pattern: lyla

A Slight modification of the new (and adorable) Puff Stitch Scarf, which in turn is inspired by Vickie Howell's Urban Jungle hat. I had one skein of yarn and decided to use it up with this pattern. It wasn't long enough to make a full scarf, but was perfect for a cowl. Added some buttons and ... viola! This took me about an hour to make. Here's my recipe!

1 skein of Stitch Nation Full O' Sheep (100% Wool, 155yds/100g) in Aquamarine
US H (5mm) crochet hook

2 buttons
tapestry needle
sewing needle & thread


7 sts x 6 rows = 4" in puff stitch


ch: chain
st: stitch
puff st: yo, insert hook into st and draw up loop (3 sts on hook), *yo, insert hook into same st and draw up loop* 3 more times. 9 sts on hook. yo and pull through 8 loops on hook, then yo and pull through last 2 loops on hook.

Finished Measurements:

Approx. 6.5" (17cm) tall x 22" (56cm) long


Foundation chain: ch 26.
Row 1: In fourth ch from hook, work a puff st, *skip 1 st, ch 1, puff st in next st* until end. 11 puff stitches. ch 3 and turn work.
Row 2:  In next ch1 sp, work a puff stitch, *ch 1, puff stitch in next ch1 space* until end. ch 3 and turn work.
Repeat Row 2 until you're just about out of yarn. Fasten yarn and weave in ends.


Attach buttons one row in from the foundation ch on the third st in on each side. The ch1 spaces of the fabric are like built-in button holes.

Wear, share, and enjoy!

Queue it on Ravelry!


  1. Not only do I already love this yarn, but I love this pattern, thank you so much for this free offering! Last minute frantically crocheted Christmas gifts-- here I come! (I will also post pics on my Ravelry, I'm "GlitterKnitter" on there.)

  2. Looking forward to see them!

  3. Exactly what I was looking for. I won a skein of amazing yarn that I wanted to make the best use out of and now I have it!

  4. Took you about an hour you say? Perfect. I'm down to the wire, and I do not think I can force myself make another washcloth. Thanks for sharing!

  5. I made one of these for myself and and am now making two more for friends because they saw me wearing mine and had to have one. Mine is green and theirs will be grey. Thank you for this pattern!

  6. [...] really love this pattern and have decided that the designer is going to be my bosom friend one day, so I braved the hook and [...]

  7. [...] September.  If you read my first post you will know I had some trouble making my first attempt at Lyla.  My yarn was to soft and droopy (not an attractive word… maybe I meen ‘drapey’) [...]

  8. i was looking for a gift to make a dear friend of mine to match the. finger less gloves from a hopeful honey blog and the pinecone slouchy hat i made from gleeful things (also a puffy stitch) this is perfect. used caron simply soft in celestial for all three. thanks!


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