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Free Summer Infinity Scarf Crochet Pattern For Beginners

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The Archwork is an easy infinity scarf crochet pattern that is simply beautiful as a drapey summer cowl. It’s crocheted with basic crochet stitches that create a lovely fabric.

The name for this free crochet pattern was also an easy one. The combination of crochet arch mesh and cotton yarn is just gorgeous.

Beginner crocheters will enjoy this easy pattern. Especially since it’s just one repeat row of simple stitches!

I must admit that I have been dragging my feet when it comes to crocheting for warm weather. Mostly that’s the weather’s fault.

Crochet cotton cowl pattern in lilac 24/7 yarn on woman in blue shirt.
The lacy look of this stitch and cotton yarn is amazing!

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How can I think of open, airy patterns when the cooler temperatures in the mornings barely warm up by the afternoon?

Apparently we’re skipping spring and heading right into summer here in Northern California because it was 93 yesterday! Maybe the warmer weather is the sign to hang up the chunky yarn and pull out the cotton yarn.

But once I started, I just couldn’t stop crocheting all the crochet scarves! A circle scarf is the perfect accessory for a wonderful teacher. They stay out of the way more than a regular scarf when leaning over to help children.

You can use different stitches and different colors to suit the teacher’s personality. This series of cowls use only one ball of yarn. That means it’s a great project for any of that stash yarn you have.

Lilac crochet cotton cowl pattern laid flat on wood back drop.

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Even though this easy crochet pattern is worked with single crochets and chains it works up fast. And it uses less yarn than double crochet stitches.

The Yarn

This LB 24/7 cotton yarn* is one of my favorites. It has a gorgeous sheen to it and comes in an array of gorgeous colors, from muted to bold.

They carry it in most craft stores and sometimes I can get it at a discount on Amazon. It doesn’t snag or split and it’s mercerized so it’s strong and not overly stretchy. It’s great for wearables and totes too!

Lilac crochet cotton cowl draped on woman in teal.
I love adding this lightweight layer to a summer outfit.

My littlest was actually interested in this cotton cowl-since it wasn’t for her!

You can also see the arches well when it’s draped this way.

Draped crochet mesh on back of head in purple.

More Free Crochet Cowl Patterns With One Skein of 24/7 Cotton Yarn:

The Fiore is a one skein crochet cowl pattern that has a beautiful flower like stitch.

The Incrocio Cowl features an open stitch pattern in a longer infinity cowl crochet pattern that’s perfect for summer.

And if you just want to piece together odds and ends of your cotton yarn then the Color Block Cowl crochet pattern is a great for multiple colors!

Pink lacy crochet stitches laid open on jeans.


  • 3.5oz/186yds (170m) of worsted weight #4 yarn, I used one ball of Lion Brand’s 24/7 cotton in Lilac*
  • 5.5 mm Crochet Hook US Size I-9, or hook size needed to meet gauge.
  • yarn needle and scissors


My finished arch mesh cowl measures 15″ wide when stretched, and 32″ around with one ball of yarn.


To adjust the size of your cowl the stitch multiple is 4 + 6 for the starting chain. You can add or subtract 4 to my starting chain.

For a longer infinity cowl pattern, you might double the length. So you could Ch 206, but remember that you’ll need double the yarn!

Adjusting the height of your cowl is simply a matter of repeating more or less rows. Remember that when worn this cowl collapses down quite a bit.


2″/5cm x 2″/5cm = 7 sc x 6 rows of sc

Skill Level


Stitches/Abbreviations US Terms

Chain (ch)

Chains space (ch sp)

Repeat (rep)

Slip Stitch (sl st)

Single Crochet (sc)

A bit about this pattern:

The arches are created by chaining 5 and connecting them to the previous row’s arch with a sc in the chain 5 space of each arch. There is no need to join rounds, except to continue with sc into the next arch. I’ve included pictures and a video tutorial to show you how.

How to join Round 2 to Round 1:

This pattern lends itself to working in the round quite easily. You can just join the last chain 5 to the first space and keep working!

Last chain 5 on crochet hook.

Work a single crochet into the chain 5 space.

Single crochet in chain space to join.

Then continue on with the simple repeat.

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Video Tutorial

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Scroll down for the free crochet cotton cowl pattern!

Lilac crochet cotton cowl draped on woman in teal.

How to Crochet an Easy Summer Infinity Scarf

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 1 hour
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $8

The Archwork Crochet Cowl is an easy pattern of basic stitches that create a lovely fabric. Crochet infinity scarves make wonderful gifts in the warmer months!


  • 3.5oz/186yds (170m) of worsted weight #4 yarn, I use one ball of Lion Brand’s 24/7 cotton in Lilac.


  • 5.5mm US Size I-9 Crochet Hook
  • yarn needle
  • scissors


  1. Ch 102,
  2. Making sure not to twist, sl st to the first ch to form a circle,
  3. Rnd 1. *{Ch 5, sk 3 chs, sc in the next ch} rep from * around, until the last 3 chs
  4. (Rnd 1 cont.)Last chain 5 on crochet hook.Ch 5, sk the last 3 chs,
  5. (Rnd 1 cont.)Single crochet in chain space to join.Sc in center of first ch 5 sp. (25 arches formed by the ch 5s)
  6. Rnd 2. Ch 5, sc in the center of the next ch 5 sp, *{ch 5, sc in the next ch 5 sp} rep from * to the end.
  7. Rnds 3-29. Rep Round 2 until work measures 15"/38cm tall, or to your desired height.Pink lacy crochet stitches laid open on jeans.
  8. To finish your cowl stop after a sc in the last ch 5 sp, then sl st 2 times to the ch sts.
  9. Cut yarn and weave in ends.
  10. Block your cowl.

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  1. The text above says it’s a multiple of 4 + 6. In the video you say 4 + 5. Could you clarify? I want to make one longer than yours. I’m using a DK Cotton when I swatched it came out the same as when I used the 24/7 cotton.
    Thank you for the great summer cowl pattern.

  2. Hi Lynne, thanks for asking! It’s 4 + 6, I must’ve misspoke in the video! So if you wanted to make one about twice the length of mine, you would chain 206 to start. 206-6=200, 200/4=50 arches. I hope that helps!