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Free knitting patterns cowls and scarves

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 1 5

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chunky cowl knitting pattern

For several winters now, the rage in knitting and crochet has been patterns for cowls and scarves. They are easy, quick, and useful in the bitter cold of winter and make great holiday gifts.  Here are a few free patterns to knit or crochet you will want to save for your pattern binder.



This Lacy baktus, or triangular scarf is knit by knittygrittythoughts from her own handspun wool, pattern is available free and is a beautiful project, link to pattern by strikkelise is available at the bottom of the article.

Lacy baktus triangular pattern

If you are a beginning knitter, this is an Easy Cowl pattern to begin with. All stockinette stitch and uses a bulky yarn. You'll have it finished in no time. Or try a chunky, big knit or crochet cowl, link below.

easy cowl knitting pattern

It's a cowl pattern by Sophia Sallas-Brookwell and is available free on Ravelry. Link at the bottom of the article.

The Gathered scarf for your Mother-in-Law or not is one knit by the writer, actually for her mother-in-law.

gathered scarf free pattern

This scarf is soft and supple, feels great around the neck, and the knitting pattern is an easy one knit on size 4 and 7 US needles. Maryse Roudier is the designer and has the pattern available in English, French, and Spanish on her blogspot.

The writer used two strands to knit her version of the gathered scarf, working with the two strands as one. Started with 36 stitches, decreased to 18, then increased back to original. 8 rows of 36 st.

gathered scarf 2 strands pattern

Madelinetosh free Honey Cowl pattern, knitting a tube scarf in circles, for a longer infinity cowl.

Basketweave infinity cowl free pattern, versatile luxury around your neck.

Knit and crochet patterns for Chunky cowls and big scarf designs

Broaden your knitting skills with this big yarn Brioche Honeycomb Cowl pattern, makes a lovely quick gift.

This one is the Candle Flame pattern by Julia Allen. The knitter was sillyghirl on Ravelry. If you are not a member of Ravelry, you are totally missing out on one of the best sites for the knitting and crochet worldwide community. This is a free pattern download, but you must join Ravelry, which is also free. Find the link for candle flame pattern below.

cowl knitting pattern candle flame

Lacy Baktus triangular scarf pattern
Candle flame pattern
Easy Cowl pattern



Jun 13, 2010 4:17pm
Thanks for the free knitting patterns! :)
Jun 14, 2010 12:58pm
Love these designs. I really have to take up knitting someday!
Jun 17, 2010 12:53pm
Fabulous. I did the MIL scarf last year. Wonderful pattern for a scarf. Will work on cowl scarf this fall. Great as gifts.
Nov 26, 2011 12:48pm
These scarves are gorgeous! I love the yarns and patterns you have used here. The pictures are great!
Nov 26, 2011 2:06pm
thanks so much for all the nice words, keep adding to this scarf pattern article, don't mean to bother with email.
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