This beautiful crochet neck warmer embodies timeless romance, and charm. It’s quick and easy to crochet and this cowl is a perfect winter accessory for date night, or any special occasion. Find the free crochet pattern instructions below, or purchase a print-optimized, ad-free PDF by clicking here.
Complete this gorgeous set with any of these free matching crochet patterns:
Ribbons and Grace Bootcuffs
Ribbons and Grace Wristers/cuffs
Ribbons and Grace Headband
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I’m a bit of an “old soul” and go weak in the knees for anything lacy, and feminine (don’t get me started on frills and ruffles!). This crochet neck warmer pattern is modern enough to go with today’s latest fashions, but is reminiscent of a by-gone-era of socials at the lighthouse and walks in the rose garden.
The cowl uses easy stitches in new ways to create an elegant accessory. You will need to be familiar with single crochet, half double crochet, and double crochet to complete this project. Take the lace edging one comma at a time if you feel overwhelmed by the project.
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4mm (G) hook
5mm (H) hook, or hook needed to obtain gauge
200 yards #4 worsted weight Red Heart Super Saver yarn in “Buff”
1 yard of sheer 5/8″ ribbon
Fray-check or clear nail polish
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
dc = double crochet
st/sts = stitch/stitches
sp/sps = space/spaces
hdc in the 3rd loop = Look at the top of the stitch, and locate the sideways “V”, bend the stitch to look at the back, and you should see another “V”. You’ll be working into the back loop of that “V”, this is called the 3rd loop. If you get stuck, please watch this simple tutorial video (it’s from another pattern of mine so don’t let that confuse you!)
14 hdc stitches to 4″
Finished cowl should be 7″ high, by 18″ (Child) 20″ (Small/Medium) and 22″ (Large).
-Ch-1 at beginning of round does not count as a stitch.
-Pattern can be made larger by increasing in multiples of 6, but beware that you will need to follow petal loop instructions for small, and large neck warmer if your chain number is not divisible by 12.
Free Crochet Neck Warmer Pattern (US Terms):
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Child size: ch 66
Small/Medium: ch 72
Large: ch 78
With 4mm (G) hook, ch 66, (72, 78), join with sl st to first ch,
Round 1: ch 1, hdc in each st around, join with sl st to first hdc. (66 [72, 78])
Round 2: ch 1, working in 3rd loop, hdc in each st around, join with sl st to first hdc. (66 [72, 78])
Switch to 5mm (H) hook:
Rounds 3-12: ch 1, (sc, hdc, dc) in first st, sk 2 sts *(sc, hdc, dc) in next st, sk 2 sts; repeat from * around, join with sl st to first sc. (66 [72, 78])
Switch back to 4mm (G) hook:
Round 13: ch 1, hdc in each st around, join with sl st to first hdc. (66, [72, 78])
Round 14: ch 1, working in 3rd loop of hdc, sc in each st around, join with sl st to first sc. (66, 72, 78)
Round 15: ch 1, dc in each st around, join with sl st to first dc. (66 [72, 78])
Round 16: ch 1, hdc in each st around, join with sl st to first hdc. (66 [72, 78])
Round 17: ch 1, working in 3rd loop of hdc, sc in each st around, join with sl st to first sc. (66 [72, 78])
Round 18: For the child size, and large size, you will start round 18 out with ch 3, sl st into next st, *ch 3, sk st, sl st into next st* Repeat * to *16 (child), 18 (large) more times, ch 3, sl st into next st, then repeat the following to end of round: **ch 3, sk st, sl st into next st**, final sl st counts as join. For medium size: ch 3, sk st, sl st into next st *ch 3, sk st sl st into next st; repeat from * around, final sl st counts as join. (34, [36, 40] ch-3 sps)
Round 19: sl st into first ch-3 sp, ([dc, ch 1] 4 times, dc) in next ch-3 sp, sl st into next ch-3 sp, *([dc, ch 1] 4 times, dc) in next ch-3 sp, sl st into next ch-3 sp; repeat from * around, join with sl st to first petal.
Round 20: 2 sc in first ch-1 sp, 2 sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sl st back into the chain creating a picot, 2 sc in next ch-1 sp, 2 sc in next ch-1 sp, sl st into sl st from round 19 between the petals *2 sc in first ch-1 sp, 2 sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sl st back into chain creating a picot, 2 sc in next ch-1 sp, 2 sc in next ch-1 sp, sl st into sl st from round 19 between the petals; repeat from * across, join with sl st to first petal.
Fasten off, and weave in ends.
Attach yarn to top of cowl,
Round 1: ch 2, sk st, sl st in next st, *ch 2, sk st, sl st in next st; repeat from * around, join with sl st to first chain (33, [36, 39] ch-2 sps)
Round 2: sl st into first ch 2-sp, (ch 1, 2 sc, sl st), *sl st in next ch-2 sp, (ch 1, 2 sc, sl st); repeat from * around, join with sl st to first sl st.
Fasten off, and weave in ends.
Weave 5/8″ ribbon through round 15. Tie a pretty bow, leaving plenty of room for the cowl to stretch over your head.
Cut ends to the desired length, and coat with fray-check or clear nail polish.
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Love this cowl !!! . I got to the petals l have 36 but they are going everywhere, not laying flat like yours. Do you have any suggestions please?
Thank you! The petals will flare out just a little (won’t lay perfectly flat) but shouldn’t be overly wrinkled.
I appreciate you sharing all your beautiful patterns….they are all amazing. You are such a talented beautiful woman …and your patterns are so elegant and romantic…..I am making some as Christmas gifts
Thanx again ❤????
Aww, thank you for your sweet comments, Joyce! I’m so glad you’re enjoying the designs! ????
Sharen Taunton says
thank you so much for these beautiful patterns can’t wait to start making some
You’re welcome, Sharen! Happy crocheting!
The pattern is so elegant. I really love the design. When I first saw the picture I thought it was a hat. Have you thought about a hat pattern?
Thank you, Christine! I have thought about a hat, but still need to work out a few details so it is a good matching set. Maybe later this winter or early spring!
Kathryn Eve Koran says
Hi Kirsten, your crochet items are beautiful. I’m constantly looking (for months) for scarves and cowls that are different and yours caught my eye immediately. I don’t know why it took so long to find you. It’s so sweet of you to share your beautiful talent…I appreciate and can’t wait to get started. You made my day!
Thank you for the sweet words, Kathryn! ?
I’m so glad you found some fun things that caught your eye here!
Julia in Norway says
Hi Kristen! I whipped one out last night in light blue merino and it’s gorgeous! I’m so pleased and your pattern is so easy to follow! I can’t wait to make a whole bunch as presents. Thanks for all the detailed instructions – I could easily adapt the pattern to match my yarn (ch 96). You are so talented and I love all your designs. Thank you also for making them free – much appreciated! These will keep me busy here in Norway, where summers are very short (fall is already creeping in) and winters are LONG and DARK.
You’re very welcome, Julia! I’m glad you happy with your hat from this pattern! 😀
Very pretty, thank you
Julie Esponge says
Thank u for the pattern. My sister will love this.