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Free Easy Infinity Scarf Crochet Pattern: the XO Textured Cowl

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I know when I’m looking for a great free crochet hat pattern, one of the things I look for is whether there’s a matching scarf pattern that goes with it. So, I decided to make a matching free, easy infinity scarf crochet pattern to match the XO Textured Toque. The result is this light (but still warm!) textured cowl scarf crochet pattern: the XO Textured Cowl.

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Have you tried Mandala yarn yet? I’m quickly falling in love with it! I’m sure it’ll be one of my yarn stash staples before long. Besides the super soft texture, the gorgeous colors, and… (well you get the picture!) My favorite thing about them has to be the generous yardage. Even after making three coordinating crochet beanies in different sizes from the Lion Brand Mandala yarn cake I bought to try out, I still had plenty of yarn left over! (Even though the slip stitch ribbed brim uses quite a bit of yarn!) So, of course, I decided to make a free crochet cowl pattern to share with you all.

Crochet cowl scarves top my list of favorite crochet projects to make, because they’re just the right size for trying out a new stitch pattern without hogging a giant amount of yarn (or time)! I really enjoyed using the crossed double crochet stitch and the double crochet cluster stitch in this easy infinity scarf crochet pattern. You can really see the X and O textures of those stitches in the close up of my daughter’s hat.

Both stitches are fairly easy for an experienced crocheter, but I’ll be posting some photo tutorials very soon for anyone who would feel more confident with just a little more detail than I give in my pattern. With a little patience, I know you’ll be able to make this gorgeous infinity scarf crochet pattern, even if you call yourself a beginner.

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H 5.0 mm Hook – I LOVE the Clover Soft Touch Hook my mom bought me at Michael’s. 

Lion Brand Mandala Yarn, Unicorn ( less than one skein)

Scissors – I am dying to get my hands on these adorable crane scissors!

Yarn Needles – I like these wide eye ones


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Ch- chain

Cl – cluster

Dc – double crochet

Lp – loop

Sk – skip

Sl – slip

St – stitch

Tbl – through back loop only

Special Stitches

Cluster- worked as a dc3tog decrease but in one stitch. Yo, insert hook into stitch, yo and pull up a loop. Yo, pull through two loops. *Yo, insert hook into stitch, yo and pull up a loop, yo and pull through two loops.* Repeat once more. Yo and pull through all loops on hook. Cluster stitch made.

Gauge / Finished Size

7 stitches and 4 rows per 2” in double crochet.

Free Valentine Cowl Crochet Pattern

Chain 110.

Round 1:Ch 2, Dc in 3rd ch and across. Without twisting, slip stitch to first Dc to join. [110]

Round 2: Ch2, *Sk 1, dc. Pass hook behind, dc in the skipped st.* Continue around. Sl to join. [110]

Round 3: Ch 2, Dc around. [110]

Round 4:  Ch 2, *Cl, ch 1, sk 1.* Repeat around, sl to join. [55 clusters]

Round 5: Ch 2, Dc around. [110]

Rounds 6-13: Repeat Rounds 2-5 twice. [110]

Rounds 14-15: Repeat Rounds 2-3 once more. [110]


Break yarn, and weave in all ends with your yarn needle.


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You are more than welcome to sell any finished items made from this pattern. Please use your own photos and credit Katie Clary as the designer. Links back to my blog post are greatly appreciated! Please feel free to share this pattern by directing others to this blog post or the Ravelry listing, NOT by distributing the pattern or photos as your own.

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