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This Braided Puff Stitch Cowl sure is cozy! And it is the perfect accessory to compliment the braided Puff Stitch Beanie.
I love the extreme texture in this crochet cowl! The first thing that catches your eye when you see this Braided Puff Stitch Cowl is indeed the beautiful puff stitches. And they are what make this cowl so cozy looking!
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This crochet cowl was designed to complement the Braided Puff Stitch Beanie Crochet Pattern. It features rounds of puff stitches worked as though they are braided, separated by half double crochet stitches.
The puff stitches may look intimidating at first, but they are really quite easy once you get the hang of them! Be sure to check out the free video tutorial below if you need a little encouragement.
The crochet pattern will be written out in full below. However if you would like to add this pattern to your library or purchase an ad free PDF, you can so from my Etsy and Ravelry shops:
Thank you so much for stopping by! While here you may want to also check out the Misty Cowl Free Crochet Pattern. Another popular crochet cowl pattern on my blog and YouTube Channel.
Braided Puff Stitch Cowl:
Skill Level: Intermediate
Gauge: 11 sts x 12 rows of hdc = 4 inches
Finished Size: 7 x 16 inches laid flat excluding pompom
Yarn: Caron® Swirl Cakes by Yarnspirations (77% Acrylic, 23% wool; 8 oz, 227 g; Approx. 252 yds, 230 m). Bulky Weight (5). You will need 1 cake/cowl. Colour Shown: Iced Cream.
Hook: Size L/11 (8 mm) Hook. Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge
Stitches and Abbreviations:
Ch – Chain
Hdc – Half Double Crochet Stitch
Puff – Puff Stitch ([yo, insert your hook into the stitch indicated, yo and draw up a loop] 5 times. Yo and draw through all loops on hook]
Rpt – Repeat
Sc – Single Crochet
Sk – Skip
Sl St – Slip Stitch
Yo – Yarn Over
- Pattern is written in American English terms.
- Pattern is worked in rounds.
- Ch 1 at beginning of round does not count as stitch.
- Ch 3 counts as a dc
- Turn at the end of round when indicated.
- Weave in ends as needed.
- To adjust the size of your cowl, you will need an odd number of stitches for your foundation chain.
Cowl (Worked in rounds):
Ch 81, without twisting your chain, join with a sl st in the first st.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, evenly work 81 hdc all the way around. Join with a sl st in the first st, do not turn. (81 sts)
Rnd 2: Ch 1, working in the 3rd loop, sc in each st around, join with a sl st in the first st.
Rnd 3: Ch 3, now working back into the previous st and around the post of the ch-3 just made, work a puff st, ch 1, sk the next st, * dc in the next st, now working back into the previous skipped st and around the post of the dc just made work a puff st, ch 1, sk the next st; rpt from * across, join with a sl st in the top of the ch-3. Turn.
Rnd 4: Ch 3, now working back into the previous ch and around the post of the ch-3 just made, work a puff st, ch 1, * dc in the next dc, now working back into the previous ch st and around the post of the dc just made work a puff st, ch 1; rpt from * across, join with a sl st in the top of the ch-3. Turn.
Rnd 5: Ch 1, hdc in the same st as joining, hdc in each ch-1 sp and dc all the way around (do not work in the tops of the puff sts); join with a sl st in the first st.
Rnd 6: Ch 1, working in the 3rd loop, sc in each st all the way around; join with a sl st in the first st.
Rnds 7-14: Repeat rounds 3-5 twice more.
Fasten off, weave in your ends.