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Big Button Puffy Cowl Crochet Pattern

Escape your duvets as the winter blows with this puffy cowl! We know it's bulky, but that's the magic of this pattern, it helps warm you up and keep the chills at bay so you can go about your day. And hey, it's a tad too trendy for anyone not to love! Stitch it up with the free pattern below or get the ad-free printable PDF pattern here.

Winter is coming (yes I watch Game of Thrones)! That means it’s time to hunker down with hot cocoa, movies, and plenty of cozy crochet blankets.  And I, for one, couldn’t be more excited!

Cold weather months help us slow down naturally, not only because of the holidays but also because it’s too chilly to even want to do much.  

Still, life goes on and as much as we might like to huddle beneath our duvets and hibernate, sometimes we do have to venture out.

And it’s on those days that you’ll want to break out this big button puffy crochet cowl.

Keep yourself cozy with this super warm cowl.  Wear it alone or pair it with your favorite winter coat for those extra chilly mornings.  It’s an easy crochet pattern to make and the thick yarn makes this work up very quickly.  

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Plus, this crochet cowl has buttons so you don’t have to worry about it slipping off.  

With one of these in your arsenal, chilly mornings will be no match for you.

Like many of these styles of patterns, this cowl is actually made from a rectangle. If you enjoy crocheting simple shapes like rectangles, you may want to check out our Crochet Anything with Rectangles class where you'll take the basic shape you already have down pat and turn it into useful, practical, and beautifully professional projects.


Get the ad-free printable PDF pattern here

NOTE: Pattern in U.S. crochet terminology

Skill Level: Easy 


260 yds bulky weight yarn. 

US size P/16 (11.50mm) crochet hook or size needed to match gauge 

Yarn needle |
2 small (1”) buttons 
1 large (1.5”) button 

Gauge: 9 dc x 5 rows = 4” 

Size: Width: 10”; Length: 36”



Ch 24. 

Row 1: 2 dc in 3rd ch from hook (skipped chs count as additional dc), sk next 2 chs, [(sc, 2 dc) in next ch, sk next 2 chs] across to last ch, sc in last ch. (15 dc, 7 sc) 

Rows 2-48: Ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc in first st, sk next 2 dc, [(sc, 2 dc) in next sc, sk next 2 dc] across to last dc, sc in last dc. 

Fasten off; weave in ends. 


Lay cowl flat, with row 48 on top. Using diagram below as a guide, attach buttons as follows:

  • Place large button 6” from the right edge and 1.5” from the top edge. 
  • Place one small button 1.5” from the left edge and 1.5” from the top edge. 
  • Place 2nd small button 10” to the right of first small button. 

Get the ad-free printable PDF pattern here

Looking for more great neck warmer crochet patterns: Button Up Squares Cowl Neck WarmerEasy Breezy Buttoned CowlBig Chunky ScarfWinter Wonderland ScarfHooded Crochet Scarf


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