Scarves and cowls are fantastic quick crochet projects that make great and easy gifts. You can have patterns that work up quickly with chunky yarn or have more detailed patterns.
Try out old or new stitches and use up stash yarn or splurge for a single skein project!
We’ve got something for everyone with this round-up of patterns. We’ve gathered both free patterns and instant downloads on purchase for cowls and scarves.
Crochet Cowl and Crochet Scarf Patterns
With 25 recommendations for free and instant download, we've gathered some of the best crochet cowls and scarf patterns for beginners and experts alike!
Michelle Scarf - FREE Pattern
Using an inventive new stitch she calls the "bean stitch", Michelle created this simple scarf pattern that is easy to follow but will teach any level of crochetter a new stitch.
Knit–Look Crochet Scarf - FREE Pattern
Make a scarf that looks knit, but is really crocheted. This easy pattern and video tutorial shows you exactly that in this easy scarf pattern.
Josie Chunky Crochet Scarf - FREE Pattern
Using chunky yarn, this pattern whips up quickly to make a simple yet stylish scarf with a geometric arrow pattern.
Braided Scarf Crochet - FREE Pattern
If you have never tried the Jacobs Ladder technique, this is a great pattern to try it out. It is a simple enough stitch to learn but creates a beautiful and unique visual that is intricate yet simple.
Color Pop Super Scarf - FREE Pattern
Create a bold statement with this free pattern that is great for intermediate hookers. There are so many great color combinations to chose from or use it as a stash buster project.
Celtic Cable Scarf
This stunning Celtic Cable scarf looks intricate and complicated but is actually easy enough for beginning level as it has written instructions, diagram and video aids to help.
The Squiggly Scarves
These adorable colorwork scarves have such fun patterns to choose from - a flower, cat or holding hands!
LEAFY Knit-Look Scarf
This gorgeous leaf pattern scarf is done in crochet but looks like sewing, creating a beautiful flowing leafy pattern.
Mountain Range Scarves
Get four beautiful and classic cable designs with the purchase of these Mountain Range scarves. Beginners and experts alike will find these patterns readable and enjoyable while learning new skills!
Carí Keyhole Scarf
With a unique keyhole design, this gorgeous scarf is an absolute statement piece for any chilly winter day. The pattern is easy to follow and make and you can do so many color combos!
Asymmetric Crochet Chevron Cowl - FREE Pattern
This free pattern follows a two row stitch pattern that is easy to follow and makes a gorgeous asymmetrical design that is sharp and fashionable. With a video tutorial, this cowl is easy enough for beginners and beyond to follow.
The Kimberly Scarf - FREE Pattern
Using a shell-like stitch, this pattern is an easy repeat pattern that's crocheted in the round and framed with a straight border for an elegant finished look. Easy for beginners and interesting for masters.
Easy Peasy Crochet Cowl - FREE Cowl
Make yourself an adorable collar cowl with elegant tassels to keep you cozy and cute during cold days. This free pattern is easy to follow for anyone while looking pretty and intricate.
Twisted Chains Cowl - FREE Cowl
The twisted chain stitch is a fun new stitch to try out and this cowl is the perfect place to do it. Great for adventurous beginners or more experienced hookers.
Braided Infinity Scarf - FREE Pattern
With photos and a video tutorial available, this pattern is simple in concept and is great for beginners or experts alike. You can use any type yarn or hook size to make it uniquely your own!
Autumn Leaves Cowl
The leaf detailing on this collar cowl is so beautiful and looks like knitting, creating the perfect touch. Wear during the autumn months while leaves fall around.
River's End Cowl
Simple yet classic, this beautiful cowl is great for solids or multi-colored yarn and is a flexible pattern with yarn weight and hook size.
Being a triangle shape, this cowl is perfect for those needing a little extra to brace from the cold. You can make it a stash buster by using different yarns for the stripes or keep it monochrome.
Gran'dana Cowl Hood
We love how this cowl also doubles as a hood with string ties! For hoodie lovers, this is such a win. It's an easy pattern to follow while looking cozy and complex.
Olivia Scarf - FREE Pattern
With so many stitch patterns, this cowl is perfect for adventurous beginners or experts alike. The pattern includes detailed step by step instructions with pictures that make it accessible for all.
Vintage Collar Neckwear - FREE Pattern
This beautiful vintage style collar is classy and elegant and isn't hard to make. With easy to follow instructions, you can soon be adding this collar to your next look!
Web Collar - FREE Pattern
Whether for Halloween or just to bring a spooky air to any outfit throughout the year, try this easy and quick web collar.
Autumn Leaves Neck Warmer - FREE Pattern
Pattern written by Lisa Powers, this neck warmer is elegant and the perfect touch for when the leaves start to turn and the air is crisp.
Bobble Edge Neck Warmer - FREE Pattern
Using both a bobble stitch and the herringbone double crochet stitch, this pattern is a good learning project for beginners and fun for more advanced crafters.
Nambour Neck Warmer - FREE pattern
This classic look is an easy project that can add just a little extra layer of cozy for anytime you are out and about!