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crochet pattern release: Faux Knit Puffy Cowl!

Faux Knit Puffy Cowl

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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

Specifics:

Difficulty Level:  Medium

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

Materials:

  • 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!

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PurlSoho hat: ta-da!

The pattern was the Classic Cuffed Hat but I didn’t do the cuff, so I can’t call it by it’s actual title, hehe.

Classic Hat | Not Your Average Crochet

The hat is made of 105 yds of PurlSoho’s Merino Script yarn (aran weight, 100% merino) in colorway 1530 Ice Blue.

Classic Hat | Not Your Average Crochet

I made some changes in the pattern, though; obviously I didn’t make the cuff, so the brim is 2″ instead of 4″, and I also worked the brim flat, joining in the round only when I started on the body of they hat.  This split brim goes at the back of the neck and makes it a lot easier to pull the hat low over the head and ears without bunching/pushing up at the back.  I also had to go up a needle size, using sizes US 6 & 8 instead of 5 & 7 (which I did try first but was too small — my last PurlSoho project had a tighter gauge as well, perhaps I should just start going up a needle size with all their patterns).

Classic Hat | Not Your Average Crochet

And finally, I made a couple of pom-poms to put on top, but I can’t decide which I like best.  Faux fur poms are all the rage right now, apparently, but I don’t have any and I think these are super cute:

Classic Hat | Not Your Average Crochet

The pink one was made of KnitPicks Comfy Worsted and the light blue was made of KnitPicks Stroll Glimmer.  Maybe I’ll leave the tails long and just tie them onto the top of the hat with the bow on the inside, then they can be interchangeable.  Or maybe I can put safety pins on them and change them out that way.  What would you suggest?

Well, that’s all for today, thanks for stopping by!

last chance for that Etsy coupon code for Ruth Plus Two!

Ruth from Ruth Plus Two has generously given readers of Not Your Average Crochet a discount coupon for her Etsy Store!  Use the coupon NOTYOURAVERAGE10 at ruth plus two for a 10% discount on purchases over A$30 (approx. US$24) until midnight 30 June (AEST).

Thanks Ruth for the coupon code!

a great opportunity to get some fabulous yarny items on Etsy!

Ruth from Ruth Plus Two has generously given readers of Not Your Average Crochet a discount coupon for her Etsy Store!  Use the coupon NOTYOURAVERAGE10 at ruth plus two for a 10% discount on purchases over A$30 (approx. US$24) until midnight 30 June (AEST).

Thanks Ruth for the coupon code!

Harry Potter scarf: WIP progress

I’ve started knitting a Harry Potter scarf.  This is the version seen in the first movies, not the later ones (I’ll get to that one later), and once complete I’m going to share the pattern with you!

Harry Potter knit scarf

It’s knitted in the round for both aesthetics and warmth (although I’m not using a very warm yarn — we don’t need that sort of insulation very often in the South).

Harry Potter scarf in progress

This scarf pattern (and hopefully also the different version) will be available on Harry’s birthday, so keep checking back!

Thanks for stopping by!

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