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Crochet Button Cowls

Make your own cozy crochet button cowl with one of these fantastic free patterns.

Oatmeal-colored crochet cowl with yarn, hook, and buttons.
Photo: makeanddocrew.com

The Bixby Free Crochet Cowl Pattern from Make & Do Crew

The Bixby Cowl is a free crochet cowl pattern that uses super bulky yarn and the modern-looking herringbone double crochet stitch.

SIZE: 30½” x 12″ (77.5 cm x 30.5 cm).
YARN WEIGHT: #6 / Super Bulky / Roving weight yarn, e.g., Wool-Ease Thick & Quick.
HOW MUCH YARN DO I NEED?: about 212 yards or 340 g (193 m).
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 9 mm (M/N-13) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: scissors, a tapestry needle, three 1½” buttons, a sewing needle, and thread to match the buttons.
SPECIAL STITCHES/TECHNIQUES USED: Herringbone Double Crochet Stitch, Single Crochet in Back Loop Only.

Yellow crochet cowl with button closure.
Photo: madebygootie.com

Free Crochet Cowl Pattern with Buttons from Made By Gootie

A free crochet pattern for a buttoned cowl worked in rows. It’s an easy-to-follow pattern with a full video tutorial.

SIZE: 28″ in circumference and 8″ tall (71 cm x 20 cm).
YARN WEIGHT: #2 sport weight yarn.
HOW MUCH YARN DO I NEED?: you’ll need about 150 g of yarn (369 yards or 336 m).
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 4 mm (G-6) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: two stitch markers, three 1″ buttons (2.5 cm), scissors, and a needle for weaving in ends.
SPECIAL STITCHES/TECHNIQUES USED: Spike Single Crochet.

crochet cowl with button detail
Photo: leftinknots.com

Half Double Crochet Cowl from Left In Knots

Crocheted in Herringbone Half Double Crochet, the Nebula Cowl is a free 3-button cowl pattern that can be easily adjusted in size.

SIZE: 28″ x 8½” (71 cm x 21.5 cm).
YARN WEIGHT: #3 DK/light worsted weight yarn.
HOW MUCH YARN DO I NEED?: about 220 yards of yarn.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 5.50 mm (I-9) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: scissors, a yarn needle, and three ¾” buttons.
SPECIAL STITCHES/TECHNIQUES USED: Herringbone Half Double Crochet Stitch.

Video: Yarn and Chai

The Malia Crochet Button Cowl Pattern from Yarn and Chai

An easy-to-follow crochet cowl pattern with a full video tutorial.

SIZE: 30½” x 8″.
YARN WEIGHT: #4 / Medium / Worsted / Aran weight yarn, e.g., Rustic Romantic from Yarn Bee.
HOW MUCH YARN DO I NEED?: about 355 yards.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 5.50 mm (I-9) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: a measuring tape, scissors, a yarn needle, and three buttons.
SPECIAL STITCHES/TECHNIQUES USED: Foundation Half Double Crochet, Large Bean Stitch, Third Loop Only, and Back Loop Only.

A woman wearing a chunky crochet button cowl.
Photo: allaboutami.com

Buttoned Shell Stitch Cowl Pattern from All About Ami

This is an easy, free pattern for a simple and modern-looking chunky cowl with a button closure.

YARN WEIGHT: #6 super bulky weight yarn.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 10 mm (N/P-15) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: Scissors, a yarn needle, and a large button.
SPECIAL STITCHES/TECHNIQUES USED: Shell Stitch.

A light gray coloured crochet button cowl.
Photo: fiberfluxblog.com

Quick Crochet Button Cowl Pattern & Tutorial from Fiber Flux

The Quick Gift Button Cowl is a free pattern with a video tutorial. It works up quickly and has a simple rectangle construction with no shaping. This is a detailed tutorial suitable for beginners.

SIZE: 20″ long and 9-10″ wide (51 cm x 23-25 cm). The size is easily adjustable with pattern multiples given.
YARN WEIGHT: #5 bulky/chunky weight yarn, e.g., Red Heart Super Saver Chunky.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 8 mm (L-11) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: Scissors, a tape measure, a tapestry needle, and a large button.
SPECIAL STITCHES/TECHNIQUES USED: Shell Stitch.

A mustard coloured crochet cowl with three large buttons.
Photo: crochetdreamz.com

Free Crochet Pattern for a 3-Button Cowl from Crochet Dreamz

The Alice Button Cowl is a versatile cowl that can be worn in a number of different ways.

SIZE: One size fits all. The finished scarf is about 35″ long and 12″ wide (89 cm x 30 cm).
YARN WEIGHT: #4 medium/worsted weight yarn.
HOW MUCH YARN DO I NEED?: 275 yards (252 m).
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 5 mm (H-8) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: Scissors, a yarn needle for weaving in ends, and three large buttons.
SPECIAL STITCHES/TECHNIQUES USED: Shell Stitch.

