Crochet Granny Infinity Scarf and Cowl – Free Crochet Pattern

Winter just isn’t complete for me without a warm, snuggly scarf or cowl wrapped around my neck. Here is a free crochet pattern for a super easy cowl using the granny stitch that works up quickly and can be really warm or cooler, depending on how you wrap it.

Crochet Granny Infinity Scarf and Cowl Free Pattern

When we lived in France right after we got married six years ago, I fell in love with scarves because the French love their scarves. They use them more like necklaces – warm, functional, fashionable necklaces that drape their necks and add personality. During cooler weather, I felt like everyone wore scarves – our friends told us they believed it helped keep them from getting sick. Now that the weather has cooled and Christmas is just around the corner, I’ve been trying to come up with some different and interesting scarf patterns to make as gifts and for myself!

Crochet Granny Infinity Scarf and Cowl


  • DC = double crochet
  • CH = chain
  • SL ST = slip stitch
  • SK = skip
  • GS = my modified granny stitch – 4 DC’s in the same space


  • I LOVE this scrumptious yarn I used for the scarf – the colors are rich and beautiful and it’s SO soft. It’s Deborah Norville Northern Lights.[amazon_image id=”B004FOQRMC” link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Premier Yarns Deborah Norville Collection Everyday Soft Worsted Prints Yarn: Northern Lights[/amazon_image]
  • Yarn Quantity: 5.25 ounces – each skein is 3.5 ounces so you’ll need 2 skeins and the remainder of the last skein can be used to make the ear warmers.
  • Hook: J
  • Tapestry needle to sew in tails
  • Scissors to cut the tails

Scarf Pattern:

Row 1:

  • CH 15
  • In the 3rd CH from the hook (not including the chain on the hook), work 4 DC
  • *SK 2 CH’s
  • Work a GS in the next CH*
  • Repeat from * until the end, finishing with the GS (5 GS across total)

Row 2:

  • CH 3
  • *Work a GS in the next space in between the previous 2 GS’s*
  • Repeat from * across until there are 4 GS’s
  • Work a DC in between the last stitch of the previous GS and the CH 3

Row 3:

  • CH 3
  • Work a GS in the SAME space
  • *Work a GS in the next space*
  • Repeat from * across until there are 5 GS’s

Continue repeating rows 2 and 3 for the reminder of the scarf. It can be as long as you want – mine is 93 rows long and when it is unwrapped, it hangs down below my waist.

Picture Tutorial 

Row 1:

My Merry Messy Life: Crochet Granny Stitch Infinity Scarf and Cowl Free Pattern - Chain 15 and work 5 Granny Stitches

Row 2:

My Merry Messy Life: Crochet Granny Stitch Infinity Scarf and Cowl Free Pattern - Chain 3 After Every Row

Each row alternates with the number of granny stitches – 5, 4, 5, 4 and so on.

My Merry Messy Life: Crochet Granny Stitch Infinity Scarf and Cowl Free Pattern - Each Row Alternates with the Number of Granny Stitches

To make it an infinity scarf, just whip stitch the ends together! Easy peasy. Otherwise, leave it unstitched like a regular scarf.

My Merry Messy Life: Crochet Granny Stitch Infinity Scarf and Cowl Free Pattern - Whip Stitch the Ends Together


Merry Crocheting!

My Merry Messy Life: Crochet Granny Stitch Infinity Scarf and Cowl Free Pattern

Crochet Granny Stitch Infinity Scarf and Cowl – Free Pattern!

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About Sara McFall

Sara is the owner and founder of My Merry Messy Life, which started in 2011 as a way to chronicle her journey to a natural, chemical-free lifestyle and to share her passions of mothering, real food, homeschooling and crochet. She is a mama to three precious and energetic little boys and wife to a university professor who loves to sing, dance ballet and ballroom, and live simply and naturally.


  1. This is beautiful – will definitely be making one for winter!

  2. I’m a scarf-making fool this year to give for Christmas gifts. Definitely will add this pattern to the bunch! So pretty!

  3. OMGosh! I LOVE this!! I love the yarn, too!!!
    Thanks for sharing with my Super Link Party! I am going to feature you (again, lol) at Wednesday’s party! 🙂

  4. Great pattern.. Got my J hook and yarn as soon as I read this… Thanks for sharing!!

  5. Hi Sara.. Waiting for the ear warmer!!!! Love to make one!

  6. I made this scarf today and love it! I used the same yarn as you did and it is beautiful and easy! Thanks for the instruction.
    Happy Holidays!

  7. Can anyone tell me how long this takes to make? I’m looking for a quick gift to make. Thanks!!!!

  8. this is great! thank you so much for sharing!

  9. Love making this scarf/cowl.. I think I am on my seventh or eighth one!!!! Still waiting patiently for the ear warmer!! 😉

    • Lizabeth, you are one very patient fan :). I’ve yet to sew the buttons on that ear warmer so I can right about. Can you tell I’m really good at starting projects but never finishing them? I’m all excited at the beginning, then fade at the end. But, thank you for the friendly reminder :)!

  10. Thanks for the pattern. I work with a girl that wears one of these. I have to make myself one. 🙂

  11. Thank you…………Several so simple lite scarves…………A joy to do a joy to receive….

    Can’t thank-you e’nuf !!

    AND your directions are made for anyone and everyone to understand…………GREAT job 🙂

  12. Hey. I am making your cowl for my self this weekend. I was just waiting patiently for the ear warmer pattern. I want to make it to go with my cowl for winter. I love crocheting!

  13. This is beautiful! I love this yarn and am going to have to order it I sure hope it is still available!!

  14. LOVE the colors in this yarn you used. You’d have to smile wearing a scarf like this!! Thank you so much for posting this gorgeous pattern! I am also going to try the pattern with a thinner novelty yarn and a smaller hook to make a skinnier version of the same scarf (a yarn like Berroco Metallic FX would look gorgeous, I think), then I’ll try it with ribbon yarn. So many possibilities, thanks to you!!

  15. I just finished the granny scarf. I used up all my stash on this. Time for a shopping trip of the best kind! I have over 100 rows, but it looks so good in all my crazy colors. Great pattern, and thanks so much! Love your blog! I look forward to seeing whats next.

  16. Myrna Abonita says:

    Thank you so much for sharing I am learning a lot on your tutorial, so easy to follow.

  17. Can you please tell me what size the hook is? as this is my absolute first project, I am a total newbie!!

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