Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Textured Button-Up Cowl Pattern





This button-up cowl is perfect for days when you're out and want to stay warm, but don't want all the bulk. It's stylish, and the button-up feature allows it to be worn in a variety of ways. I think it would look lovely with a lighter weight yarn as well.

The cowl measures 28 inches long and 10 inches wide. You may sell the finished product from this pattern, but please reference and link this post. Please don't claim this pattern as your own or sell the pattern. I'd love to see pictures of your finished product! You can put them on Ravelry or post them on my Facebook Page.


Materials:
2 skeins of Coral  Loops & Threads Charisma Baby (4 medium)
Size I crochet hook (5.50 mm)
4 buttons (1 inch)
Tapestry needle

Abbreviations:
ch = chain
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
yo = yarn over

Special Stitches:
ps = puff stitch

Yo, insert hook into stitch, pull up a loop. [Yo, insert hook into same stitch, pull up a loop] twice. Yo, pull through all 7 loops on hook. Ch 1.
*When pulling up the loops, it helps to pull it up slightly so it's not so tight. This makes it easier to yo and insert the hook into the same stitch. 

fpdc = front post double crochet

Yo, insert hook around the dc post from front to back. Pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops. Yo, pull through last 2 loops (it's the same as a regular dc, but you're inserting the hook around the post rather than through the stitch).

bpdc = back post double crochet

Yo, insert hook around the dc post from back to front. Pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops. Yo, pull through last 2 loops (it's the same as a regular dc, but you're inserting the hook around the post rather than through the stitch).

Notes:
I have divided this pattern so that the cowl is worked in separate parts (A-C). If you don't follow the numbers that I have for this cowl, I added a note under the sections that will need altering if your numbers are different.


Part A:
Ch 88
Note: If you want to make your cowl longer, the multiple is an odd number +3. However, there will be an extra 2 inches added to each end later (Parts B & C), so take that into consideration.

Row 1:
Dc in 4th ch from hook and in each ch across. Ch 3 and turn (85 dc)

Row 2:
Dc in first dc. *Fpdc around next dc. Bpdc around next dc.* Repeat from * across, ending with a dc in the last dc. Ch 3 and turn.

Row 3:
Dc in first dc. *Bpdc around next dc. Fpdc around next dc.* Repeat from * across, ending with a dc in the last dc. Ch 3 and turn. 

Row 4:
Repeat Row 2

Row 5:
Dc in next 4 dc. *Skip 2 dc. 3 ps in next dc. Skip 2 dc. Dc in next 3 dc*. Repeat from * to * across, ending with dc in each of the last 4 stitches. Ch 1 and turn.

Row 6:
Sc in 4 dc. *Skip next ps. Sc in the ch 1 space of the ps cluster, sc in the top of the ps, sc in the ch 1 space, sc in the top of ps, sc in the ch 1 space (total of 5 sc for the ps clusters). Sc in 3 dc.* Repeat from * to *, ending on sc in each of the last 4 dc. Ch 1 and turn (85 sc)



Row 7:
Sc in each sc across. Ch 3 and turn (85 sc)

Row 8-16:
Repeat Rows 5-7

Row 17:
Dc in 4th ch from hook and in each ch across. Ch 3 and turn (85 dc)

Row 18:
Dc in first dc. *Fpdc around next dc. Bpdc around next dc.* Repeat from * across, ending with a dc in the last dc. Ch 3 and turn.

Row 19:
Dc in first dc. *Bpdc around next dc. Fpdc around next dc.* Repeat from * across, ending with a dc in the last dc. Ch 3 and turn. 

Row 20:
Repeat Row 18


Part B:
Turn the scarf on its side (the short side) and evenly add a single crochet across. Ch 1 and turn.
Note A: I had 28 sc. If you don't end up with 28 sc, just make sure you sc a multiple of 4. This allows you to evenly spread out the 4 buttonholes. (e.g. 28/4 = 7 spaces between buttons). This number applies to Note B under Row 4 of Part C.

Row 1-7:
Sc in each sc across. Ch 1 and turn.

At the end of Row 7, fasten off and weave in the ends.


Part C:
Attach the yarn with a slip stitch to the other short end of the scarf. Evenly add the same amount of sc's as in Part B. Ch 1 and turn.

Row 1-3:
Sc in each sc across. Ch 1 and turn.

Row 4:
*Sc in next 4 sc. Ch 3. Skip 3 sc.* Repeat from * to * across, ending with an sc in the last sc. Ch 1 and turn.
Note B: You always want a ch 3 space for the 1 inch buttons. If you don't have 28 sc (i.e. another multiple of 4 that's not 28), you will need to increase or decrease the number of sc before the ch 3 so that 3 (the number of chains and sc you're skipping) plus that number of sc equals the number of sc between the buttons (7, in my case).
e.g.
If you have 32 sc, then you will want to sc in 5 sc, ch 3, and skip 3 sc (32/4 = 8 : 5+3 = 8 spaces between the buttons)
If you have 36 sc, then you will want to sc in 6 sc, ch 3, and skip 3 sc (36/4 = 9 : 6+3 = 9 spaces between the buttons).

Row 5:
*3 sc in the ch 3 space. Sc in 4 sc.* Repeat from * to *

Row 6-7:
Sc in each sc across. Ch 1 and turn.

At the end of Row 7, fasten off and weave in ends.


Assembly:
Sew the four buttons on the end without the buttonholes, and line the buttons up so they are aligned with the buttonholes.

Please let me know if there are any errors in the pattern or if you have any questions about it!

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