Easy Textured Cowl

Matching Cowl and Gloves pattern

Matching Cowl and Gloves pattern

As promised, here is the matching Cowl to my Easy Textured Fingerless Gloves, which I posted last week.

Once I had decided what to do with this yarn this set worked up nice and quickly, and are keeping me lovely and warm this November.  I’m actually wearing them indoors to save putting on the heating too much!

I have had lots of fun experimenting with different ways of buttoning this cowl.  I hadn’t realised there would be so many options when I designed it! Let me know if you spot any more… :)

Scroll down for pdf patterns! (US and UK notation)

One button, two buttons, 4 buttons (but folded so edges buttons are buttoned at centre buttonholes), 3 buttons (corners tucked under)

1 button, 2 buttons, 4 buttons (but folded so edges buttons are buttoned at centre buttonholes), 3 buttons (corners tucked under)

You will need:

  • 200m SMC Aventica Supreme yarn – or any aran (worsted) weight yarn
  • Size 5mm hook
  • 4 large buttons (approx. 28mm diameter), although you could modify to add 3 or 5 button instead if you prefer

    Easy Textured Cowl Pattern

    Easy Textured Cowl Pattern


Ch 92+2 (turning ch counts as dc here and throughout)

R1: dc in 3rd ch from hook, dc in each ch to end, ch2, turn (92 sts)

R2: dc in each st to end, ch2, turn, (92 sts)

R3: (remember ch2 counts as dc) sk 1 st, *(dc, ch1, dc) in next st, sk 2 sts, repeat from * 28 times, (dc, ch1, dc) in next st, sk 1 st, dc in last st, ch2, turn (92 sts – 30 “v” sts and 2 dcs)

R4: (remember ch2 counts as dc) *(dc, ch1, dc) in next ch-sp, repeat from * 29 times, sk 1 st, dc in last st, ch2, turn (92 sts)

R5&6: dc in each st to end, ch2, turn, (92 sts)

R7: Repeat row 3

R8-13: Repeat row 4

R14-15: Repeat row 5

R16: Repeat row 3

R17: Repeat row 4

R18-19: Repeat row 5

Do not break yarn, ch1 and turn work to sc along the short edge of the cowl to form the button placket.

R1: Work 2sc across each dc or ch2 post , ch1, turn(38 sts)

R2-4: sc in each st, ch1, turn (38 sts)

Depending on the size of your buttons you may wish to do more (or less) rows of sc.

Fasten off the yarn and join in the corner on the opposite short edge to work the button placket with the button holes in.

The instructions below make 4 buttonholes suitable for 28mm buttons, if you have more or less buttons, or smaller or larger buttons, please adjust the number of chain spaces and size of chain spaces accordingly (row 3).

R1: Work 2sc across each dc or ch2 post , ch1, turn(38 sts)

R2: sc in each st, ch1, turn (38 sts)

R3: 3sc, ch3, sk 3 sts, 7sc, ch3, sk 3 sts, 6sc, ch3, sk 3 sts, 7sc, ch3, sk 3 sts, 3sc, ch1, turn (38 sts)

R4: work one sc in each st and  3sc in each ch-sp to end,  ch1, turn (38 sts)

R5: sc in each st, ch1, turn (38 sts)

Fasten off and weave in ends.  Sew on buttons to the button placket opposite the buttonholes.  Block as desired.

Warm and cozy :)

Warm and cozy :)

How will you wear yours?

Downloadable pdf patterns:

Easy Textured Cowl UK

Easy Textured Cowl US


36 thoughts on “Easy Textured Cowl

  1. That’s lovely! I’ve got some yarn that would be perfect for it. I love all the different ways of wearing it too. Thanks for sharing the pattern :)

    • Thanks Carole! It’s nice to find patterns which match yarn you already have, I always think it makes the item feel like it was free! Hope you like yours as much as I like mine.

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  4. I must have a MILLION crochet cowls pinned ~ and probably a few less that I’ve already made ~ but I really love the embellishment of the buttons! I have lots of “speckled” and variegated yarn in worsted weight that I’ve picked up on sale so I think I’ll have to try this one! Thanks for sharing your patterns with it:)

  5. I found an error in r3 when making the button holes. After the last 7sc there should be a ch 3 to make the last button hole, and then 3sc. Thank you for this pattern. I made it with a Bernat Satin and it is just beautiful.

      • Ok, I’m just realising what you mean- are you talking about the rows where you turn and work down the sides for the button placket? If so I just meant work single crochets over the chains (used to turn work) the same as if they are double crochets i.e. 2sc per turning chain. Hope that helps!

    • Hi Phyllis, sorry I don’t have these measurements to hand right now. I’m on my lunch break doing my best to answer the comments I can – but it’s hard to measure something that isn’t in front of me as I’m sure you will appreciate. I’ll get back to you when I get a chance to measure it!

  6. I love this. Can’t wait to make it, and I already have the perfect yarn lying around for it. But one question. In round 3, what does sk mean?

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  8. I LOVE this pattern. I’m wanting to do several of these for my nieces for Christmas, along with the fingerless gloves. I’m a pretty good crocheter, but I’m having some difficulty with the cowl. It says to chain 92 + 2, that would give me a total of 94 chains. I get 91 double crochets instead of 90. Then how can I get 92 doubles on the next row. I’m not counting something right, or there’s a trick that I don’t know. Please, oh please help.

    • Ahh, I’m really sorry it’s because I either can’t count or there’s a typo! You should end up with 92sts at the end of row 1, including the turning chain as the first st. Then it’s 92 sts the whole way through until you get to the button placket. Thanks for letting me know about my error!

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  10. This pattern turned out great for me. I used a less chunky yarn so I could really see the patterns, and it’s quite a nice piece. You patterns are wonderfully easy to follow. I have HUGE problems with reading patterns most of the time, but yours didn’t present a single issue. Props!

    • Hi Debbie! I picked up this yarn (SMC Aventica) from John Lewis and more recently from Laughing Hens (online). You’ll have to be fast as I think it has been discontinued! Glad you like the cowl – it seems to work well in various yarns so it may be worth a try even if you can’t pick up the same as I used!

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