A crocheted ribbed cowl is the perfect little accessory to keep you warm on a cool Spring morning, plus it's great for men and women and is a perfect gift to whip up in just a few hours. I love the fact that you can wear it so many ways, and of course make it in any color and just about any type of yarn. If the idea of a crocheted cowl seems more appropriate for Fall and Winter, so why not get a head start on your holiday gift making? This is the perfect little project for a car trip, or a lazy summer afternoon, so grab your crochet hook and enjoy creating something special!
I just love the fact that because it's a button up cowl you can wear it so many ways, and with a variety of outfits. I love the neutral grey, but this would be great in bright colors or even with a little stripe here and there!
And I should mention that because the stitch is double crochet, you don't have to worry about button holes, as there's enough space between the stitches to slide a medium sized button through the cowl where ever you please!
So, are you sold? I made four of these this past January as gifts for family in New York, and after revisiting this project via this blog post, why I think I'll just have to make some more!
- chunky yarn, or two strands of sport weight yarn crocheted together which is what I used
- size K hook, or the hook that works with your yarn choice
- three buttons and thread and needle
The dimensions of my finished cowl are 2ocm x 63cm which is a nice size for an adult. Gauge isn't really important, but do make a little swatch using your yarn and hook and then calculate how many stitches you'll need on the initial chain (plus three for first stitch) to get the proper width.
So here's the pattern, can't get much simpler my friends!
Crocheted Ribbed Button Up Cowl:
ch 24, (or the number of stitches plus three, necessary to achieve a width of 20cm)
Round 1: double crochet in the back loop of the fourth chain from the hook, and continue double crocheting in the back loop of every chain across. Chain three and turn.
Round 2: double crochet in the back loop only across, chain three and turn.
Repeat round 2 until you've reached a length of 63 cm.
Sew on three buttons, or how ever many suits your fancy, and enjoy!