Free Crochet Pattern…Margaret Button Cowl!

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
  • Scissors


  • 10 inches wide
  • 30 inches long when unbuttoned


Ch 26

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:

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47 thoughts on “Free Crochet Pattern…Margaret Button Cowl!

  1. Thanks for the pattern. I really like this scarf and I'm really tired of making and wearing infinity cowls~lol~

  2. Beautiful pattern, I crochet it in Bernat Wine in less than 2 hours. great if you need a gift in a hurry. Thanks for the pattern

  3. thanks for the lovely pattern,, with our weather cooling down we need to start wearing these now, I'm visiting from Hookin' on hump day.

  4. I wonder if this pattern can be made long like Pavement Infinity scarf? Should i have a different starting chain? Very beautiful stitch!

  5. Thank you! I have a hard time reading patterns. Your YouTube stitch by stitch was very easy to follow. Thank you! Thank you! Now on to making Christmas presents.

  6. Beautiful pattern, and the YouTube video is wonderful! Like other users have mentioned, I am not the best at reading crochet patterns and your video really makes it so simple! Love this, thank you!
    I was unable to find the yarn listed in the pattern at any local stores, so I ended up using Lion Brand Hometown USA Super Bulky 6 yarn with a 9(N) crochet hook and oddly enough the pattern turned out the exact same size as with the other yarn. Thought others who were also unable to find the yarn called for by the pattern might find this information useful.
    Thanks again!

  7. I've made this for my sister for Christmas. It's great! I used 200g of Rowan All Seasons Chunky on a 7mm hook, in case that's useful to anyone. Thank you so much for your generosity with these free patterns, so well written and illustrated. The cowls are particularly good for beginners like me. Thank you! Philip, UK

  8. Is there a way that this pattern could be converted for knitting? I'm new knitting and think this pattern would look great for my wedding with my dress!

  9. Can anyone tell me what kind of button is on this scarf? I've already made 3 and would love to have the same button. Thank you!!

  10. I made one for myself this past winter, love it. I want to use the stitch pattern to make a throw. Should I just multiply by 26 for the number of stitches I'll need? thanks!!

  11. Very Pretty..This is a nice, interesting and easy stitch! The hardest part was deciding what button to buy! But I didn't use a chunky yarn and forgot what size hook I used but it came out perfectly sized, with the stitch showing great detail. I did increase the length a bit.(Can't count it as I gave it as a gift and they loved it.) starting a another one today

  12. Thanks Jennifer for sharing your pattern. The Yarn 101 for this yarn was helpful. I've been wanting to try a bulky yarn again and this pattern is perfect. Thank you for the pairing!

  13. I have this exact yarn and when i crocheted this cowl, mine looks much more bulkier than yours. Your yarn does not look as thick… Weird!

  14. I made one of these lovely scarves in purple for a Conquer Chiari charity auction. So potential bidders will know how to wear it, I would like to include a printout of your well-staged photos that explain how to fold the collar and button it. May I do so?

  15. I started this with the Bernat yarn, but it was so bulky it didn't look good after I got the 5th row done. I tried different hooks and I never could get it to look like it should. My yarn was a lot thicker looking than yours. I'll keep trying.

  16. Awesome… I made two of this kind for my friend and my self. I use Big Cotton yarn. And make an additinal lenght for me. Will post on my blog. Thank you very much for your pattern. Really appreciated it 🙂

  17. Stunning pattern with great styling! I would love to make one with worsted weight. Any suggestions how I could transcribe the pattern?

  18. Love this stitch. I'd like to make a blanket but can't find what the multiples/math is for the foundation chain. Is it multiples of 6 +2? Thanks for your help!!

  19. Can you tell me the chain count to use for larger projects…is it multiples of 6 plus 2? Thank you!

  20. Oh I do love this!! I made one similar last winter with 3 buttons. I'm loving your turn down collar with a single button. Question?? Where's the fringe?? It was on the pic!!

  21. Por favor agrega subtítulos en español varios de tus vídeos y patrones me parecen buenos e interesantes.Gracias

  22. Please ignore my previous comment about the sc. I was mistaken. I meant row 3 not 2. But when I started hooking, it became obvious. Thanks again!Thank you for the lovely pattern!

  23. 2/3/2023 I just finished making this pattern and I love it! I had some Lion Brand Tweed Stripes in the color Mixed Berries (variegated deep reds) and I love it!! Thank you FiberFlux!

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