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Cotton Candy Cowl (Free Crochet Pattern)

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Good day, fellow crafters!

Okay guys, I'm back with yet another free pattern that is quick, easy, and beginner-friendly.  That, and it's also perfect for the winter season.  If you're in need of a fast DIY project that not only has a lovely texture to it and can keep your neck super warm, try the Cotton Candy Cowl!

I used only two skeins of Lush Alpaca™ Yarn By Loops & Threads® for this cowl.  The yarn is so heavenly...I can't say enough good things about it!  It's amazingly soft, fluffy, and reminds me of cotton candy, hence the name!

The design is so simple, requiring only a few basic crochet stitches, that beginners will find it to be easy to make!  Photo references and video tutorials are also provided below to make this a no-brainer project!

Scroll down for the free, written crochet pattern.  If you would like to make a donation to support my work, please click here!  Any amount is greatly appreciated and will go towards the yarn and supplies I use to keep creating new designs!

Copyright Notice -- © 2018 Sweet Softies (www.sweetsofties.com). You have permission to sell finished products made from this pattern, but you must credit Sweet Softies as the owner/creator of this pattern by linking to my website (www.sweetsofties.com) or Facebook page (www.facebook.com/SweetSofties). No wholesale. You may not copy, alter, or sell my patterns in part or in whole in any way. My patterns may not be used in teaching online classes. My patterns may be used in teaching in-person classes ONLY with written consent from me. You may link to this pattern but you may not copy any part of the pattern instructions on other websites.

The Cotton Candy Cowl pattern provides instructions for crocheting this simple infinity scarf (a.k.a. circle scarf) that is easy and quick to work up.  It is beginner-friendly and video tutorials for the stitches are available to help beginner crocheters!  The Cotton Candy Cowl makes a great holiday or Christmas gift, or simply for yourself to keep your neck cozy during the chilly winter season!

  • Approximately 8 inches in height and 26 inches in circumference (size is easily adjustable)

  • Beginner. Requires familiarity with stitches used (below).

Stitches/Terms Used (US Terminology):
  • Ch: chain
  • Hdc: half double crochet
  • Chainless foundation Hdc: chainless foundation half double crochet (Click here or scroll down for video tutorial)
  • BLO: back loops only (Click here or scroll down for video tutorial)




  1. Make 30 hdc using the Chainless Foundation HDC technique.

  2. Ch 2 (this counts as your first hdc), turn. Hdc across each stitch in BLO. (30 hdc)

  3. Repeat 'Step 2' until the piece measures 28 inches in length, or however long you'd like for it to wrap around your neck.

  4. Fasten off with a very long yarn tail (~3 times the length of the cowl) for sewing.
  5. Fold the cowl in half using the hot-dog fold (the long way). Using a yarn needle and the yarn tail to sew the long edge closed.

  6. Next, bring the left and right ends together to meet in the middle of the cowl.

  7. Sew those open ends together. Finally, weave in the ends.


That's it, you're done! 

Congratulations on finishing your Cotton Candy Cowl!

If you enjoyed this free project and would like to make a donation to support my work, please click here!  Any amount is greatly appreciated and will go towards the yarn and supplies I use to keep creating new designs!

If you made this project and would like to share photos, I'd absolutely love to see!  Here are links for sharing your finished creation:

As always, you are more than welcome to SHARE this post with any fellow crocheters who'd like to try this pattern!  Thank you for reading, and I wish you all a wonderful day! 

Best wishes,