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The Cozy Cowl


This cowl uses a super bulky weight yarn and a size N crochet hook.  I used one skein of Wool-Ease Thick and Quick in the color Barley.  The buttons I used I bought on Ebay, they are wooden and approximately 2 inches in diameter but I have seen them at Walmart and Hobby Lobby so they aren’t hard to come by.

My cozy cowl turned out to be approximately 25 inches in length and 8 1/2 inches wide.

Okay so what we need:

One skein of Super Bulky weight yarn (Wool-Ease Thick and Quick or any 6 ounces of yarn that yields 106 yards/97M of yarn.)

Size N hook (gauge doesn’t really matter on this project)

2 Two Inch Buttons

Blunt yarn needle for weaving in ends and putting buttons on.


Chain 52 for your foundation chain.

Row 1:  HDC in third chain from hook(the first two chains will count as your first hdc), hdc in each stitch across.  50 HDC.  Chain 1, turn.

Row 2:  Fairly loose slip stitch into each back loop of all of your previous row’s hdcs.  This gives an attractive front chain to the right side of the cowl.  Make sure to slip stitch into the top of the previous row’s chain 1 also.  50 Slip stitches.  Chain 4, turn.

Row 3:  Treble crochet into each loop you didn’t work into the previous row, that is to work in the “underside loop” of that row of slip stitches.  This is the row of stitches that you worked just into the back loop of in row 2, now you will be using the other loop that you had not gone into before.  50 Treble crochet stitches.  Chain 1, turn.

Row 4:  Repeat row 2, working in all of the previous row’s treble crochet stitches.  50 Slip stitches.  Chain 4, turn.

Row 5:  Repeat row 3.  50 Treble Crochet Stitches.  Chain 1, turn.

Row 6:  Repeat row 2.

Row 7:  Repeat row 3.

Row 8:  Repeat row 2.  50 Slip stitches.  Chain 2, turn.

Row 9:  HDC into each stitch across.  50 HDC.


Chain 2.  Single crochet into each side of the hdc and tc along the edge of the end of the cowl.  I ended up with 15 single crochet stitches.  Just make sure they are spaced evenly so you have a nice finished edge.

At the corner of your first end side, put two more single crochet stitches into the corner.  This makes your work turn to continue working along the next side.  Keep single crocheting all the way around and working three sc stitches into each corner until you get to the end where you had first begun.  Cut your yarn and leave about six inches of yarn to weave in the end.

Weave in ends.

Look at the cowl on the right side.  You can see where your rows of treble crochet are because they are larger then the end rows.  These rows are the rows that you are going to place your two buttons on because they will easily button into the matching treble crochet rows on the other side of the cowl.  I used the rest of the yarn as the thread for the buttons and it worked out great.  Weave in all those ends and you are done!

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2 responses

  1. Deborah Meason

    I want to thank you for the video you made for weaving the panels together of the Dot Drake Baby Lace Up Afghan. I was having a hard time figuring it out and your video helped tremendously.

    September 13, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    • spiffyniftyriffic

      You are most welcome! I was having a terrible time trying to figure it out, I thought I was over thinking it all. When it clicked I thought others might have had the same problem and made the video. I am glad it helped you! 😀

      September 15, 2013 at 4:23 am

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