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Crochet Chunky Neck Warmer

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This chunky neck warmer is a quick crochet pattern that uses the double crochet stitch alternating between the back and front loops. This creates beautiful texture. Read on for three different looks created by various colors and button combinations.

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Digging into My Yarn Stash – Yikes!

If you are a yarn crafter like me, you probably have a yarn stash somewhere. I’ve seen plenty of others yarn stashes on social media. Well, I was doing very good in keeping it relatively under control until the last few months. There were so many sales!

Needless to say, my daughter even commented…”Mom, you have quite a lot of yarn all over the place in my old bedroom.” Hum, I think it is time to use what I have and restrain myself from buying more for a while anyway.

Los Angeles Tan Crochet Chunky Neck Warmer

Raid your Yarn Stash

This Chunky Neck Warmer was crocheted in three different colors. Each neck warmer is made from 2 skeins of chunky yarn. In keeping with the theme of using what I have, these were the only colors that I had two skeins of the color. I still think they turned out beautiful.

The buttons were also raided from my button jars. My daughter and I had all of the buttons from 3 quart jars out on the table. This helped us sift through them and find matching buttons that would work. I think that the buttons we chose paired beautifully with the yarn for a very stylish look.

Quick Crochet Pattern

This crochet pattern works up very quickly. It is -25 degrees Fahrenheit here. Yup, negative 25…very dangerously cold. There are many businesses and schools closed. So, I am home and love the chance to stay warm and crochet. I made all three neck warmers in two days.

First Crochet Neck Warmer

This one was made from two skeins of Lion Brand Hometown USA Super Bulky yarn in San Diego Navy. You can get the yarn here if you can’t find it locally. The three buttons are 1 inch cloth covered buttons.

Navy Crochet Chunky Neck Warmer

Second Crochet Chunky Neck Warmer

We had to dig through a number of plastic totes to find a few more colors that have two skeins. This next neck warmer was made from two skeins of Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick River Run yarn. If you can get the yarn here if can’t find it locally. The buttons are from the button jar. There are 4 buttons about 3/4 inch in diameter.

River Run Crochet Chunky Neck Warmer

Third Crochet Chunky Neck Warmer

Working this pattern in the Los Angeles Tan really helps show off the texture of this beautiful crochet pattern. It was the last two skeins we had of the chunky yarn too, but it turned out very nice.

This cowl is finished off with three large buttons that are approximately 1 1/2 inches in diameter – again from my button jar. If you would like to make this pattern in the Los Angeles Tan yarn; it is available here.

Los Angeles Tan Crochet Chunky Neck Warmer

Crochet Video Tutorials

If you are new to crochet, you may find these tutorials on how to crochet the double crochet and chain stitch helpful.

I have included videos for the front loop double crochet and back loop double crochet below the pattern.

Directions: Chunky Neck Warmer

Finished Size:

35 inches long X 7.5 inches wide

Materials:

  • 2 Skeins of Super Bulky (6) yarn. I listed the colors above the photos of each one above. Approximately 140 yards.
  • Crochet Hook Size I
  • Scissors
  • Yarn Needle
  • Buttons
  • Thread
  • Sewing Needle

Get the San Diego Chunky Yarn Here.

Quick River Run Yarn can be found Here.

The Los Angeles Tan Yarn can be found Here.

Abbreviations:

CH = Chain

DC = Double Crochet

BLDC = Back Loop Double Crochet

FLDC = Front Loop Double Crochet

ST = Stitch

Crochet Stitches

Back Loop Double Crochet (DC)

Yarn over, insert the hook into the back loop and pull up a loop. Yarn over and pull through two loops on the hook. Last step, Yarn over again and pull through the last two loops on the hook.

Double Crochet (DC)

Yarn over, insert the hook and pull up a loop. Yarn over and pull through two loops on the hook. Last step, Yarn over again and pull through the last two loops on the hook.

Front Loop Double Crochet (DC)

Yarn over, insert the hook into the front loop and pull up a loop. Yarn over and pull through two loops on the hook. Last step, Yarn over again and pull through the last two loops on the hook.

Single Crochet

Insert the hook, pull up a loop. Yarn over and pull through the two loops on the hook.

Crochet Pattern Directions:

Begin

Chain 90

Row 1:

In the fourth CH from the hook, DC and in each ST across.

Row 2:

CH 3 (counts as DC), BLDC in the first ST from the hook and in each ST across.

Row 3:

CH 3 (counts as DC), FLDC in the first ST from the hook and in each ST across.

Rows 4-10:

Repeat rows 2 and 3.

Finishing Hints:

After the last stitch, leave a long yarn tail; approximately 15-20 inches. This will give you enough yarn to sew the ends together to form the neck warmer. However, before the neck warmer is sewn together, sew the buttons on and sew the other yarn ends in and cut off the excess yarn.

Here are photos of the assembly

In this photo, I was aligning the buttons and sewing them on. (prior to joining the edges of the neck warmer).

Sewing Red Buttons on Neck Warmer

Sewing the ends together. Note, you could put the buttons on the opposite ends from what I chose and they would end up on the right side. I chose to put mine on the right side, and I placed the right side over the left side.

The key is to make sure that the ends come to a point. Once you have the ends positioned where you like, sew through both layers with the long tail of yarn. Weave in the ends and cut off the excess.

Sewing Neck Warmer together

View of the Neck Warmer Without the Top Edge Turned Down

Neck Warmer Without Top Edge Turned Down

Front Loop Double Crochet Tutorial

Back Loop Double Crochet Tutorial

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Julie

Thursday 24th of December 2020

I made the cowl as a gift and she loved it. Now one of my coworkers wants one for her 6 yr old, cut I’m not sure how to invert it. Any thoughts?

patternprincess1

Friday 25th of December 2020

Hi Julie, Great question. Well, I think it would need to be a bit narrower, as well as, shorter. I might even use a bit less chunky yarn too. This current cowl works up to be 35 inches long X 7.5 inches wide. I used my tape measure and used my dress form as a guide for a smaller neck size. Maybe 25-27 inches long by 5 inches wide would look nice on a child. I hope this helps. So glad you like the pattern though. I would love to hear how it turns out. Take care. Vicky

Judy

Thursday 26th of November 2020

Thankyou very much for the neck warmers pattern. I made 4 of them they look very nice with the buttons. Be safe and thanks

patternprincess1

Thursday 26th of November 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to let me know. So glad you like the pattern. I do too. Take care and stay safe and healthy. Vicky

Donna

Monday 23rd of November 2020

Love your pattern! Thank you so much for sharing your creativity. Could you explain where you are sewing the neck warmer together? Also, I have a size 5 buttercream luxe craft yarn in my stash. Do you think I need to change the amount of stitches? I was going to use the crochet hook k which is suggested for the yarn. Thank you ?

patternprincess1

Monday 23rd of November 2020

Thank you Donna. I would crochet to size then if using a different yarn. Start the beginning chain with the 90 stitches, then measure without stretching to see if it is 7.5 inches. If so, carry on and crochet until your desired length or 35 inches long. I was hoping the photos of where I sewed the edges together would help...after laying one edge on top of the other, I sewed just the outer edges of the v-shape end that is made from putting one end over the other. Hope this helps. Vicky

patternprincess1

Thursday 15th of October 2020

The videos show exactly where to insert the hook. Did that help? Once you do the chain 3, which counts as your first double crochet, then insert the hook in the front loop of the next stitch from the previous row. There should be a double crochet in each stitch.