Cake Yarn Crochet Cowl

A gorgeous cowl to make with that one ball of cake yarn you fell in love with.

Skill Level | Easy
Finished Size | 46″ wide; 18″ long

We all have that one ball of cake yarn we couldn’t leave the store without. Now you have something beautiful and functional to turn it into with our cake yarn crochet cowl.

If you’re looking for the perfect pattern for that one ball of cake yarn in your stash, you’re in the right place. Our cake yarn cowl works up fast and is the perfect way to keep your neck warm in style this fall and winter.

With this project you’ll see how to make a basic triangular shape in rows, a skill you can use in future projects like shawls. You’ll also get to practice your puff stitch skills while creating great texture in the process.

Before you begin, review this page entirely so you understand the full scope of the project. We prepared a list of recommended supplies and abbreviations you’ll need to get started as well as a video tutorial and written instructions to walk you through the cake yarn crochet cowl from start to finish.

getting started

Recommended Supplies

  • Approx 380 yds; Caron Cakes (Colorway pictured: Faerie cake)
  • 5 mm Crochet Hook
  • Yarn Needle
  • Scissors

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This stitch pattern is in US crochet terminology.

  • Ch Chain
  • Dc Double Crochet
  • Pf Puff Stitch**
  • Slst Slip Stitch
  • St(s) Stitch(es)
  • YO Yarn Over

**Puff Stitch (Pf):  YO, insert hk in designated stitch, [YO and pull up a loop. YO, insert hook into same stitch] 6 times. YO and pull through all loops on hk. Ch 1.

Finished Size

46″” wide; 18″ long


6 sts x 8 rows = 4″
(double crochet)

Add a second ball of cake yarn and continue with the pattern repeat to convert this pattern to a shawl.

Additional Notes: Ch 3 at beginning of row counts as a double crochet stitch.

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Row 1: Ch 4. 6 dc 6 in first ch. Turn.

Row 2: Ch 3. 2 dc in same st as ch 3. 1 dc in next 2 sts. Ch 1. Pf next st. Ch 1. 1 dc in next 2 sts. 3 dc in last st. Turn.

Row 3: Ch 3. 2 dc in same st as ch 3. 1 dc in each st to ch-1 sp. 1 dc in ch-1 sp. 3 dc in next Pf st, marking center st with a stitch marker. 1 dc in ch-1 sp. 1 dc in each st to last. 3 dc in last st. Turn.

Row 4: Ch 3. 2 dc in same st as ch 3. 1 dc in each st to marked st. Pf in marked st. Ch 1. 1 dc in each st to last. 3 dc last st. Turn.

Repeat: Rep rows 3 and 4 until cowl measures 46″ wide when slightly stretched.


Step 1: Fasten off and weave in your ends.

Step 2: Make three identical tassels. Use tassel maker or see how to make a tassel by hand with our tutorial here.

Step 3: Secure a tassel to each corner of cowl.

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