I am so excited to finally share the crochet button cowl pattern & tutorial for the Penn Cowl. Most of you know that I love neutrals so this color choice was a little out of the box for me, but I am so happy I took the leap! I think this color will be an awesome contrast against the snowy days that are ahead and can be worn for Valentine’s Day since it’s a perfect shade of pink.
One of the special things about this particular crochet cowl is that is has 2 different options for finishing & attaching the buttons. Both methods are explained below with instruction & pictures.
I hope you enjoy this crochet cowl pattern and if you have any questions, feel free to comment or message me. Read on down for the full, FREE pattern!
- Advanced beginner
- Less than 1 skein of Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice Yarn in Magenta or 121 yards of worsted weight (4) yarn
- Size I crochet hook 5.5 mm or whatever hook size is needed to obtain gauge.
- Yarn needle
- Seven 1/2″ Coconut Shell Buttons
- HDC = half double crochet
- CH = chain
- ST = stitch
- BL = back loop
- SC = single crochet
- SK = skip
- Finished size is approx a 24″ circumference & 7″ height
- Gauge is 5 STS for every 2″
- Printable PDF – Penn Button Cowl
CROCHET BUTTON COWL PATTERN – Add to Ravelry
Foundation Row: Ch 70 +2
Row 1: HDC in 2nd CH from hook, HDC in every CH across, turn. (70)
Row 2: CH 2, starting in last HDC from row before HDC in the BL, HDC in the BL of every ST across, turn. (70)
Row 3: Repeat row 2. (70)
Row 4: CH 2, starting in the first ST HDC in the front third loop, HDC in the front third loop in every ST across, turn. (70)
Row 5: CH 2, starting in the first ST HDC in the BL, HDC in the BL of every ST across, turn. (70)
Row 6: Repeat row 4. (70)
Row 7: Repeat row 5. (70)
Row 8: Repeat row 4. (70)
Row 9: Repeat row 5. (70)
Row 10: Repeat row 4. (70)
Row 11: Repeat row 5. (70) do not fasten off
OPTION 1: CH 1, hold together the two short ends of the cowl with the wrong side facing out (the side that doesn’t have the knit like look to it) and join them together with 11 SC’s. Fasten off yarn, then weave in loose ends with a yarn needle.
OPTION 2: (with functioning buttons) at the end of row 11, turn your work to the long side of the cowl
Row 1: CH 1, do 23 SC evenly across long side of scarf, turn.(23)
Row 2: CH 1, starting in the first ST HDC, HDC in next ST, * SK 1 ST & CH 1, HDC in next ST, HDC in next ST, repeat from * across for a total of 23 ST’s (the CH 1 count in the ST count for this row), turn. (23)
Row 3: CH 1, starting in first ST SC, SC in every ST across (this includes those CH 1’s). (23) Fas
Finishing: Fasten off and weave in loose ends with a yarn needle.
OPTION 1: After weaving in ends attach the 7 buttons with yarn needle & thread evenly along the seam that you just joined with the right side facing out.
OPTION 2: Lay buttons on right side of cowl along short side without the button holes. Line up the buttons evenly with the holes and attach with thread and the yarn needle.
I hope you enjoyed this crochet button cowl pattern and as always, thanks for stopping by! If you have any questions, feel free to email me or leave a comment.