The Button Up Cowl is quick to make, really simple to follow, and can be worked in 4 different sizes!

This design is worked in short rows using basic crochet stitches, and is a great pattern because:

  • Accessories are quick and easy projects to work up, especially with super bulky yarn!
  • Just one skein makes any size!
  • This project is perfect for gifts!
  • You’ll get to practice a lot of crochet skills: Rows, stitch tension, gauge & size, specialty stitches (like the Back Loop Only), attaching buttons, finishing techniques & more!

Before you get started…

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Let’s get started! 

Pattern Designed By: Salena Baca Crochet. This pattern is copyright protected; it is unlawful to distribute this pattern in any form (free, sale or trade).

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YARN

Lion Brand Hometown USA, Super Bulky #6 yarn (100% acrylic; 81 yds/74 m per 5 oz/142 g skein): 

HOOK & OTHER MATERIALS 

  • US Size N/15 (10.0mm) crochet hook. Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain gauge.
  • 1” button x 3

GAUGE

  • 7 Hdc Sts = 4”
  • 4 Hdc rows = 3”

SIZES/FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

  • 22” Long x 3.75’ Wide: 2-5 years
  • 24” Long x 3.75” Wide: 5-8 years
  • 26” Long x 5.25” Wide: 8-12 years
  • 28” Long x 5.25” Wide: Adult

STITCH KEY

SPECIALTY STITCHES & TECHNIQUES

  • BLO = Back Loop Only

NOTES

  • Pattern worked in rows.
  • Button holes are formed within the fabric, making the buttons functional.
  • Fabric is reversible. Buttons determine the right side of fabric.

INSTRUCTIONS: 2-5 Years (5-8 Years, 8-12 Years, Adult)

Leave a 12” tail, Ch 41 (45, 48, 51).

Row 1: Skip 1 Ch (not a St), work 1 HDc into each Ch across – 40 (44, 47, 50) HDc

Row 2: Ch 1 (not a St), turn, HDc into BLO of first 3 Sts, Ch 1, skip 1 St (button hole), HDc into BLO of each St across – 40 (44, 47, 50) Sts; 39 (43, 46, 49) HDc + 1 Ch

Row 3: Ch 1 (not a St), turn, HDc into BLO of each St across – 40 (44, 47, 50) HDc

Repeat rows 2 and 3 until 5 (5, 7, 7) rows complete (ending on a row 3 repeat). Fasten off, leaving 12” tail. 

Finishing: All sizes

  • Weave 12” tail ends toward center of cowl, knot to fasten, trim excess.
  • Fasten buttons on opposite side of cowl from button holes.

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Salena

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