I am delighted to share my first bandana cowl crochet pattern today as part of Stitch & Hustle’s annual blog hop. This year’s blog hop theme is Puff the Magic Stitch, and I designed the Pufftastic Bandana Cowl to highlight the texture of the puff stitch. Read on for the Pufftastic Bandana Cowl crochet pattern, links to 15 more free patterns in the blog hop, and a giveaway for your chance to win a fabulous prize — all the yarn you need to make all 16 patterns!
My friend Michele at Stitch & Hustle has organized a blog hop focusing on one particular stitch for the last several years. This year’s theme is Puff the Magic Stitch. You can find out why Michele calls the puff stitch the magic stitch and get more details on the blog hop here. I am also a huge fan of the puff stitch so I decided to join this blog hop. If you’re new to the puff stitch, I have a video tutorial below in the pattern that demonstrates the stitch and also explains how puffs are different from bobbles and popcorns.
The nice folks at WeCrochet provided materials for this blog hop, and I got to try out a new-to-me yarn, Hawthorne Speckle Hand Painted. I really loved the subtlety of the colors. Originally, I was thinking I might design a shawl…
…but after I got started crocheting, I thought a bandana cowl crochet pattern would be fun for this transitional weather we’ve been having lately.
The puff stitches, worked throughout the pattern and then later on the border, really pack a textured punch! And, best of all, as a bandana cowl, it’s a one-skein pattern. It’s a great way to try out a new yarn. It also makes a quick-ish project for gifting!
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Pufftastic Bandana Cowl
Bandana Cowl Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter
A puff stitch variation on the popular v-stitch adds a textured look to this granny stitch bandana cowl. In colder weather, add a button, brooch, or shawl pin to wrap the cowl tighter around your neck.This pattern is a great way to use just one skein of a special, hand painted skein of fingering yarn. This pattern was designed for Stitch & Hustle’s Puff the Magic Stitch Blog Hop.
- Teen/Adult: 24” (61 cm) circumference x 13.5” (34.5) spine.
- Hawthorne Speckle Hand Painted yarn (80% superwash wool/20% polyamide, 3.5 oz/100 g, 357 yd/326 m) – 1 skein in 27219 Blueberry Speckle, or approximately 357 yd (326 m) in any super fine weight yarn..
- WeCrochet Bright US Size E-4/3.5 mm crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge.
- Clover bent-tip yarn needle.
- 24 sts = 4” (10 cm) across in (3 dc, ch 1) stitch pattern, counting dc and ch-1 sp as sts. Exact gauge is not critical for this project. Stitches should be create a fabric that drapes well without being too loose.
Abbreviations Used in This Pattern
- ch – chain
- dc – double crochet
- hdc – half double crochet
- pf – 3-repeat puff stitch – [Yo, insert hook into st, yo and draw up a loop] 3 times in same st, yo and draw through all 7 loops on hook. A helpful video tutorial for this stitch is available below.
- If you can’t see the puff stitch video above, click here to watch it on Instagram.
- p-v-st – puff v-stitch – (pf, ch 1, pf) in same stitch or space.
- rep – repeat
- RS – right (front) side
- sc – single crochet
- sl st – slip stitch
- sp – space
- st(s) – stitch(es)
- yo – yarn over
-  Repeat instructions between brackets as indicated.
- () Work stitches between parentheses into same stitch or space.
- Ch 1 at beginning and sl st at end of rows does not count as a stitch.
- Ch 4, skip 3 ch, join with sl st to next ch to form ring.
- Row 1: Ch 1, (dc, ch 1, 3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc, ch 1, dc) in ring.
- Row 2: Turn, ch 4 (counts as dc + ch-1 sp), (p-v-st, ch 1) in ch-1 sp, skip 3 sts, (p-v-st, ch 3, p-v-st, ch 1) in ch-3 sp, skip 3 sts, (p-v-st, ch 1) in ch-1 sp, dc in top of third ch.
- Row 3: Turn, ch 4 (counts as dc + ch-1 sp), [(p-v-st, ch 1) in next ch-1 sp, skip 3 sts] across to center ch-3 sp, (p-v-st, ch 3, p-v-st, ch 1) in ch-3 sp, skip 3 sts, [(p-v-st, ch 1) in next ch-1 sp, skip 3 sts] across to last ch-1 sp, (p-v-st, ch 1) in next ch-1 sp, dc in top of third ch.
- Rows 4-10: Rep Row 3, 7 more times.
- Row 11: Turn, ch 4 (counts as dc + ch-1 sp), [(3 dc, ch 1) in next ch-1 sp, skip 3 sts] across to center ch-3 sp, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc, ch 1) in ch-3 sp, skip 3 sts, [(3 dc, ch 1) in next ch-1 sp, skip 3 sts] across to last ch-1 sp, (3 dc, ch 1) in next ch-1 sp, dc in top of third ch.
- Rows 12-20: Rep Row 11, 9 more times.
- Rows 21-25: Rep Row 3, 5 more times, or until straight edge measures approximately 24” (61 cm) long.
- Fold cowl at straight edge, join with sl st to ch-4 sp at start of final Row. Continue working along angled edge.
- Round 1: (RS) Ch 1, hdc in first st, hdc in first ch-1 sp, [hdc in each pf and ch-1 sp] across to center ch-3 sp, (3 hdc, ch 2, 3 hdc) in ch-3 sp, [hdc in each ch-1 sp and pf] across to last ch-1 sp, hdc in last ch-1 sp, hdc in top of third ch, ch 2, sl st to first hdc.– Even number of sts on each angled edge + 2 ch-2 sp
- Round 2: Ch 1, starting in first hdc, [sc in next st, pf in next st] across to center ch-2 sp, (sc, ch 2, pf, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 sp, [pf in next st, sc in next st] across to ch-2 sp, (pf, sc, pf) in ch-2 sp, sl to to first hdc. Fasten off.
- Edging: Join with sl st at top of straight edge above slip stitch join after final row, ch 1, 2 hdc in side of each row and into center ring from beginning chain, sl st to top of first hdc. Fasten off.
- With yarn needle, weave in ends on wrong side of bandana cowl.
© 2021 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Marie’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. If you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: https://undergroundcrafter.com/2021/09/24/pufftastic-bandana-cowl-crochet-pattern/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!
Looking for more puff stitch patterns? Check out the rest from the blog hop, then scroll down to enter the giveaway!
- Aqueduct Puff Stitch Mittens by Hooked for Life
- Plush Puff Pumpkin by Moogly
- Azalea Puff Stitch Hat by The Stitchin’ Mommy
- Olivia Puff Stitch Hat by Oombawka Design Crochet
- Puff Stitch Stripes Blanket by 5 Little Monsters
- Maryjane’s Puff Socks by ACCROchet
- Yuba Cowl by The Unraveled Mitten
- Gables Wrap n’ Shawl by Stitch & Hustle
- Puff Star Afghan Hexagon by Mamas2Hands
- Polka Dot Puffs Cowl by Salty Pearl Crochet
- Strut Your Puff Cowl by The Loopy Lamb
- Winter Minty Wrap Design by 2 Bossay Knits by Michelle Renee
- Snowbank Infinity Scarf by Desert Blossom Crafts
- Sunburst Bag by Designs by Phanessa
- Talara Hooded Duster by Crystalized Designs