Warm Winter Cowl Crochet Pattern
Winter will be here soon, and I’ve got just the thing.
If you’re looking for something to grab on your way out the door, the Warm Winter Cowl is perfect.
It will keep you warm and cozy outside in the cold. But it’s small enough to throw in your purse once you’re inside. No unnecessary bulk like with some scarves.
The best part about this cowl is the decorative puff stitch. It’s easy to get the hang of and looks beautiful whenever it’s used. It’s made out of plymouth encore yarn that’s an acrylic wool blend. It’s durable and soft making it perfect for this plushy cowl.
It’s simple and fun, and perfect for cold weather.
Skill Level: Easy
Hook(s) size: 5.5mm
Yarn weight: Worsted
Preferred type of yarn: Acrylic/wool blend
Suggested yarn: Plymouth Encore; Color: 6007 Light grey heather
Yarn Yardage: 280 yds (4.9 oz)
Tools – scissors, tapestry needle
Approx. finished dimensions: Width: 14” Height: 11”
Gauge: 4” = 6 bobble sts
- Fdsc – Foundation single crochet, ch – chain, sc – single crochet, st(s) – stitches, yoh – yarn over hook
- Puff stitch – *Yoh, insert into st, pull up a loop* repeat 3 times. You will now have 9 loops on your hook, yoh and pull through all 9 loops.
- Ch 1 does not count as a st
Row 1: Fdsc 35, sc into the second ch from the hook and into each ch across
Row 2-4: Ch 1, turn. Sc into each st. – 34 sts
Row 5: Ch 1, turn. Puff st into first st, ch 1, skip 1 st. *Puff st into next st, ch 1, skip 1; repeat from* across. Puff st into the last st. 18 puff sts
Repeat rows 1-5, 18 times.
Cut yarn leaving a long tail. Fold project in half and whip st together.
The Warm Winter Cowl is a fast project that will look great with everything. It’s perfect to take on the go, and the pattern even walks you through a unique decorative stitch. Make one for your loved ones or keep it all for yourself. Whatever you do, it’s sure to become a classic.
Hi Corina. What a gorgeous design for a winter cowl. Thanks so much for sharing your pattern. I’ve included it in our latest Top 10 in Craft. https://craftylikegranny.com/knitting-needles-music-soul/ Cheers Jodie 🙂
Do you have a matching hat pattern? This is a beautiful pattern and cowl!
This is a beautiful cowl. I’m having trouble with how many rows of sc sts there are between each row of puff stitches
I would greatly appreciate if you would inform me
Thank you so much
I love this cowl. I am making right now but am wondering how many sc rows there are between each puff stitch row. Please let me know
I am putting four rows of sc between the puff stitch row
Absolutely love this pattern! Quick question about the first row. After I do 35 fdsc, it days to sc the second chain in, is that working on the opposite side/the chains on the fdsc? Hopefully that question makes sense 🙂
I’ve been knitting and crocheting since I was 14 years old (52.5 years) and am experienced. In this pattern think something is missing. At the very beginning, all crochet patterns begin with … ch ?? sts. This pattern does not. Can you please tell me how many sts to chain in order to begin this nice looking neck warmer? Hope to receive a reply soon.
Thank you so much.
I know the comments are old, but maybe this will help others. I’m going to attempt this pattern today, and I *think* row 1 encompasses both the foundation chain and single crochet. Look up “foundation single crochet” I found a video on YouTube. It’s a technique that saves some time and makes your foundation row stretchy. After that, two row sc, then row of puff stitch. I plan do to repeat 3 sc rows, 1 puff throughout the pattern. This is just a guess, I’m not a pro, so we will see!
Darcy Lonette Quarles says
Thank you! This does help!
Sarah Jane says
There needs to be an even number of rows between the puff rows (so four rows of sc) to ensure the direction of the puff alternates throughout the pattern. Just wanted to add to your comment as it was useful for me getting started, with this slight difference.
Shouldn’t there be 17 puffy stitches if there are 34 stitches?
Hey there! I was just working on this pattern and I think the error here is where it says there should be 34 single crochet. I think it should say 35 single crochet and 18 puff stitches. I don’t think you lose a stitch when doing the second row of single crochet. It should stay at 35 and that’s how it makes sense for 18 puff stitches! Hope this helps!