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Puff stitch cowl

You can tell fall is here!! That fresh air early in the morning, the even chillier nights, the warm cup of tea that makes you good company on your sofa while watching a movie, maybe with a blanket on your legs. All that makes the perfect combination to start playing with yarn again after the summer break. My welcome to the new fall season, is this beautiful puff stitch cowl. To make this cowl, I have used 3 skeins of KATIA MERINO ARAN yarn (100 gr each), in the shade number 11. I love this neutral color, it is so versatile and I love even more the fact that the yarn is washable in a washing machine, which is really useful and reassuring, since I am always scared when it comes to wash my yarn items.My best ally, my 6mm crochet hook, helped me to make the job done!

The pattern for this cowl is very easy, it is worked in rounds and it uses the crochet puff stitch. Let’s begin by chaining 90 as your foundation chain. Then slip stitch into the very first chain, creating a loop and being sure your work doesn’t twist.

To create your first puff stitch, extend the loop it creates on your hook

To work a puff stitch yarn over, insert the hook into the same stitch below and draw up a loop (you have 3 loops on your hook), yarn over insert the hook into the same stitch and draw up a loop 2 times more. Now you should have 7 loops on your hook

Yarn over and draw the yarn through all loops on the hook. Then chain 1. Skip the very next stitch and work the second puff stitch into the next stitch

Keep repeating this pattern, until you reach the end of your round, when you’ll slip stitch to the top of the first puff stitchNow slip stitch to the chain one space

Extend the loop on your hook as you did before and work the first puff stitch of your second round. Once worked the puff stitch, chain one, skip the very next stitch below and work a puff stitch into the chain one spaceI repeated this pattern for 33 rounds in total and here is what I got in the end

I love the clean and elegant texture the puff stitches give to my cowl. I am also really satisfed with the size it came out, since I wanted it to wrap cozily but also quite tight around my neck. For a looser fitting around your neck, just increase the initial number of chains, remembering that the pattern is multiple of two.

This cowl is so versatile, see how nice it looks on a denim jacket!!

Last weekend the weather was quite windy here in Trieste then what a better occasion to wear my new cowl? It kept me super warm and it looks amazing with my everyday outfit! I also love how it drapes around my neck.

I really love how my puff stitch cowl turned out . It is such a unique piece and I am sure I will wear it almost everyday with the colder weather. I hope you guys liked that pattern too and let me know on social (facebook, twitter, instagram) if you’ll give it a try. Meanwhile I wish you a happy crocheting time and stay tuned for more patterns coming soon!! Byeeee !!!!!

Pumpkin crochet cowl

Few weeks ago I went to my usual yarn store looking for something warm both in colors and texture and I found this beautiful yarn that matches so well the shades of this time of the year. The red and yellow nuances are indeed the same you can see in the leaves falling down and the orange tints, don’t they make you think about the so popular Halloween pumpkins?

So, right on time for fall season, I was inspired to crochet a big and warm cowl to ward off these first chilly and windy days.

Since I love infinity scarves and the way they look once worn, I tried to recreate the same effect on my cowl. I am not a big fan of  ‘choker-style’ cowls, this is why I went for a loose fitting to let my cowl beautifully fall around my neckline in a soft and comfy way.

The yarn I used is the shade 207 of ‘Gomitolo 200’ (yarn ball 200) even if you will need less than 200 gr of yarn to end this project. You are also going to need a 5 mm crochet hook, a yarn needle and some stitch markers, very helpful during the final assembly step.

Let’s begin by making an initial number of chains multiple of 6. Keep in mind that this number will determine the loosiness of the cowl around your neckline. I chained 102.

The pattern I used is  a variation of the very easy and popular V-stitch and it is called ‘no space double crochet V-stitch’ pattern. You might know that usually a V-stitch is made by working 1dc, 1ch and 1 dc all in the same stitch. Well, in the ‘no space V stitch’ there is no chain between one dc and the other, because the V-stitch is worked in the space between the two double crochet of the row below.

row 1 : 2 dc in the 4th chain from the hook (this create the V-stitch). *Sk 1 chain and make 2 dc in the next chain*. Keep repeating from *to* until there are two chains left. At this point, skip the next chain and make 1 dc in the very last stitch.

row 2 – 38 : ch3 and turn your work. 2 dc in the space between the 2 dc (V-stitch) of the row below. Repeat all across the V-stitches below. Then 1dc in the last stitch.

At the end of row 38 you will have a long rectangle. Fold it in half along the longest side of it and sew the ends along the shortest sides. You may use stitch markers to help keep the two ends together.

I am crazy in love with my cowl. I adore it, it came out just the way I had it in my mind. I put it on for a relaxing walk through a beautiful, wild path only few minutes away from our home and I had so much fun when I noticed I was perfectly in tune with the nature background. Don’t you think the same?

I am sure I’ll use this pattern again, it’s so easy and quick that will be perfect to make Christmas presents. I am already thinking about using different shades of this yarn and I can’t wait to try it and show you the result. I hope you like this pattern too and till the next post I wish you every good and a happy crocheting time. Love you all !