The Katie Button Cowl Chunky Crochet Pattern

The Katie is a great beginner-friendly chunky cowl crochet pattern that works up in no time at all!

Do you want to make more crochet scarves? Try the simple one-hour cowl or the reader favorite Andy Scarf!

3 button cowl crochet pattern

I am so excited to see the Katie Cowl made!

Happy Crocheting!

This Crochet Button Scarf Works up Fast

This button cowl could be finished up in just one evening… Say for example when you are watching a marathon session of Call the Midwife or the Voice! Yes and I did exactly that!

The Yarn That is Perfect for a Chunky Crochet Scarf Pattern

To make sure this scarf was extra cozy I used Lion Brand Yarn Wool-Ease Thick and Quick Yarn which is one of my favorites!

This yarn is extremely easy to work with and crochets up fast. Which in my book is always a win-win!

super chunky scarf crochet pattern

If you haven’t had the luxury of trying this yarn yet then you definitely should put it on your to-do list.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask and I hope you enjoy the pattern.

Keep on scrolling down for the full, FREE crochet scarf pattern and tutorial!

Happy Crocheting!

Katie Button Cowl Crochet Pattern

Skill Level: Easy


Crochet hook size N 9 MM

< 2 skeins or 200 yards –Lion Brand Wool-Ease– Thick & Quick in Gray Marble or any other super bulky 6 yarns.

Yarn needle


Three 1.5 inch buttons

Crochet Abbreviations

ch = chain

sl st = slip stitch

hdc = half double crochet

st = stitch

sk = skip 


Finished size is 11” width & 44” length

Gauge = 4 sts for every 2”

Written in standard US terms.

FREE CROCHET PATTERN || The Katie Button Cowl || Crochet Pattern by Easy Crochet

Katie Free Crochet Cowl Pattern

Row 1: ch 22.

Row 2: starting in 3rd ch from hook hdc, hdc in remaining stitches across, turn. (20)

Row 3: ch 2, starting in the top of the last hdc from the row before hdc (aka the first st), * ch 1, sk next st, hdc, repeat from * across ending with 1 hdc in top of turning ch from previous row, turn. (20)

Row 4: ch 2, starting in the top of the last hdc from the row before hdc (aka the first st), * 2 hdc’s in ch 1 space, repeat from * across ending with 1 hdc in top of turning ch, turn. (20)

Row 5: ch 2, hdc in 3rd st from hook, hdc in remaining sts across, turn. (20)

Row 6 – 46: repeat rows 3-5 (20)

Row 47: repeat row 3 (20)

Row 48: ch 2, hdc in the top of the last hdc from the row before(aka the first st), hdc in every st & ch across. (20)

Fasten off yarn.

Attaching Buttons

On either end of the scarf layout three buttons as shown about 9” apart.

With extra yarn cut three 4” pieces. Attach buttons with yarn & yarn needle securely.


Weave in ends throughout scarf with a yarn needle.

Wrap the scarf around the neck and wear as shown in the picture below. No buttonholes are needed because there is enough space in the scarf for the buttons to go through.

How to attach buttons to a scarf

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I hope you enjoyed the Katie Button Cowl! Please feel free to share your finished cowls with me on Facebook or Instagram!


  1. You say in instructions to chain 2 at the end of row 2, then you explain chain 1 in first stitch, where does the chain 1 go, I do not know of a way to chain in stitch…please help Krista…


    1. HI Karen,

      At the beginning of row 2 you need to hdc in the first st, then you chain (like you would at the beginning of a pattern), sk a st, and repeat the chain 1, sk a st combo until the end of the row. Hope this helps!


  2. I’m pretty new to crocheting and I don’t understand how to start row #3. How do you chain 1 in the top of the last HDC from the row before? I thought chains don’t go through stitches? Or do you chain 2, then chain 1 and then HDC in the first stitch? Please help! Thanks!

  3. I love it too, but I’m having trouble understanding row 3. No matter what i do, I seem to end up with less stitches and it gets bunched.

      1. Hi Krista, I seem to get 13 stitches. The chains look big, and the row looks bunched. It seems to be the skipped stitches, but im not sure what im doing wrong. It’s supposed to be 20, right? I will try to get a picture later today. Thank you!

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