I know it’s a little late to start making a scarf since spring is finally here. But on the other hand you will now have about 8 months to complete it in 🙂
I found a picture of this type of scarf on Pinterest and was intrigued by the way the yarn is ribbed and almost looks like it has been knitted. I decided to put my own spin on it and the result is this:
This pattern is very simple and requires some basic crochet techniques: Single Crochet and Foundation Single Crochet. If you are not familiar with Foundation Single Crochet then see my guide with video here.


Crochet Needle (I used an 8 mm)



First you need to figure out how long your scarf will be in order to count the number of chains. For my scarf I made 180 Foundation Single Crochets however, it turned out to be a little too long for my taste. Next time I would make around 140-150. This will ensure that the scarf will be able to go around your neck twice. If you are unsure you can just start crocheting until you reach a length that you like.


After the first row, turn your work and make one single crochet stitch in each back loop of the Foundation Single Crochet. Continue do to this till you reach the end of the row, stitch one single crochet and turn the work. Again make one single crochet stitch in each back loop. Continue this work until you reach the desired width of the scarf OR


make 12 rows this way and then make 6 rows of single crochet stitches in both loops. This will create a flat texture in the middle of the scarf.


Start the next row and make single crochet stitches in each back loop. Repeat this and make 12 rows.


Your scarf is now almost complete. All you have to do is stitch the ends together to create the cowl.

Finished result!

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and will create beautiful scarves yourself!

– Josephine

DIY Crochet Cowl Scarf