3 Button Crochet Cowl Pattern: Follow Your Path Cowl Free Pattern

Last Updated on December 9, 2023

This Follow You Path Cowl is a 3 button crochet cowl pattern, it’s full of texture and style, and I’m so excited to share this gorgeous pattern with you!

Do you know how it is when you have a gorgeous skein of yarn with a beautiful texture, and all you want to do is find that one pattern that will show off that unique texture? Well, that’s how I came up with the Follow Your Path Crochet Cowl free pattern.

And don’t worry, this pattern looks more complicated than it really is, and the end result is stunning.

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How Do You Crochet a Buttoned Cowl?

Crocheting a buttoned cowl is a crochet scarf with buttons pattern, the only difference is the length of the cowl, it’s shorter as it wraps your neck only once and you add holes for the buttons.

You can make a crochet cowl with one button or a 3 button cowl like this crochet cowl pattern.

In the Follow Your Path Cowl pattern, the cowl is worked lengthwise and so the buttonholes are made at the last rows of the cowl. 

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About the Design – A Lace Arrow 3 Buttons Crochet Cowl Pattern

This lace crochet cowl pattern is worked lengthwise as a regular scarf and is closed with 3 buttons, to create a 3 button crochet cowl pattern.

That means you can crochet this cowl into a scarf, or an infinity cowl pattern and make it as long as you’d like.

The unique texture of the cowl is created using the Arrow Lace crochet stitch, which is a combination of 2 chains of 5 stitches.

3 Button Crochet Cowl Pattern free crochet pattern made by gootie


What Yarn Should You Use For a Lace Crochet Cowl Pattern?

For this textured crochet cowl pattern, I used the Knit Picks – Paragon Sport yarn that was generously provided to me by WeCrochet. 

I recently discovered that this yarn is being discontinued, which is sad because I enjoyed working with it. So a good alternative will be the Shine Sport, this is a sport (#2) weight yarn, it is 60% Pima Cotton, 40% Modal natural beech wood fiber. The Pima cotton is soft and nice to work with, and has a beautiful stitch definition.

I would recommend using a natural fiber yarn for the best stitch definition and texture for this cowl design.

You can find the ad-free PDF pattern with the full crochet chart, photo & video tutorials at one of my shops below: 


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Crochet Cowl – Neck Warmer Video Tutorial

This video tutorial will show you how to crochet rows 4-7 of this cowl pattern.



Follow Your Path Crochet Cowl – A Crochet Scarf With Buttons Free Pattern

Follow your path cowl free crochet pattern made by gootie


Materials

– 4.0 / G mm Crochet hook (I love the Tulip Etimo and Clover hooks).
– For this pattern I used Knit Picks – Paragon Sport yarn by WeCrochet – Sport (#2) weight yarn, if this yarn is no longer available you can use Shine Sport
Total amount of yarn needed: 150gr / 336m / 369ysd
– 2 stitch markers
– 3 x 1in (2.5 cm) diameter buttons.

Skill level – Intermediate

Gauge (in double crochet) – 17 dc and 8 rows = 4 in/10 cm with 4.0mm / G hook.


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Abbreviations (US)

PM – place marker
RS – right side
WS – wrong side
ch – chain
st – stitch
ss – slip stitch
sp – space
sc
– single crochet

dc – double crochet
SPsc Spike Single Crochet: work sc into 2 rows below (instead of 1 row below as in regular sc).

* Work SPsc into the V part of the st (see photos in pattern).
SPsc3tog Spike Single Crochet 3 together: hook into last skipped ch-1 2 rows below and pull up a loop, insert hook into ch-1 2 rows below of current worked st and pull up a loop, insert hook into next ch-1 2 rows below and pull up a loop. Pull yarn through all 4 loops on the hook.

* After row 4, the second loop will go into the top of SPsc3tog 2 rows below.

Finished size – Circumference: 28in (71cm), width: 8in (20cm).

Notes

  • ch1 at the beginning of the row does not count as a stitch.
  • The stitch markers are to help you keep track of the stitch after sc3tog, and make sure you won’t lose it.
  • You can make the scarf as long as you’d like, by continuing to work the repetitions.
  • If you prefer a more detailed pattern, the PDF version comes with video and photo tutorials, and a chart. You can purchase it on Ravelry or Etsy.

 


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Follow Your Path – 3 Button Crochet Cowl Pattern

ch 48

Row 1 (WS): 
1sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch to the end of the row, turn. (47sc)

Row 2 (RS): 
ch1, 1sc in 1st sc, * ch1, skip next sc, 1sc in next sc; repeat from * to the end of the row, turn. (24sc, 23ch)

Row 3 (WS): 
ch1, 1sc in 1st sc, * (ch1, skip next ch-1, 1sc in next sc)x 7, PM in last sc, ch1, skip next ch-1, 1sc in next sc; repeat from * 1 more time.
(ch1, skip next ch-1, 1sc in next sc)x 7, turn. (24sc, 23ch)

