The Margaret Button Cowl is a beautiful cool weather cowl that is fun to crochet, fully adjustable, and has an interesting yet easy stitch sequence resembling floating squares.
The Margaret Button Cowl
By Jennifer Dickerson
- 1.5 skeins Bernat Softee Chunky yarn
- L (8.0 mm) crochet hook
- 1 Large Button
- Tapestry needle
- 10 inches wide
- 30 inches long when unbuttoned
Row 1: In the second ch from the hook, work a sc. *Ch 3, skip 3 ch, sc in next ch, rpt from * to end of row.
Row 2: Ch 3 and turn. *Work 3 dc in the ch 3 sp from the previous row. Rpt from * in each ch 3 sp across. 1 dc in the turning chain.
Row 3: Ch 1 and turn. In the first space, work a sc. *Ch 3 and work a sc in between each block/group of 3 dc (in between the groups of 3 dc from previous row), then work 1 sc in the turning chain.
Repeat rows 2 and 3 until cowl is 30 inches long or desired length.
Finishing & Assembly:
Weave in all ends with the tapestry needle. Sew button in bottom left corner of the cowl. I recommend trying the cowl on before sewing to ensure best placement. I sewed the button about three rows up from the bottom and about two rows over. See photo below:
To wear the cowl as shown in the photos with a “collar,” fold top edge over, then button to close using one of the decorative holes from the stitch pattern. See photos below:
Click below to watch how to crochet the Margaret Button Cowl stitch by stitch:
© Jennifer Dickerson