These beautiful Crocheted Yarmulkes may make their debut at this year’s Passover seder, but they are bound to become a significant part of your year-round family traditions!

Crocheted Yarmulkes | Purl Soho

Yarmulkes are surely something worth imbuing with love and care, and as every crafter knows, making them by hand does just that!

Crocheted Yarmulkes | Purl Soho

For these Crocheted Yarmulkes we used our lovely Cotton Pure yarn. It comes in dozens of colors and is never itchy or uncomfortable. And to make color coordinated sets, we used two different Cotton Pure Bundles. Each one includes three skeins so you can make a whole pile of yarmulkes in a variety of stripes and blocks of color. Simple, pretty, and very special!

Crocheted Yarmulkes | Purl Soho

Materials

  • Purl Soho’s Cotton Pure Bundle, 3-Skeins. We used the palettes Feedsack (above left) and Blue Heron (above right). Each Bundle includes…
  • 3 skeins of Purl Soho’s Cotton Pure, 100% Pima cotton
    • Feedsack’s colors are Teacake Pink, Pale Almond, and Yellow Curry.
    • Blue Heron’s colors are Egret White, Birch Bark, and Bucket Gray.

NOTE: You can make 18 yarmulkes with a Cotton Pure Bundle, and one skein of Cotton Pure is enough to make 6 solid-colored yarmulkes.

Gauge

24 single crochets =  4 inches

Size

One size fits most

Finished dimension: 6 1/4 inches in diameter

Notes

Changing Colors

For our two-color yarmulkes, we changed colors at the beginning of Round 19. And for our three-color yarmulkes, we changed colors at the beginning of Rounds 12 and 19. Here’s how to change colors…

Crocheted Yarmulkes | Purl Soho

Begin the first single crochet by pulling just one loop through with the old color.

Crocheted Yarmulkes | Purl Soho

Finish the single crochet with the new color.

Crocheted Yarmulkes | Purl Soho

Move the removable marker to mark the beginning of the round.

Pattern

Chain 4 and slip stitch into the first chain to make a ring.

Round 1: Chain 1, 8 single crochet (sc) into the ring.

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Note: Mark the first stitch of the next round with a removable marker. Make sure to reposition the marker at the beginning of each round to mark the new first stitch.

Round 2: 2 sc in each stitch. [16 stitches]

Round 3: *1 sc in next stitch, 2 sc in next stitch, repeat from * to end of round. [24 stitches]

Round 4: *2 sc in next stitch, 1 sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * to end of round. [32 stitches]

Round 5: 1 sc in each stitch.

Round 6: *1 sc in next 3 stitches, 2 sc in next stitch, repeat from * to end of round. [40 stitches]

Round 7: *2 sc in next stitch, 1 sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * to end of round. [48 stitches]

Round 8: 1 sc in each stitch.

Round 9: *1 sc in next 5 stitches, 2 sc in next stitch, repeat from * to end of round. [56 stitches]

Round 10: 1 sc in each stitch.

Round 11: *2 sc in next stitch, 1 sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * to end of round. [64 stitches]

Round 12: 1 sc in each stitch.

Round 13: *1 sc in next 7 stitches, 2 sc in next stitch, repeat from * to end of round. [72 stitches]

Round 14: 1 sc in each stitch.

Round 15: *2 sc in next stitch, 1 sc in next 8 stitches, repeat from * to end of round. [80 stitches]

Round 16: 1 sc in each stitch.

Round 17: *1 sc in next 9 stitches, 2 sc in next stitch, repeat from * to end of round. [88 stitches]

Round 18: 1 sc in each stitch.

Round 19: *2 sc in next stitch, 1 sc in next 10 stitches, repeat from * to end of round. [96 stitches]

Round 20: 1 sc in each stitch.

Round 21: 1 sc in each stitch.

Cut the yarn and pull the tail through the last stitch.

Block the yarmulke by wetting it, squeezing out the excess water and laying it over the bottom of a small bowl to dry.

Crocheted Yarmulkes | Purl Soho