Pattern: Fair and Simple Kufi

Designed to be made with sport-weight* cotton/acrylic yarn: this Kufi is soft, thick, stretchy and the cotton/acrylic mix allows it to be suitable for many temperatures.

This pattern works up relatively quickly.
This pattern comes in six sizes.

Difficulty: Beginner

Supplies Needed:

  • Sport Weight Yarn* – Premier Yarns Cotton Fair Solids is recommended.
  • 3.5mm Crochet Hook, scissors and tapestry needle for weaving in ends.
  • A ruler to measure your finished work.

*12 WPI/#2 fine yarn. Example yarn is Premier
Cotton Fair Solids.

Sizes and Measurements:
This pattern allows for some stretching, I recommend making the kufi about an inch smaller than the
measured head circumference for a comfortable and snug fit. You can follow age chart if you cannot
measure the wearers head.

AgeEstimated Head CircumferenceRecommended Kufi SizeBalls of Yarn*
6-12 mo16″-18″16.5″ x 6″1
1-3 yr18″-19″17.5″ x 6″1
3-10 yr19″-21″19″ x 6″1
Teen/Sm Adult21″-22″20″ x 6″1
Regular Adult22″-23″21″ x 6″1
Large Adult23″-24″22.5″ x 6″1
*Based on Premier Yarns Cotton Fair Solids: 317 yds/290m

Gauge:
Follow this Pattern up to Row 3 and measure across. It should measure around 2”.

*Every 3 Rows will measure about an inch,
and every 3 PST will equal about 1.25 inches.*

Stitches and Abbreviations:
American Crochet Terms
CH – chain | SL ST – slip stitch | SC – single crochet | HDC – half double crochet
SP – space | ST(s) – stitch(es) | PST – Puff Stitch; Yarn over, insert hook into space, yarn over and
pull up (3 loops on hook). Yarn over, insert hook into same space, yarn over and pull up (5 loops).
Yarn over, insert hook into same space, yarn over and pull up last time (7 loops). To finish, pull
hook through all loops. | Special SC – this stitch is simple to make, instead of yarn over when
making a SC you “yarn under” your hook then pull through.

CH 2 will be counted as a stitch (HDC and SC).

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Fair and Simple Kufi

6-12 Months


CH 5, SL ST to first CH to form a ring.


Crown –


Row 1: Pull up loop, [PST, CH 1] 6 times into ring, CH 1
more and SL ST into first CH 1 space (between 1st and 2nd
PST). (6 PST)


Row 2: Pull up loop, [PST, CH 1] 2X into same CH 1 SP as
join and every CH 1 SP around. [PST, CH 1, PST] into CH 2
SP at the end, CH 2 and SL ST into first CH 1 SP. (12 PST)


Row 3: Pull up loop, [PST, CH 1] in same CH 1 SP as join,
*[PST, CH 1] 2X next CH 1 SP. [PST, CH 1] in CH 1 SP. Repeat
to end, [PST, CH 1, PST] into CH 2 SP, CH 2 and SL ST into
first CH 1 SP. (18 PST)


Row 4: Pull up loop, [PST, CH 1] in same CH 1 SP as join and
next CH 1 SP. *[PST, CH 1] 2X next CH 1 SP. [PST, CH 1] in
next 2 CH 1 SPs. Repeat from * to end, [PST, CH 1, PST] into
CH 2 SP, CH 2 and SL ST into first CH 1 SP. (24 PST)


Row 5: Pull up loop, [PST, CH 1] into same CH 1 SP as join
and next 2 CH 1 SPs, *[PST, CH 1] 2X into next CH 1 SP.
[PST, CH 1] into next 3 CH 1 SPs. Repeat from * to end,
[PST, CH 1, PST] into CH 2 SP, CH 2 and SL ST to first CH 1
SP. (30 PST)


Row 6: Pull up loop, [PST, CH 1] into same CH 1 SP as join
and next 3 CH 1 SPs, *[PST, CH 1] 2X into next CH 1 SP.
[PST, CH 1] into next 4 CH 1 SPs. Repeat from * to end,
[PST, CH 1, PST] into CH 2 SP, CH 2 and SL ST to first CH 1
SP. (36 PST)

