Easy Crochet Cowl Pattern – Strut Your Puff Cowl

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It is officially fall and I feel like I can now officially start sharing all the cold-weather crochet projects! I’ve been working on this crochet cowl pattern for a while with the goal of creating an easy crochet cowl pattern that is accessible to beginners but doesn’t cheap out on texture. Throw in some fall-inspired colours and you’ve got yourself a beautiful crochet cowl that you may have a hard time parting with if you initially planned to use this as a gift.

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Purchase an inexpensive ad-free PDF version of this pattern HERE on Ravelry and HERE on Etsy.

The yarn for this design was generously provided by our friends at WeCrochet. When I was initially asked to participate in the Puff the Magic Stitch Blog hop, I was given an option of WeCrochet yarn to use for this design and it was a pretty simple choice for me to make. I went with WeCrochet’s Swish Worsted Weight yarn. I used it in last year’s Picot stitch blog hop for my Picot Me Up Ear Warmer and Cowl pattern and it was love at first stitch. This yarn is buttery soft, comes in great colours and is great to work with. I love it so much. It is delightful next to skin and paired with the puff stitches in this cowl, it makes for a completely lovely wearable.

For the Strut Your Puff Crochet Cowl, I used the colours copper (my FAVOURITE), cobblestone heather, dove heather and white. I’m a bit obsessed with the copper colour so I knew I had to use it in this design. Check out Swish Worsted Weight yarn and all it’s colours HERE.

"Smiling woman wearing the Picot Single Crochet Stitch Ear Warmer and Cowl Set
Picot Me Up Crochet Cowl and Ear Warmer Set available as a free crochet pattern on this blog.

When I say that the Strut Your Puff Crochet Cowl pattern is easy, I mean it. It has a simple row repeat and there isn’t any need for any crazy amounts of counting or keeping track of stitches. This is a great project to work on in front of the tv and you could be finished your cowl after a couple of hours. I’ve also used basic crochet stitches to create the fabric of this cowl and there is a crochet tutorial on this blog for every stitch that you’re going to use in this project so if you are still learning or forgotten how to do a stitch, you can just click on the name of the stitch in the abbreviations section of this post and be taken to a stitch tutorial that has both photo and video versions to help you out.

The crochet puff stitch used in this design does require you to maintain an even tension as you work your puff stitches to keep them neat and tidy. Make sure that you take the time to read the description on how to do the puff stitch for this project as this design requires that you do a CH-1 to close your puff stitch. The CH-1 is then followed up with a skipped stitch to maintain stitch count as well as to avoid crowding of the puff stitches. If you find that your puff stitches are crowding/warping, check to make sure that you’ve done that ch-1, skip one in your puff stitch rounds.

Crochet cowl in a flat lay with WeCrochet Swish Worsted Weight Yarn#wecrochetofficial #wecrochet #stitchandhustle #2021StitchAndHustleBlogHop

This crochet cowl pattern is part of the Stitch & Hustle Puff the Magic Stitch blog hop! This is such a fun blog hop that features 16 free crochet patterns from some incredibly talented designers that all feature the crochet puff stitch. And, to just make things even more fun, our friend at WeCrochet, have sponsored our blog hop so that we can have a HUGE giveaway for you all. You can win all the yarn to make the projects that are featured in this blog hop AND there will be 5 winners! To enter the giveaway, scroll to the bottom of this page to find the giveaway entry form. The giveaway packages are shown in the giveaway graphics.

