12 Beginner Scarf and Cowl Knitting Patterns

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If you’re new to knitting, scarves and cowls are some of the easiest beginner-friendly projects you can make.

Scarves and cowls can be worked up quickly and they usually repeat the same stitch, which helps you get a good grasp of the different stitches in knitting.

These scarves and cowls may look advanced, but they all have a skill level of easy. Why not test your knitting skills out by making yourself a beautiful handmade scarf or cowl?

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Beginner Scarf and Cowl Knitting Patterns

In this post, I’m sharing 12+ beginner-friendly knitting patterns for scarves and cowls.

Sunrise Cowl

I love the colors used in this Sunrise cowl. This is a scarp yarn pattern, so if you have some scrap yarn that you want to use up, this is the project for you.

Get the pattern from Woolly Bear Knit.

SUNRISE COWL

Woven Bridge Scarf

This Woven Bridge scarf is great if you’re looking for a quick and easy scarf to create. That’s because it’s made with a lovely bulky yarn. Bulky yarn usually means it’s a much quicker project.

Get the pattern from Natalya 1905.

WOVEN BRIDGE SCARF

Monterey Scarf

If you’re looking for a super easy scarf pattern, you have to make this Monterey scarf. You only need to know basic knitting stitches to complete this scarf.

Get the pattern from Precious Knits.

MONTEREY SCARF

Chunky Twisted Cowl

This chunky twisted cowl is so fun to make. It’s a great mindless knitting project that’s cute, trendy, and so warm. Don’t be intimidated by the twist, this project is perfect for beginners.

Get the pattern from Knitatude.

CHUNKY TWISTED COWL

The Unice Unicorn

This unicorn hooded scarf would make the perfect gift for a child in your life. Adults will love this scarf too. The sizes included are for 12-18 months, toddler, child, teen and adult.

Get the pattern from The Velvetacorn.

THE UNICE UNICORN SCARF

Simple Garter Stitch Scarf

This soft and oversized scarf is great for beginners because it uses the simple garter stitch. You really can’t go wrong with a pattern from All About Ami.

Get the pattern from All About Ami.

SIMPLE GARTER STITCH SCARF

Fisherman’s Rib Scarf

This thick and cozy scarf is perfect for the winter months. Choose a yarn color that best suits your personal style. This scarf would also make a great gift.

Get the pattern from Knifty Knittings.

FISHERMAN’S RIB SCARF

The Tasha Scarf

This chunky textured stitch scarf is beautiful. Don’t let the appearance of this stitch intimidate you. This is actually an easy beginner friendly pattern.

Get the pattern from Knittorious 60548.

THE TASHA SCARF

Longitude Scarf

This beautiful scarf only uses the knit a purl stitches. It can be made using a different variety of yarns, including yarns with different textures. If you take a look at the photos for this pattern, you’ll see what I mean.

Get the pattern from Little Blue Pedal Car.

LONGITUDE SCARF

Celine Infinity Scarf

The hood on this scarf can be worn up or down. Photos are included with the tutorial to help you create easy and clean seams.

Get the pattern from Cali Chic Style.

CELINE INFINITY SCARF

Open-Ended Scarf

This pattern is for a unisex blanket scarf. This scarf is chunky, long and cozy. It would make a great holiday gift for friends and family.

Get the pattern from CdCk Design.

OPEN-ENDED SCARF

Garter Interrupted Wrap

This wrap is absolutely stunning. A video tutorial is provided with the pattern to help assist you with creating your scarf.

Get the pattern from Homebody Knits Co.

GARTER INTERRUPTED WRAP

Nora Scarf

The Nora scarf was designed for beginner knitters. This pattern works up fast, and because it uses the same stitches, it’s a very relaxing scarf to make.

Get the pattern from Darling Jadore.

nora scarf

Little Hearts Infinity Scarf

I love the pattern used to create this Little Hearts Infinity scarf. A video tutorial is included to help you along the way as you make your scarf.

Get the pattern from Knifty Knittings.

LITTLE HEARTS INFINITY SCARF

Seedling Scarf

This beginner friendly seedling scarf is absolutely stunning. If you’re new to the seed stitch, this pattern makes learning the stitch so easy. This scarf can be worn folded or as a rectangle shawl.

Get the pattern from Knitatude.

SEEDLING SCARF

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