Alpaca Buttonhole Scarf/Cowl Pattern

 Let’s face it, alpaca yarn is expensive and if you’re like me you hate to waste any of it.  I had about 50 or so yards left over from a project and came up with this little pattern to make a cowl.  With 2 buttons finishing it off it happily fits around my neck perfectly like a coker necklace.  I’ve been putting together a scarf using this pattern with other leftovers I have.  I’ll post picks when I get it done.

Click Here for PDF - Crochet Pattern

Materials:

Worsted Weight Yarn
US J10/6.00MM hook
~50-70 yards of yarn. Perfect for leftovers or novelty skeins!

Key:

CH – Chain
SC – Single Crochet
DC – Double Crochet
SK – Skip

Setup Row: Chain 21

Row 1: DC in 4th and 5th chain from hook.  CH 5, SK next 5 CH, DC in next 3 CH, CH 5, SK next 5 CH, DC in next 3 CH, CH3 (counts as 1st DC for next row) Turn.

Row 2: DC in next 2 DC, CH 2, SK 2, SC, CH 2, SK 2, DC in next 3 DC, CH 2, SK 2, SC, CH 2, SK 2, DC in next 3 DC, CH 3 turn.

Row 3: DC in next 2 DC, CH 2, SK 2, SC, CH 2, SK 2, DC in next 3 DC, CH 2, SK 2, SC, CH 2, SK 2, DC in next 3 DC, CH 3 turn.

Row 4: DC in next 2 DC, CH 5, SK 5, DC in next 3 DC, CH 5, SK 5, DC in last 3 DC, CH 3 Turn.

Row 5-?: Repeat rows 2 – 4 until desired length, ending on row 4.

Cowl Finish: Add 4 rows of SC for an area to fasten 2 buttons to.

Scarf Finish: Appox. 150-200 yards of yarn needed. End Scarf on Row 4 and fasten off.

 

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