Row 7: Pull up loop, [PST, CH 1] into same CH 1 SP as join
and next 10 CH 1 SPs, *[PST, CH 1] 2X into next CH 1 SP.
[PST, CH 1] into next 11 CH 1 SPs. Repeat from * to end,
[PST, CH 1, PST] into CH 2 SP, CH 2 and SL ST to first CH 1
SP. (39 PST)


Body – This is where you can adjust the height of your kufi if desired, 3 Rows = about 1 inch
of length. The edge at the end is just over half an inch long, so finish the body half an inch
before your desired length.


Row 8-21: Pull up loop, [PST, CH 1] into same CH 1 SP as join and every CH 1 SP around to
end. [PST] into CH 2 SP, CH 2 and SL ST to first CH 1 SP.


Edge –


Row 22: CH 2, *HDC 2X into CH 1 SP, HDC into PST. Repeat from * to end, HDC 2X into CH 2
SP, SL ST to top of CH 2. (117 HDC)


Row 23-24: CH 2, SC into each SC around to end. SL ST to top of CH 2. (117 SC)


Fasten off and weave in ends with a tapestry needle.

Fair and Simple Kufi

1-3 Years

CH 5, SL ST to first CH to form a ring.

Crown –

Row 1: Pull up loop, [PST, CH 1] 6 times into ring, CH 1
more and SL ST into first CH 1 space (between 1st and 2nd
PST). (6 PST)

Row 2: Pull up loop, [PST, CH 1] 2X into same CH 1 SP as
join and every CH 1 SP around. [PST, CH 1, PST] into CH 2
SP at the end, CH 2 and SL ST into first CH 1 SP. (12 PST)

Row 3: Pull up loop, [PST, CH 1] in same CH 1 SP as join,
*[PST, CH 1] 2X next CH 1 SP. [PST, CH 1] in CH 1 SP. Repeat
to end, [PST, CH 1, PST] into CH 2 SP, CH 2 and SL ST into
first CH 1 SP. (18 PST)

Row 4: Pull up loop, [PST, CH 1] in same CH 1 SP as join and
next CH 1 SP. *[PST, CH 1] 2X next CH 1 SP. [PST, CH 1] in
next 2 CH 1 SPs. Repeat from * to end, [PST, CH 1, PST] into
CH 2 SP, CH 2 and SL ST into first CH 1 SP. (24 PST)

Row 5: Pull up loop, [PST, CH 1] into same CH 1 SP as join
and next 2 CH 1 SPs, *[PST, CH 1] 2X into next CH 1 SP.
[PST, CH 1] into next 3 CH 1 SPs. Repeat from * to end,
[PST, CH 1, PST] into CH 2 SP, CH 2 and SL ST to first CH 1
SP. (30 PST)

Row 6: Pull up loop, [PST, CH 1] into same CH 1 SP as join
and next 3 CH 1 SPs, *[PST, CH 1] 2X into next CH 1 SP.
[PST, CH 1] into next 4 CH 1 SPs. Repeat from * to end,
[PST, CH 1, PST] into CH 2 SP, CH 2 and SL ST to first CH 1
SP. (36 PST)

Row 7: Pull up loop, [PST, CH 1] into same CH 1 SP as join
and next 4 CH 1 SPs, *[PST, CH 1] 2X into next CH 1 SP.
[PST, CH 1] into next 5 CH 1 SPs. Repeat from * to end,
[PST, CH 1, PST] into CH 2 SP, CH 2 and SL ST to first CH 1
SP. (42 PST)

Body – This is where you can adjust the height of your kufi if desired, 3 Rows = about 1 inch
of length. The edge at the end is just over half an inch long, so finish the body half an inch
before your desired length.

Row 8-21: Pull up loop, [PST, CH 1] into same CH 1 SP as join and every CH 1 SP around to
end. [PST] into CH 2 SP, CH 2 and SL ST to first CH 1 SP.

