Free Crochet Pattern – Puffed Rainbow Cowl

Free Puffed Rainbow Cowl Pattern by Dainty LoopsOne of my favorite stitches comes together with one of my favorite yarns. This simple and pretty pattern can be whipped together in about two hours and would be a great gift for a special person.

Free Puffed Rainbow Cowl by Dainty Loops

MATERIALS:
Hook Size G (4.00mm)
4 Skeins Noro Silk Garden Color #87 (approx 437 yrds)
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends.

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STITCHES:
Chain (CH)
Puff Stitch (PS)
Slip stitch (SL ST)

GAUGE:
Gauge is not critical for this pattern.

PATTERN NOTES:
* The puff stitch is done in multiples of two. This cowl is done with 11 puff stitches across but if you want something wider or narrower, just make sure your initial chain is in multiples of 2. You will end up with half the amount of puff stitches as chains.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
Yarn over, insert hook into stitch, yarn over, and pull up loop through the stitch (3 loops on hook.)
Yarn over, insert hook into stitch, yarn over, and pull up loop through the stitch (5 loops on hook.)
Yarn over, insert hook into stitch, yarn over, and pull up loop through the stitch (7 loops on hook.)
Yarn over, insert hook into stitch, yarn over, and pull up loop through the stitch (9 loops on hook.)
Yarn over, pull through all 9 loops, and chain.

Stitch Demo:

PATTERN:
Chain 22.

Row 1: Pull up the loop a little bit to create the height you want the puff stitch to be, PS in 2nd chain from hook. *Skip one chain stitch. PS in the next chain stitch.* Repeat between * until the end of the chain.  — 11 PS’s

Row 2: Turn work. Pull up the loop a little bit to create the height you want the puff stitch to be, PS in same stitch. *Skip one stitch. PS in next stitch.* Repeat between * until the end of the row. — 11 PS’s

Row 3 to Row 83: Repeat row 2.

Joining the two ends: There are many different ways you could choose to join the two ends but the easiest is with a simple slip stitch. Lay the scarf flat and fold it over so that the two ends are laying on each other. Insert hook through the half of the stitches that are touching each other, yarn over, pull loop through and also through the loop on the hook. Repeat this all the way to the end.

Cut yarn and weave in tails.

Free Puffed Rainbow Cow by Dainty Loops

Download the Puffed Rainbow Cowl PDF here.

Let me know what you think of the Cowl below in the comments. Do you have any suggestions for future free patterns? Let me know below!

Please do not copy and paste this pattern anywhere else. If you would like to share all I ask is that you link back here to my page for people to get the pattern. Thanks and Enjoy!

Text & images Copyright ©2013 by Dainty Loops & Michelle Arellano, all rights reserved. No pattern may be reproduced or distributed — mechanically, electronically, or by any other means, including photocopying, without written permission. Finished products created with this pattern may be used for commercial sale. It is appreciated if design credit to Dainty Loops is listed in finished products.

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7 thoughts on “Free Crochet Pattern – Puffed Rainbow Cowl

  1. Helen

    Beautiful cowl! do you have the measurements for this cowl? I just love it, but need to adjust it for a very small person.. thank you very much

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  2. julie

    this is just beautiful! great tutorial on the puff stitch and i really appreciate that you mention total yardage used in the project. this will be quite helpful to me as i choose a yarn. can’t wait to try this one out!

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  3. Crochet Lover

    Beautiful crocheted cowl! Your instructions are very clear and your tutorial is wonderful! Thank you for sharing.

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  4. judy

    That stitch is really nice. I will use it. Thank you for the very good demo. I am also interested in a sock pattern. I bought a pattern, but I find it very hard to follow. I have taught myself to crochet, and I couldn’t really tell you what level I am–beginner/intermediate??? If you have any ideas, I would appreciate them.
    Thanks,
    judy

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    1. Michelle A. Post author

      I am always weary of labeling someone as this or that because I have found, if you REALLY want to do a pattern, you will figure it out no matter how “challenging” it might be. Patterns are only difficult if the designer was not good at writing it out. That’s why video tutorials on YouTube are so awesome because even if you aren’t sure how to do a specific stitch you can always just look it up.

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