Free Crochet Pattern…Earth Fairy Button Cowl!

The Earth Fairy Button Cowl is an elegant project that uses a special skein of yarn.  Rows of eyelets are finished off with a pretty open picot edging and topped with two lovely buttons.  This cowl is versatile and can be worn in lots of different ways, fastening it with one or two of the buttons.  No need to work button holes in either, the eyelets and edging work just fine.  The Earth Fairy Button Cowl is quick to stitch up, making it a perfect gift idea too!

Earth Fairy Button Cowl

By Jennifer Dickerson

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  • 1 Skein Araucania Toconao Multy (100% Merino wool, Aran weight, 139 yards, “407” colorway) 
  • I (5.5 mm) Crochet Hook
  • Tapestry/Yarn Needle
  • 2 Buttons 


  • 7 inches wide and 31 inches long

Instructions for Cowl:

Ch 25

Foundation Row: dc in 4th ch from hook, 1 dc in each ch.

Row 1: Ch 3 and turn (counts as dc).  dc in 2nd st and in each st across row.

Row 2: Ch 3 and turn (counts as dc).  dc in 2nd st, ch 2, skip next st, *dc in next st, ch 2, skip next st.  Rpt from * to end of row, dc in top stitch of turning chain.

Row 3: Ch 3 and turn.  2 dc in first space (ch 2 space from previous row), 2 dc in each ch 2 space across row.  1 dc in top stitch of turning chain.

Row 4: Ch 3 and turn (counts as dc).  dc in 2nd st and in each st to end of row, 1 dc in top stitch of turning chain.

Row 5: Repeat row 4.

Repeat rows 2-5 until cowl is 31 inches long or until reaching desired length.


Instructions for Edging:


Row 1: Ch 1 and turn (counts as sc).  Work a sc in the 2nd st and in each st across row.

Row 2: Ch 4 and turn, skip next two sts.  In the next st, sc and ch 4.  Continue in this sequence, working a sc in the last st.

Row 3: Ch 1 and turn.  In the first ch 4 space from the previous row, (3 sc, ch 2, 3 sc).  Continue across, repeating sequence in each ch 4 space, and also working a sl st at the very end of the row.  Fasten off.

Assembly and Finishing:

Weave in all ends and block if desired (project as shown is unblocked).  Using yarn scraps, stitch on the buttons as shown below:

Click below to watch a video on how to crochet the Earth Fairy Button Cowl stitch by stitch:

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44 thoughts on “Free Crochet Pattern…Earth Fairy Button Cowl!

    1. would also be nice for a print preview so you aren't surprised when it tries to print 11 pages……beautiful scarf,tho!

  1. Thanks to you I've got so many stylish cowls plus you've got me crocheting and knitting again!!
    Print button is much appreciated.

  2. what a great pattern. the yarn you used is gorgeous.
    I am pretty new to crochet. I was wondering what the "weight" would be of that yarn so I can look for something similar. thanks

  3. I LOVE this pattern! I was given some amazingly beautiful Malabrigo Rios yarn as a gift. I want to make a cowl with at least a hat to coordinate. What would you suggest for a pattern?

    1. Thanks, I think they are 1 inch wide. You can really use whatever you like as long as they fit through the holes, I tested mine first. Hope that helps! 🙂

  4. That … is gorgeous !! I would love to make this for my daughter – and for a close friend – both of whom would adore this mix of colours. Am I right in saying that this particular yarn being hand dyed is 'non repeatable' colour-wise ? Also – I am in Portugal, my daughter is in the UK – and I can't find much of this particular yarn anywhere 🙁 Not even on ebay ! Have you any suggestions that might help? [ I checked out the Yarn Barn – but they didn't seem to have it either … ] Many thanks for your help … I will keep looking in the meantime .. and try to find a similar 'mix' of colours !

    1. Hi Susan! Another place that has gorgeous hand painted yarn (and a ton of variety) is Knit Picks. They have great customer service too. 🙂

    2. Thanks, I tried a local shop and found a yarn that was brown/black/brown/dark green – which met with approval from my daugher !! I made it up in two nights !! I have almost finished a second .. in muddy shades of purple/dark green [ will suit my friend SO well – these colours always look great on her!] but it was heavier yarn. I found I had to use less chain to make it narrower and a huge hook. It's a bit heavy .. but it's VERY warm and as she's back in ScotlandI am sure she'll love it !!

  5. Thanks for this beautiful, I love it and will probably make it for my sister. I would like to confirm if your please note, note indicates we are not allowed to sell any items made from your patterns is that correct?


  6. Beautiful! Just made this in a medium weight single strand yarn. Lo and behold my Toconao Multy #419 arrived in the mail today! BTW your buttons are amazing as well, do you get them locally or online? Thanks for sharing your talent!

  7. Thanks for this beautiful pattern. Any chance you will doing a YouTube tutorial on it? I am new to crocheting and find your tutorials VERY helpful. Would love to see a demo of this one as I am a little confused at how Row 2 ends and Row 3 begins and again for end of Row 3 going into Row 4. Would be very grateful for a demo. Cheers.

    1. Was there a reply to this comment? I am having the same trouble. Love the pattern and would like to get a few made! Appreciate any feedback I can get! Thanks!

  8. Thank you for the beautiful pattern. I am also struggling with the transition from Row 2 to Row 3. I start with 23 stitches in Row 1 which works perfectly for Row 2. My interpretation of Row 3 results in 22 stitches – which does not work for the 2nd round of Row 2 – which needs 23 stitches. what am I doing wrong? in the interim I have added a dc in the 2nd stitch of Row 3.

  9. Thanks so much for this beautiful pattern instruction. I'm making it for my mom. And I'm trying to find a little spring cap that has the same or similar (matching) pattern. I really appreciate your efforts in offering your precious work here. Plz. continue. I'll follow you.

  10. I am new to crocheting. However I love your videos. I have been making some of the cowls for Christmas presents. Would you ever possibly make this into a video. I'm not very hood at reading patterns yet. Thank you.

  11. I LOVE Fiberflux, I've learned how to crochet beautiful things because of you. The videos and even the written patterns are so clear and easy. I've recommended this site to many.
    Hope you see a few more blanket patterns.
    Thank you Kim

  12. Jennifer, found this post through links on pinterest. Beautiful cowl! And the yarn is special…thanks for sharing your lovely works 🙂

  13. Print friendly puts everything from the page on there….can we just get the pattern please. It is very pretty thanks.

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  15. I'm having the same problem as the others, my counts go from 23 to 22 between rows 2 and 3. I'm not sure how to fix it. Thanks for your help!

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