Crochet Lace Neck Warmer
Create this beautiful crochet lace neck warmer, inspired my mother Charma. She doesn’t care for the bulkiness of a long scarf so I thought this would be a great alternative modern scarf and fun to make in different colors!
You can also wear the crochet neck warmer all day when it’s chilly and easily zip up a jacket over it for the outdoors. The lacy edging really makes it such a cute piece.
This is an easy free crochet pattern to work up and fun to make in various colors. You can make a bulky scarf or medium weight scarf with this free crochet neck warmer pattern.
This easy pattern is written for medium worsted weight yarn, bulky weight yarn and super bulky weight yarn (go up a hook size) and uses a size I, 5.5 mm hook.
The body of the crochet cowl pattern is worked up with a series of half double crochet stitches that are worked into the front loops only and the back loops only to create a beautiful texture and simple cozy cowl design.
Next, the neck warmer is folded then the lace edging made by using a series of chains to finish the stylish look.
The collar can stray up or be rolled over for different looks.
This is a beginner friendly simple cowl and works up fairly quickly, about a few hours needed to complete. You can use medium, bulky or extra bulky yarn (go up a hook size for this one).
The amount of chains will vary for the foundation chain, just as long as it measures 29 inches. This simple scarf neck warmer makes a perfect gift and is fun to make in solids or adding a splash of color!
I also made a video tutorial showing you how the make the neck warmer posted below.
Feel free to post your finished pieces on social media! I would love to see finished pieces 🙂 #traversebaycrochet.
Crochet Lace Neck Warmer
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- I hook, 5.5 MM
- Super bulky (6) yarn (I used Isaac Mizrahi Craft in “Carlyle”), about 140 yards, a little over a skein
- Bulky (5) yarn such as Bernat Softee Chunky Yarn
- Medium worsted weight (4) yarn (I used Red Heart With Love Metallic in “Olive”, about 180 yards (less than a skein).
- Blunt needle
sc- single crochet
hdc- half double crochet
BLO- back loops only
FLO- front loops only
sl st- slip stitch
Check out the pattern on YouTube:
Ch 80 for super bulky weight yarn (size 6), ch 86 for bulky weight yarn (size 5), Ch 98 for medium worsted weight yarn (size 4).
It’s ok if you need a few more or less stitches, so long as the foundation chain measures 29″.
Row 1: Hdc in 3rd ch from the hk and each st across.
Row 2: Ch 2, hdc in BLO in each st across.
Row 3: Ch 2, hdc in FLO in each st across.
Rows 4-10 (for super bulky yarn), 4-12 (for bulky and medium worsted weight yarn) : Repeat rows 2 and 3.
Position the scarf so one side goes over the other side coming to a point in the front. I always try it on in a mirror first to make sure the fit is just what I like before sewing.
Once you have it positioned where you like, sew through both layers at 3 points: on each corner where the top part of the scarf overlaps and on the other side. Weave in ends.
Pick up a loop anywhere around the edging of the scarf and sc 81 for super bulky weight, 87 for bulky weight yarn, 90 for medium worsted weight yarn (doesn’t have to be exact but needs to be a multiple of 3) evenly around (sc through both overlapping areas). Sl st in last st.
Row 1: *Ch 5, skip next 2 sts, sl st in next st,* repeat from * around, ending with ch 5.
Row 2: Sl st in first ch 5 space, ch 5 sts, *sl st in next ch 5 space, ch 5 sts,* repeat around, ending with ch 5.
Rows 3: *Sl st in next ch 5 space, ch 5 sts,* repeat around, ending with ch 5.
***Fasten off and weave in end here for super bulky weight yarn. For bulky and medium weight yarn continue with rows 4 and 5.***
Rows 4-5: repeat row 2. On row 5 end with a sl st into the first ch 5 space and fasten off. Weave in end.
You’re done! Great job! You can keep the collar straight or roll it over for a different look. Either way you’ll look great!
Like this neck warmer? Be sure to check out some of my other cowl favorites!
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Carole Bingert says
I love your work and I especially like that you include directions for different weights of yarn! That saves so much work figuring out a pattern when I really like it but have not the specific weight required.. Thanks soo much. Now I’m following you!
Pat Boquist says
These are beautiful. I live in turtlenecks fall to summer so these look like a dream come true to me. Cannot wait to work one. LOVE IT. Thank you