Button Down Cowl

The button down cowl is a beginner friendly adjustable cowl, with buttons sewn on one end to allow adjustability and add a little stylish flair.

SUPPLIES

  • Approximately 100 yards of Color Made Easy from Lion Brand Yarn or the Weight 5 yarn of your choice 
  • 6.5mm Crochet Hook 
  • Yarn Needle
  • Scissors 
  • 4 Medium sized buttons
  • Sewing Needle
  • Thread 

NOTES

  • I used Color Made Easy from Lion Brand Yarns to write this pattern but any weight 5 yarn will work
  • Beginning chain do not count as a stitch

ABBREVIATIONS

Most stitches in this pattern are worked in the back loop only, if you are unfamiliar with this technique, a video tutorial can be found here.

  • ch – Chain
  • sc – Single Crochet
  • scblo – Single Crochet in Back Loop Only
  • scblo2tog / scblo3tog – Single Crochet in Back Loop only 2 or 3 together
  • hdc – Half Double Crochet
  • hdcblo – Half Double Crochet in Back Loop Only
  • dc – Double Crochet

SIZING

This cowl has buttons sewn on the tapered end which are fastened along Row 4, the buttons can be placed in any space along that row to give you a smaller or larger cowl. If you’d still like to make adjustments to the size you can add or remove rows between Rows 30 and 63. 

PATTERN

Ch 25

Row 1: 

  • hdc in second ch from hook and each across 

Ch 1, turn. 

 Row 2: 

  • hdcblo in each stitch across 

Ch 1, turn. 

Row 3: 

  • sc in each stitch across

Ch 2, turn. 

Row 4: 

  • Skip the first stitch, dc in second stitch, dc in skipped stitch
  • *skip next stitch, dc in next stitch, dc in skipped stitch*

Repeat from * to * across

Ch 1, turn. 

Row 5: 

  • sc in each stitch across 

Ch 1, turn. 

Row 6 – 13:

  • hdcblo in each stitch across 

Ch 1, turn

Row 14:

  • scblo2tog in first two stitches
  • scblo in each stitch across 

Ch 1, turn. 

Row 15:

  • scblo in each stitch across until 2 stitches remain
  • scblo2tog in last two stitches

Ch 1, turn 

Row 16 – 29:

Repeat Rows 14 and 15. 

Row 30 – 63:

  • scblo in each stitch across 

Ch 1, turn. 

Row 64:

  • scblo2tog in the first 2 stitches
  • scblo in the next 4 stitches 
  • scblo2tog in the last 2 stitches

Ch 1, turn. 

Row 65: 

  • scblo in the first two stitches
  • scblo2tog in the next 2 stitches
  • scblo in the last 2 stitches

Ch 1, turn. 

Row 66 – 79:

  • scblo in each stitch across 

Ch 1, turn. 

Row 80: 

  • scblo2tog in the first 2 stitches
  • scblo in the next stitch
  • scblo2tog in the last 2 stitches

Ch 1, turn. 

Row 81:

  • Scblo3tog in all 3 of the row

Fasten off, weave in all those ends. 

Sew buttons evenly spaced on narrow tail of cowl, I used 4 buttons but you can use more or less depending on the size and look you’re going for. 

Button Placement

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