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20 FREE patterns how to crochet an infinity scarf

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Whether you call them neck warmers, cowls, infinity scarves, you don’t want to miss these winter accessory pieces in your wardrobe.

And nothing better than to learn how to crochet an infinity scarf or cowl with a full list of 20 free patterns for you to choose from.

You may be tempted to make them all for yourself or just save the list to have several quick gift ideas to make for your friends and family.

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The difference between a cowl and an infinity scarf

The difference is that a cowl is a short loop that does a single wrap around your neck. As for an infinity scarf, it is a longer loop that you can wrap around your neck multiple times.

Another thing to note is that cowls are usually taller than infinity scarves. You can make infinity scarves shorter because you can loop them around your neck more than once.

With that in mind, know that this list of how to crochet an infinity scarf or cowl patterns is very customizable. You can use any of these patterns to make them as cowls or infinity scarves.

free patterns on how to crochet an infinity scarf or cowl

How to crochet an infinity scarf or cowl for beginners?

Cowls and infinity scarves are perfect for beginners because they are easy projects. To create your own cowl, all you need is to form a foundation loop. Here is what you will do.

  • Crochet as many chains as you need to form a loop that fits your head and slide down to your neck.
  • Next, pick simple stitches like single crochet, double crochet, half double crochet, chains, or any combination of those.
  • Then, crochet all around the chains and join the rounds with slip stitches.
  • If you don’t feel like going through all this thinking process, pick one from the list below, they are all pretty simple for beginners.

How wide should a crochet cowl be?

A perfect width for a crochet cowl can range from 14″ to 20″. If you want a cowl to “hug your neck” with one wrap around, then 14″ wide is a great size.

An infinity scarf, on the other hand, could be made a lot wider than that, that way you can do multiple wraps around your neck.

Basically, both a cowl and an infinity scarf have the same function. But an infinity scarf is wider than a cowl.

Best yarn for crochet cowls and infinity scarves

Cowls are essential accessories for the colder seasons, so the best yarn are the soft and heavier weight ones. That’s to say that anything from worsted (#4) to super bulky (#6) weight yarns will be the ideal.

By the way, I made two versions of this Maine Coast Seashell Cowl, and I like the one I made with super bulky yarn much better for the winter.

Also, it’s important to think not only about comfort, but durability is a must too. A blend of acrylic and wool, besides being comfortable and soft choices, will make a cowl that will last long.

Free Patterns on how crochet an infinity scarf or a cowl

Without further ado, let’s dive into the list of best crochet infinity scarves and cowl patterns. Remember, with the instructions in most of these patterns you can customize them to your preference. Pick your farorite one and click the link to go to the pattern.

Final thoughts

I hope you loved this list of beautiful crochet infinity scarves and cowl patterns. If you made one because you found this list, drop a line or two in the comments sections below and tell me which one you made. Or if you just would like to say “hi”. Another way to reach out to me is by joining my community group on Facebook

If you use any of my patterns or tutorials for a project, please tag me @zamiguz or use the hashtag #zamiguzmakers. I would love to see what you make.

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