Edge –

Row 22: CH 2, *HDC 2X into CH 1 SP, HDC into PST. Repeat from * to end, HDC 2X into CH 2
SP, SL ST to top of CH 2. (126 HDC)

Row 23-24: CH 2, SC into each SC around to end. SL ST to top of CH 2. (126 SC)

Fasten off and weave in ends with a tapestry needle

Fair and Simple Kufi

3-10 Years

CH 5, SL ST to first CH to form a ring.

Crown –

Row 1: Pull up loop, [PST, CH 1] 6 times into ring, CH 1
more and SL ST into first CH 1 space (between 1st and 2nd
PST). (6 PST)

Row 2: Pull up loop, [PST, CH 1] 2X into same CH 1 SP as
join and every CH 1 SP around. [PST, CH 1, PST] into CH 2
SP at the end, CH 2 and SL ST into first CH 1 SP. (12 PST)
Row 3: Pull up loop, [PST, CH 1] in same CH 1 SP as join,
*[PST, CH 1] 2X next CH 1 SP. [PST, CH 1] in CH 1 SP. Repeat
to end, [PST, CH 1, PST] into CH 2 SP, CH 2 and SL ST into
first CH 1 SP. (18 PST)

Row 4: Pull up loop, [PST, CH 1] in same CH 1 SP as join and
next CH 1 SP. *[PST, CH 1] 2X next CH 1 SP. [PST, CH 1] in
next 2 CH 1 SPs. Repeat from * to end, [PST, CH 1, PST] into
CH 2 SP, CH 2 and SL ST into first CH 1 SP. (24 PST)

Row 5: Pull up loop, [PST, CH 1] into same CH 1 SP as join
and next 2 CH 1 SPs, *[PST, CH 1] 2X into next CH 1 SP.
[PST, CH 1] into next 3 CH 1 SPs. Repeat from * to end,
[PST, CH 1, PST] into CH 2 SP, CH 2 and SL ST to first CH 1
SP. (30 PST)

Row 6: Pull up loop, [PST, CH 1] into same CH 1 SP as join
and next 3 CH 1 SPs, *[PST, CH 1] 2X into next CH 1 SP.
[PST, CH 1] into next 4 CH 1 SPs. Repeat from * to end,
[PST, CH 1, PST] into CH 2 SP, CH 2 and SL ST to first CH 1
SP. (36 PST)

Row 7: Pull up loop, [PST, CH 1] into same CH 1 SP as join
and next 4 CH 1 SPs, *[PST, CH 1] 2X into next CH 1 SP.
[PST, CH 1] into next 5 CH 1 SPs. Repeat from * to end,
[PST, CH 1, PST] into CH 2 SP, CH 2 and SL ST to first CH 1
SP. (42 PST)

Row 8: Pull up loop, [PST, CH 1] into same CH 1 SP as join and next 12 CH 1 SPs, *[PST, CH 1]
2X into next CH 1 SP. [PST, CH 1] into next 13 CH 1 SPs. Repeat from * to end, [PST, CH 1, PST]
into CH 2 SP, CH 2 and SL ST to first CH 1 SP. (45 PST)

Body – This is where you can adjust the height of your kufi if desired, 3 Rows = about 1 inch
of length. The edge at the end is just over half an inch long, so finish the body half an inch
before your desired length.

Row 9-21: Pull up loop, [PST, CH 1] into same CH 1 SP as join and every CH 1 SP around to
end. [PST] into CH 2 SP, CH 2 and SL ST to first CH 1 SP.

Edge –

Row 22: CH 2, *HDC 2X into CH 1 SP, HDC into PST. Repeat from * to end, HDC 2X into CH 2
SP, SL ST to top of CH 2. (135 HDC)

Row 23-24: CH 2, SC into each SC around to end. SL ST to top of CH 2. (135 SC)

Fasten off and weave in ends with a tapestry needle

Fair and Simple Kufi

Teen/Small Adult

CH 5, SL ST to first CH to form a ring.

