Night Before Christmas Reversible Neck Warmer {FREE PATTERN!}

Merry Christmas Eve!

It’s the end of the year, and I’m so thankful for my little blog. To express my gratitude, I’m sharing this FREE crochet pattern that I came up with last week. It’s a reversible (double-sided) neck warmer! And it whips up faster than milk and cookies for Santa.

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I got the stitch instructions from that awesome 1950s McCall Needlework book. I wanted to crochet a thick, bulky neck warmer, but I wanted it to be fuzzy against my neck. So, I used Sensations Frothy yarn on the inside, and it gives the impression that the neck warmer has a sheepskin lining.

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And you can wear it with the “color” side out…

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…or the lining side out.

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It’s great if you can’t decide which color to use — just use both! It’s super warm and just the right size for your neck only — it’s not really a cowl. But it will stand up and cover your nose and mouth.

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This pattern is incredibly simple once you master the reversible (double-sided) stitch. I haven’t come across this stitch very often in patterns, so I’ve provided step-by-step photos to guide you as well as a little video, too. For the tutorial photos and video, I used regular worsted weight yarn and a smaller hook because it’s easier to see the pattern that way. When you crochet the actual neck warmer, make sure you use bulky weight yarn and a size N (10 mm) hook.

Download the pattern PDF here: Night Before Christmas Reversible Neck Warmer

Or view it below. Enjoy and Merry Christmas!

Night Before Christmas Reversible Neck Warmer

Materials

  • Bulky weight yarn in two colors. I used Loops and Threads Charisma in taupe (Color A) and Sensations Frothy Boucle in cream (Color B).
  • N (10 mm) hook
  • Yarn needle
  • Buttons (optional)

Project Notes

  • The neck warmer measures approximately 8 inches (20 cm) tall by 11 inches (28 cm) wide when finished.
  • Gauge is not overly important. The heavier the yarn and larger the hook, the bigger the finished piece, and vice versa.
  • To accomplish the double-sided effect, you have to alternate colors each row. When you remove your hook from the stitch at the end of each row, do not FO. Simply remove your hook, work the next row in the other color, and then come back to the stitch where you left off for the next row.

Instructions

With Color A, ch 41

Row 1: Sc in back loop (BL) of 2nd ch from hook and in BL of each ch across (40 sc). Remove hook from stitch

(TIP: When you do remove your hook from a stitch, draw up a looooong loop so that your work doesn’t come undone. Another trick is to place a sturdy stitch marker in the loop so it doesn’t unwravel.)

Row 2: Join Color B to front loop (FL) of first chain and sc in that first ch. Sc in FL of each ch across (40 sc). Remove hook from stitch.

You now have two rows of sc facing each other.

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Fold them together like this. In the next row, you’ll be crocheting them together.

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Row 3: Pick back up Color A. Ch 1, and insert hook through the first Color A sc AND through the FL (the inside loop) of first Color B sc, and complete the sc as normal. Repeat this for each set of sc across (40 sc). Remove hook from stitch.

This is what it should look like when you’re inserting your hook.

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When you’re finished with this row, the RS of the piece should look something like this.

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The WS should look something like this.

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Row 4: Pick back up Color B. Ch 1, and insert the hook through the BL of the first Color A sc AND the remaining BL of the Color B sc from Row 2. (I pretty much turn the work upside down to crochet this row.) Complete the sc as normal. Repeat this for each set of sc across (40 sc)

This is what it should look like when you’re inserting your hook.

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This is what the WS should look like when you’re done with the row.

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This is what the RS should look like when you’re done with the row.

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Row 5: With Color A, repeat Row 4.

Row 6: With Color B, ch 1, insert hook through remaining FL of first Color B sc from Row 4 AND through the FL of the first Color A sc. Complete the sc as normal. Repeat this for each set of sc across (40 sc).

This is what it should look like when you insert your hook.

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Row 7: With Color A, repeat Row 6.

{NOTE! If you’re having trouble with the reversible pattern, watch this video!}

Repeat rows 4 to 7 until you reach the desired length. I crocheted a total of 30 rows (which means the neck warmer is only 15 rows high on each side).

Finishing

After completing your last Row 7, leave a long tail for sewing. Cut a tail that is three times as long as the neck warmer is tall, and you should have enough yarn. Sew the two short sides of the neck warmer together, and you’re done!

Alternate Finishing

Instead of stitching the two short ends of the neck warmer together, you can overlap them slightly and attach buttons to the edge that overlaps the top. If you decide to do this, you may want to make your neck warmer slightly wider. Ch 43 instead of 41 for the foundation row. Also, after finishing your last row, sc or reverse sc evenly along the short edges of the neck warmer with the color of your choice. This will give the edge a more finished appearance.

Download a printable PDF version of this pattern here: Night Before Christmas Reversible Neck Warmer

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I hope you enjoy this pattern, and if you decide to give it a whirl, I’d love to see your FOs on Ravelry!

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

P.S. This is a little late, but I’m using this pattern to participate in the Moogly and My Merry Messy Life Hookin’ on Hump Day link party #63 and Oombawka Design’s Link and Share Wednesday #28!

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9 thoughts on “Night Before Christmas Reversible Neck Warmer {FREE PATTERN!}

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    • Thanks, Lisa! You might be able to use TWO strands of worsted weight yarn in lieu of bulky yarn, but I haven’t tried it, so I can’t vouch for the results. You simply hold the two strands together and work them as one. Be sure to let me know if you give it a shot! :-)

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