It’s getting to that time of year. The time of year when you start noticing the leaves falling and the evenings getting shorter and cooler. It’s also the perfect time to break out your cozy crochet cowls.
If you don’t have a cowl, why not make one you love. These crochet cowl patterns are easy to make and work up in a few hours at the most – especially when they’re made with chunky yarn. Crochet scarves and cowls are probably the most popular patterns to crochet because they're simple and quick to make and provide almost instant satisfaction.
To help you in your search for the perfect crochet scarf pattern, I’ve created this list of 15 easy chunky crochet cowls to keep you cozy and warm. If you’re just learning how to crochet a scarf, pretty much every scarf on this list is perfect for newbies.
Fiona Button Scarf
The Fiona Button Scarf is a lovely piece for both fall and winter and is crocheted lengthwise in a slightly modified granny stripe. Two buttons join it together to create a long loop like an infinity scarf or wear it unbuttoned for a traditional scarf. Versatile and pretty, lofty and warm!
Via Fiber Flux
Bulky Cross Stitch Cowl Free Crochet Pattern
Made with Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn this bulky crochet cowl is fast and easy to make, yet rich in texture. It is unisex (can be worn by both women and men) and great for gift giving.
Outlander Cowl Crochet Pattern
Inspired by Claire’s cowl in the TV show Outlander, this crochet cowl pattern is quick and easy to make, even for beginners.
Round Shell Stitch Cowl
This crochet cowl is created by using the shell stitch. The shell stitch gives such a beautiful and elegant look, and it is extremely easy to do since it simply consists of four double crochets and a chain 1 in between!
Via All About Ami
Basic Chunky Cowl – Beginner Crochet Pattern
This quick and simple crochet pattern is perfect for showcasing your favorite yarn.
Via Hopeful Honey
Large Chunky Infinity Crochet Scarf
This Large Chunky Infinity Crochet Scarf pattern is so easy to whip up and will keep you warm all winter long! Promise! The whole easy crochet pattern uses only a double crochet stitch and works in the round – perfect for beginners learning how to crochet.
Chunky Color Block Cowl
An incredibly cozy oversized crochet cowl with great texture. This crochet pattern works up in just a couple of hours and promises to keep you warm and snuggly on even the coldest winter day.
Via Tangled Happy
Long Double Crochet Cowl
Rather than working in rounds and joining the ends at the completion of each round, this long cowl is crocheted row by row and then join the ends at the very end. Super simple!
Via All About Ami
Squish Crochet Cowl Pattern
This cowl uses the Split Bullion Stitch. It’s actually a bit easier than a standard bullion stitch, plus it makes this amazing super textured and squishy fabric! It does take a little practice, but it’s worth it.
Cross-Hatch Button-Up Cowl Crochet Pattern
This cowl is the perfect pattern for the beginner or more experienced crocheter. It is super easy and quick to make – make it in one day. Crochet one for yourself and then make more for the special people in your life!
Fluffy Clouds Infinity Scarf
This gorgeous crochet scarf truly works up quickly – in as little as two hours actually!
Via Croyden Crochet
This is a wonderful cowl for beginner crocheters…or anyone who loves plushy and soft crochet projects.
Via Crochet in Color
The Bixby Crochet Cowl Pattern
This free crochet cowl pattern uses the herringbone double crochet stitch to create a deliciously chunky scarf with a modern look.
Via Make and Do Crew
Quick One Hour Cowl Crochet Pattern
If you’re looking for a quick and effortless crochet project, check out this adorable one-hour cowl crochet pattern.
Sprinkles Crochet Cowl
This cowl uses one of our favorite simple stitches that produces amazing texture – the baby bean stitch. This cowl will make a perfect, quick gift for the holiday season or a last-minute cozy accessory for yourself.
Via Left In Knots
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