Crown –

Row 1: Pull up loop, [PST, CH 1] 6 times into ring, CH 1
more and SL ST into first CH 1 space (between 1st and 2nd
PST). (6 PST)

Row 2: Pull up loop, [PST, CH 1] 2X into same CH 1 SP as
join and every CH 1 SP around. [PST, CH 1, PST] into CH 2
SP at the end, CH 2 and SL ST into first CH 1 SP. (12 PST)

Row 3: Pull up loop, [PST, CH 1] in same CH 1 SP as join,
*[PST, CH 1] 2X next CH 1 SP. [PST, CH 1] in CH 1 SP. Repeat
to end, [PST, CH 1, PST] into CH 2 SP, CH 2 and SL ST into
first CH 1 SP. (18 PST)

Row 4: Pull up loop, [PST, CH 1] in same CH 1 SP as join and
next CH 1 SP. *[PST, CH 1] 2X next CH 1 SP. [PST, CH 1] in
next 2 CH 1 SPs. Repeat from * to end, [PST, CH 1, PST] into
CH 2 SP, CH 2 and SL ST into first CH 1 SP. (24 PST)

Row 5: Pull up loop, [PST, CH 1] into same CH 1 SP as join
and next 2 CH 1 SPs, *[PST, CH 1] 2X into next CH 1 SP.
[PST, CH 1] into next 3 CH 1 SPs. Repeat from * to end,
[PST, CH 1, PST] into CH 2 SP, CH 2 and SL ST to first CH 1
SP. (30 PST)

Row 6: Pull up loop, [PST, CH 1] into same CH 1 SP as join
and next 3 CH 1 SPs, *[PST, CH 1] 2X into next CH 1 SP.
[PST, CH 1] into next 4 CH 1 SPs. Repeat from * to end,
[PST, CH 1, PST] into CH 2 SP, CH 2 and SL ST to first CH 1
SP. (36 PST)

Row 7: Pull up loop, [PST, CH 1] into same CH 1 SP as join
and next 4 CH 1 SPs, *[PST, CH 1] 2X into next CH 1 SP.
[PST, CH 1] into next 5 CH 1 SPs. Repeat from * to end,
[PST, CH 1, PST] into CH 2 SP, CH 2 and SL ST to first CH 1
SP. (42 PST)

Row 8: Pull up loop, [PST, CH 1] into same CH 1 SP as join and next 5 CH 1 SPs, *[PST, CH 1]
2X into next CH 1 SP. [PST, CH 1] into next 6 CH 1 SPs. Repeat from * to end, [PST, CH 1, PST]
into CH 2 SP, CH 2 and SL ST to first CH 1 SP. (48 PST)

Body – This is where you can adjust the height of your kufi if desired, 3 Rows = about 1 inch
of length. The edge at the end is just over half an inch long, so finish the body half an inch
before your desired length.

Row 9-21: Pull up loop, [PST, CH 1] into same CH 1 SP as join and every CH 1 SP around to
end. [PST] into CH 2 SP, CH 2 and SL ST to first CH 1 SP.

Edge –

Row 22: CH 2, *HDC 2X into CH 1 SP, HDC into PST. Repeat from * to end, HDC 2X into CH 2
SP, SL ST to top of CH 2. (144 HDC)

Row 23-24: CH 2, SC into each SC around to end. SL ST to top of CH 2. (144 SC)

Fasten off and weave in ends with a tapestry needle.

Fair and Simple Kufi

Regular Adult

CH 5, SL ST to first CH to form a ring.

