The Yuba Crochet Cowl is an easy crochet pattern featuring puff stitch stripes.

This week’s pattern is all about the puff stitch! The Yuba crochet cowl is a quick and easy pattern made from rounds of puff stitches stacked on top of each other.

I designed this pattern specifically for the Puff the Magic Stitch Over Blog Hop happening over at Stitch & Hustle. You can find links to all the patterns in this event at the bottom of this post.

We Crochet has generously donated, not only the yarn to us designers, but prize packs featuring yarn you would need to make these puff stitch crochet patterns.

We Crochet City Tweed Aran Yarn

I have been wanting to try WeCrochet’s City Tweed yarn for so long but I didn’t really want to buy it without a pattern in mind. I figured this blog hop was the perfect opportunity to give this lovely yarn a whirl.

This yarn is made using a combination of merino wool and alpaca and comes in two different weights (dk and aran). I chose the aran because I wanted my puffs to be nice and chunky. Aran weight is a thick worsted weight yarn. I love all the tweedy bits in this yarn!

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The Yuba Crochet Cowl is an easy crochet pattern featuring puff stitch stripes.

About the Aligned Puff Stitch

Besides the lovely yarn, the star of this cowl is the aligned puff stitch. Usually, puff stitches are worked in an alternating fashion but this crochet stitch stacks them on top of each other.

Between each round or row of puff stitches, there is a row of single crochet and chains. Then the next row/round of puffs is worked in the chain spaces which allows the puffs to stack up. When that single crochet row is done in a coordinating color (in this case the white) it creates a really neat dotted effect.

If you are unfamiliar with making puff stitches this is how I do it:

Crochet puff stitch tutorial.

Yarnover, insert your hook in the space indicated, pull up loop.

Crochet puff stitch tutorial.

Yarnover, insert your hook in the same space, pull up loop

crochet puff stitch tutorial

Repeat that last step 2 more times. 9 loops on hook.

Yarnover, pull through all loops on your hook. Ch 1 to close the stitch.

How to change Color

Since all the stitches are worked in spaces, instead of changing color when I joined each round as I typically would. I joined with the current color and picked up the next color by slip stitching into the next chain space. You can see how below.

How to change color for the yuba cowl

Join to 1st stitch with a slip stitch using current color

Yuba cowl, color change
yuba cowl color change

Pick up next color by slip stitching into next chains space.

This helps the seam stay invisible!

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Materials and Pattern Information

Gauge: 3 puff stitches x 5 rows in pattern stitch = 2 in

Finished Size: 6.5 in x 16 in (laying flat)

Abbreviations

  • US Terminology
  • Ch(s): chain(s)
  • Sc: single crochet
  • Sl st: slip stitch
  • PS: puff stitch
  • St(s): stitch(es)
  • CA: color a
  • CB: color b

Notes

Cowl is worked in joined rounds

To make taller do more rounds

Ch 1 does not count as stitch

Puff Stitch: Yo, insert hook into next space, pull up loop, [yo, insert hook into same space, pull up loop] 3 times. Ch 1 to close.

To avoid many ends to weave in do not cut at color changes, carry unused color up inside work.

The seam should be mostly invisible but will migrate to the left.

The Yuba Crochet Cowl is an easy crochet pattern featuring puff stitch stripes.

Easy Puff Stitch Cowl Crochet Pattern

Ch 95 Using CA

Rnd 1: Sc in same st as ch 1, *ch 1, skip 1 st, sc in next. Repeat from * across, ch 1, skip last stitch. Join to top of 1st sc with sl st. Use tail to join bottom gap. (47 sc, 48 ch-1 spaces)

Rnd 2: Ch 1, PS in each ch 1 space around. Join to top of 1st PS with sl st. (48 puff stitches)

Rnd 3: Join CB with sl st into next ch 1 space. Ch 1, sc in same space. *Ch 1, skip next st, sc in next ch-1 space. Repeat from * around. Ch 1, skip last stitch, join to top of st sc with sl st.

Rnd 4: Join CA with sl s in to next ch 1 space. Ch 1, PS in each ch 1 space around. Join to top of 1st PS with sl st.

Rnd 5-14: repeat rows 3 & 4

Rnd 15: Continuing with CA, Ch 1, sc in same space. *Ch 1, skip next st, sc in next ch-1 space. Repeat from * around. Ch 1, skip last stitch, join to top of st sc with sl st. Finish off & weave in ends.

Puff the Magic Stitch Blog Hop 2021

Don’t forget to check out all these other amazing puff stitch crochet patterns and enter the giveaway!

You can find out all about this blog hop and enter the giveaway here.

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