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
- 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:
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: