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.
*Post contains affiliate links* for more information please read the disclaimer on the About Us page.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
35 inches long X 7.5 inches wide
- 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, 5.5 MM
- Yarn Needle
- 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.
CH = Chain
DC = Double Crochet
BLDC = Back Loop Double Crochet
FLDC = Front Loop Double Crochet
ST = Stitch
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.
Insert the hook, pull up a loop. Yarn over and pull through the two loops on the hook.
Crochet Pattern Directions:
In the fourth CH from the hook, DC and in each ST across.
CH 3 (counts as DC), BLDC in the first ST from the hook and in each ST across.
CH 3 (counts as DC), FLDC in the first ST from the hook and in each ST across.
Repeat rows 2 and 3.
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 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.
View of the Neck Warmer Without the Top Edge Turned Down
Front Loop Double Crochet Tutorial
Back Loop Double Crochet Tutorial
If you loved this post, please share. It helps to show me that these types of posts are helpful – thank you!
I hope that you liked this pattern. If you are looking for more ideas for crocheted projects, here are a few others you may enjoy.
You can find Victoria crocheting, quilting, and creating recipes. She has worked in restaurants for many years. Her many crochet patterns and quilt patterns are enjoyed by many. In her professional career, she has worked in management in a wide variety of businesses including higher education as a dean of a division. All the while attending college part-time to achieve her doctorate in higher education with an emphasis in e-learning.
Wednesday 21st of December 2022
Hi, Thank you so much for this lovely pattern. I have a stash of Anna's Choice Aran (medium 4) which I'd like to use for it. I'm a crochet novice so I hope someone will be able to advise me if I could use 2 strands of the Anna's Choice together to produce a similar effect as the bulky yarn single stranded? And, if so, should I use the same hook size, please? That being the 'I'? Hope someone can help. Thank you.
Thursday 22nd of December 2022
Hello, Using two strands together would be nice and thick. Try a small swatch using the Size I crochet hook and see if you like the look of it. That is what I do when I am developing patterns. Vicky
Wednesday 27th of October 2021
Hi, I need the number of stitches and the hook size for the regular 4ply yarn. Thanks.
Wednesday 27th of October 2021
Hi, I would use a size H crochet hook with 4 ply yarn. I would chain as many stitches until your length was the 35 inches to begin for the pattern. It is hard to say exactly how many stitches you should start with as it depends on how loose or tight you crochet. In general, I would guess this might take 130-160 initial chain stitches using the 4 ply yarn to equal the 35 inches.
Monday 27th of September 2021
Hi, the neck warmer is good for the homeless. But I have only regular 4 ply yarn. Can you give me some instructions on how many stitches I need to make and how many rows? Thanks.
Friday 1st of October 2021
Great idea. Since this is worked flat and joined at the end, I would crochet to the size with the worsted yarn. 35 inches long X 7.5 inches wide.
30 Free Crochet Patterns For Neck Warmers - 11 Crafts
Wednesday 31st of March 2021
[…] Tutorial: patternprincess […]
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?
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