Summer Lace Cowl

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Most crochet cowl and scarf patterns have warmth and winter in mind, but this pattern is different. The Summer Lace Cowl is open, light, airy, and stylish – perfect for warmer weather! It won’t keep you toasty, but it gives you the great look of a big button cowl combined with appealing crochet lace. And the construction gives you several styling options!

Summer Lace Cowl Crochet

It’s all about that big button:

Summer Lace Cowl - use the attached button to style this crochet cowl 4 different ways! Free pattern!

  • leave it unbuttoned,
  • fold the scarf over once and button using the furthest hole for a soft gather,
  • fold it twice (as an accordion) and button for a more ruffled look,
  • or wrap the scarf around and button, folding the whole scarf, for a thin necklace!

How you wear it is up to you! Here’s how it’s made:

Summer Lace Cowl

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  • 100 yds Sport (2) weight yarn (Red Heart Baby Sheen in White shown)
  • US – F, 3.75 mm hook
  • 1 1/2″ button (if the holes are small, you’ll need matching thread as well)
  • Special Stitch (click for video tutorial): FSC – foundation single crochet

Stitch Chart for Rows 1 – 6: Summer Lace Cowl - a chart for the first 7 rows! Get the full free pattern at Moogly!

Summer Lace Cowl Written Instructions:
Row 1: FSC 31, turn. (31 sts)

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in the first 13 sts, ch 5, skip the next 5 sts, sc in the next 5 sts, ch 5, skip  the next 5 sts, sc in the last 3 sts. Turn. (21 sc, 10 ch)

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in the first 3 sts, sc 5 in the ch sp, sc in the next 5 sts, sc 5 in the ch sp, sc in the last 13 sts. (31 sts)

Row 4: Ch 7 (counts as first dc and ch 4), skip the first 5 sts, dc in the next st. *Ch 4, skip the next 4 sts, dc in the next st. Repeat from * to end. Turn. (7 dc, 7 ch 4 sections)

Row 5: Ch 4 (counts as first dc and ch 1), dc in the first st. *Skip the ch 4 section, [dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc] in the top of the next dc (fan cluster made). Repeat from * 4 times, then skip the last ch 4 section, [dc, ch 1, dc] in the 3rd ch of the starting ch 7 of the previous row. Turn. (19 dc, 12 ch)

Row 6: Ch 7 (counts as first dc and ch 4), dc in the center dc of the next fan cluster. *Ch 4, dc in the center of the next fan cluster. Repeat from * 3 times, then ch 4, dc in the 3rd ch of the starting ch 4 of the previous row. ((7 dc, 7 ch 4 sections)

Row 7 – 84: Repeat Rows 5 – 6 39 times, or until the unblocked scarf is about 34 inches long (or desired length). Break yarn and finish off, leaving a long tail to sew the ends together.

Blocking Instructions:

Blocking the Summer Lace Cowl - it makes a difference!

Blocking the scarf will open up the lace pattern, and if you’ve used acrylic will help soften it Use the medium setting and a wet towel to gently set acrylic lace crochet lace cowlas well! I very strongly recommend doing this with a swatch first, so you know what works best with your yarn and iron! To block this piece, made in Red Heart Baby Sheen (100% acrylic), I set my iron to 3, which is the setting for polyester. I then stretched the lace open and covered it with a wet cotton cloth, and just barely touched the iron to the cloth. This technique doesn’t quite kill the acrylic, but it does set it. It’s a lighter, softer version of what I do in my steam blocking tutorial. If you decide to kill your yarn, finish the assembly first so you don’t loose the ability to sew it together!

Assembly Instructions:Assembly instructions for the Summer Lace CowlUsing the end, whip stitch Row 1 to Row 84.

Sew the button to the Button Band Section, centered in the portion without a hole. (See photo above.)

Simple, stylish, and easy to wear all year round! Different buttons and yarns will lead to such different looks – I can’t wait to see the projects you all make using this pattern!

Written pattern copyright Tamara Kelly 2013. Please do not reprint or repost this pattern, but please do link to this page to share this pattern with others. If you wish to make baskets for sale from this pattern, please visit the All About Moogly page for details. You can contact me via Facebook messages or at

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      Tamara Kelly says

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