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Alice Button Cowl, Free Crochet Cowl Pattern

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Alice button cowl with big square buttons on a mannequin

Alice button cowl wrapped around a mannequin shoulder

Attach buttons on one side of the long end

Another gorgeous crochet pattern that works up quick! I love everything about this cowl from the coconut shell buttons to the yarn and last but not the least the stitch pattern. It took me just two skeins of Big Twist yarn and it was one of those patterns that grew a mile a minute. Perfect for impatient people like me!


Though the color of this yarn was perfect it was so hard to capture it on camera. I love the name of the yarn color too, Cinnamon. The cloudy day didn’t help at all. I finally had to make my mannequin lie down to get some decent shots.


Crochet Pattern     

Work from the free pattern below or purchase an ad-free PDF for $2.99 here. You will receive a download link once you make payment and click “Return to Merchant”.


1. Worsted weight yarn. I used Cinnamon from Big Twist yarns

2. Hook- H (5mm)

3. Yarn needle for weaving in the yarn tails

4. 3 Large wooden buttons. I used coconut shell buttons that are 1 7/8 inches wide.



One size fits all women. Finished Scarf is 35 inches long and 12 inches wide.


15 dc stitches = 5 inches


Around 275 Yards.

Stitch Abbreviations

The pattern is in standard American terms.
dc- double crochet
sc- single crochet
ch- chain
sk- skip


Chain 105 +2
Row 1: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, * ch 3, sk 3 chains, 1 sc in next 2 ch, repeat from * till the end. Turn.——–21 chain loops

Row 2: Ch 3 ( counts as first dc here and throughout), sk next sc, 5 dc in next ch loop, * sk next 2 sc, 5 dc in next ch loop, repeat from * to last 2 sc, sk next sc, 1 dc in last sc ( beginning ch of the first round). Turn. ————21 groups of 5 dc

Row 3 (Right Side): Ch 1 ( counts as first sc here and throughout), sc in next dc, * ch 3, sk 3 dc, 1 sc in next 2 dc, repeat from * to end of row. Turn.
Repeat Rows 2 and 3 till your cowl is 12 inches wide.


3 buttons are attached across 12 inches of the long side

1. Weave in any tails left.
2. Sew on the buttons to one of the longer sides, The first and last button should be 12 inches apart.

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Friday 31st of July 2020

Hi cannot wait to try this pattern. Love the simplicity of your instructions. Thank you.


Tuesday 19th of February 2019

Hi, I just made the Alice Button Cowl, I love how your instructions are so easy to understand. I do have a dilemma. I used a worsted wight cotton and a larger hook I/5.50 mm. I had to 21 loops as per the pattern and kept crocheting until it measured 12 inches however the width of the cowl is only 30 inches and is too short to wrap around. What can I do to fix this without having to frog it all? Thank you so much


Tuesday 19th of February 2019

Hi Anne, that is why you should check your gauge. Your work is almost 5 inches shorter, mmm...I am sorry, you will have to frog it.

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Tuesday 8th of January 2019

You produced a lot of incredibly lovely projects. All of them are absolutely beautiful! Cannot wait to make something like that!

Kavita Agarwal

Tuesday 27th of September 2016

This is beautiful, sadly the link is not working for me.


Wednesday 28th of September 2016

Kavitha, email me using my Contact Me form, top of the page, and I can send it as am email attachment.


Tuesday 19th of January 2016

This will make a lovely gift. I am going to start this ASAP.