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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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Chunky Circle Scarf #6?!

Yep, my 6th one, although this one was  not joined in the end to make a circle but was made slightly longer for a regular scarf instead of a cowl.  This was made for another coworker of mine who saw the one I made for my first coworker and loved it.

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This one used about 240g of yarn.  The yarn is Cascade Yarns Eco Alpaca in Charcoal Twist, and let me tell you this yarn is some of the softest I’ve ever used, ever.  So soft that it’s hard to tie off because the fibers are so slippery.  And made into a pattern like this, it’s certainly cushy and feels very luxurious!

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That is it folded into 4 layers.

The only thing I don’t like is that I think it’s too short.  I almost hate to give it to my coworker since she’s even paying for the yarn but I don’t think I can face undoing the whole thing and starting all over.  Hopefully it will stretch some.

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The Catherine wheel pattern is visible with this yarn but looks slightly less distinguishable than it does in completely solid yarn. I hope that’s OK with my coworker, too, but she wanted shades of grey so I think it’s what she wanted.

Well, that’s all for today, see you soon!

finally, wedding pictures!

I got married on October 17th and we have our pictures back!  I wanted to share just a few here.

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My cousin took this one.

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We had a variety of pies and mulled cider instead of cake and punch.

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The dress belonged to my mom. We didn’t alter it much; the biggest change was taking the long sleeves off.

And remember when I was talking about crocheting a wrap for the wedding?  Here it is:

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It’s kinda hard to see the ends, but you get the idea.  The pattern is the Izumi wrap and it worked up surprisingly quickly.  I used 1255 yards of DyeForWool’s Merino/BabyCamel (sock weight) in the colorway Burning Fuchsia.  I’m totally gonna wear it again for formal functions or even as a scarf.

Well, that’s all for today.  I’m so excited to share these photos with you!  See you again soon!

chunky circle scarf #4!

This cowl pattern is great and works up quickly (which is why I’ve made 4!).  It’s pretty much Catherine wheels, and it took me one evening to complete.  I used KnitPicks Stroll Glimmer in Frost and the Navajo 3-Ply Technique and I added a pattern repeat to make it a little longer, but I should have done more.  This will be gifted to a very small person!

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Here’s a closeup so you can see the sparkles (forgive the color being a bit off):

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This is a great last-minute Holiday gift if you’ve still got some work to do, but also makes a warm soft treat for yourself!  It is a wool-eater project though — you’ll need lots of yarn!  I guess that just means it’s also good for stash-busting.  Win-win!

Do you have all your Holiday gift projects done?

Thanks for stopping by, see you soon!

WIP update

Aside from the 3 hibernating projects that have been around for ages, I’ve got 5 projects going on (and have a Ravelry queue a mile long)!  Please tell me I’m not the only one who does this, haha.

First is the Harry Potter scarf that I still need to finish and write up the pattern for:

Harry Potter knit scarf

And then there’s the Citrus Stripe Blanket:

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Then there’s the Sugarfrost Stole:

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And a Wolf River sweater (I’m thinking about doing the back in stockinette instead of doing this pattern again, just to make it a little easier), but I haven’t even posted about that yet.

Finally there’s the Paulie cardigan that’s been years in the making:

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Gosh, I have a lot going on.  And I’ve just gotta get to starting more — my yarn stash is getting ridiculous.

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

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