crochet pattern release: Faux Knit Puffy Cowl!

Faux Knit Puffy Cowl


Chunky knitwear is all the rage, but what if you don’t knit, or you just wanna crochet? The proper spacing of puff stitches can mimic a fluffy stockinette knit stitch, and with this cowl you’ll be right on trend! Did we mention it’s reversible & has a hidden seam?

Download free Faux Knit Puffy Cowl pattern (PDF)

Faux Knit Puffy Cowl


Difficulty Level:  Medium

Finished Size:  36” (91 cm) circumference, 10” (25 cm) height (unblocked)


  • Size US I/9 (5.5 mm) hook
  • 543+ yds/496+ m (250+ g) of Berroco Vintage in color 5167 (or other preferred worsted weight yarn)

Gauge:  Due to the differences in tension/gauge that people naturally have when making puff stitches, your finished height or yardage required might be slightly affected.  In the example pictured, each row measured about 0.5” (1.27 cm) tall.

Special stitches:  Puff stitch: *yo, insert hook in st, yo, draw up a loop to the height of your hook, rep from * 2 more times in same st, yo & pull through all loops on hook.

Faux Knit Puffy Cowl

If you find any mistakes or have any questions, please leave a comment or send me a message and I’ll do my best to help!  Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Great idea – thank you for sharing! I’ve been jealous of all the cowl knit patterns (I only know how to juggle knitting needles in a way that drops stitches – but crochet…I can fix! :). I’m in a warmish spot in the world but this looks like a great gift idea for my Pacific NW friends. Thanks again!


  2. gentlestitches says:

    I love this. I am looking for just the right stitch for a young friend to wear on the tram as we head into Winter here. If I make it I will link back. it really is quite brilliant by the way. I LOVE stitches that make me wonder if they are knitting or crochet! 😀


  3. Reblogged this on adornosmalulu.


  4. Oh I love this! Defo the next one on my list! I really love the colour as well. X


  5. Cecelia Calvert says:

    How many strands of worsted are you using in this pattern? The picture makes it look like 3 or so strands of yarn are being held together in working up this pattern.c


  6. Lisa Mallegol says:

    Love the pattern. Is it possible to knit this instead of crochet?


  7. Stop making me add to my Ravelry queue!!!!


  8. Michaela T says:

    This is awesome 🙂


  9. Beautiful! Great work.


  10. That is brilliant! Love your color choice too – it suits you very well.


  11. I just found this on Pinterest and I LOVE IT!!! Downloaded the pattern to make for my daughter. Thank you so much Hannah!!!!


  12. Do you offer this pattern as a blanket? Not working in the round. Thx!



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