This knit-look infinity cowl crochet pattern will help you create a classic, timeless piece for your winter wardrobe. Completed Misty infinity cowls are soft, drapey, and perfect for staying warm this winter. The texture features gorgeous ribbing created by crocheting in the third loops. Beginners, this easy cowl pattern only uses one stitch, so don’t be afraid to give it a try!
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PRO TIP: To highlight the knit-look texture of this warm winter cowl, choose a light, solid-colored yarn. If you make your infinity cowl with a yarn that’s multi-colored or tweed, the pattern will distract from the ribbed texture.
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Tools Needed to Crochet the Infinity Cowl
Both the hooks and the yarn used for the Misty Infinity Cowl pattern are from Furls Fiberarts.
Winter scarves should be soft and warm, so I reached for Furls Wander yarn for the Misty Infinity Cowl pattern. I first used Wander on last year’s Wander Necktie. It’s a worsted weight acrylic yarn that’s soft, luxurious, and has a bit of a sheen. Wander is easy to work with isn’t as splitty as similar yarns (like Caron Simply Soft). Each 100 gram ball of Wander has 120 yards (109 meters) of yarn and costs just $5.
You Should Craft is all about the blues and grays, so you’ll see Mist (a gorgeous light gray) and Laguna (a light navy blue) in the infinity cowl photos and video. However, Furls has over 30 colors of Wander to choose from, including beautiful brights and neutrals.
The Misty Infinity Cowl needed some extra drape, so I reached for a larger hook than what’s recommended on the Wander package. You’ll need an L 7.0 mm hook for the starting chain (unless you chain loosely) and a K 6.5 mm hook for the body of the infinity cowl.
The Furls Odyssey hooks are ergonomic and come in lovely, glittery colors. I used the purple and nickel Odyssey when crocheting the Misty Infinity Cowl. You can also see the blue and navy Odyssey hooks featured in the photos.
My L 7.0 mm hook (shown in the video tutorial) is a teak Streamline. The wood Streamlines are beautiful and highlight the natural wood grain. Compared to the Odyssey hooks, the Streamlines are longer and lighter.
I find myself reaching for Odysseys when I’m using worsted weight yarns (like Furls Wander) and the Streamlines when I’m crocheting with thicker yarn (like the super bulky yarn used in this chunky blanket pattern). For product photos and pattern photos, Furls hooks add an extra something special.
Unfortunately, there’s not an exact gauge-match substitution for Wander yarn. You could grab your favorite worsted weight acrylic yarn, or try one of the yarns below. Keep in mind that your cowl might not have the same gauge or drape as if you used Furls Wander.
- Caron Simply Soft – this yarn has a similar sheen to Wander, but feels a bit more dense.
- Lion Brand Heartland – Heartland has a similar feel, but it’s not shiny and the colors are heathered and tweed rather than solid.
2023 Crochet Foundry Blog Hop
The Misty Infinity Cowl is part of the 2023 Crochet Foundry Blog Hop! Every two weeks in 2023, the Furls and Crochet Foundry teams will share a brand new free pattern. All the patterns will feature Wander yarn and Furls hooks. Check out the 2023 Crochet Foundry Blog Hop patterns now.
How to Crochet the Infinity Cowl
Wondering how do you crochet an infinity cowl? Well, it’s actually pretty easy. The Misty Infinity Cowl pattern uses rounds of one stitch (the linked double crochet) crocheted into the third loops. This creates a beautiful knit-look ribbing on every round. Since the cowl is crocheted in rounds, you don’t have to worry about sewing the sides together at the end (like the Color-Block Infinity Scarf pattern). You’ll already be done.
If you love the knit-look ribbing, check out the Lilac Potholder pattern, which uses the same stitch pattern to create a double-thick hot pad.
