French Vanilla Button Cowl, Free Crochet Pattern + Full Video Tutorial

The French Vanilla Button Cowl is an elegant and modern cowl worked in alternating rows of double crochet and puff stitches.  Super soft with fabulous drape, it is secured with a beautiful wood button.

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Sizing As Shown:
  • 23 Inches Long
  • 10.5 Inches Tall

  • 1 Skein Knit Picks Mighty Stitch, each skein is 208 yards (Colorway Shown: "Oyster") 
  • J (6.0 mm) Crochet Hook
  • 1 Button
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors

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Note: Stitch sequence is a multiple of 2 + 4. To make a puff stitch, wrap yarn around hook and draw up a loop (3 loops on your hook), wrap yarn around hook and draw up another loop (5 loops on your hook), wrap yarn around hook and draw up a loop (7 loops on your hook). Wrap yarn around hook one more time and bring it through all 7 loops on your hook.

Ch 44

Foundation Row: In the fourth ch from the hook, work a (dc, ch 1. *Skip 1 ch and in the next ch, work a (dc, ch 1). Repeat from * until you have two chains left. Skip the second to last ch and in the last ch, work 1 dc.

Row 1: Chain 3 and turn. Work a (puff stitch, ch 1) into each dc from previous row. Work a dc in the top of the turning ch.

Row 2: Chain 3 and turn. Work a (dc, ch 1) in the top stitch of each puff from previous row. Work a dc in the top of the turning ch.

Repeat rows 1 & 2 until cowl measures 23 inches long or until you run out of yarn (be sure to save about 12 inches or so to sew the button on).

Happy crocheting lovelies!  Special thanks to Knit Picks for gifting this yarn!

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  1. A beautiful cowl! I love it!!

  2. What a nice little project. With the Holidays approaching I need some fresh new patterns for gifts. Thank you, thank you.

  3. This is beautiful! Thank you for the pattern....

  4. I just love this cowl ,love the stitches too ty for sharing....

  5. It's PERFECT! It's simple, beautiful, and works up so quickly! I think I'll make one for everyone in my family. Thank you very much for sharing :)

  6. Love this beautiful scarf and will make it for my daughter! thanks for the video

  7. I have made this twice using Red Heart Soft yarn and they are both lop sided.I have watched the video multiple times. Thankfully, it's a drapey cowl but I can't think of what I'm doing wrong.

    1. My Red Heart yarn scarf also came out lopsided or twisted. Ideas?

    2. I just finished mine and it came out lopsided too. Maybe it's supposed to be 🤔

    3. Mine came out lopsided too. Maybe it's supposed to be that way

  8. It is so beautiful, I can't wait to try it!!! How can I download and print this pattern, please?
    I love all your videos, so easy to follow!!!

  9. What do you mean by 2 + 4 when increasing the size? I am a beginner and don't know whether this is a technical term.

  10. I don't have j10 6.0 do have j10 5.75 I can use this hook, i am a beginner.. thank you

  11. Hi! I'm from Brazil and I love it! I'll go to make one this in the next weekand! Tks so much!

  12. You get to determine the size of the piece. When you decide how big you'd like it your beginning chain needs to be a multiple of 2, (Even) then do 4 more. Then you can follow the pattern as written. Hope this helps you!

  13. Any guidance on sewing on the button. I can’t figure out how/where from the photo.


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