiful jade stone, right? And this amazing waffle stitch underlines that stunning color. It’s an easy and feminine project that you’ll love wearing!

  • DESIGNED by Fiber Flux / Jennifer Dickerson
  • PROJECT TYPE cowl
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL upper beginner
Jade Waffle Cowl Free Crochet Pattern

Go to the pattern:

Jade Waffle Cowl see more here

5. Peek-a-Boo Cowl Free Crochet Pattern

This cute, cheerful cowl is made with two separate parts, that are joined and create a wonderful see through / ombre effect. The front part looks like stained glass, how amazing is that?

  • DESIGNED by Jessica Bowman
  • PROJECT TYPE cowl
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL upper beginner
Peek-a-Boo Cowl Free Crochet Pattern

Go to the pattern:

Peek – a Boo Cowl see more here

6. Sadie Cowl Free Crochet Pattern

If you like shades of blue, this cowl is going to be perfect for you. It is warm, very practical and easy to carry around. The perfect accessory to keep you warm on cold autumn / winter days.

  • DESIGNED by Two brothers blanket
  • PROJECT TYPE cowl
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL upper beginner
Sadie Cowl Free Crochet Pattern

Go to the pattern:

Sadie Cowl

7. Slice of Summer Cowl Free Crochet Pattern

Keep the slice of summer all year long. These sweet colors will bring happy memories instantly!

  • DESIGNED by Amy Ramnarine
  • PROJECT TYPE cowl
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL upper beginner
Slice of Summer Cowl Free Crochet Pattern

Go to the pattern:

Slice of Summer Cowl

8. Braided Hairpin Lace Infinity Scarf Free Crochet Pattern

Beautiful multicolor yarn, which has a little shimmer to it, will help you create a stunning accessory! This amazing cowl will most definitely be a show-stopper.

  • DESIGNED by B.hooked Crochet, this version by nemzor
  • PROJECT TYPE cowl
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL upper beginner
Braided Hairpin Lace Infinity Scarf Free Crochet Pattern

Go to the pattern:

Braided Hairpin Lace Infinity Scarf

9. Endless Infinity Scarf

Take a look at this beautiful scarf by Melissa Fisher. It’s a super comfy and warm winter and fall scarf, that’s very elegant and feminine. Feel free to play with the colors and make sure to customize it to your liking. It’s a very easy to crochet pattern, that’s perfect for beginners.

  • DESIGNED by Melissa Fisher
  • PROJECT TYPE cowl
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL upper beginner
Endless Infinity Scarf

PHOTOS by Melissa Fisher / Ravelry.com

Find this free pattern on woodsandwool.com, or check out more on its Ravelry page here.

10. Big Crochet Shell Stitch Infinity scarf

This beautiful scarf is a big and chunky fall project, that’s absolutely perfect for colder days. So if you’re looking for a feminine and romantic project, we’ve got you covered! Mindy Waters did such a great job with creating this pattern. The best part is, that this pattern is super easy to memorize, so you can have your scarf in no time!

  • DESIGNED by Mindy Waters
  • PROJECT TYPE cowl
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL upper beginner
Big Crochet Shell Stitch Infinity scarf

PHOTOS by Mindy Waters / Ravelry.com

Find this free pattern on talesofbutterflies.com, or check out more on its Ravelry page here.

11. Hidden Butterfly Cowl

Take a look at this gorgeous scarf made by Alexandra Halsey! It’s the ultimate fall scarf, however you can also make it for winter time. It’s super chunky and ideal for colder days. So if you’re looking for both warm and feminine project, we’ve got you covered!

  • DESIGNED by Alexandra Halsey
  • PROJECT TYPE cowl
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL upper beginner
Hidden Butterfly Cowl

PHOTOS by Alexandra Halsey / Ravelry.com

Find this free pattern on withalexofficialblog.com, or check out more on its Ravelry page here.

12. The Fleur Neckwarmer

Neckwarmers are just perfect for fall and winter time! Take a look at this gorgeous project by Ariana Hall on the pictures below. It’s super feminine and romantic. What’s more, it’s also going to be a really fun gift idea, so make sure to make one or two for your friends and family!

  • DESIGNED by Ariana Hall
  • PROJECT TYPE cowl
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL upper beginner
The Fleur Neckwarmer

PHOTOS by Ariana Hall / Ravelry.com

Find this free pattern on ariana-hall.com, or check out more on its Ravelry page here.

13. Kenton Cowl

This super fun, colorful cowl in the pictures below is a gorgeous crochet cowl made in a yummy DK weight yarn made of Merino wool and cashmere! Just take a look at this V-stitch, it looks beautiful when embellished with this color and edged with just a little ribbing.

  • DESIGNED by April Garwood
  • PROJECT TYPE cowl
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL upper beginner
Kenton Cowl

PHOTOS by April Garwood / Ravelry.com

Find this free pattern on bananamoonstudio.com, or check out more on its Ravelry page here.

