Creating this Buffalo Check pattern is easier than you might think! Grab three colors, your H hook and you’ll have this cowl whipped up in no time.
True story: I fully intended to make this big, buffalo check blanket scarf, but I ran out of yarn. I was planning on going to get more, but then I thought about how I could make the current size work… and ta-da! The buttoned cowl was born! I like this better because it’s not as heavy and bulky as a full blanket scarf would have been, but it still gives that cute bulky look.
Loops & Threads Impeccable in Cherry, Burgundy, and Black (1 skein each)
H/5.0 mm hook
3 large buttons
Pattern notes & stitches to know
Ch – chain
Dc – double crochet
Sc – single crochet
43” x 17”
13 dc = 4”
6 rows = 4”
NOTES ABOUT THIS STITCH: I carried the burgundy yarn throughout the entire cowl. I did not fasten if off at all. I also carried the black and cherry throughout the repeat rows that it was used, then I fastened them off and joined again when I needed the color
Start with black
Ch 57 (any multiple of 6 + 3)
Row 1: dc in 4th ch from the hook and in each ch across (54 dc)
Row 2: ch 3, turn, dc in same stitch and in next 5 stitches, *join burgundy in last step of last dc,
dc in next 6 stitches with burgundy,
NOTE: do not fasten off black or burgundy, carry it across the entire row
join black in last step of last dc, dc in next 6 stitches with black* repeat from * to * across (54 dc)
Row 3 & 4: carrying up both black and burgundy, repeat row 2
Row 5: drop black and fasten off black, carry up burgundy, ch 3, turn, dc in same stitch and in next 5 stitches, *join cherry in last step of last dc, dc in next 6 stitches with cherry, join burgundy in last step of last dc, dc in next 6 stitches with burgundy* repeat from * to * across (54 dc)
NOTE: do not fasten off burgundy or cherry, carry it through the entire row
Row 6 & 7: carry up burgundy and cherry, repeat row 5
At the end of row 7, drop cherry and fasten off, carry up burgundy and join black
Repeat rows 2 – 7 to row 64.
In the next row you will make the buttonholes
Row 65: drop burgundy, in black ch 3, turn, dc in same stitch and in next 7, ch 2, skip 2 stitches, dc in next 10 stitches, ch 2, skip 2 stitches, dc in next 10 stitches, ch 2, skip 2 stitches, dc in remaining stitches
Do not fasten off
Next is the border. I wove in all my ends before starting the border.
Ch 1, turn, sc in each stitch and ch across, (sc, ch 2, sc) in the corner, *sc evenly across side to next corner, (sc, ch 2, sc) in corner* repeat from * to * around the entire piece, join to first sc with sl st
Fasten off, weave in the ends.
Lay out your piece so the buttonholes are on the bottom left. Sew on buttons to the right along the bottom. I sewed one in the middle of the last 3 burgundy squares. This is the direction you want it to be when you put it on and button it.
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