Free Tutorial on the Ribbed Stitch Crochet Infinity Cowl

I think that it must be the cold weather that has made me pick up a crochet hook after all these years. Or maybe it is all of the gorgeous cowls and scarves that I have been seeing in the stores this season. It could be because my niece asked me to teach her to crochet. Whatever the reason, I have gone completely crochet mad lately.

crochet cowl

This duo-toned scarf came out so cute and it was really easy to make. It’s the pattern that I used to teach my novice niece. It is probably one of the easiest beginner patterns to follow.

Crocheting a flat piece of fabric heavy in repetition is calming and meditative for me. For that reason, I’m making mostly scarfs. Well, and also, because it is cold and I can wear them NOW. Did I mention that it has been COLD here? 🙂


I used a back post single crochet stitch throughout. In order to get the ribs to run along the short direction of the scarf I chained 40 and then started with a row of single crochet and then a row of back post single crochet till the end of the ball of grey yarn. Then I tied on a ball of white yarn and continued working to the end of that ball. I used a tapestry needle to whip stitch the ends closed to make an infinity scarf.

OH! I used 2 balls of Red Heart Soft Touch yarn and a 5mm crochet hook.

S McCall