14. Across The Universe Cowl

Colorful crochet cowls are just the best, aren’t they? Especially the one in the pictures below, it’s a stunning, yet amazingly simple cowl to stitch up! Basic stitches (dc and chains only!). You will have lots of fun making it and the variegated yarn cake makes color changes effortless too!

  • DESIGNED by Fiber Flux / Jennifer Dickerson
  • PROJECT TYPE cowl
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL upper beginner
Across The Universe Cowl

PHOTOS by Fiber Flux / Jennifer Dickerson / Ravelry.com

Find this free pattern on fiberflux.com, or check out more on its Ravelry page here.

15. Across The Universe Cowl

Hurry up while this beautiful crochet cowl in the pictures below is still available for free! It’s a gorgeous neck warmer, that’s using less than 1 cake of Lion Brand Mandala (however feel free to go for another yarn if you want to!). It’s super quick to make while watching your favorite TV show.

  • DESIGNED by Sweet Bee Crochet
  • PROJECT TYPE cowl
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL upper beginner
One Skein Granny Rows Neck Warmer

PHOTOS by Sweet Bee Crochet / Ravelry.com

Find this free pattern on sweetbeecrochet.com, or check out more on its Ravelry page here.

16. Last Minute Holiday Cowl

This gorgeous crochet cowl in the pictures below is just as the name says – last minute. You can whip it up in a heartbeat and have a new, chunky accessory in no time! It’s stitched up in just nine rounds and the finished result is worth the effort.

  • DESIGNED by Fiber Flux / Jennifer Dickerson
  • PROJECT TYPE cowl
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL upper beginner
Last Minute Holiday Cowl

PHOTOS by Fiber Flux / Jennifer Dickerson / Ravelry.com

Find this free pattern on fiberflux.com, or check out more on its Ravelry page here.

17. Etta’s Cowl

The lace cowl is maybe not the stitching method you would go for. However, the Etta’s Cowl pattern proves that it is a good idea to incorporate some unusual techniques into standard designs. It is also a great project for all those who want to try lace stitching for the first time. The finished infinity shawl is a great mid-season piece. Airy and light, still gives comfort and warmth you need.

  • DESIGNED by Creative Crochet Corner
  • PROJECT TYPE cowl
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner

Photos by Creative Crochet Corner / ravelry.com

Find original free pattern on go.creativecrochetcorner.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

18. One Skein Shell Cowl

Crochet one row, repeat until you are satisfied and you are all done. This is how easy this beautiful cowl pattern is. A great way to introduce someone to this handcraft. A no-brainer and no-timer when you are in need of a new warm autumn shawl. The hardest part of the process will be to choose the perfect yarn color. That doesn’t seem so frightening, does it?

  • DESIGNED by The Purple Poncho
  • PROJECT TYPE cowl
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner

Photos by The Purple Poncho / ravelry.com

Find original free pattern on thepurpleponcho.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

19. Golden Halo Mobius

This is not your standard, basic crochet cowl and that is not only because of the amazing color choice. The Golden Halo Mobius design is all about unusual solutions, volume and unexpected twists. This lightweight cowl pattern twists and turns as it made so that when you wear it, it creates interesting construction. With this fashion accessory you will up your styling game with just one simple addition to the basic outfit.

  • DESIGNED by Tamara Kelly from Moogly
  • PROJECT TYPE cowl
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner

Photos by Tamara Kelly / ravelry.com

Find original free pattern on mooglyblog.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

20. Warm Vanilla Toffee Cowl

The CAL event that is already in progress, so do not hesitate and jump in to create this amazing Warm Vanilla Toffee Cowl. It is truly a perfect cowl for winter months. It will hug your neck and arms with a warm and soft touch. With such protection from the cold you will never get chilly. Say goodbye to the seasonal flu, welcome this beautiful and delicate crochet cowl.

  • DESIGNED by Fiber Flux / Jennifer Dickerson
  • PROJECT TYPE cowl
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner

Photos by Fiber Flux / Jennifer Dickerson / ravelry.com

Find original free pattern on fiberfluxblog.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

21. Checkerboard Advent Cowl

The checkerboard stitch technique is so important to this Potter & Bloom pattern, that it has found its place in the name of the design. And properly so, as this stitch does wonders to the Advent cowl. It creates an amazing texture, that hold the warm air and makes this infinity shawl lightweight and easy to style. Go do such fun colors as in this proposal, or choose more muted one to match everything that’s already in your closet.

