This crochet neckwarmer pattern was part of E’Claire Makery‘s round up of Fall Accessory and Garment patterns in 2019.
The pattern that I will be sharing with you is one that I released in December of 2018 but I recently updated the pattern and had it re-tested to ensure that you have absolutely no issues when making one of your own. I hope you enjoy this crochet neckwarmer pattern.
If you have ever walked out of your house on a COLD WINDY day without putting a scarf on you know how REAL that chill can be when it hits your neck. This design is perfect for Fall or Winter to keep that chill off of your neck!
And the bonus of this design is that unlike most cowls that you have to pull down over your head, this one has a keyhole feature. So there should be no messing up of your hair as this pattern has a keyhole design where one end slips in and out of a hole on the other end. So no pulling this over your head, just wrapping around your neck.
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With this pattern, if you have never worked the spider stitch it may take a couple of tries to find the ch 1 space that you will be working into. The more you work it the easier it will become to distinguish.
The spider stitch is like a V-stitch but instead of double crochet stitches you are using single crochet stitches.
NEED MORE HELP WITH THE SPIDER STITCH? CHECK OUT THIS POST WITH MORE TIPS ABOUT THIS STITCH.
I love the look that this stitch combination gives to a project and I know you will love it too!
If you like cowl patterns then you may also like my Spring Breeze Cowl or my Winding Ridges Cowl designs.
Reviews for the Keep Me Warm Neckwarmer Crochet Pattern
I had a little trouble with the spider stitch at first but once I figured it out this neck warmer was so fun to make and turned out so beautiful and exactly as pictured.
I absolutely loved making this ascot/collared neck warmer! It’s such a timeless and beautiful design! The stitches appear to be complex, but they are rather simple! I recommend this pattern! I will make more of these in the future!
Great pattern and easy to follow. Lovely gift to whip up. I was new to the spider stitch but after a row or two it simply flowed.
- Yarn: Worsted Weight #4 – Used in examples is Caron Simply Soft Tweed (155-200 yards)
- Hook: US Size (I/9) 5.5mm
- Other Tools: Yarn Needle, Scissors, Stitch Markers
Stitches/Abbreviations: US Terms
- ch – chain
- st(s) – stitch(es)
- sc – single crochet
- sl st – slip stitch
- sp – space
- sc2tog – single crochet 2 stitches together
- Increase – inc (sc, ch 1, sc, ch 1, sc) all in indicated st/sp
- 14 sc x 14 rows = 4”
- This pattern uses the spider stitch. If you find this stitch a little difficult to work please see this helpful post with some tips and tricks – https://www.simplyhookedbyjanet.com/crochet-the-spider-stitch/
- Place a stitch marker on the last row in each section for easier row counting when needed
- This free version of the pattern includes only the small leaf size and the PDF includes a large leaf size as well
- Pictures shown at the end of each section show what each section looks like when it has been worked up
You can get an ad-free, print friendly PDF copy of this pattern here:
Row 1: Ch 2, (inc – see special stitches above for what an increase is in this pattern) in second ch from hook, turn – 3 sc, 2 ch sps.
Row 2: Ch 1, (sc, ch 1, sc) in each ch-1 sp across, turn – 4 sc, 2 ch sps.
Row 3: Ch 1, (inc) in each ch-1 sp across, turn – 6 sc, 4 ch sps.
Row 4: Ch 1, (sc, ch 1, sc) in each ch-1 sp across, turn – 8 sc, 4 ch sps.
Row 5: Ch 1, (inc) in first ch-1 sp, (sc, ch 1, sc) in each ch-1 sp across until 1 remains, (inc) in last ch 1 sp, turn – 10 sc, 6 ch sps.
Rows 6-11: Ch 1, (sc, ch 1, sc) in each ch-1 sp across, turn – 12 sc, 6 ch sps.
Row 12: Ch 1, (sc, ch 1, sc) in first ch-1 sp, sc in next ch-1 sp, (sc, ch 1, sc) in each ch 1-sp until 2 remain, sc in next ch-1 sp, (sc, ch 1, sc) in last ch-1 sp, turn –10 sc, 4 ch sps.
Rows 13-14: Ch 1, (sc, ch 1, sc) in each ch-1 sp across, turn – 8 sc, 4 ch sps.
Row 15: Ch 1, (sc, ch 1, sc) in first ch-1 sp, ch 2, skip 2 ch-1 sps, (sc, ch 1, sc) in last ch-1 sp, turn – 4 sc, 2 ch-1 sps, 1 ch-2 sp.
Row 16: Ch 1, (sc, ch 1, sc) in first ch-1 sp, 2 (sc, ch 1, sc) in the ch-2 sp, (sc, ch 1, sc) in the last ch-1 sp, turn – 8 sc, 4 ch sps.
Rows 17-18: Ch 1, (sc, ch 1, sc) in each ch-1 sp across, turn – 8 sc, 4 ch sps. Place a stitch marker to mark the last Row in this section and continue to Section 2.
Row 1: Ch 1, (inc) in first ch-1 sp, (sc, ch 1, sc) in each ch-1 sp across until 1 remains, (inc) in last ch-sp, turn – 10 sc, 6 ch sps.
Row 2: Ch 1, (sc, ch 1, sc) in each ch-1 sp across, turn – 12 sc, 6 ch sps.
Rows 3-10: Repeat Rows 1-2.
