Crochet Buttoned Cowl

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Winter Cowl Scarf

Like most people I am in the middle of the post Christmas decluttering season.   I found a garbage bag of wool I haven’t put to use yet.  I cannot believe I have that much unused wool, shame on me.  The farmer’s almanac predicts an exceptionally long cold winter in Edmonton,  so I decided to make a extra large warm cowl.

I would much rather have my little ones model my crafts, but they aren’t available so here I am.  My hair is very thick so I threw it up in a granny bun so you could see the cowl.

This cowl is really warm, and it is large enough to stay in place when tucked in.  I made a little shell pattern along the edge to make it feminine.

As it is made with chunky wool, it only took me one evening to make.

For this pattern I used 2 skeins of  Wool-Ease Thick &  Quick brand and a 6.5 mm crochet hook.

This picture shows you how big the cowl is.  The pattern is repetitive and simple so you could easily change the size to make it smaller.  I love it big, as you can see it goes from shoulder to shoulder, perfect for those extra cold February days.


Cowl Crochet Pattern

Chain 30. Turn.

In the 2nd chain from hook, crochet a hdc in the back loop.  Repeat until end of row.  Ch 2 turn.

Doing the stitch in the back loop  gives the cowl the rippled look you see in the picture.

Again in the 2nd chain from hook, crochet a hdc in the back look.  Continue doing hdc in the back loop of every hole across. When you reach the end of the row, ch 2 and turn.

Continue for 50 rows, or until the cowl is 11 inches long.

Ch 1 and turn,  work around the entire cowl doing a shell pattern.  *sc, hdc,dc,hdc,sc ch 1 skip one loop*  repeat around all the edges.  Tie Off.

For fun I thought I would share another local winter picture of the frost on the trees.   It is so pretty as long as you dress for it.  Hope you like it.

Cowl, Crochet

.Stay Warm

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  1. I love the look of the cowl tucked into your coat — so pretty! That winter picture is amazing…absolutely gorgeous, but BRRR. Thank you for being such an awesome co-host at the #HomeMattersParty 🙂

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  2. LeannaForsythe says:

    Hi Pam: Crochet relaxes me. I find mechanical projects like cutting or drilling stressful. I am determined to do it but hubs know I am not talented at it and asks me to wait until he’s home.

  3. You look adorable. I have two left hands when it comes to anything yarn. lol

  4. That is beautiful and I have never seen anything like that. I am going to show it to my mom. She is a crocheting genius. I have tried and failed many many times. So if you want to talk about some skeins laying around…shame on me!

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Oh that makes me feel better. I really did think “get a grip Leanna” when I saw that big bag of unused wool. I am determined to make some more things with it before spring.

      Feel free to email me a picture of two of your mothers projects, I bet their beautiful.

  5. So beautiful. Now I need to learn how to crochet! #homemattersparty

  6. Ooh. This is cute. I love the different ways you can wear it. #HomeMattersParty

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Hi Marissa: You can wear it different ways and I specifically chose blue so I could wear it with my dress jacket as shown. Or with my jeans.

      Thank you for commenting. See you at the party later this week.

  7. LeannaForsythe says:

    Hi Michelle: Crochet is a very easy craft to do. I am glad it is slowly coming back into style.

    See you at the #HomeMattersParty Leanna

  8. Leanna, your scarf is beautiful!! I have only ever tried finger knitting but would love to crochet! You have so much talent!! #homemattersparty

  9. Looks beautiful, Leanna. Wish I could crochet. #HomeMattersParty

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Hi Sahana: Glad you like the cowl. Crochet is much easier to do than knitting is. This is a project easy enough for a beginning project because it uses large wool.

      Thank you for commenting from the #HomeMattersParty. Leanna

  10. This is so beautiful. Thanks for sharing the pattern. I’ve been knitting and crocheting more now that it’s cold again. #HomeMattersParty

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Great stuff Emily. The wool arts are making a come back in popularity. I think its because of these gorgeous chunky wools. I crocheted this easily in an evening.

      Thanks for commenting from the #HomeMattersParty. Leanna

  11. I grew up in a warm climate, so I didn’t learn until way into my adulthood (after spending my first winter living in an super cold climate) that wearing something around your neck makes a HUUUUGE difference in keeping warm. Your crochet cowl scarf sure looks cozy! Stay warm up there in Edmonton! #HomeMattersParty
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    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Hi Nicole: I wish I could say I grew up where its warm, I am a Northerner until retirement anyways. That scarf or cowl around the neck is certainly for more than added colour lol. Thank you for stopping by and it continues to be fun co-hosting the #HomeMattersParty with you.

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Hi Debra. I was shy taking a picture with the granny bun, but I wanted readers to see the cowl. Its really snuggly and warm. I am quite impressed with it.

      Thanks for commenting, especially about the pic. Leanna

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Hi Marie: This new chunky wool is really easy to work with and stitches up so quickly. We haven’t had the winter we were expecting but we still have February to ahhh… look forward to lol

      Thanks again for commenting. Always appreciated. Leanna

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