Ombre Crochet Neck Warmer Pattern

If you are looking for an easy crochet cowl that is stunning to look at but simple to make, then this is the pattern for you.

When I designed this cowl, I wanted to create a pattern that anyone could crochet. If you have only a bit of time or are new to crochet, you can make this easy cowl design. Promise!

Ombre neckwarmer crochet cowl pattern
Read on down to find the full free crochet cowl neck warmer pattern!

Ombre Cowl Pattern

This neck warmer pattern uses simple stitches and a bulky five weight yarn that makes it work up fast!

If you are a beginner, you will be good to go to make this cowl! It is that easy! Read on down to learn about the yarn, stitches and the free pattern.

The Yarn For an Ombre Cowl

For this design, I wanted to crochet a cowl that was warm and cozy, so I decided to use Homespun from Lion Brand. It is a 98% acyclic yarn that is beautiful to work up.

While it can be difficult to work up because of the twisted fibers, it is worth it to use because of how gorgeous it looks when finished in patterns.

The Yarn

To get the ombre look, I was going for with this cowl, I used Homespun Stripes New Look in the colorway First Blush. This yarn transitions from light pink to a darker pink flawlessly and is stunning. You could also use a skein of Homespun yarn too, and it would work just as well.

Check it out below!


This yarn is made by Lion Brand, and is a Weight 5 – Bulky yarn.


Fiber: 98% Acrylic, 2% Polyester
Yardage: 185 yards
Hook: 6.5 mm (K-10.5)
Substitute: Lion Brand SoftBall

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Since this yarn changes colors itself, there are much fewer ends to weave in which is always a good thing when crocheting.

If you only have the original Homespun yarn on hand, that would perfectly too with this neck warmer design. There are a quite a bit of colors to pick from.

While some original colorways don’t have stripes, there are some that do so you will have a good variety to pick from for your cowl.

The Stitches for an Ombre Cowl

As for the crochet stitches, you’ll need to know for this cowl; they are all easy to learn! If you can single crochet and double crochet, then you can make this neck warmer easily.

In my opinion, this is a beginner-friendly design that any skill level of crocheter can enjoy. Learn more about this basic crochet stitches below.

Crochet Stitches for the Ombre Cowl

Single Crochet
Double Crochet Stitch (Written)
Double Crochet Stitch (Video)

Single Crochet

Single Crochet Crochet Stitch

Abbreviation: sc
Difficulty Level: Easy
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Double Crochet

Double Crochet Crochet Stitch

Abbreviation: dc
Difficulty Level: Easy
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If you’re ready to get started, read on down for the free crochet cowl pattern or purchase the AD-free PDF below.

Psst: If you make this cowl, be sure to share it with the Easy Crochet Community over on Facebook

Happy Crocheting.

Ombre Neck Warmer Crochet Pattern

Skill Level: Easy


  • Less than 185 yards of Homespun Stripes New Look or any bulky 5 yarn (keep in mind if you use a different yarn, your cowl will look different from pictured)
  • K 6.5 mm crochet hook
  • yarn needle
  • measuring tape
  • scissors

Crochet Abbreviations

  • sc = single crochet
  • dc = double crochet
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • rep = repeat
  • ch = chain


  • Written in standard US terms
  • Finished size is a 32″ circumference x 14″ height
  • Use a stitch marker to mark the beginning st of the round to make it easier to find it.
  • Gauge is not relevant, but make sure the starting ch measures 32″

The Pattern

Round 1: Chain 60, join with a sl st to the first ch to form a circle.

Round 2: Ch 2, in the third ch from the hook dc, dc into each ch (minus the beginning ch two) around ending with a sl st into the top of the first dc. (60)

Round 3: Ch 1, sc into the top of each dc around, sl st to the top of the first sc.

Round 4: Ch 2, dc into the top of the sc, dc into each sc around, sl to the top of the first sc.

Round 5 – 20: Rep round 3 and 4

Round 21: Rep round 3

Finishing: Fasten off and weave in loose ends with a yarn needle.

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  1. Hello, I just wanted to ask you, I am using the wool you mentioned above: Lionbrand Homespun Strips, Rayures, Rayas and chained 60 stiches on a K 6.5mm hook. It does not measure 32″, but rather 22″. Must I chain more or what have I done wrong. Thanks

    1. Hi Bev,

      My best guess is that your starting chain is probably tight, so I’d suggest trying over with a larger hook or adjusting your tension with the recommended hook. If that doesn’t work you could just add more starting chains until it reaches 32″.

      Hope this helps!


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