Crown –

Row 1: Pull up loop, [PST, CH 1] 6 times into ring, CH 1
more and SL ST into first CH 1 space (between 1st and 2nd
PST). (6 PST)

Row 2: Pull up loop, [PST, CH 1] 2X into same CH 1 SP as
join and every CH 1 SP around. [PST, CH 1, PST] into CH 2
SP at the end, CH 2 and SL ST into first CH 1 SP. (12 PST)

Row 3: Pull up loop, [PST, CH 1] in same CH 1 SP as join,
*[PST, CH 1] 2X next CH 1 SP. [PST, CH 1] in CH 1 SP. Repeat
to end, [PST, CH 1, PST] into CH 2 SP, CH 2 and SL ST into
first CH 1 SP. (18 PST)

Row 4: Pull up loop, [PST, CH 1] in same CH 1 SP as join and
next CH 1 SP. *[PST, CH 1] 2X next CH 1 SP. [PST, CH 1] in
next 2 CH 1 SPs. Repeat from * to end, [PST, CH 1, PST] into
CH 2 SP, CH 2 and SL ST into first CH 1 SP. (24 PST)

Row 5: Pull up loop, [PST, CH 1] into same CH 1 SP as join
and next 2 CH 1 SPs, *[PST, CH 1] 2X into next CH 1 SP.
[PST, CH 1] into next 3 CH 1 SPs. Repeat from * to end,
[PST, CH 1, PST] into CH 2 SP, CH 2 and SL ST to first CH 1
SP. (30 PST)

Row 6: Pull up loop, [PST, CH 1] into same CH 1 SP as join
and next 3 CH 1 SPs, *[PST, CH 1] 2X into next CH 1 SP.
[PST, CH 1] into next 4 CH 1 SPs. Repeat from * to end,
[PST, CH 1, PST] into CH 2 SP, CH 2 and SL ST to first CH 1
SP. (36 PST)

Row 7: Pull up loop, [PST, CH 1] into same CH 1 SP as join
and next 4 CH 1 SPs, *[PST, CH 1] 2X into next CH 1 SP.
[PST, CH 1] into next 5 CH 1 SPs. Repeat from * to end,
[PST, CH 1, PST] into CH 2 SP, CH 2 and SL ST to first CH 1
SP. (42 PST)

Row 8: Pull up loop, [PST, CH 1] into same CH 1 SP as join and next 5 CH 1 SPs, *[PST, CH 1]
2X into next CH 1 SP. [PST, CH 1] into next 6 CH 1 SPs. Repeat from * to end, [PST, CH 1, PST]
into CH 2 SP, CH 2 and SL ST to first CH 1 SP. (48 PST)

Row 9: Pull up loop, [PST, CH 1] into same CH 1 SP as join and next 14 CH 1 SPs, *[PST, CH 1]
2X into next CH 1 SP. [PST, CH 1] into next 15 CH 1 SPs. Repeat from * to end, [PST, CH 1, PST]
into CH 2 SP, CH 2 and SL ST to first CH 1 SP. (51 PST)

Body – This is where you can adjust the height of your kufi if desired, 3 Rows = about 1 inch
of length. The edge at the end is just over half an inch long, so finish the body half an inch
before your desired length.

Row 10-21: Pull up loop, [PST, CH 1] into same CH 1 SP as join and every CH 1 SP around to
end. [PST] into CH 2 SP, CH 2 and SL ST to first CH 1 SP.

Edge –

Row 22: CH 2, *HDC 2X into CH 1 SP, HDC into PST. Repeat from * to end, HDC 2X into CH 2
SP, SL ST to top of CH 2. (153 HDC)

Row 23-24: CH 2, SC into each SC around to end. SL ST to top of CH 2. (153 SC)

Fasten off and weave in ends with a tapestry needle.

Fair and Simple Kufi

Large Adult

CH 5, SL ST to first CH to form a ring.