Rows 11-45: Repeat Row 2. Stitch count for Row 45 should be 28 sc, 14 ch sps. Add more repeats of Row 2 if you think you’ll want a longer, more loose fitting Neck Warmer.
Row 46: Ch 1, (sc, ch 1, sc) in first ch-1 sp, sc in next ch-1 sp, (sc, ch 1, sc) in each ch 1-sp until 2 remain, sc in next ch-1 sp, (sc, ch 1, sc) in last ch-1 sp, turn – 26 sc, 12 ch sps.
Row 47: Ch 1, (sc, ch 1, sc) in each ch-1 sp across, turn – 24 sc, 12 ch sps.
Rows 48-55: Repeat Rows 46-47. Place a stitch marker to mark the last Row in this section. The stitch count for the last row in this section will be – 8 sc, 4 ch sps. Continue to Section 3.
Section 3: Small Leaf
Rows 1-4: Ch 1, (sc, ch 1, sc) in each ch-1 sp across, turn – 8 sc, 4 ch sps.
Row 5: Ch 1, (inc) in first ch-1 sp, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next 2 ch-1 sps, (inc) in last ch-1 sp, turn – 10 sc, 6 ch sps.
Rows 6-11: Ch 1, (sc, ch 1, sc) in each ch-1 sp across, turn – 12 sc, 6 ch sps.
Row 12: Ch 1, (sc, ch 1, sc) in first ch-1 sp, sc in next ch-1 sp, (sc, ch 1, sc) in each ch 1-sp until 2 remain, sc in next ch-1 sp, (sc, ch 1, sc) in last ch-1 sp, turn – 10 sc, 4 ch sps.
Row 13: Ch 1, (sc, ch 1, sc) in each ch-1 sp across, turn – 8 sc, 4 ch sps.
Row 14: Ch 1, (sc, ch 1, sc) in first ch-1 sp, sc in next 2 ch-1 sps, (sc, ch 1, sc) in last ch 1-sp, turn – 6 sc, 2 ch sps.
Row 15: Ch 1, Sc in first ch-1 sp, sc2tog in next 2 sts, sc in last ch-1 sp, turn – 3 sts.
Row 16: Ch 1, skip first st, 2 sc in next st, sl st in last st – 2 sc, 1 sl st.
You should have 89 Rows total if you did not add any extra when working Section 2.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
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16 thoughts on “Free Crochet Bow Neckwarmer Pattern With Keyhole”
Update: I completed the scarf. You are correct in that once you figure out the pattern, it’s fast and easy. It was so simple on the straight portion! I still needed to use stitch markers to increase and decrease. Rarely use them and hated to have to do so, but it worked. I think it’s adorable and I am really happy with it. Thank you for sharing this pattern!
Thank you for your prompt response and adding the stitch counts! I was searching for a tutorial on how to increase the spider stitch and came across your page with tips. I didn’t want to rip out the whole thing and start over using 2 chains in the V. Section 1 was fine. My problem was with section 2. After several tries I toughed it out with stitch markers in the increase chains and I got the increases to come out looking OK. I had even considered moving the increases into the row since mine seemed to be sticking out farther on the end, but thought that might not show the angle for the increase and ripple in the center if that makes sense. Anyway for today, I quit after one row of no more increases-Row 11. I thought once I got to that point, it would be smooth sailing but when I finished that row I thought the edge still looked a little off! I put it away and will revisit it tomorrow. If I were to make this again, I believe I would try it with 2 chains in the V as you suggested. It might be easier to find the space. I crochet tight and I’m sure that doesn’t help either. Anyway, I have looked at a ton of keyhole scarf patterns and I really LOVE the way this looks. I’m determined to figure it out. Thank you for sharing. I never heard of this stitch and it is really pretty. If I wasn’t making this for a gift, I wouldn’t have been so picky. 😉 I appreciate your help! Have a great day!
Not the original OP, but having difficulty with the increases. One edge is not straight. I have tried and ripped out about 3 times and I’m a veteran crocheter. Not used to not having stitch counts for rows and even the cluster counts aren’t available for repeat rows. This is such a pretty scarf/stitch I hope I can figure it out!
Hello, the pdf of this pattern was updated last year which included a change in how the stitch counts were written. I just updated the blog post now as it was never updated when the pdf was. The blog post now includes a link to a helpful tips and tricks post all about the stitch used (the spider stitch). When you say one edge is not straight which rows is that happening? The edges should have a slight bumpy look due to the nature of the stitch pattern.
I would really really love a video tutorial on this! It looks so nice, but I cannot figure it out 🙁
Is there a tutorial for this pattern?
Hello, no there is not a tutorial for this. Are you having difficulty with a certain part?
I couldn’t find the code and wanted the PDF. Is there anyway I can get it even after the 24 hrs since I didn’t see it in either posts
The code for the Free PDF ran from 9/28 12am PST – 9/28 11:59pm PST. I believe it was taken down after that. I do have a code in my Ravelry shop that can always be used to get $1 off of a pattern purchase. If interested in the PDF for just $2 you can use code GET1OFF. I’m sorry you missed it while it was free!
The pdf is very confusing. I think I’ll stick with the free website version.
The PDF includes 2 sizes for the leaf/bows and the website version only has the small size. The notes say to follow the directions for which size bow (small or Large) you want to work up. I looked at the PDF and added another note and photo of both sizes so hopefully its more clear now. 🙂
The code doesn’t work
It should be working now! Thank you 🙂