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!

FO & pattern release: Thai Crochet Cowl!

Thai Crochet Cowl from Not Your Average Crochet

This awesome floral cowl is made of a bunch of crocheted puffs, all interlinked in a specific way.  It’s super cozy and warm, too!  And of course I’m releasing the pattern for free!  Read on for details:

difficulty level:


finished size:

60″ (168 cm) circumference, 9″ (23 cm) wide


  • 7 balls of Garnstudio DROPS Alpaca in 4010 Light Grey Purple, or 1271 yds (1162 m) of your preferred sport weight yarn
  • US E/4 (3.5 mm) hook
  • Measuring tape

Thai Crochet Cowl from Not Your Average Crochet

This was a fun project to make because it offered a bit of a challenge, it used up a lot of yarn in my stash, and it took some time (that’s what happens when it’s made of puffs, and I’m glad of that because sometimes I just whiz through crochet projects too quickly!).

If you want to make this pattern, you can always find it in the menu of this site, or:

click here to download the free PDF pattern!

You can keep track of your progress on Ravelry, I’ve added it there.  Click here for that.

flower stitch sampler granny square tutorial!

flower stitch sampler granny square

While noodling around last night I came up with a granny square variation which, to my knowledge (and according to the current Ravelry database) has not been published before, so I thought I’d share it with you guys!  I think it’s pretty fun — it uses a few special stitches (hence the “stitch sampler” in the name) such as the 2-dc cluster, the puff stitch, & the popcorn stitch, all of which are explained in the tutorial.  It would make a fun blanket, scarf, hat, or whatever else you’d use a normal granny square for!

The above examples were worked using Stylecraft Special DK scraps.  The bright one used a G/6 hook, the purple-y one used an H/8 hook.

Click here for the free tutorial!

I hope you like it.  🙂  Let me know if you use this for anything — I’d love to see what you make!

crochet bobble cushion: front complete!

This took WAAAAAY more yarn than I expected.  Had to change colors twice:

crochet bobble cushion

I’m gonna make the back in a plain sc or dc stitch, hopefully all in the pink.  I’ll update again soon, thanks for stopping by!

a crochet cushion: begin!

Not sure whether to call these bobbles or puffs, but I’ve been seeing them everywhere lately and had to make my own richly textured fabric:

Bobble cushion
It’s fun to work but it is a bit time consuming and takes a LOT of yarn.  Was gonna make a cushion cover with this, then realized I might not have enough of this color to complete the square!  Fortunately I have a similar color that will completment it nicely if I have to make it two-toned.

crochet bobbles

Well that’s all for right now, thanks for stopping by!  I’ll update again soon!

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