Crochet Button Cowl Pattern The Penn

I am so excited to finally share the Penn Buttoned Cowl with you all! It is a simple crochet cowl uses basic stitches and works up fast!

Do you want to learn more?

Read on down to get started today on your very own cowl!

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The Yarn That Is Perfect for This Cowl Pattern

Most of you know that I love neutrals, so this color choice of Lion Brand Yarn Vanna’s Choice was a little out of the box for me, but I am so happy I took the leap!

Vanna’s Choice

This yarn is made by Lion Brand, and is a Weight 4 – Medium yarn.

Vanna's Choice

Fiber: 100% Acrylic
Yardage: 156m / 171 yds
Hook: 5.5 mm (I-9)
Substitute: Lion Brand Heartland

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I think this color will be a wonderful contrast against the snowy days that are ahead and can be worn for Valentine’s Day since it’s a perfect shade of pink.

Finish This Cowl Two Different ways!

One of the special things about this particular crochet cowl is that it has 2 different options for finishing & attaching the buttons. Both methods are explained below with instruction & pictures.

I hope you enjoy this crochet cowl pattern, and if you have any questions, feel free to comment or message me.

Keep on reading on down for the full, FREE pattern! Happy Crocheting Friends!

Penn Button Cowl Crochet Pattern

Skill Level: Easy



  • HDC = half double crochet
  • CH = chain
  • ST = stitch
  • BL = back loop
  • SC = single crochet
  • SK = skip


  • Finished size is approx a 24″ circumference & 7″ height
  • Gauge is 5 STS for every 2″
  • Written in Standard US Terms.

Crochet Button Cowl Pattern Steps

Foundation Row: Ch 70 +2

Row 1: HDC in 2nd CH from hook, HDC in every CH across, turn. (70)

Row 2: CH 2, starting in last HDC from row before HDC in the BL, HDC in the BL of every ST across, turn. (70)

Row 3: Repeat row 2. (70)

Row 4: CH 2, starting in the first ST HDC in the front third loop, HDC in the front third loop in every ST across, turn. (70)

Crochet Cowl Pattern - The Penn Button Cowl by Easy Crochet

Row 5: CH 2, starting in the first ST HDC in the BL, HDC in the BL of every ST across, turn. (70)

Row 6: Repeat row 4. (70)

Row 7: Repeat row 5. (70)

Row 8: Repeat row 4. (70)

Row 9: Repeat row 5. (70)

Row 10: Repeat row 4. (70)

Row 11: Repeat row 5. (70) do not fasten off


OPTION 1: CH 1, hold together the two short ends of the cowl with the wrong side facing out (the side that doesn’t have the knit like look to it) and join them together with 11 SC’s. Fasten off yarn, then weave in loose ends with a yarn needle.

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Example of Finishing Option #1

OPTION 2: (with functioning buttons) at the end of row 11, turn your work to the long side of the cowl

Row 1: CH 1, do 23 SC evenly across long side of scarf, turn.(23)

Row 2: CH 1, starting in the first ST HDC, HDC in next ST, * SK 1 ST & CH 1, HDC in next ST, HDC in next ST, repeat from * across for a total of 23 ST’s (the CH 1 count in the ST count for this row), turn. (23)

Row 3:  CH 1, starting in first ST SC, SC in every ST across (this includes those CH 1’s). (23) Fas

Finishing: Fasten off and weave in loose ends with a yarn needle.

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Example of Finishing Option #2 by Easy Crochet


OPTION 1: After weaving in ends attach the 7 buttons with yarn needle & thread evenly along the seam that you just joined with the right side facing out.

OPTION 2: Lay buttons on right side of cowl along short side without the button holes. Line up the buttons evenly with the holes and attach with thread  and the yarn needle.

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How to Attach Buttons  with Option #2 by Easy Crochet

You are done!

I hope you enjoyed this crochet button cowl pattern and as always, thanks for stopping by! If you have any questions, feel free to email me or leave a comment.

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  1. I just shared this on my crafty page… It’s soooo beautiful! I’d like to try this pattern…The only thing I might need help on is finding the front 3rd loop – I’ll let you know! Thanks Krista <3

  2. your link for the coconut buttons takes us to 1 inch buttons instead of 1/2″ buttons. Which do you use for this pattern? I already have the 1 inch buttons from your Andy Cowl/scarf pattern.

    1. Hi Elaine,
      I used the 1/2 inch ones but you could use the 1 inch buttons instead and just put 4 or 5 on instead of the called for 7. I will fix that link now.


  3. Hi – oh my goodness this is super gorgeous beyond lovely !! Love it and especially that it uses worsted yarn and love buttons !!! to do for sure NOW !!

    thanks ! jane

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