Cowls, scarfs and wraps are your best friend during any harsh and snowy winter.
This crochet cowl looks beautiful against the snow with this striking Mandala Yarn from Lion Brand. And they have so many other fantastic Mandala Yarn options!
I created with Mandala Cowl Crochet Pattern from a simple Alpine Stitch combination and three marbleized matching buttons. This was the first time for me to make something out of polymer clay and I couldn’t belief how easy it was. Don’t be afraid of trying it out! I, for sure, will be making lot’s of matching buttons and what not with sculpey clay from now on.
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- Lion Brand Yarn Mandala in color Genie
- Crochet Hook Number 3.5mm
- Sculpey to make buttons
Crochet Terms (US):
- Ch- Chain
- Sp – Space
- St – Stitch
- SC- Single Crochet
- DC- Double Crochet
- FPDC – Front Post Double Crochet
- Sl St- Slip Stitch
- RS- Right Side
- WS- Wrong Sid
This crochet cowl is made as 1 long rectangle starting from the long side up.
I started with the seafoam green going over to the grey and then black and back to grey. I made sure to stop with the grey so it was the same amount and in the first row of grey and then added the seafoam green. Again, the same amount as I used for the green before so it all balances out.
The stitch pattern is called Alpine crochet stitch and you can follow along in my video.
I made all 3 buttons to match the colors in the cowl and stitched them onto the 2 layers of the cowl. So it can’t be opened, but pulls right over your head. But because of the button and not making it a continues loop, you get the double layer in the front where you need it most during winter.
ROW 1: Ch 122, dc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn
ROW 2: ch 1 (does not count as a stitch), sc across, turn
ROW 3: ch 2,*1dc, 1fpdc, repeat from * across, turn
Tip: When you work the regular dc, make sure you skipped behind the fpdc stitches. So from the back it will look like you only crocheted into every other stitch.
ROW 4: ch 1 (does not count as a stitch), sc across, turn
ROW 5: ch2, * 1fpdc, 1dc, repeat from * across, turn
ROW 6-13: The color should switch to grey. If your mandala yarn does not, change to grey. repeat rows 2 to 5
ROW 14-23: The color should switch to black. If your mandala yarn does not, change to grey. repeat rows 2 to 5
ROW 24-33: The color should switch to grey. If your mandala yarn does not, change to grey. repeat rows 2 to 5
ROW 34-17: The color should switch to green. cut out the white yarn and switch to the green. repeat rows 2 to 5, fasten off and weave in all ends.
Watch how to make the Alpine Crochet Stitch and polymer clay buttons
Now all that is left is adding the buttons.
You can make your own polymer clay buttons with some Sculpey or Fimo clay. They are really easy to make and it is great to customize them to your color palette. Plus, I really like the marbleized affect. So easy to make!
You can find my full tutorial on how to make these marbleized buttons right here.
Once you have your handmade or store bought buttons, overlap your cowl about 3″ and space the 3 buttons out on the grey and black sections. Then use some leftover grey yarn and stitch the buttons all the way through both layers onto the cowl.
Now it’s ready to wear! It easily slips over the head and gives you extra protection with the double layer on the front.
You can overlap the cowl even more than 3″ if you would like the crochet cowl to me smaller.
I also saw many different Lion Brand Mandala yarns this crochet pattern would look fantastic in!
I hope you find this a fun pattern and as easy to work with as I do. Comment below if you have any questions and show off your creations here and on Instagram #kaileacrafts