  • DESIGNED by Potter & Bloom
  • PROJECT TYPE cowl
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL intermediate

Photos by Potter & Bloom / ravelry.com

Find original free pattern on potterandbloom.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

22. Forest Walk Twisted Cowl

A squishy and soft cowl is something of a dreamy hug during long and nice winter walks in the nature. It will keep you warm and toasty, no matter how low the temperatures drop, Pia Thadani made sure of that when designing the pattern. This comfort is just a few basic stitches away, so pick your color of nice fluffy yarn and start crocheting already. Prepare yourself for the next winter adventure.

  • DESIGNED by Pia Thadani
  • PROJECT TYPE cowl
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner

Photos by Pia Thadani / ravelry.com

Find original free pattern on stitchesnscraps.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

23. Sauntering Cowl

Hug your neck tight with this soft and warm crochet cowl by Eline Alcocer. This is a perfect substitute to the turtleneck, if you hate those but you still are in a desperate need of some extra warmth. The traditional pattern is a timeless option that adds some cozy vibes to the whole look. Pair it with your casual sweater, with your beautiful dress or with a simple tshirt and give yourself some extra comfort that you need.

  • DESIGNED by Eline Alcocer
  • PROJECT TYPE cowl
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL intermediate

Photos by Eline Alcocer / ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

24. Forest Cowl

Like a beautiful and wild forest, this cowl is everything that’s good and pure. Simple, easy to replicate the design, great color blocking and the use of baby alpaca yarn are what make this piece by Eva Numan so amazing. Don’t feel restricted to those indications though and make all the modifications and changes you want while crocheting your piece. Make this forest your own space.

  • DESIGNED by Eva Numan
  • PROJECT TYPE cowl
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner

Photos by Eva Numan / ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

25. Braided Cowl

Cozy and voluminous, the design of this crochet cowl is sure to keep you warm while the cold winds blow. It is designed to be easy for everyone, even beginners with little back experience. The project has three step-by-step video tutorials to help you along the way. Visit the website for more details and to get started.

  • DESIGNED by Nicole Riley
  • PROJECT TYPE cowl
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
Two pictures of a woman wearing a crochet cowls.

Photos by Nicki’s Homemade Crafts / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on nickishomemadecrafts.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

26. Celosia Crochet Cowl

The floral motif of this crochet cowl makes it a real eye-catcher that can add a nice accent to any outfit. It’s warm enough to keep you warm on the coldest days, but the lightweight design means you’ll feel comfortable even on the last sunny days. Made with double crochet, this project is super easy and can be made by anyone. Check out the step-by-step crochet pattern and get inspired!

  • DESIGNED by Alison Green
  • PROJECT TYPE cowl
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL intermediate
A woman flaunting vibrant crochet cowls in two pictures.

Photos by Berroco, Inc. / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on berroco.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

27. Easy Crochet Snood Infinity Scarf

This chevron crochet infinity scarf is a nice project for beginners. If you’re looking for a project to experiment with colors, this is it. The pattern allows you to use as much as you can, and it’s a nice way to get rid of your leftover yarn. Just follow the step-by-step crochet instructions and get in the spirit of the season.

  • DESIGNED by Pattern Princess
  • PROJECT TYPE cowls
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
Two pictures of a crocheted infinity scarf on a mannequin showcasing crochet cowls.

Photos by Pattern Princess / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on patternprincess.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

28. Western Charm Cowl

The design of this crochet cowl is a pretty accessory that will brighten up any outfit. The warm and soft yarn makes it great for winter, and if you’re a beginner, it’s a must. Pick your favorite colors and get started! Even if you don’t have much skill, it will be easy for you. Just take a look at the free crochet project and give it a try.

  • DESIGNED by Jessie Rayot
  • PROJECT TYPE cowls
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
Two pictures of a woman wearing a blue and brown crochet cowls.

Photos by The Studio Chi / Hannah Schweiss / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on jessieathome.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

29. Woods Landing

This intermediate Scandinavian design is sure to get you in the mood for fall. If you’ve done projects like this before, you’ll find it easy to make, and if it’s your first crochet cowl, you’re sure to improve your skills. Follow the crochet pattern step by step to get started. Be quick, it’s only free for a limited time.

  • DESIGNED by Janica York Carter
  • PROJECT TYPE cowls
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL intermediate
a woman wearing a grey crochet cowl

Photos by Expression Fiber Arts / Ravelry.com

Find the original free for a limited time pattern on expressionfiberarts.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

30. Into the Woods Mobius

Warm and lacey, this crochet cowl is designed to keep you toasty on the windiest days of the season. The fuzzy texture makes it extremely comfortable to wear, so you’ll love wrapping yourself up in it. If you’re an intermediate crocheter, you’ll find it easy and even relaxing. Follow the free crochet mobius pattern on the original website to get started.

  • DESIGNED by Tamara Kelly
  • PROJECT TYPE cowls
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL intermediate
a woman wearing a crochet cowl in green, pink and grey

Photos by Tamara Kelly / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on yarnspirations.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

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