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Cold Weather Chunky Crochet Cowl Pattern

It’s the fall season, and you know what that means….!!! Time to crochet up a Cozy Chunky Crochet Cowl! Don’t you just love this cold crisp weather?? It’s the best for crocheting indoors and wearing your cozy scarf outdoors!

I love this pattern below, it’s perfect for getting all warmed up for the cold weather. And it’s such a simple scarf to crochet, you’ll love how fast you can make these using chunky yarn. You can whip up a whole bunch of these for family and friends. They make great handmade gifts for the holidays too!

Chunky Crochet Cowl

Crocheted scarves are my favorite projects to make, especially for the winter season. For today’s Crochet-A-Day series project, I’m sharing my quick and easy one skein Chunky Crochet Cowl. It’s an infinity scarf crocheted in the round, making it fun and easy to wear anytime, anywhere!

TIP: need to brush up on your crochet skills? Check out our beginner crochet series!

Simple 1 Skein Chunky Crochet Cowl Pattern #crochetaday

How to: Chunky Crochet Cowl

My new obsession with scarves is using chunky yarn, it makes it super quick to whip up a scarf or a cowl in a day. For the cowl pattern below, you only need one skein of yarn. I love using Lion Brand’s Wool-Ease Thick and Quick. It’s the best!


  • 1 skein chunky yarn
  • crochet hook size N
  • scissors
  • crochet needle

Chunky Cowl one skein Scarf Supplies

NOTE: for the following pattern, I’m crocheting in the round. You can crochet this as a long rectangle and then whip stitch the ends together to form the circle.


1. Chain 45 stitches.

2. When you get to the end of the chain, straighten out your chain (no twists) and slip stitch through the first chain.

Joining Crochet Chain Stitch in the round for a scarf

3. Chain 3.

Crochet Cowl Tutorial #crochetaday

4. Round 1: Double crochet into the 5th stitch from the hook (including your chain 3). Continue to double crochet in each stitch in the round.

Double Crochet Stitches for a Chunky Cowl

5. When you get to the end of the round, slip stitch through the top of the first chain of 3 in this round to join the circle.

NOTE: You can turn your yarn after each round, but I don’t in this pattern. It’s okay if you do, it just gives it a different texture.

Row 1 for Chunky Crochet Cowl

Here’s what it looks like with just one round. It’s kinda cute just like this. You could turn it into a small necklace or neck wrap. Add a flower or heart to embellish!

Double Crochet 1 Skein Chunky Cowl

6. Round 3-8: repeat steps 3-5 for each round until you get to the height you’d like.

Here is what 6 rounds looks like. This is a pretty good height for a more mellow cowl. Although it doesn’t bend and chunk as well as the taller cowls.

6 Rounds Double Crochet Chunky Cowl

Here is what 8 rounds looks like. This is my favorite. I could go 1-2 more rounds with the rest of my skein, but I really like the 8 round height for a chunky cowl.

8 Rows Chunky One Skein Crochet Cowl

7. Once you have it at the height you want, tie of your end, trim and hide your tails with your crochet needle.

Crochet This Chunky Cowl in a Day #crochetaday

NOTE: To double your cowl to wrap: chain 100 stitches, and follow the pattern above. This will make it so you can wrap and double up your cowl. This would work with 5-6 rounds really well.

Make a Chunky Crochet Cowl to Wear

It’s ready to wear!

Spunky Chunky Crochet Cowl

I’ve been making loads of these scarves and giving them to everyone I know. I can now make one in an hour or two, super quick. Below are 2 different style scarves. They are both based off the chunky V-stitch cowl pattern from the amazing Jennifer of Fiber Flux, but crocheted in the round, one with 5 rounds and one with 8 rounds.

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Crochet Chunky Cowl Scarf

V Stitch Double Crochet 1 Skein Cowl

Believe me, once you start using chunky yarn, you’ll never stop! Now go crochet today!

V Stitch 8 Row Chunky 1 Skein Crochet Cowl

Be sure to head over to Lion Brand Yarn to see more tips and tricks on their blog, as well as the variety of fantastic yarns they have available. You’re going to love Wool-Ease Thick & Quick!!

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**Thanks to Lion Brand Yarn for sponsoring this project. Find them on facebooktwitter, and pinterest for yarn project inspiration! 

**Originally posted 02/21/14


  1. Love this and am making one as a gift for my sister. Can you give a rough dimension for the circumference to aim for? 45 stitches dosent seem big enough with the yarn I am using, Is about 30inches about right? Thanks!

  2. Hi, This patterns is wonderful! I made one for myself and love how easy it works up and how warm it is to wear! I was hoping to make some to sell next year, but wanted to check if it would be ok with the creator of I did and credited them?

  3. Hi there. I am a beginner and I am curious about the Round 1 dc in the fifth stitch from the hook including the ch 3…From your photo it look like ch3 then dc in each stitch…I am confused about that, How many stitches should I have in Round 1?

  4. Love the look of this cowl! My only concern is the size… Just out of curiosity, what are the approximate dimensions of your finished product when it’s laying flat ? I am having a hard time getting it over my head, but perhaps I just have a giant noggin :) Thanks for the great instructions! And I’m totally loving working with this yarn!

  5. Made one while cooking dinner. Now I did 6rows double crochet and a single crochet at the top to match the beginning row . Looks good for #1. Thanks

  6. I just started a crochet class! I love it… will be saving this one. Thanks so much for sharing. p.s. I love-love-love LION Brand yarn.

  7. I love that wool! I use it for infinity scarves that wrap around twice. I go through 3 skeins and they’re so awesome. But this pattern looks nice and fast-thanks for sharing!

  8. I like this Chunky cowl, but I’m in the UK…. Please can you translate crochet hook size N into size in mm for me please?! Thanks!

  9. I recently made a cowl using Thick & Quick and it sold almost as quickly as I put it on display! This winter I am crocheting lots of pretties that I will sell next Christmas. Everyone likes a cowl and they look so beautiful in the neckline of a coat or jacket. Thanks so much for hosting this series. I have found so many pretty patterns and great ideas.

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