Monday, January 23, 2012

Free One Button Crochet Cowl Pattern

Even though I've been busy with the birthday party extravaganza, I worked on this pattern last week when making birthday gifts for some friends.  It's modified from Aesthetic Nest's Sedge Stitch Cowl.   I love how the pattern is open enough to let you pull the button through anywhere, so you can wear this cowl so many different ways.  It's a very quick project and if you use Caron simply soft (which I did here), you can separate one skein into two balls and finish the project with just one skein.  So here goes..... enjoy!

Size L (8mm) Crochet Hook
1 Skein of Caron Simply Soft yarn divided into two balls
Tapestry Needle to weave in ends
1 Button (7/8" in diameter)

6 STS and 4 rows = 2 inches in established pattern (however, gauge isn't as important for a cowl because you can easily adjust the length as needed)

About 7 inches wide and 26 inches in length

Holding two strands together, CH 20
Row 1: In second CH from hook (SC, 2 DCs) in same space, *skip 2 CHs, (SC, 2 DCs) in next CH, repeat from * to last 3 CHs, SC in last CH
Row 2: CH 1 turn, (SC, 2 DCs) in first SC space from previous row, skip 2 DCs, (SC, 2 DCs) in next SC space, repeat from * to last 3 spaces, SC in last DC space
Rows 3 - 26: Repeat Row 2

CH(s) = Chain(s)
DC(s) = Double Crochet(s)
SC = Single Crochet


  1. Love this! Linking up tomorrow at Tangled Happy. Thanks so much for sharing this. :)

    1. I'm so honored! I absolutely love your blog (read it all of the time) and really appreciate you linking this up.... can't wait to see it!

    2. Your very welcome! Thanks so much for letting me share this. :)

  2. Hiii. I am stopping here from tagled happy. So happy I came by. I love knitting/crocheting with chunky knits. You make such nice things!!

    1. Thanks so much for checking everything out! I just took a look at your blog and think it's great..... I'm a new follower :)

  3. Hi there,
    I've just discovered your lovely blog (via Tangled Happy). I'm so pleased that I stopped by - I like it here!!! And you've made so many lovely things!!!
    I think this cowl is gorgeous, but I can't crochet yet (unfortunately). It's on my list of new year's resolutions though. And I've posted my list on my blog, so I HAVE to stick to my promises. Once I learn, this cowl is going to added straight to my 'to do' list!
    Until my next visit.....

    1. Thanks for stopping by..... I love love your blog. Such great things! You have yourself a new follower... I'm thinking about posting some "learn to crochet" tutorials, so I'll let you know when I do! Good luck with your crocheting endeavors and I look forward to reading your blog!

  4. Love this! I love anything overly simplistic. Makes for great, quick, gratifying crafting!

  5. LOVE it! Funny thing is I had planned to modify the Aesthetic Nest sedge stitch cowl too....and I even have the same color grey yarn waiting for this project....well truthfully I already started crocheting with it but don't love the results so will tear it out and make this instead! I have a really nice craft international blog linking party every Sunday, and the party is resuming (after a little break) on Sunday, would love to see you there! Plus check out my crochet category for lots of great projects, all the best!

    1. Sara, thanks for stopping by! Too funny that you were going to modify the same cowl.... I can't wait to see your finished project! Your blog is great... can't wait to see more and I'll check out the linking party!

    2. Yeah even I have the same grey yarn to do this. I have just started crocheting, the first project I have done is a wavy afghan :p I can't start small.

      My only question is.... I have done 20 rows and I feel like my cowl is less than half the length it should be. The reason I say this is because it doesn't even fit around my neck. I am assuming to do 52 rows instead? Unless a row counts as two rows together...?

      I am not sure I make sense. Best thing to say is my piece so far is about 10 inches long and has 9 raised rows of bumps. I think it will look good if i just continue whatever altered pattern I have created for myself on accident, but just hoping if you could tell me if i am on the right track?

      Happy New Year !

  6. I have completed this beautiful and quick cowl and ready to start another one.Could you explain where to place the button,this is my first cowl I've made.I look forward to my next project from this blog,love it.

    1. Hi there! So happy to hear that you've finished one cowl and are ready to move on to the next.... I'd love to see pictures! I would place the button an inch from the edge on one end, centered. Make sense?

  7. Great and so easy. made one in a day

  8. Hi there! I just made this in black with multicolor flecks and am hoping I can post a picture. Instead of a decorative button, I used a simple white shirt button, sewed on with a long shank. I have a collection of seasonal button covers and can put one of them on over the button as the season changes. Thanks for the pattern, it's a winner.

    P.S. Dang, it won't copy for me.

  9. I just made this up this evening. With all else I've had to get done today - it was nice to be able to sit down and work up another gift for the holiday season to completion. It works up SO nicely! Thank you for sharing the pattern!