The Easy Chunky Cowl is textured and warm with vertical ribbing throughout. It uses a simple stitch and two strands of yarn held together to create a bulky infinity scarf that works up so fast and looks gorgeous.
It’s the perfect easy crochet cowl pattern for beginners, as it’s made using an easy one-row repeat. Get ready to look super stylish, warm, and comfy with this handmade chunky crochet cowl.
Make this quick project while you relax. Once you get past the second row, you really don’t have to count your stitches. Just make sure that you have all the stitches across.
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If you have that perfect bulky weight skein of yarn, you’ve been wondering what to make with it, here’s your pattern.
However, if you don’t already have a skein of this chunky yarn, no worries.
There is no need to go out and purchase a chunky weight yarn for this pattern if you don’t already have a skein in your yarn stash. Use two skeins of yarn and hold the strands together and work the basic stitches. This creates a lovely bulky yarn and helps you use up those random skeins of yarn.
Today, I used two strands of the same color of yarn. However, you could create a marbled effect using two different colors of yarn held together to create the bulky weight yarn.
Easy Crochet Pattern
This pattern is fun and works up quickly. I made two in a weekend. As you can see from the photos, I made three of them. They will be gifts for some coworkers of my daughter soon.
It is easy enough for a newer crocheter, yet quick enough that the more experienced crocheter will have fun making this neck warmer.
Work the stitches flat and join at the end using the slip stitch. Once you have completed the cowl and worked the slip stitches, you it will be very hard to tell where you joined the cowl. This is nice because there is no seam to hide in the back.
Crochet Video Tutorial and Photo Instructions
The half double crochet stitch is used throughout. However, it is worked into the back loop.
Near the bottom of this free crochet pattern, you will find the video tutorial for crocheting this chunky cowl and the slip stitch method I used for joining to help the joining seam blend into the ribbing stitches.
This cowl looks the same on both sides, so there really is not an inside or outside, or a right side or wrong side.
You will find that this there are quite a few styling options. Dress this up with a pretty broach. Fold down the top half for a shorter cowl. Scrunch down the cowl around your neck for extra warmth.
One of the things I love about this crochet cowl is that it looks great with a pair of jeans, professional work wear, and your Sunday dress. If you live in the cold, adding this neck scarf to your wardrobe is a must to keep warm and toasty.
Three Gorgeous Yarn Colors
I loved this pattern so much that I made this in three different colors of yarn: ocean, burgundy, and off white Tweeds. There are already three lovely ladies that my daughter and I have in mind to receive these infinity scarves.
It’s a great project to make on a weekend. We think they will make the perfect gift too.
Which one do you like best?
Add Embellishments to a Crochet Infinity Scarf
There are many ways you can customize your beautiful cowl. Add buttons or a leather tag for decorations. The holes in the crochet stitches are not really large enough for a button to go through, so they would be added strictly as a decoration.
If you want to hold the scarf in a certain position, I suggest using a broach. They look pretty and you can pin them anywhere to hold the scarf right where you want it.
Add some cozy goodness to your outfits by crocheting your own crochet cowl. Made using a one-row repeat and two skeins of yarn, you’ll have this crochet project finished in no time.
Directions Easy Chunky Cowl Crochet Pattern
Confident beginner. You should be able to work the half double crochet stitch.
10 stitches every 4 inches
13 inches tall x 28 inches circumference
To change the length of the scarf, increase or decrease the beginning chain stitches by 1 stitch.
The circumference can be changed by adding or decreasing the rows.
I made this in three colors.
Ocean. Caron Simply Soft Each cowl uses 2 skeins of yarn, that are 240 yards each skein. Total yardage 480. If you are not able to find the yarn locally, you can find it here.
Burgundy. Caron Simply Soft Each cowl uses 2 skeins of yarn, that are 240 yards each skein. Total yardage 480. If you are not able to find the yarn locally, you can find it here.
Off White Tweeds. Caron Simply Soft Each cowl uses 2 skeins of yarn, that are 240 yards each skein. Total yardage 480. If you are not able to find the yarn locally, you can find it here.
If you had a bulky or chunky yarn weights, you would only need one skein that is at least 240 years.
Crochet Hook Size L, 7.0 mm hook
BLHDC = Back Loop Half Double Crochet
CH = Chain
HDC = Half Double Crochet
SL ST = Slip Stitch
ST = Stitch
STs = Stitches
[ ] = Repeat Between
Pattern written in U.S. Terms.
Made by holding 2 pieces of yarn together throughout the pattern.
Ch 2 counts as a half double crochet stitch.
The Cowl is worked in one long rectangle.
Two sides are closed together with slip stitches.
Turn at the end of each row.
**Make sure to count the stitches the first few rows to double check that you will have nice straight edges. The last stitch after the second row will always be placed on the top chain stitch of the previous row. Once you have this, it will be smooth sailing for you.
Holding two pieces of yarn together and throughout the pattern.
Starting Chain 40
HDC in the 3rd CH from the hook. HDC in each ST across. Turn (38 STs this row and beyond)
CH 2 (Counts as HDC). BLHDC in each ST across. End with a HDC in the last ST. Turn
Repeat row 2.
***when you finish the last row, do not cut the yarn. Work on joining the ends of the cowl next.***
Joining the Cowl
After the last row, don’t cut the yarn. Turn and bring the edges of the cowl together.
- Starting in the first ST on the other side, insert your hook, yarn over, and work a SL ST (pull up a loop and pull the loop through all loops on the hook).
- In the next ST on the side where you ended up just now, insert the hook in the back loop. Yarn over and work a SL ST.
Continue alternating which side you are working the slip stitch all the way across the row.
To finish, Cut about a 10-inch tail of yarn. Pull the yarn through the last loop on the hook. Using the yarn needle, weave in the yarn ends and weave in each strand of yarn in different directions. Remove the excess yarn.
Video Demonstrating the Easy Chunky Cowl Pattern
Right Hand Tutorial
Left Hand Tutorial
If you are new to crochet, you can find basic crochet stitches to help you continue to increase your skills.
Check out our other free crochet patterns.