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Row 4 (RS): 
ch1, 1sc in 1st sc, ch1, skip next ch-1, 1SPsc in next sc, ch5, skip [ch-1, sc, ch-1, sc], ss into next ch-1 of 2 rows below, ch5, skip [sc, ch-1, sc, ch-1], 1SPsc in next sc.
* ch1, skip next ch-1, 1sc in next sc, 1SPsc3tog in next ch-1, 1sc in next sc (in marker), ch1, skip next ch-1, 1SPsc in next sc, ch5, skip [ch-1, sc, ch-1, sc], ss into next ch-1 of 2 rows below, ch5, skip [sc, ch-1, sc, ch-1], 1SPsc in next sc; repeat from * 1 more time. ch1, skip next ch-1, 1sc in last sc, turn. (2 SPsc3tog, 6 SPsc, 6 sc, 3 ss, 36 ch)

Row 5 (WS): 
Ch1, 1sc in 1st sc, ch1, skip next ch-1, 1sc in next SPsc, ch1, skip next ch-1, (1dc in next sc, ch1, skip next ch-1)x 4 times, 1sc in SPsc.

* ch1, skip next ch-1, 1sc in next sc-PM, ch1, skip next SPsc3tog, 1sc in next sc, ch1, skip next ch-1, 1sc in next SPsc, ch1, skip next ch-1, (1dc in next sc, ch1, skip next ch-1)x 4 times, 1sc in next SPsc; repeat from * 1 more time. ch1, skip next ch-1, 1sc in last sc, turn. (12dc, 12sc, 23ch)

Row 6 (RS): 
ch1, 1sc in 1st sc, ch1, skip next ch-1, 1SPsc in next sc, ch5, skip [ch-1, dc, ch-1, dc], ss into next ch-1 of 3 rows below, ch5, skip [dc, ch-1, dc, ch-1], 1SPsc in next sc.
* ch1, skip next ch-1, 1sc in next sc, 1SPsc3tog into [ch-1, SPsc3tog, ch-1], 1sc in next sc (in marker), ch1, skip next ch-1, 1SPsc in next sc, ch5, skip [ch-1, dc, ch-1, dc], ss into next ch-1 of 3 rows below, ch5, skip [dc, ch-1, dc, ch-1], 1SPsc in next sc; repeat rom * 1 more time. ch1, skip next    ch-1, 1sc in last sc, turn. (2 SPsc3tog, 6 SPsc, 6 sc, 3 ss, 36 ch)

Row 7 (WS): 
ch1, 1sc in 1st sc, ch1, skip next ch-1, 1sc in next SPsc, ch1, skip next ch-1, (1dc in next dc, ch1, skip next ch-1)x 4 times, 1sc in SPsc.

* ch1, skip next ch-1, 1sc in next sc-PM, ch1, skip next SPsc3tog, 1sc in next sc, ch1, skip next ch-1, 1sc in next SPsc, ch1, skip next ch-1, (1dc in next dc, ch1, skip next ch-1)x 4 times, 1sc in next SPsc; repeat from * 1 more time. ch1, skip next ch-1, 1sc in last sc, turn. (12dc, 12sc, 23ch)

Repeat rows 6-7 until the piece is 28’’ (71cm) long (ending with the RS- row 6), then work the following rows for the buttonholes.

 

Making buttonholes

Row 8 (WS):
ch1, 1sc in 1st sc, ch1, skip next ch-1, 1sc in next SPsc, (don’t skip next ch-1) 1dc in next ch-1, 1dc in next dc, 1hdc in next ch-1, ch3, skip next [1dc, ch-1, 1dc], 1hdc in next ch-1, 1dc in next dc, 1dc in next ch-1, 1sc in SPsc.
* ch1, skip next ch-1, 1sc in next sc-PM, ch1, skip next SPsc3tog, 1sc in next sc, ch1, skip next ch-1, 1sc in next SPsc, 1dc in next ch-1 (don’t skip next ch-1), 1dc in next dc, 1hdc in next ch-1, ch3, skip next [1dc, ch-1, 1dc], 1hdc in next ch-1, 1dc in next dc, 1dc in next ch-1, 1sc in next SPsc; repeat from * 1 more time. ch1, skip next ch-1, 1sc in last sc, turn. (12dc, 6hdc, 12sc, 17ch)

Row 9 (RS): repeat row 6.

Row 10 (WS):
ch1, 1sc in 1st sc, ch1, skip next ch-1, 1sc in next SPsc, 1dc in next 3 sts (2dc & 1hdc), 3dc in ch-3, 1 “dc in next 3 sts (1hdc & 2dc), 1sc in SPsc.

* ch1, skip next ch-1, 1sc in next sc, ch1, skip next SPsc3tog, 1sc in next sc, ch1, skip next ch-1, 1sc in next SPsc, 1dc in next 3 sts (2dc & 1hdc), 3dc in ch-3, 1dc in next 3 sts (1hdc & 2dc) 1sc in next SPsc; repeat from * 1 more time. ch1, skip next ch-1, 1sc in last sc. (27dc, 12sc, 8ch)

Weave in the ends and sew the buttons at the other end of the cowl (RS).



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8 Comments

  1. Agat,
    Thank you so much for this adorable cowl! I don’t normally like things up around my neck, but this looks like it won’t be a bother at all.
    Happy Hanukkah!

  2. This is a lovely cowl. Thank you so much. Happy Hanukkah!

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