Cute as a Button Cowl by Mikaela Bates

Cute as a Button Cowl

September 2018
yarn held together
+ DK
= DK (11 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 14.5 rows = 4 inches
in linen stitch
8.0 mm (L)
219 yards (200 m)
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This simple elegant cowl is perfect for everyday wear.

This design came about because I wanted something I could quickly put on for the morning school run that was quick to make and easy to style. I adore cotton but had trouble finding a chunky cotton yarn so I ‘made’ my own with 2 strands of my favourite Bendigo Woollen Mills cotton.

Because it is made with 2 strands of 8ply / DK weight yarn it can be made in almost any colour, fibre and brand yarn you desire (or have on hand!). I’ve also included instructions to adapt this pattern for different weight yarns so you really can use anything you want.

Plus the button closure means you can wear this cowl in many different ways making it one of the most versatile accessories in your closet.

Level: Beginner
The pattern uses simple stitches suitable for beginners.

Yarn: Approx. 200 m (85g) of any 8ply (DK) yarn.
I’ve used Bendigo Woollen Mills 8ply cotton.
This pattern is worked with 2 strands held double so you only need about 100 m (42.5 g) for each strand.

Finished size:
17 cm (6 3/4 in) tall lying flat.
62 cm (24 1/2 in) wide lying flat.

Included in this 9 page PDF pattern:

  • 12 tutorial photos
  • 9 other photos
  • 2 partial charts to help with linen stitch and button placement.
  • Instructions on different ways to wear the cowl.
  • US English crochet terms used throughout.
  • Crocheted in turned rows.
  • Clear concise written instructions with a layout designed to make it easy to follow and not lose your place.
  • Text only printable pages so you can print the pattern on just 1 page reducing paper usage.
  • Landscape layout that looks good on a laptop, tablet or phone (simply zoom in on half the page on your smart phone to see the pattern clearly in portrait mode).
  • Links to 2 tutorials and photo tutorials for other special stitches used.
  • Tips and tricks to help you make this pattern more easily.

You may sell items created using this pattern. Please credit Mikaela Bates - Vivid Kreations for the design and consider linking to this pattern if selling online, and please price your items with respect for yourself and other makers.