This cowl was so easy to make and it literally took me 30 minutes to make it while figuring out the pattern. At first when I started the project, I thought that there would be too many gaps between the stitches and it would result in a cowl that would not be warm. Fortunately, I was incorrect. The thickness of the puff stitch opens up and fills in the gaps. The result is a super soft and squishy scarf that you just want to sink your fingers into and squeeze! With the exception of the first two and last two rows, each row is the same. This helps with finishing the cowl quickly.
For this cowl I used the CARON Tea Cakes yarn. It is a #6 bulky yarn. I chose this one because I really liked how it looked, so many different colours of yarn in one ball. I’m not sure if this yarn is sold in a smaller size, however I used the 186 meters or 204 yards and it used almost exactly 1 whole ball. I have about 2 meters left over.
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- CARON Tea Cakes Yarn
- SizeN/15-10.00 MM hook
- ch – chain
- sc – single crochet
- slst – slip stitch
- st – stitch
- *ps – puff stitch
*Puff Stitch: To do a puff stitch, yarn over your hook, insert into working stitch, yarn over and pull through so that you have 3 loops on your hook. Yarn over again and insert your hook into same stitch. Yarn over and pull through so there are 5 loops on your hook. Yarn over once more, insert hook into same stitch, yarn over and pull through so you now have 7 loops on your hook. Yarn over once more and pull through all 7 loops.
Tips: This pattern works in increments of 3.
Row 1: Ch 48 then slst into the first ch to join the round. Ch 1.
Row 2: Working in the same direction, sc in each ch stitch for the row. Slst into the first st to join the row. Ch 3. (48 sts)
Row 3: Skip the first st (The one you joined the previous row with the slst). *Ps in the next st. Ch 1, ps in the same st, ch 1. Skip 2 sts.* Repeat * instructions for the entire row. At the end there will be 2 more stitches, simply slst into the first st of the row to join. Ch 3.
Row 4-11: For these rows, you will be working into the gaps between the 2 clustered puff stitches that form the ‘V’. *Ps in the ‘V’ st. Ch 1, ps in the same ‘V’ st, ch 1. Skip 2 sts.* Repeat 8 instructions for the row. Slst into the first st to join the round. Ch 3. (On your last row, only ch 1)
Row 12: The easiest way to do this row is to work in the gaps. *Sc in the ‘V’ gap, work 2 sc in the next gap* Repeat * instructions for the entire row. Slst into the first st to join the row. Ch 1.
Row 13: Sc in each st for the row. Slst into the first st to join the row.
That’s all there is to it! Once you have completed row 13 you can tie off your work and weave in all loose ends.
To make this cowl just a little bit warmer I think that I am going to line it with flannel. We do a lot of work outside in the winter, so having a solid and warm cowl will be extremely beneficial. It will fit comfortably tucked into my jacket and under a helmet. I think this will also be great for skiing later in the season! Happy crocheting everyone. Please leave a comment to let me know what you thought about this pattern.