Velvet Puff Cowl: Free Crochet Pattern

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This is one of those projects that I’m going to have to make for myself (and for everyone else on my list). The softness of the velvet and the texture of the puffs make this Velvet Puff Cowl pure perfection. Thank you so much to Emily from Hooked Hazel for sharing her design with us!

Photo of the Lion Brand Vel-Luxe which was used to make the Velvet Puff Cowl

The Velvet Puff Cowl

I can barely believe it’s already fall! Summer went by in a flash, but I’m not complaining! Cozy crochet items are my absolute favorite, and October is the perfect time to get started making cozy things! There’s a chill in the air, and I want to wear all the handmade, soft, and luxurious accessories.

Photo of a blonde woman wearing the crocheted soft Velvet Puff Cowl

It doesn’t get much cozier than velvet, right? Lion Brand Vel-Luxe is one of my favorite velvet yarns. It’s worsted weight, and so soft to the touch. It looks expensive without actually being expensive!

The Velvet Puff Cowl utilizes that beautiful texture and combines it with large puff stitches to create a gorgeous piece of winter wear. The best part? You only need one skein of Lion Brand Vel-Luxe to make this pattern. One skein projects are my favorite because they’re easy to stock up on for craft fairs, or Christmas gifts.

I hope you enjoy the Velvet Puff Cowl as much as I do! If you share your finished cowl on Instagram, use the hashtag #velvetpuffcowl so I see your makes! I love to share your photos.


Skill Level


Sizes/Finished Measurements

One Size

Width: 13”

Height: 8.25”


8 rows and 9 stitches of alternating sc, ps as written in pattern = 4”/10 cm

Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain gauge.

Stitch Abbreviations

  • st – stitch
  • ch – chain
  • slst – slip stitch
  • sc – single crochet
  • yo – yarn over

Special Stitches

Puff stitch = *yo, insert your hook into the stitch, yo and pull up a loop*, repeat from * to * 3 more times (9 loops on hook), yo, pull through 8 loops, yo pull through remaining loops.

Pattern Notes

  • Skill Level: Easy
  • US Terminology 
  • Similar worsted weight velvet yarns may be substituted; please check gauge.
  • This pattern is made in continuous rounds, meaning you will not slst to join, rather, you will continue to work seamlessly from round to round, moving your stitch marker each round.
Close look at the finished crocheted Velvet Puff Cowl FREE Crochet Pattern

How to Make this Velvet Puff Cowl

Ch 61.

Being careful not to twist your ch, join with a slst to form a circle. At the start of round 1, mark your first st with your stitch marker. Move it each subsequent round to the first st of that round. Please note that after row 2, all sc should be worked into the top of a puff stitch, while puff stitch should be worked into the top of a sc.

Round​ ​1:  Sc in each st around. (61 sc)

Round​ ​2:  *Sc 1, puff stitch 1*, repeat from * to * around until one st remains, sc 1. (31 sc, 30 puff stitch)

Round​ ​3:  *Puff stitch 1, sc 1*, repeat from * to * around until one st remains, puff stitch 1. (30 sc, 31 puff stitch)

Round​ ​4 – 16: Repeat Rounds 2 – 3 (31 sc, 30 puff stitch)

Round 17: Sc in each st around. (61 sc)

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