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Finding Free Crochet Patterns for Cowls

Updated on December 7, 2012
Winter Woman by Calimero Portrait of woman in winter hooded coat
Winter Woman by Calimero Portrait of woman in winter hooded coat | Source

Free Crochet Cowl Patterns

A cowl is a loose hood, neck warmer, or joined scarf fitting around the neck. Hooded cowls have a neck, which can fit under a coat for warmth in cold weather. The neck warmer or joined scarf can also fit under or over a coat to keep the neck warm too, or they can simply look like a collar to brighten a winter dress or other garment. Whether functional or decorative, cowls make excellent gifts, do not need much yarn and are inexpensive and simple to crochet. Finding free crochet cowl patterns on the internet make cowls even cheaper.

Crochet Pattern Central (CPC) has an excellent selection of free crochet-cowl-pattern links. The Bella Convertible cowl is a very useful garment since the wearer can choose to wear it as a hood or as a scarf. CPC also has other links to convertible cowl patterns. The Sleek Urban Neck warmer would make a stylish addition to any winter coat. The Simple and Modern Scarf/Cowl is an elegant, but warm, pattern, so one need not trade comfort for fashion. The So Simple Wimple is another convertible cowl. The Vintage Green Lacy Warming Collar would lift a plain cardigan to a new chic. The Waffle Neck warmer Scarfette is a warm accessory for times when a long, bulky scarf would be dangerous, untidy, or bothersome. The Warm and Cozy Cowl lives up to its name. There is only space here to list a few highlights among the many free crochet cowl patterns listed at Crochet Pattern Central, and crocheters will have a happy time browsing through them all.

Major yarn companies offer free crochet patterns on their web pages. Lion Brand Yarns have free patterns for cowls of all types on their site. The Buttoned Bandana would keep any chilly morsel warm and cozy. The Cowl Necked Striped Poncho could prove a popular winter garment. Crochet The Cushy Crochet Cowl in ‘fur’ yarn for a little winter luxury. If you need a quick gift, try The 45 Minute Cowl. Lion Brand has many more crochet cowl patterns, nearly all rated Beginner or Easy.

Red Heart Yarns have five free crochet cowl patterns. Check out the Warm and Twisted Mobius Cowl for a warm light accessory. Caron Yarns have the lovely Bellflower Infinity Scarf and other cowl patterns.

Crochet designers, bloggers and crochet lovers also carry patterns and links on their websites. Crochet Pattern Bonanza has many links to neck warmers, hooded scarves, cowls, and scarfettes, which have photographs as an additional joy. Mowgly Blog has ten free patterns for hooded scarves.

Ravelry is a large Crochet and Knitting community with the best selection of free crochet patterns and links on the internet. Ravelry has free crochet cowl patterns by the hundred. These include the unusual Oruaka Hat and Cowl set, the very different Truffle Cowl, charming Music Cowl, and the delightful Textured Cowl. However, it is impossible to list all Ravelry’s delicious crochet cowl patterns and browsing their helpful thumbnail photographs afford so much pleasure, why not revel in crocheting bliss and spend happy times choosing from among their delights?

Crocheted Cowls are simple, cheap, and quick to make. They do not need much yarn. They are a useful warm winter accessory and they make very acceptable gifts. Free crochet patterns make crocheted cowls even more inexpensive. Why not crochet one, or more, today and keep everyone cozy, neat, and comfortable this winter.


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  • Mercia Collins profile imageAUTHOR

    Mercia Collins 

    6 years ago from United Kingdom

    Hello Trainerlex

    Welcome to the World of crochet. It is so much fun and there are so many patterns. You have them all to look forward to. I have crocheted for over forty years and am still learning.

    thank-you for your comment.

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    6 years ago from Denver, CO

    I just started to crochet this month and it has been so much fun! I can't wait to try out more patterns. Thanks for the info. =)


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