Free Crochet Cowl Patterns |17 amazing Cowls

Cowl lovers, are you here?

I’m excited to share with you an awesome collection of free crochet cowl patterns, all cozy and easy to make.

Cowls are the perfect accessory for any season, but they’re especially great for the cooler months when you need a little extra warmth around your neck. They’re also super versatile and can be dressed up or down.

In this collection, you’ll find crochet cowl patterns in a variety of styles, from simple and classic to more unique and eye-catching. There are also cowl patterns for all skill levels, so you can find the perfect one for your next project.

Whether you’re looking for a quick and easy cowl to make as a gift or a more challenging project to keep you busy all winter long, you’re sure to find something you love in this collection.

So grab your crochet hook and some cozy yarn, and let’s get started!

P.S. Don’t forget to share your finished cowls with me on social media! I love seeing what you create.

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17 free crochet cowl patterns

Cowls vs. Snugs: Which Winter Accessory is Right for You?

Both are cozy, winter accessories that can help you stay warm and stylish. But what’s the difference between the two? And which one is right for you?

Cowls are typically wider and looser than snugs, and they often have a more open-ended design. This makes them ideal for wearing over your head and shoulders, or for layering with other clothing. Cowls can be made from a variety of materials, including yarn, wool, and fleece.

Snugs, on the other hand, are typically narrower and tighter-fitting than cowls. They often have a more seamless design, and they may even have a button or clasp closure. Snugs are typically made from stretchy materials, such as knitwear or fleece.

So, which type of accessory is right for you? It depends on what you’re looking for! If you’re looking for something warm and cozy to wear over your head and shoulders, a cowl is a great option. If you’re looking for something more streamlined and fitted, a snug is a good choice.

Here’s a quick cheat sheet to help you decide:

  • Cowls:
    • Wider and looser fit
    • Open-ended design
    • Can be worn over your head and shoulders or layered with other clothing
    • Made from a variety of materials, including yarn, wool, and fleece
  • Snugs:
    • Narrower and tighter-fitting
    • Seamless design
    • May have a button or clasp closure
    • Made from stretchy materials, such as knitwear or fleece

Ultimately, the best way to decide which type of accessory is right for you is to try on both cowls and snugs and see which one you prefer. But no matter which one you choose, you’re sure to stay warm and stylish all winter long!

So, which are you going to make first? A cozy cowl or a sleek snug? Let me know in the comments below!


This mosaic cowl crochet looks like it’s very involved, but in reality, it’s quite simple! Mosaic crochet is truly very simple. You can create beautiful crochet pieces that use different colors BUT never have to change colors once!

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2. Acorn Cowl free pattern– by Creations by Courtney

The Acorn Cowl is the first Creations By Courtney C2C, corner-to-corner, design… and my first C2C project. Although most cowls are created in one size, I wrote this up with three different sizes so that it sits along the top of your shoulders to fit better under your favorite outerwear.

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3. Crochet Neck Warmer Cowl – by Olga Vogel -My Crochet Space

This beautiful, crochet neck warmer is the perfect addition to your fall and winter wardrobe! Made with worsted weight yarn this cowl is soft and cozy, perfect to keep you warm. The crochet neck warmer pattern is easy and makes a relaxing crochet project for any skill level!

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4. Sweet Stripes Circle Scarf – by Green Fox Farms Designs

The Sweet Stripes Circle Scarf is designed for anyone! Make the Neck Warmer version to get cozy in the winter chill! Live somewhere with mild winters or want to wear your scarf in the spring or fall? Make the Circle Scarf version that really shows off the stitch and colors you chose!

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5. The Autumn Crunch Cowl – by Pine Tree Crochet

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6. Haileyville Cowl – by Banana Moon Studio

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7. Falling Leaves Cowl – by Nana’s Crafty Home

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8. Tartan Cowl – by The Loopy Lamb

The Crochet Tartan Cowl is a beautifully classic cowl made using simple color changes and simple stitches. If you can crochet a chain, half double crochet, and slip stitch, you can make this cowl

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9. Follow Your Path Cowl – Made by Gootie

This Follow You Path Cowl is a 3-button crochet cowl pattern, it’s full of texture and style!

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10. GRANNY CHEVRON COWL- by Raffamusa Designs

The crochet Granny Chevron Cowl is an easy and fun pattern that I have been wanting to crochet for way too long! Imagine a sort of crochet chevron scrap-busting cowl!

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11. Cowl Pattern in DK – By Make it Crochet

This Free Crochet Cowl Pattern is made in lightweight DK weight yarn in a 3-round repeat, separated by tiny rounds of secondary colors. Such a quick project that you can make it for everyone!

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12. EASY PEASY CROCHET COWL  – by Toys Lab Creations

The easy peasy crochet cowl pattern is a combination of texture and warmth to make a beautiful and cozy addition to your wardrobe to keep your super cozy.

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The Bandana Cowl

The Waffle Stitch Cowl

The Spices Cowl

13. CABLED COWL – by Sunflower Cottage Crochet

This cowl will introduce you to the first step of being able to work cables – working around the front post. Sometimes we learn best when we move forward one step at a time.

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14. Shifting Sands Jasmine Stitch Crochet Snood – by Dora Does

This cowl is made using the crochet Jasmine Stitch, which is a stunning star-shaped stitch pattern made using mini puff stitches.

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The Spices Cowl

The Bandana Cowl

15. Chic Textured Cowl – by Simply Hooked by Janet

This cowl is perfect for those early days of Spring when there is still some chill in the air. Maybe add this as a nice accessory to your Easter outfit this year or wear this in the fall time to your Thanksgiving gatherings!

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16. Chic Textured Cowl – by Stitch & Hustle

The Checkmate Cowl Free Crochet Pattern is super easy and very beginner-friendly. I chose to carry the yarn through because with such a strong contrast in the colors I liked the little pop-through dot matrix effect I was getting. It added a bonus element to the design!

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17. Chic Textured Cowl – by The Crafty Therapist

If you follow me, you’ll have read about my love of Banana yarn. It’s such a beautiful yarn, soft, silky, full of texture, eco-friendly and ethical too.

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