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Ridiculously Chunky Puff Stitch Cowl

Posted by Ashley Misiak on November 8, 2013 at 12:40 AM

Ridiculously Chunky Puff Stitch Cowl


I love oversized cowls, but I couldn’t find a pattern that I thought was chunky enough… so I made one myself!

             

This cowl is crocheted using 2 strands held together so it’s nice and thick. (It literally stands up on its own.) If you don’t want one as thick, you could still crochet it using only 1 strand. In that case, you would need half as much yarn.


To crochet this cowl, you will need:

Approximately 1 ½ skeins of a worsted weight yarn. Mine was Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Burgundy (I would recommend washing the yarn first or using a slightly less scratchy yarn).

Size N/10mm crochet hook

Yarn needle or smaller crochet hook for sewing ends together

 

Special stitches:

Puff stitch

YO, insert yarn into stitch, YO and draw up a loop. (6 loops on hook/3 double strands)

YO, insert yarn into same stitch, YO and draw up another loop. (10 loops on hook/5 double strands)

YO, insert yarn into same stitch, YO and draw up another loop. (14 loops on hook/7 double strands)

YO, insert yarn into same stitch, YO and draw up the last loop. Now you should have 18 loops on the hook (9 double strands). YO and draw through all 18 loops.

Ch 1 to close.

 

Directions:

Holding 2 strands together, Ch 47.

Row 1: Do a puff stitch into 3rd chain from hook *skip next ch, puff stitch in next ch. Repeat from * across, ending on a puff stitch. Ch 2 and turn. (23 puff stitches completed)

Row 2: Puff stitch into first ch 1 (this is the same stitch as your ch 2). Puff stitch into next ch 1 and in each ch 1 across. Ch 2 and turn. (23 puff stitches)

Rows 3-17: Repeat row 2.

Fasten off and leave a long tail. Fold cowl in half with shortest ends together. Stitch ends together with a yarn needle or smaller crochet hook using both strands of the tail.  Weave in all ends.

A hint: your puff stitches should be aligned in a straight line from row to row. For a different look, you could ch 1 or 2 between puff stitches and then puff stitch into the ch 1 or 2 space on the subsequent rows to off-set the puffs. Of course, your starting chain would then need to be increased.

 

And that’s it! Easy peasy :) Please comment or message me if you have any questions. I hope you enjoy!

**Please do not reproduce my pattern without crediting me or providing a link to my site. Thanks!

 

 

 

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