Crown –

Row 1: Pull up loop, [PST, CH 1] 6 times into ring, CH 1
more and SL ST into first CH 1 space (between 1st and 2nd
PST). (6 PST)

Row 2: Pull up loop, [PST, CH 1] 2X into same CH 1 SP as
join and every CH 1 SP around. [PST, CH 1, PST] into CH 2
SP at the end, CH 2 and SL ST into first CH 1 SP. (12 PST)

Row 3: Pull up loop, [PST, CH 1] in same CH 1 SP as join,
*[PST, CH 1] 2X next CH 1 SP. [PST, CH 1] in CH 1 SP. Repeat
to end, [PST, CH 1, PST] into CH 2 SP, CH 2 and SL ST into
first CH 1 SP. (18 PST)

Row 4: Pull up loop, [PST, CH 1] in same CH 1 SP as join and
next CH 1 SP. *[PST, CH 1] 2X next CH 1 SP. [PST, CH 1] in
next 2 CH 1 SPs. Repeat from * to end, [PST, CH 1, PST] into
CH 2 SP, CH 2 and SL ST into first CH 1 SP. (24 PST)

Row 5: Pull up loop, [PST, CH 1] into same CH 1 SP as join
and next 2 CH 1 SPs, *[PST, CH 1] 2X into next CH 1 SP.
[PST, CH 1] into next 3 CH 1 SPs. Repeat from * to end,
[PST, CH 1, PST] into CH 2 SP, CH 2 and SL ST to first CH 1
SP. (30 PST)

Row 6: Pull up loop, [PST, CH 1] into same CH 1 SP as join
and next 3 CH 1 SPs, *[PST, CH 1] 2X into next CH 1 SP.
[PST, CH 1] into next 4 CH 1 SPs. Repeat from * to end,
[PST, CH 1, PST] into CH 2 SP, CH 2 and SL ST to first CH 1
SP. (36 PST)

Row 7: Pull up loop, [PST, CH 1] into same CH 1 SP as join
and next 4 CH 1 SPs, *[PST, CH 1] 2X into next CH 1 SP.
[PST, CH 1] into next 5 CH 1 SPs. Repeat from * to end,
[PST, CH 1, PST] into CH 2 SP, CH 2 and SL ST to first CH 1
SP. (42 PST)

Row 8: Pull up loop, [PST, CH 1] into same CH 1 SP as join and next 5 CH 1 SPs, *[PST, CH 1]
2X into next CH 1 SP. [PST, CH 1] into next 6 CH 1 SPs. Repeat from * to end, [PST, CH 1, PST]
into CH 2 SP, CH 2 and SL ST to first CH 1 SP. (48 PST)

Row 9: Pull up loop, [PST, CH 1] into same CH 1 SP as join and next 6 CH 1 SPs, *[PST, CH 1]
2X into next CH 1 SP. [PST, CH 1] into next 7 CH 1 SPs. Repeat from * to end, [PST, CH 1, PST]
into CH 2 SP, CH 2 and SL ST to first CH 1 SP. (54 PST)

Body – This is where you can adjust the height of your kufi if desired, 3 Rows = about 1 inch
of length. The edge at the end is just over half an inch long, so finish the body half an inch
before your desired length.

Row 10-21: Pull up loop, [PST, CH 1] into same CH 1 SP as join and every CH 1 SP around to
end. [PST] into CH 2 SP, CH 2 and SL ST to first CH 1 SP.

Edge –

Row 22: CH 2, *HDC 2X into CH 1 SP, HDC into PST. Repeat from * to end, HDC 2X into CH 2
SP, SL ST to top of CH 2. (162 HDC)

Row 23-24: CH 2, SC into each SC around to end. SL ST to top of CH 2. (162 SC)

Fasten off and weave in ends with a tapestry needle.

Fair and Simple Kufi

Photo Tutorial

Row 1
Row 2
Row 3
Row 4
Row 5
Row 6
Row 7 (6-12mo)
Row 7 (1-3y, 3-10y, Teen/Sm Adult, Reg Adult, Lg Adult)
Row 8 (3-10y)
Row 8 (Teen/Small Adult, Reg Adult, Lg Adult)
Row 9 (Reg Adult)
Row 9 (Lg Adult)

*Star marks first PST of row

Edging Rows

2 HDC in every CH 1 SP, 1 HDC in each PST
1 SC in each ST
Repeat 1 SC in each ST

Congrats! You are now done with your kufi!

Every effort has been made to ensure that the instructions on this pattern are complete and accurate. We cannot take responsibility for human error, typographical mistakes or variations in individual work. Please
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