Buttoned Crochet Cowl Pattern


Buttoned Crochet Cowl Pattern

Crochet for beginners can seem intimidating, but you can actually work up this cool Buttoned Crochet Cowl Pattern without crochet experience. This crochet cowl pattern uses a colorful textured yarn, which makes it incredibly unique. You can wear this crochet cowl to keep warm in the winter or as a transitional fashion accessory during fall or spring. Crochet patterns for beginners aren't usually this functional and chic as this one, get your crochet hooks ready to go for this all free crochet project.


Crochet HookI/9 or 5.5 mm hook

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Crochet Gauge12 hdc = about 4 in. (10 cm).
When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Finished SizeAbout 8 x 34 in. (20.5 X 86.5 cm)


  • 931-207 Lion Brand Textures Yarn: Desert Sands (2 balls)
  • Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size I-9        
  • Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)    
  • 5 buttons, about 3/4 in. (19 mm) diameter
  • Sewing needle and thread



NOTE: Cowl is worked in 2 sections. Sts for the second section are worked along the edge of the first section.

Ch 43.
Row 1: Hdc in 3rd ch from hook (first 2 skipped ch count as the first hdc) and in each ch across – you will have 42 hdc at the end of this row.
Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as first hdc), turn, hdc in each st across – 42 hdc.
Repeat Row 2 until piece measures about 8 in. (20.5 cm) from beginning.|
Do not fasten off.

Row 1: Ch 2 (counts as first hdc), turn piece to work across ends of rows, work 23 hdc evenly spaced across ends of rows of first section – 24 hdc.
Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as first hdc), turn, hdc in each st across.
Repeat Row 2 until second section measures about 21 in. (53.5 cm).
Fasten off.

With sewing needle and thread, sew 5 buttons evenly spaced across short end of first section. Use spaces between sts at opposite end as buttonholes.
Weave in ends.
NOTE: Buttons are sewn to one end of cowl, use spaces between sts as buttonholes.



ch(s) = chain(s)
hdc = half double crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)

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When I see beginner and a colorful item such as this I immediately read over the directions. This wonderful piece is created with the use of the ombre yarns so yes, this could be a beginner pattern. Then I read to discover that this cowl is made in two pieces. For some that may be an issue.

This beginner cowl has a very classic but modern chic look and feel to it. It is easy enough for almost any one to create and makes a great wardrobe accessory that goes from office to evening out with the girls. Very customizable by changing yarn weight, type, and color, just watch your gauge when doing so.

This is certainly going on my project list! The only problem I can see is working the first row of the second section. Even after all my practice, Im still a little shaky when it comes to crocheting along an edge. This would be the perfect practice piece, and I can even cheat a little and use a variegated yarn. It seems to be the most forgiving when it comes to hiding my misplaced stitches.

This is really easy to work up because it is all done in an evenly spaced half-double crochet. I appreciate a simple design sometimes. Those are the ones that are so fun to make and so relaxing. A lovely cowl project suitable for tv watching, I might add! Made with such pretty colors, too.

I was saddened to see it removed from Lion Brands list of patterns. Thank you for bringing it to All Free Crochet. I made this last year and it is so easy. I used a semi-variegated yarn and looks fantastic.

Can you please update the instructions for this lovely cowl so the number of yarn balls are listed. I went to site and found out, but others might not think of that and miss out on making the cowl. Thank you

Hi sweetrose46, Thank you for pointing out that our pattern wasn't complete! The number of balls of yarn has been updated. Thank you! Julia, editor for AllFreeCrochet

I wondered the same thing, Rosemary, so I clicked on the name of the yarn. That took me to a picture of the same scarf it said 2 balls. Happy Hooking!

how much yarn does this need please


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