Cowls have to be one of the most fun knitting projects ever.
They are usually fast to knit, and there are numerous beautiful cowl knitting patterns available.
Cowls can be colourful, textured, casual or vintage looking. There is certainly a style of cowl to suit everybody.
A cowl is also an amazing garment to wear. They keep your neck warm without the bulk of a scarf, and are just generally very easy to wear on chillier days.
A cowl makes an amazing gift, and is also an ideal knitting project for creating something for yourself.
Read on to find some amazing, stylish cowl knitting patterns that are free of charge!
Our list of stylish, free of charge cowl knitting patterns
Please click on the photos to go to the free knitting patterns.
Please note that you may have to sign up to a website to gain access to the free patterns. Knitting patterns free of charge at time of writing this article.
The first free cowl knitting pattern on our list is the Electric Alpaca Cowl. This is a really easy, fast cowl to knit. You can wear it long or doubled over and it makes a perfect last minute gift knitting project.
The next free cowl knitting pattern is suitable for knitters who prefer to use a finer yarn and thinner needles. The Adelaide Cowl combined double seed stitch with garter stitch, and colour blocks for a really elegant and stylish look.
This Faux Cable Cowl is much easier to knit than it looks.No cable needle is required to work this free knitting pattern – the beautiful stitch pattern is all done in knit and purl. This cowl is knit in the round.
The Rendezvous cowl by Red Heart is a quick knit, beginner project. Knit in super bulky yarn, anyone looking for a simple and warm cowl to make will love this free knitting pattern.
Our next free cowl knitting pattern is called The Owl Cowl. This is an intermediate level knitting pattern which is worked in 4 ply yarn. This cowl has lots of drape and is luxurious to wear as well being a colourful statement piece.
Using faux fur effect yarn to knit a cowl will certainly work up a fashion statement that is also soft and easy to wear. This easy free knitting pattern will point you in the right direction if furry wool is just your thing!
Called the Weekender Cowl, the next free knitting pattern that you may be interested in is a beginner level project. Worked in self striping yarn, the colour work is done automatically leaving you without the chore of weaving in loose ends.
The Vogue Knitting website has several free knitting patterns for gorgeous cowls. Vogue (in our opinion) is a little bit faffy to sign up to get the free patterns, however they are worth it. The pattern below, a stunning slip stitch cowl knit with Noro yarn, will create a stunning, multi coloured cowl.
If you like to knit multi coloured cowls in chunky yarn, you will love the next design by Rico. The striking colours of the snuggly cowl will add a pop of colour and pzazz to all of your winter outfits. Click on the photo to view the free knitting pattern.
If you are looking for a stylish cowl in a plain colour, our next design may be just the thing. Knit in double knitting yarn, the free knitting pattern is simple and looks stunning when worn.
The next stylish free cowl knitting pattern is the Suzie. This is knit in Patons Big fab, which is a super bulky yarn. If you are looking for a pretty cowl which is warm and quick to knit, this design might be just the ticket.
We love the drape and style of this simple lace cowl design. It is knit with 4 ply yarn for a delicate looking infinity scarf style cowl and looks absolutely beautiful when worn.
To complete our list of free cowl knitting patterns we bring you another easy knit, beginner level design. Knit in a chunky yarn, this cowl comes with matching hat which looks so cute and snuggly when worn.
Thanks so much for visiting us today we hope you found some great inspiration for knitting up a ton of beautiful, stylish cowls!