50+ Patterns and Tutorials for Scarves and Cowls That Make Great Gifts!

50+ Free Tutorials and Patterns for Handmade Scarves and Cowls via Underground Crafter - Find your next project in this roundup featuring 11 fabric tutorials (with no-sew, low-sew, and sewing options), 28 free crochet patterns, and 12 free knitting patterns. You're sure to find a project for yourself, or a neckwarmer for every man, woman, and child on your handmade gift list!

This is the fourth post in my series of roundups for handmade gift ideas for the winter holiday season. Today’s roundup is all about DIY neckwarmers, including scarves, cowls, infinity scarves, and pretty much anything else you can wear around your neck to keep warm. This roundup includes over 50 free tutorials, including 11 free fabric tutorials (with sew, no-sew, and low-sew options), 28 crochet patterns, and 12 knitting patterns. These patterns include luscious projects for your friends and family in cold climates and lacy alternatives for those in warmer locales. And, this roundup includes options for women, men, and kids.

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50+ Patterns and Tutorials for Scarves and Cowls

Roundup by Underground Crafter

50+ Free Tutorials and Patterns for Handmade Scarves and Cowls via Underground Crafter - Find your next project in this roundup featuring 11 fabric tutorials (with no-sew, low-sew, and sewing options), 28 free crochet patterns, and 12 free knitting patterns. You're sure to find a project for yourself, or a neckwarmer for every man, woman, and child on your handmade gift list!11 Fabric Tutorials

These tutorials include no-sew, low-sew, and sewing projects made with fabric or upcycled sweaters and t-shirts. There are some great tutorials for dyeing and stenciling, too. And, you’ll find a range of projects for men, women, and children in this collection.

50+ Free Tutorials and Patterns for Handmade Scarves and Cowls via Underground Crafter - Find your next project in this roundup featuring 11 fabric tutorials (with no-sew, low-sew, and sewing options), 28 free crochet patterns, and 12 free knitting patterns. You're sure to find a project for yourself, or a neckwarmer for every man, woman, and child on your handmade gift list!Left column, from top to bottom:

  • Turn a T-Shirt into a Stenciled Infinity Scarf by Club Chica Circle: This tutorial shows you how to turn a plain t-shirt into a uniquely patterned circle scarf.
  • Chevron Scarf by Fleece Fun: This pattern uses two colors of jersey knit fabric to make a chevron and includes both a photo and video tutorial.
  • 5-Minute Scarf by Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom: This tutorial shows you how to sew a quick scarf that boys and men will love.
  • Cuddle Cakes Patchwork Scarf by Crafty Lady Abby: This quilted scarf is made with 10” x 10” fabric squares.

Center column, from top to bottom:

Right column, from top to bottom:

12 Free Knitting Patterns

These patterns feature different techniques such as simple lace, Fair Isle, slip stitch colorwork, motifs, cables, and more.

50+ Free Tutorials and Patterns for Handmade Scarves and Cowls via Underground Crafter - Find your next project in this roundup featuring 11 fabric tutorials (with no-sew, low-sew, and sewing options), 28 free crochet patterns, and 12 free knitting patterns. You're sure to find a project for yourself, or a neckwarmer for every man, woman, and child on your handmade gift list!

Left column, from top to bottom:

  • Two-Toned Diamonds Infinity Scarf by Underground Crafter: This color blocked circle scarf uses a lacy, traveling stitch.
  • Ice Cube Scarf by ABC Knitting Patterns: This scarf is made up of blocks that are joined as you knit, so there is no seaming.
  • Welted Cowl by Jane Richmond: This simple cowl features horizontal welts and is made with lace weight yarn.
  • Pretend Cable Scarf by Frankie Brown: This pattern includes a photo tutorial for making the cables without a cable needle.

Center column, from top to bottom:

  • Color My Cowl by Very Pink: This pattern is a good introduction to Fair Isle knitting and includes a video tutorial.
  • Ribbon Stitch Cowl by Underground Crafter: This cowl uses slip stitches for easy colorwork.
  • Spiral Scarf by Very Pink: This spiral scarf includes a video tutorial.
  • Lace and Spit by Very Pink: This pattern uses spit splicing so you have limited ends to weave in.

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28 Free Crochet Patterns

This selection of crochet patterns includes simple, beginner-friendly (or streaming-tv-watching) patterns and more complex projects with tutorials; one-skein and multi-skein projects; feminine and unisex projects; and patterns that can be worn year round as well as some that are perfect for the cold.

50+ Free Tutorials and Patterns for Handmade Scarves and Cowls via Underground Crafter - Find your next project in this roundup featuring 11 fabric tutorials (with no-sew, low-sew, and sewing options), 28 free crochet patterns, and 12 free knitting patterns. You're sure to find a project for yourself, or a neckwarmer for every man, woman, and child on your handmade gift list!Clockwise, from top left:

50+ Free Tutorials and Patterns for Handmade Scarves and Cowls via Underground Crafter - Find your next project in this roundup featuring 11 fabric tutorials (with no-sew, low-sew, and sewing options), 28 free crochet patterns, and 12 free knitting patterns. You're sure to find a project for yourself, or a neckwarmer for every man, woman, and child on your handmade gift list!Left column, from top to bottom:

Center column, from top to bottom:

  • Walking in the Sand Scarf by Underground Crafter: This “dude approved” unisex scarf has great texture using an easy stitch pattern.
  • Buttoned Shell Stitch Cowl by All About Ami: The fit of this lacy cowl can be easily adjusted with the button closure.
  • Cherry Cowl by Hopeful Honey: This lightweight cowl is perfect for transitional weather or to gift to someone in a warmer location.
  • Clusters and Vs Lace Scarf by Underground Crafter: This lacy scarf works up quickly in a bulky yarn.

Right column, from top to bottom:

  • Cozy Striped Infinity Scarf by Flamingo Toes: This beginner-friendly, unisex circle scarf works up quickly in chunky yarn.
  • All Wrapped Up Infinity Scarf by Left in Knots: This pattern is a great way to use up stray balls of bulky yarn and includes a video tutorial for tying a knotted scarf.
  • Frozen Lake Infinity Scarf by Two of Wands: This textured circle scarf is wide and long and made with bulky yarn.
  • Josephine’s Cowl by The Lavender Chair: This stunning cowl would make a great gift for a special lady on your list.

50+ Free Tutorials and Patterns for Handmade Scarves and Cowls via Underground Crafter - Find your next project in this roundup featuring 11 fabric tutorials (with no-sew, low-sew, and sewing options), 28 free crochet patterns, and 12 free knitting patterns. You're sure to find a project for yourself, or a neckwarmer for every man, woman, and child on your handmade gift list!Clockwise from top left:

If you enjoyed this roundup, follow my Crochet Neckwarmers or Knitting Neckwarmers Pinterest boards for more inspiration!

3 Comments

  1. October 17, 2017 / 12:13 am

    Thanks for including my cowl tutorial! Pinning!

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