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Aberdeen Cowl - FREE Pattern

Updated: Jun 21, 2020

Cowls are all the rage in fall and winter, and if you live in Canada that extends to spring as well or as we call it 'second winter'. This pattern is great for adults and even older teens. Scroll down for the free pattern.

I used Bernat Softee Chunky (100% Acrylic) yarn however any category 6 yarn would work. The gauge is forgiving and not crucial in this design. Check out all the colour choices HERE. Another great option would be Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Superwash Bulky or Knit Picks Biggo Yarn

I've folded my cowl and secured it with three 38mm coconut buttons. I typically order my coconut buttons through an online Etsy seller, these are the particular ones I used for the Aberdeen cowl, HERE.

The Bernat Softee Chunky yarn is soft and easy to work with and considering the affordability and availability in a general craft store it's a great choice. The pattern works up very quickly with a size 9.0mm hook, requires just 1 skein and is entirely beginner friendly using only two stitch types. I hope you find everything helpful and that you enjoy working up this design.  I’m so grateful for your feedback and truly appreciate every like, share, and comment!



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· 1 skein Bernat Softee Chunky (100% Acrylic) in Natural as seen in photos or ~110 yards of any other super bulky weight yarn.

· 9.0mm Hook

· 3 coconut buttons, or your choice of large buttons

· Tapestry Needle


Not crucial for this pattern


Ch - Chain

HDC - half double crochet

DC - double crochet


I did attempt to substitute the yarn for Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick and 1 skein came up very short in achieving the desired size of the cowl, so if you do decide to substitute you will need additional yardage - It still came out beautiful!



Ch 70

Row 1: HDC into second chain from hook and each st across, turn.

Row 2: Ch2, DC in third st from hook and each st across, turn.

Row 3: Ch1, HDC into second st from hook and each st across, turn.

Repeat Rows 2 and 3, 6 times more. Fasten Off.

Cut yarn and sew in ends.

At this point you have an opportunity to choose which side you prefer to be the right side.

Both wrong side and right side are shown here. I prefer the look of the side shown in the right side of this photo but it's your own preference.

Fold the long piece of worked stitches so that the sewn on buttons will land on your preferred side of your body. I personally like them to be on my left side. See below photos for how the fold should appear.

Once you have it laid out the way you like, sew on the coconut buttons using a tapestry needle and some of your leftover yarn or some spare thread.


I really hope you enjoyed this pattern and found the photos helpful!  I can’t wait to see all the cozy Aberdeen cowls you work up so please don’t forget to tag @OrchidLoop in all your pictures! 

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