One-Skein Puff Stitch Cowl Crochet Pattern

Feeling the chill? I’ve got a quick little crochet cowl pattern that you can make in an afternoon. Made with ever-so-soft Premier Anti-pilling Bamboo yarn and pillowy puff stitches for extra coziness!

easy crochet cowl pattern

This yarn review and free crochet pattern is a collaboration with American Yarns.

Well, we are currently in lockdown 2.0 here in Melbourne, so I’m keeping myself entertained with some crochet and plenty of TV.

Lucky for me I picked up some lovely new yarn from American Yarns to keep my hands busy.

Cozy Yarn for Chilly Weather

Premier Everyday Bamboo yarn

Premier Everyday Bamboo is made from Bamboo derived rayon and anti-pilling acrylic. 

This chunky yarn is light, warm and super soft against the skin. Great for projects like hats, neck warmers and scarves.

Spun with three colours to create a soft heather effect, it’s very flattering to wear.

Premier everyday bamboo yarn

Available in 12 colours, with a nice range of neutrals and brights.

I really enjoyed crocheting with this yarn. It’s silky to work with and feels lovely to wear, almost as soft as angora.

Because it’s chunky, projects work up quickly. Perfect if you love instant gratification from your crochet projects. 

crochet puff stitch

free crochet pattern puff stitch cowl

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One-Skein Puff Stitch Cowl Crochet Pattern

easy crochet cowl pattern

This very easy cowl pattern is quick to make and can be whipped up with just one ball of Premier Anti-Pilling Bamboo yarn.

The puff stitches make a lovely textured fabric which is nice and warm. Ideal for keeping the chill off the back of your neck in the cooler months without needing to wear a bulky scarf.

Don’t be intimidated by the Puff Stitch. If you can make a double crochet (treble UK) you can do a puff stitch.

You’ll be surprised at how quickly this cowl crochets up. This one only took me an afternoon from start to finish. And because the pattern is quite simple, it’s the ideal crochet project to enjoy while watching a movie.

Puff stitch cowl crochet pattern

Finished size (measured flat): length 35cm (14″), width 11cm (4.5″)

You will need:

Stitches used US terminology:

  • Chain Stitch (ch)
  • Puff Stitch – with 3 double stitches – see below for instructions
  • Half Double Crochet (hdc) = half treble crochet (dtr) UK
  • Slip Stitch (sl)

How to make a Crochet Puff Stitch

Below are step-by-step instructions for making a 3 dc Puff Stitch.

crochet puff stitch instructions

  1. To begin, wrap the yarn around the hook.
  2. Insert the hook into the stitch, wrap the yarn around the hook. Pull the yarn through the stitch until the loop reaches the height of the rest of the work. There will be 3 loops on the hook.
  3. Repeat step 1&2, now there are 5 loops on hook.
  4. Repeat step 1&2 again, now there are 7 loops on hook.
  5. Yarn over and pull through all loops on hook.
  6. Ch 1 to complete stitch.

Puff Stitch Cowl Pattern instructions:

This pattern is worked in the round. First ch1/ch3 in each row does not count as a stitch.

crochet cowl pattern

Foundation – Loosely ch 60, sl to close in first stitch of chain.

R1 – ch1, hdc 60, sl to close round into 1st ch. (60)

R2 – ch3, 1 puff stitch into each hdc space, sl into 3rd ch in round to close. (60)

puff stitch cowl crochet pattern

R3 – ch1, hdc 60 into each puff stitch space, sl to close round into 1st ch. (60)

Repeat R2 & 3, three more times. 9 rounds so far.

R 10 – sl into each hdc space, and sl in 1st st to close round. (60)

slip stitch to finish cowl

Break yarn and weave in ends.

All done! 

The last row of slip stitches helps reinforce the edge of the cowl and helps prevent it from stretching.

Puff stitch cowl crochet pattern

This stitch pattern looks great on both the right side, and the reverse.

Here’s the right side… each puff stitch is well defined.

puff stitch crochet cowl pattern

And the reverse…

puff stitch crochet cowl pattern reverse

As you can see the rows look even more defined and the loops on the puff stitches are even puffier.

Wear whichever side you prefer as the outside of the cowl.

free crochet patten - one skein cowl

I hope you enjoy this free crochet pattern – Tag me on Instagram @mypoppetmakes if you make your own, I’d love to see it.

Feel free to leave any questions or queries in the comment section below and I’ll answer as soon as practicable.

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