Child Puff Stitch Cowl

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While we were in New York, we were able to preview some fun new yarns by Lion Brand Yarn including “Feels Like Butta” and “Baby Soft Boucle” (bottom yarn)!  Both yarns are vegan, non-wool options as they are 100% polyester.  Feels Like Butta has an almost chenille-like feel and can be machine washed and dried.  Some of the colours that stood out to me are “Pale Grey”, “Charcoal”, and of course “Pink” as seen below!

Feels Like Butta & Baby Soft Boucle by Lion Brand Yarn

Feels Like Butta is classified as a level 4 worsted weight yarn (I would say it’s closer to a light level 3), and there are 100 grams in each skein.  This yarn is very soft (hence the name) and it does not fuzz up- look at that interesting tubular chain-like composition in the close-up of the yarn!

Feels Like Butta

Two years ago, I crocheted a little Puff Stitch Cowl for Myla (see HERE) and she has been wearing it again recently!  We have been having a very long and cold winter, so I thought it was about time that I crochet a puff stitch cowl for Brielle as well!  Thus, I thought I would try using the brand new “Feels Like Butta” yarn to see how it works up!  I love a project that perfectly uses up one skein of yarn!  I used my “Jumbo Puff Stitch Cowl” as a guideline, and there are plenty of step-by-step pictures available in that blog post to show you how to work puff stitches in a round and how to achieve a nearly-invisible seam!  Can you even see the seam in the picture below?  My Clover Amour crochet hook is positioned right where I’ve closed up the round!  Be sure to check out that blog post and pattern HERE!

Child Puff Stitch Cowl

Here is a close-up of the beautiful puff stitches!  I love how defined they look with this yarn!  Staggered puff stitches provide such gorgeous texture!

Child Puff Stitch Cowl - Feels Like Butta


Here is the free pattern for my Child Puff Stitch Cowl:

***Don’t forget to check out the detailed step-by-step blog post showing how to work puff stitches in a round and create a nearly invisible seam HERE!

Child Puff Stitch Cowl


Puff stitch:

Yarn over, insert hook in indicated stitch and draw up a loop (3 loops on hook), [yarn over, insert hook in same stitch and draw up a loop] 2 times (7 loops on hook), yarn over and draw through first 6 loops on hook, yarn over and draw through remaining 2 loops on hook.

Chain 104 (if adjusting length, work with multiples of 2 – the number of puffs will be this initial chain divided by 2).  Join with slip stitch to first chain, being careful not to twist the chain.

Round 1: Extend loop on hook to height of first puff stitch that you will soon complete.  Work first puff stitch in same chain where you worked sl st.  *Chain 1, Skip 1, puff stitch* around.  Chain 1, slip stitch to top of first puff stitch (52 puff stitches).

Round 2: Slip stitch into Ch 1 space.  Extend loop on hook.  Work first puff stitch into same chain space. *Chain 1, Skip 1, puff stitch* around.  Chain 1, slip stitch to top of first puff stitch.

Round 3-12: Repeat Round 2

Finished dimensions:  26″/66 cm circumference and 5.7″/14.5 cm in height


  • If using worsted weight yarn, try chaining 70 with a 5.5 mm hook and working 11 rounds.
  • If you are looking for an adult version that can be looped twice, check out this Puff Stitch Cowl post (this scarf is worked lengthwise in turned rows and then seamed together in the end).
  • The Child Puff Stitch Cowl could fit an adult too (I tried it on for size)!  You could also use two skeins of Feels Like Butta to double the height and make a taller cowl for an adult!
  • If you want to adjust your numbers, 2 puffs + 2 spaces = approximately 1″ across; 2 rounds = approximately 1″ in height


I love the stitch definition of “Feels Like Butta“, and I think the tiny puffs are so adorable in this cowl!  This yarn does not fuzz up, so you will not get any shedding or pilling!  The easy care instructions make this yarn perfect for children’s items since they can get very dirty but are simple to wash!  This cowl is generously sized so that even when the girls are a little older, this cowl will still fit them comfortably without being too tight!  Pictured below is also my sweet Knitting Kitty Zipper Pouch by Momomints found HERE!

Child Puff Stitch Cowl

Brielle was so happy when I finished her cowl and showed it to her!  She had the biggest smile when I handed her the cowl and she put it on right away!  In the pictures below, you can see both Brielle and I are wearing our newest cowls: I am wearing my Braided Cabled Cowl (which arrived back recently from New York City where it was being displayed in the Lion Brand Yarn Studio) and Brielle is wearing her Child Puff Stitch Cowl!

Child Puff Stitch Cowl

The Child Puff Stitch Cowl looks adorable on both little girls and little boys and is such a cute way for them to stay warm and add a stylish touch to their outfits!  It’s easy for them to put on and remove all by themselves too since there is no wrapping or tying involved.  Let me know if you’ll be trying out this pattern for your little ones or if you’ll be trying out some of the new Feels Like Butta Yarn!  It is currently on promotion on the Lion Brand Yarn website- normally it is $4.99, but it is on sale for $3.99 a skein!  That is such a great price, and imagine being able to crochet a cute cowl for only $3.99 in so many different colours – who doesn’t love a one skein project?  Check out all the colours HERE and snag some for yourself while this promotion is on!

Feels Like Butta by Lion Brand Yarn

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