Blog hop information#wecrochetofficial #wecrochet #stitchandhustle #2021StitchAndHustleBlogHop

Check out the other great free crochet puff stitch patterns from designers participating in this fun blog hop:

Find the main blog hop page here: https://www.stitchandhustle.com/blog/puff-the-magic-stitch-free-crochet-pattern-blog-hop

This crochet cowl will definitely keep your neck warm during the cold-weather months. I just hate being caught out in the cold weather with nothing to block the wind from my face so I designed this cowl to be tall enough that you can pull it up and over your lower face to help block out the wind. I designed this at the end of the summer for fall so unfortunately, I was unable to get fun wintery photos of it for us so let’s just pretend that it wasn’t 100 degrees outside while I was taking these photos lol.

smiling woman modelling a handmade puff stitch cowl#wecrochetofficial #wecrochet #stitchandhustle #2021StitchAndHustleBlogHop

Skill Level: Easy

Terminology: U.S. Terminology



Special Stitches:

Puff Stitch: YO and insert hook into indicated stitch, YO and pull up a loop, *YO and insert hook into the same ST, YO and pull up a loop, repeat from *  times.  There should be 11 loops on your hook.  YO and pull through all loops on your hook. CH 1 to close.  Check out my tutorial for this stitch HERE.


Feel free to sell the item created by this pattern but please provide pattern credit back to me when posting online, and please provide a link to my blog: https://www.theloopylamb.com.  Please do not resell, distribute, duplicate, or share this pattern in any printed or digital form, or claim this pattern as your own original design.  Please do not use my photos when selling your finished items.   

Finished Size:

  • 8” tall by 24” circumference


  • Approx. 12 sts x 17 rows = 4 inches in main body texture


  • This project is worked in joined rounds, with the right side always facing you.  Do not turn at the end of each round.
  • CH-2 at the beginning of rows count as the first ST.
  • CH-1 at the beginning of rows do not count as a ST.

Purchase an inexpensive ad-free PDF version of this pattern HERE on Ravelry and HERE on Etsy.

Easy Crochet Cowl Pattern – Strut Your Puff Crochet Cowl

woman hiding her face behind a crochet cowl#wecrochetofficial #wecrochet #stitchandhustle #2021StitchAndHustleBlogHop

Using Colour A, CH 100. 

Round 1: Join last CH to first CH with a SL ST, taking care not to twist CH. CH 2,(counts as first DC), DC in the next CH and each CH around.  Join last ST to first ST with a SL ST (from here on referred to as “Join”. (100)

Round 2: CH 2, FPDC around the 2nd DC, BPDC around the next, *FPDC around the next DC, BPDC around the next DC, repeat from * across until last ST, FPDC around last ST.  Join.

Rounds 3 – 4: Repeat Round 2

Change to Colour B
Round 5: CH 1, HDC in first ST, CH 1, SK 1, *HDC, CH 1, SK 1, repeat from * across. Join.

Change to Colour C
Round 6: CH 1, HDC in first ST and each ST and CH-SP across. Join.

Change to Colour D
Round 7: CH 1, *Puff in the 1st ST, SK next ST, repeat from * across. Join.

Change to Colour C
Round 8: Repeat Round 6

Change to Colour B
Round 9: Repeat Round 5

woman modelling the strut your puff cowl made with this easy crochet cowl pattern#wecrochetofficial #wecrochet #stitchandhustle #2021StitchAndHustleBlogHop

Change to Colour C
Round 10: Repeat Round 6.

Change to Colour D
Round 11: Repeat Round 7

Change to Colour C
Round 12: Repeat Round 6.

Change to Colour B
Round 13: Repeat Round 5

Change to Colour C
Round 14: Repeat Round 6.

Change to Colour D
Round 15: Repeat Round 7

Change to Colour C
Round 16: Repeat Round 6.

Change to Colour B
Round 17: Repeat Round 5

Change to Colour C
Round 18: Repeat Round 6.

close up of the texture of this free crochet pattern#wecrochetofficial #wecrochet #stitchandhustle #2021StitchAndHustleBlogHop

Change to Colour D
Round 19: Repeat Round 7

Change to Colour C
Round 20: Repeat Round 6.

Change to Colour B
Round 21: Repeat Round 5

Change to Colour A
Round 22: CH 2, DC in the 2nd ST and each ST across.  Join.

Round 23 – 25: Repeat Round 2.
FO and weave in ends.

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