A woman wearing a textured crochet button cowl with fringing.
Photo: megmadewithlove.com

Textured Cowl with Buttons from Meg Made With Love

This free, three-button cowl pattern features fun, textured stitches and can be made with or without the tassels.

SIZE: 30″ x 8″ (76 cm x 20 cm).
YARN WEIGHT: #4 medium/worsted weight yarn, e.g., Caron Simply Soft.
HOW MUCH YARN DO I NEED?: 250 yds (229 m).
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 5 mm (H-8) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: Scissors, a large tapestry needle, three ¾-1″ buttons, a tape measure, sewing thread, and a sewing needle.
SPECIAL STITCHES/TECHNIQUES USED: Foundation Double Crochet, Front Post Double Crochet, Back Post Double Crochet, Bobble Stitch, and Puff Stitch.

A close-up image of a woman wearing a grey crochet buttoned cowl.
Photo: joyofmotioncrochet.com

Cozy Crochet Cowl with Buttons from Joy of Motion Crochet

The Cozy Cowl is a free, close-fitting button cowl pattern that works up quickly in super bulky weight yarn.

SIZE: 6″ wide and 24″ long (15 cm x 61 cm).
YARN WEIGHT: #6 super bulky weight yarn.
HOW MUCH YARN DO I NEED?: Approximately 200 g (142 yards/130 m).
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 12 mm crochet hook.
NOTIONS: Scissors, a needle, and a tape measure.
SPECIAL STITCHES/TECHNIQUES USED: Double Crochet Cross Stitch.

A crochet button cowl worked in chunky post stitches.
Photo: poshpatternsblog.com

Crochet Chunky Button Cowl Pattern from Posh Patterns

An easy, free pattern with chunky post stitches.

YARN WEIGHT: #5 bulky/chunky weight yarn.
HOW MUCH YARN DO I NEED?: 250 yards (229 m).
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 9 mm (M/N-13) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: Scissors, a tapestry needle, two buttons, and a measuring tape.
SPECIAL STITCHES/TECHNIQUES USED: Front Post Double Crochet and Back Post Double Crochet.

A crochet button cowl made in variegated green and brown yarn.
Photo: fiberfluxblog.com

Earth Fairy Crochet Button Cowl from Fiber Flux

The Earth Fairy Button Cowl is a versatile pattern that can be worn in many ways. The eyelet rows and the edging style eliminate the need to work buttonholes.

SIZE: 7″ wide x 31″ long (18 cm x 79 cm).
YARN WEIGHT: #4 / Medium / Worsted / Aran weight yarn.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 5.50 mm (I-9) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: Scissors, a tapestry needle, and two buttons.
SPECIAL STITCHES/TECHNIQUES USED: Picot Stitch.

A close up of a buttoned crochet cowl.
Photo: yarnandchai.com

Crochet Buttoned Cowl Pattern from Yarn + Chai

This free pattern is worked with two strands of #2 weight yarn held together.

SIZE: Approximately 12″ wide and 29″ long (30 cm x 74 cm).
YARN WEIGHT: #2 sport weight yarn.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 6.50 mm (K-10 ½) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: Two 1″-1¼” buttons, scissors, and a yarn needle.
SPECIAL STITCHES/TECHNIQUES USED: Working with two strands of yarn held together.

A flat lay image of a striped crochet button cowl with a chevron design.
Photo: Leanne Spinazola

Chevron Crochet Button Cowl by Leanne Spinazola

The One Way Cowl is a simple button cowl that looks great in stripes or solid colours. The chevron pattern is worked in half double crochet through the back loop.

SIZE: 9″ wide and 24″ long (23 cm x 61 cm).
YARN WEIGHT: #5 bulky/chunky weight yarn.
HOW MUCH YARN DO I NEED?: 210 yards in total (192 m).
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 6.50 mm (K-10 ½) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: Five 1″-1¼” buttons, scissors, and a yarn needle.
SPECIAL STITCHES/TECHNIQUES USED: Half-Double Crochet in the Back Loop Only.

Video: Fiber Flux

Easy Crochet Button Cowl Tutorial by Fiber Flux

Learn to crochet a cozy button cowl with this free, step-by-step tutorial. It’s a simple, easy-to-follow pattern suitable for beginners. Plus, there are free written instructions linked below.

SIZE: 11″ x 42″ (28 cm x 107 cm).
YARN WEIGHT: #4 medium/worsted weight yarn, e.g., Wool-Ease Thick & Quick.
HOW MUCH YARN DO I NEED?: 212 yards (194 m).
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 9 mm (M/N-13) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: One large 2″ button, scissors, a ruler or tape measure. and a tapestry needle.

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