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This pattern is super easy to make once you understand the puff stitch. Super easy to adjust. So if you want to make an infinity scarf, for example, you only need to increase the recommended starting chain length!
You are new with the puff stitch? Don’t worry, I got your back. In the <Notes> section, you’ll find all the steps required to make it. I also included a step-by-step tutorial if you are still unsure. This way you’ll master the stitch in no time!
● a 6 mm hook (or the needed size to obtain gauge)
● Worsted weight yarn. I used 2 balls (195 gr/480 m) of Red Heart Boutique Treasureyarn in the colour »Mosaic ».
● a yarn needle and a pair of scissors
Abbreviations (US terms):
● ch = chain
● hdc = half double crochet
● slst = slip stitch
● st = stitch
● puff st = puff stitch
Final measurements of the cowl:
Width = 13 inches (33 cm)
Length =10,5 inches (26,5 cm)
13 half double crochet X 9 rows = 4 in X 4 in (10 cm)
● Here’s how I make a puff stitch: [Yarn over, put your hook in the designated space, yarn over and pull up a loop] 4 times. Yarn over, pull the yarn through the first 8 loops on the hook. Yarn over, pull the yarn through the last 2 loops on the hook.
● Between parenthesis, at the end of each round, is the total of stitches made for that specific round.
● To make a wider or a narrower cowl, add or remove chains in a multiple of 4.
● To make a higher or a shorter cowl, add or remove repeat rounds in a multiple of 2.
● If you don’t like the aerial effect of the open stitches, don’t hesitate to use a smaller hook, and to adjust the length accordingly.
● Don’t forget that every change that you make to the pattern will affect the amount of yarn needed for your project.
How to make the puff stitch
1. Start the puff stitch by making the first 3 half double crochet, as written in the pattern.
2. Locate the space between the half double crochet that you just made and the one before that (white arrow), yarn over, and put your hook into that space.
3. Yarn over and pull up a loop. *Tip: I suggest that you hold the loops on your hook with your finger every time you add a yarn over. That way, nothing will slip or fall off the hook!
4. You now have 3 loops on your hook.
5. Repeat step 2 and step 3 three more times, until you have a total of 9 loops on your hook.
6. Yarn over, and pull the yarn through the first 8 loops on the hook. You should end up with 2 loops on your hook.
7. Yarn over, and pull through both loops on your hook. You just completed your puff stitch!
8. Now to continue the pattern, don’t forget to skip the next available stitch (white arrow). Make 1 half double crochet in each of the next 3 stitches, and.. you know what’s next!
Step 1 : The cowl
Ch80. Slst to the last ch to form a ring.
1. Ch1, make 1hdc in each ch around. Slst to first sc to close the round. (80)
2. Ch1, make 1hdc in the same st. 1hdc in each of the next 2 st. Make a puff st around the last hdc you just made. Skip a st. [Make 1hdc in each of the next 3 st, Puff st around the hdc you just made, skip a st] Repeat all around. Slst to the first hdc to close the round. (80)
3. Ch1, make 1hdc in each st around. Slst to the first hdc to close the round. (80)
4 – 25. Repeat round 2 and round 3, alternating them.
Fasten off. Hide all your tails.
Step 2 : The string
1. In the second ch from the hook: make 1slst in each ch across. (120)
Fasten off. Hide your tails.
Now, weave your string in the round before last, in the holes that were naturally created by the puff stitches.
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What did you think of the Mosaic Cowl? Let me know in the comments!!!
From all the patterns I’ve written, this is the one I wear the most. I sewed polar inside mine and honestly is it the warmest thing I own. And thanks to acrylic yarn I can throw that baby in the washing machine without a second thought. Big plus!
If you make a Mosaic Cowl, please share your pictures with me on social medias and add the hashtag #crochetlamasdelaine so I can see it! Happy crocheting!
YOU CANNOT RESELL, DISTRIBUTE OR MODIFY THIS PATTERN, IN PART OR TOTAL. YOU CANNOT CLAIM IT AS YOUR OWN, EVEN IF YOU MODIFIED PARTS OF IT. YOU CANNOT USE THE PICTURES IT CONTAINS. THE Mosaic PATTERN IS PROTECTED BY COPYRIGHTS. YOU CAN SELL FINISHED ITEMS MADE FROM THIS PATTERN. IF YOU DO, A LINK TO MY SHOP WOULD BE APPRECIATED. THANK YOU FOR RESPECTING MY WORK.