Lemon Balm Button Cowl, Free Crochet Pattern + Video

The Lemon Balm Button Cowl is a pretty and easy to crochet neck wrap.  Its simple construction of double crochet stitches is finished off with a scalloped edge.  A special single button is all you need to keep it together.

The cowl's construction was inspired by my Ocean Air Scarf pattern.  If you love to button your cowl or scarf up, be sure to try these patterns too by clicking on the link: 

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Lemon Balm Button Cowl

By Jennifer Dickerson

Click below to watch a full video tutorial:


  • 1 Skein Lion Brand Wool Ease Chunky (note: cowl uses entire skein)
  • K (6.50 mm) Crochet Hook
  • Tapestry Needle
  • 1 Statement Button (be sure to test out button before sewing it to cowl by passing it through hole)


  • 38 inches long and 8 inches wide


Ch 20.

Foundation Row: In second ch from hook, work a sc, then one sc in each ch across to end of row.
Row 1: Ch 3 and turn.  Work 1 dc in the first st, then in each st across to end of row.
Repeat row 1 until piece measure approximately 37 inches (length prior to adding scallop edge), do not fasten off.

Scallop edge:

Ch 3 and turn.  Work 4 dc in the first st, sl st into the next st, skip the next st.  *In the next st, work 5 dc, next st work a sl st, skip the next st.  Continue in this manner from * to end of row, last st being 5 dc.  In the last st (same st as 5 dc were worked in, work a sl st to finish off the scallop and the row.


Weave in any ends and attach button.

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  1. That is such a pretty edging. Thank you for the pattern :)

  2. Very pretty :-) I love the scallops on the end. Thanks for the pattern.
    Blessings :-)

  3. Hi Jennifer,

    What a cute project! I love it so much that I decided to feature it in our roundup of DIY cowl designs! Check it out here: http://www.favecraftsblog.com/cowl-patterns/

    Have a great day!

    1. Thanks so much Julia! I shared the round up on the Fiber Flux Facebook page too! :)

  4. Hi Jennifer,

    You think you could possibly do a video for the Lemon Balm Button neck warmer? I would really appreciate it! Videos help me so much and yours are AWESOME!!!!

    1. Yes! So funny you asked...I just made it this morning and will be sharing soon. Thanks so much, I'm really glad you are enjoying the videos! :)

  5. I just finished this and love it, the scalloping in particular really makes this stand out. Am going to make complementary ones for my sister-in-law and mother-in-law for Christmas. Thanks!!

  6. Not to sound dumb, but how do you know where to put the button?

    1. Great question! I attached mine by wrapping it around my neck and seeing where I wanted it to close for a custom fit. It ended up being in the bottom left corner (where the starting chain is), but then a couple of inches up to get it snug around the neck. The last large of image of this post shows the location of the button when the cowl is open/unbuttoned. Hope that helps!

  7. Hi, I came across your pattern and I love it. Can I use Caron One pound or red heart for this pattern? DO you think it will come out ok?


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