Waffle Cowl/ Neck Warmer Crochet Pattern

How about some Waffle stitch for a Cowl / Neck warmer new crochet pattern?

Can you think of such a textured cowl keeping you warm on those windy days?

Grab your hooks and yarn and let’s start working one!

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What can I tell you about this pattern?

This Waffle Cowl can certainly be considered an easy pattern as it has 2 rows that repeat over and over again.

This pattern is so versatile that you can use it to create an infinity waffle scarf or a simple waffle scarf with it.

The pattern for the Waffle Cowl is finished up by adding some beautiful buttons to it. I used some simple and light wood buttons that seem to fit the theme of being light just like this cowl is.

For this Waffle Cowl I used two strands of Dk weight yarn, but you can use any weight#4 or up you wish.

Just make it and feel cozy, beautiful, and stylish!

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Let’s get to the Pattern, shall we?


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Materials Used

  1. Any # 4 weight Yarn of any kind – I  used Bravo Gizem 97% Acrylic 3% Viscose in shade 9239 , DK weight yarn double strand
  2. 5mm hook, scissors, tapestry needle, stitch markers


18 cm height X 72 cm long

Stitches Used

ch = chain

sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet

st = stitches
sl st = slip stitch

Specialty Stitch & Technique Key

Fpdc = front post double crochet (yarn over, insert hook behind dc post and yarn over again and complete a dc)

Shell st = shell stitch (dc 5 in same st, sk 2, sc in next st, sk 2 and dc 5 in next st)

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  • This Pattern is made with a multiple of 3 +1,  you can decide the height by adding more rows or the length by adding more chains
  • This pattern is a 2-row repeat
  • Ch1 at beginning of row does not count as st

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R1:  Foundation chain , multiple of 3 + 1 , I chained 81 + 1

R2:  Dc in 2nd ch from hook, dc in next ch and all the way across to end of row, you should have 81 dc

R3: ch3 (counts as 1st dc and turn your work, dc in next 2 dc from prev row, fpdc ( yarn over, insert hook behind dc post and yarn over again and complete a dc) in next 3 dc from prev row, dc in next 3 dc from prev row, fpdc in next 3 dc from prev row and so on making groups of 3 dc to end of row. You should have 27 groups of 3 regular dc and 3 fpdc 

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Let’s continue

R4: ch 3 and turn work, (counts as 1st dc) Now we are going to do the opposite from the prev row,  fpdc in next 2 dc, dc in next 3 dc and so on to end of row- you can see that the dcs that look at the back you are going to make a fpdc and the dcs that look  at the front a regular dc

R5 – 9: Repeat rows 3 + 4 until you reach the height desired.


Now let’s work the edges to give the Cowl a more feminine look- you can totally ignore this if you are making this Cowl for a man or you prefer a more minimalist look.

As you reach the end of row 9 do not cut your yarn, ch1 and sc across the height of your work count your stitches so you will make the same amount on the other edge. 

Ch1 and turn your work, sc in first sc from prev row, sk 2 an dc 5 in 4th sc from prev row, sk 2, sc in next st, sk 2 and dc 5 in next st and so on to end.

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Notice it all depends on the amount of rows you made but please play around with the skipping so you get a shell motif stitch across.

Repeat on the other edge with the same amount of sc st at the first row of the edge.

Secure your yarn and weave all ends

Sew 2 big buttons to close the Cowl

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