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Button-Up Squares Cowl Neck Warmer Crochet Pattern

Now this pattern is really one of the faves. We simply love how stylish it is while keeping you warm as the chilly air blows. Not to mention, you won’t ever have to fumble to secure it in place like you do with your normal scarves. This one comes with cute buttons that instantly adds another eye-candy to your whole look. Scroll down for the free pattern or get the ad-free printable PDF pattern here.

Say hello to the cutest crochet neck warmer you’ve ever seen.  These cowls are so quick and easy to bring together.  I’m tempted to make one for everyone in my family this Christmas as a cute, custom winter gift.

This crochet cowl buttons up so it stays secure around your neck to keep you especially warm during those cold, winter months.  

I love to throw one of these on before I leave the house, but they’re also perfect for ice skating, tubing, and other winter activities to keep chilly wind and snow at bay.

Because these are so easy to make, you can make several in different colors to coordinate with whatever you’re wearing.

It’s a cute cold weather crochet project that I’m obsessed with, and I think you will be too.  

If you enjoy crocheting simple shapes like the rectangle used in this pattern, 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.


Skill Level: Easy 


• Hook 

– US Size K/10 1/2 (6.5 mm) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge 

• Yarn: 140 yds worsted weight yarn

• Notions: 

– Scissors 

– Yarn needle 

– 5 1-inch buttons 


9 x 23 inches when laid flat 


11 dc x 9 rows = 4 inches 

Special Stitch: 

Cluster (cl): Yo, insert hook in indicated st or  sp, pull up a loop, yo and pull through 2 loops  on hook] 4 times, yo and pull through all 5  loops on hook, ch 1 to close.

RSRight side(s)
scSingle crochet
sl stSlip stitch

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Get the ad-free printable PDF pattern here.

Make a Slip Knot and Chain 61.

ROW  1: sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, sc in each ch across row, ch 3, turn.

ROW 2: dc in each st across row, ch 3, turn.

ROW 3: dc in 1st st, cl and ch 1 across row, dc in last st, ch 2, turn.

ROWS 4 -17: Repeat rows 2 – 3.

ROW 18: dc in each st, ch 1, turn.

ROW 19: sc in each st.

Break yarn, weave in ends.

FINISH: Sew on your 5 buttons 1” from the end edge of the crochet cowl evenly distributed approximately 2” apart. Fold over and button up into the dc spaces of your preference.


Ch 61.  

Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. (60 sc) 

Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc throughout), turn, dc in next st and each st across. (60 dc)

Row 3: Ch 3, turn, cl in next st and in each st across to last st, dc in last st. (2 dc, 58 cl) 

Rows 4-18: Repeat rows 2-3 an additional 7 times, then repeat row 2 once more. 

Row 19: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across. Fasten off.  


Sew buttons on RS of cowl, about 1 inch in from one short edge, approximately lined up with rows 2,  6, 10, 14, and 18.  

Close cowl by inserting buttons between dc stitches on the opposite edge. 

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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