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!

current WIP

The simplicity of stockinette is great, don’t you think?  Although I must admit the curling is ridiculous.

stockinette cowl

At least this time I got a better photo of the colors in the Malabrigo Sock I’m using (colorway: 121 Marte).  This is the Fino Circle Scarf that I’ve been working on for a while.  I forgot how slowly thinner yarns knit up.

How are you all doing on your Christmas projects?  I’ve got to sew on some buttons and block a few things and I still have 1 1/2 hats to make, but that’s not so much, since it’s still November!  Wish I could share the projects with you but I’d better keep them offline for now, since some of the recipients might just visit here occasionally!  I should have a big update after Christmas Day.  🙂

Hope you all are doing well, thanks for stopping by!  See you soon!

fino circle scarf: begin!

The Fino Circle Scarf pattern is a simple knitting pattern written for 980 yds. of sock weight yarn (I’ll share more about the yarn I’m using in a later post).  Knit in stockinette stitch, it’s great for showing off beautiful variegated yarns and for simple knitting in front of the TV.

fino circle scarf

Is it just me or is it really hard to photograph purples?!  This has some lovely purple-y shades but they do NOT want to show up on camera!

Currently it’s also hard to get a good photo of the whole work because right now most of it is curling up, as stockinette will do, but I’ll share more photos as the work gets longer and you can see more of it.

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

stockinette stitch

Here’s my first stockinette stitch swatch.  I didn’t finish a purling swatch because I ended up skipping a stitch and just took the whole thing out.  I think I might try a scarf with the stockinette stitch — I’d try ribbing but my ribbing swatch didn’t look good (and I dropped lots of stitches).

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