Supplies / Materials
- 109 – 240 yards of Furls Wander yarn
- or 109 – 240 yards of a similar #4 worsted weight acrylic yarn
- K 6.5 mm crochet hook
- L 7.0 mm crochet hook
- Tapestry needle
4 x 4 inches: 7 rows of 11 ldc
Misty Infinity Cowl Size Chart
The infinity cowl size chart below includes information for four sizes, from toddler to adult. The yardage and balls required are based on the samples worked up with Furls Wander yarn. If you substitute yarn, your numbers may vary slightly.
|Size (in)||Yardage||Balls||Starting ch||# of Rows|
|Toddler||19 x 5||109||1||105||9|
|Child||24 x 6.25||172||2||132||11|
|Teen||26.5 x 7.25||220||2||146||13|
|Adult||29 x 7.25||240||2||160||13|
Abbreviations / Techniques
- ch – chain
- dc – double crochet
- ldc – linked double crochet
- ldc in third loops
- st – stitch
- yo – yarn over
- sl st – slip stitch
- RS – right side
- WS – wrong side
- weaving in ends
NOTE: This pattern utilizes US crochet terminology.
Infinity Cowl Crochet Pattern Notes
- ch-3 doesn’t count as a st
- Starting chain and row counts are written as Toddler (Child, Teen, Adult)
- Stitch counts are written as (Toddler, Child, Teen, Adult)
- To customize the scarf circumference, ch any number.
- This cowl is crocheted in joined rounds, but not turned. Every row is a RS row.
- WS of the infinity cowl will face the inside.
Infinity Cowl Video Tutorial
The infinity cowl video tutorial demonstrates the techniques needed to crochet the first, middle, and last rows of the pattern. You’ll learn how to join rounds of linked double crochet stitches and how to invisible join to finish off the crochet cowl.
Written Infinity Cowl Crochet Pattern
ch 105 (132, 146, 160) with the larger crochet hook (L 7.0 mm) and join to first ch with sl st (make sure the chain isn’t twisted). Switch to the smaller crochet hook (K 6.5 mm).
ROUND 1 (RS): ch 3, insert hook in 2nd ch from hook, yo and pull up a loop, insert hook into starting ch, finish as dc, ldc around. At the last st, insert hook into horizontal bar of previous ldc, yo and pull up a loop, insert hook into last ch, yo and pull up a loop, insert hook into horizontal bar of first ldc [see photos below], yo and pull through three loops, yo and pull through last two loops, join to first ldc with sl st (105, 132, 146, 160)
The images below demonstrate how to insert your hook into the horizontal bar of the first ldc, when joining each round.
ROUNDS 2 – 12: ch 3 (do not turn), insert hook in 2nd ch from hook, yo and pull up a loop, insert hook into third loop of the first st from the previous row, finish as dc, ldc in third loops around. At the last st, insert hook into horizontal bar of previous ldc, yo and pull up a loop, insert hook into third loop of last st from previous round, yo and pull up a loop, insert hook into horizontal bar of first ldc, yo and pull through three loops, yo and pull through last two loops, join to first ldc with sl st (105, 132, 146, 160)
ROUND 13: ch 3, insert hook in 2nd ch from hook, yo and pull up a loop, insert hook into third loop of the first st from the previous row, finish as dc, ldc in third loops around. At the last st, insert hook into horizontal bar of previous ldc, yo and pull up a loop, insert hook into third loop of last st from previous round, yo and pull up a loop, insert hook into horizontal bar of first ldc, yo and pull through three loops, yo and pull through last two loops. Trim yarn leaving a 6 – 8 inch tail, pull through hook, and join to first ldc with invisible join (105, 132, 146, 160)
Weave in ends to finish off the infinity cowl.
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If you loved the Misty Infinity Cowl crochet pattern, be sure to share it to your Pinterest boards (hover over any image and click the pin button).
Then check out these free winter accessory crochet patterns:
- Color-Block Infinity Scarf
- Alpine Cowl
- Alpine Twist Headband
- Beginner Ribbed Hat
- Easy Fingerless Gloves
And these patterns that use the linked double crochet stitch:
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
These are the most common questions about crochet infinity cowls.
Is crocheting an infinity cowl easy?
Yep! If you can linked double crochet, you can crochet this infinity cowl.
How many chains do I need to crochet an infinity cowl?
The pattern size chart has all of the deets, but you’ll need a starting chain of between 105 – 160 for this pattern. If you want to adjust the length of the infinity cowl, add or remove chains as you see fit.
How much yarn do I need to crochet an infinity cowl?
You can crochet the toddler size cowl with only one ball of Furls Wander yarn (about 109 yards). Child, teen, and adult sizes will need at least two balls. If you’re crocheting the adult size, grab a third ball of yarn just in case. My sample used almost exactly two balls (240 yards) with less than one yard leftover at the end.