Thursday, 31 October 2013

Chunky Button Cowl (Crochet)

This is a pattern that I created for a super easy, crocheted, chunky button cowl (inspired by Pinterest of course). This pattern is really easy, and would be suitable for a beginner. The hardest part is probably finding buttons big enough! Enjoy!


Materials
1 ball Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick Yarn (or another really chunky yarn)
Size 11.5mm crochet hook (or around there, gauge isn't important)
Yarn needle
2 big buttons

Chain 18 stitches.
Turn, double crochet in 3rd chain from hook and to end.
*Chain 3, double crochet to end.*
Repeat from * to * until your piece measures approximately 35" (or until you are out of yarn).
Sew buttons onto the outside edge of one of the ends, so that when the scarf is wrapped around your neck, the two corners line up (see picture). Sew in loose ends and voila! 



Note that you don't have to make button holes if you are doing double crochet, you can just use one of the gaps as a button hole. 

If you don't know how to double crochet, you can do this pattern in single crochet, or half double crochet instead, if you do this, you will need to add button holes as so:

Follow the pattern as above, except use single or half double crochet. For single crochet, only chain 1 at the end of each row instead of 3, and for half double crochet, chain 2 at the end of each row instead of 3.
Once your piece measures approximately 33", chain 1 or 2, single or half double crochet 3 stitches, chain 1, skip 1 space, single or half double crochet 7 stitches, chain 1, skip one space, single or half double crochet to end. 
Continue to work the piece as above for 2 more rows.

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