As we continue to learn basic crochet stitches today we will review how to make a Puff Stitch. A Puff Stitch is similar to the Popcorn Stitch and the Bobble Stitch, if you combine them. That is, you make the Puff Stitch in the same stitch, like we did with the Bobble Stitch, but we are creating individual stitches and then “connect” them, like we did with the Popcorn Stitch.
We are going to create Double Crochet Puff Stitches today, but you can create Puff Stitches using Double Crochet or Triple Crochet. We are going to start by creating the first half of a Double Crochet, by kind of making an incomplete Half-Double Crochet.
Puff Stitches can be made at any point in a pattern, just ensure you are not making them at the beginning of the row or the last stitch of the row because the stitches will make your edges look uneven.
Once you have chosen where you are going to create your Puff Stitch. Yarn-over (YO) insert your hook into that stitch and pull-up, YO and pull through. This creates the first half of the Double Crochet or the incomplete Half-Double Crochet that I was talking about earlier.
Now we are going to repeat this again in the same stitch.
YO, pull-up, YO, and pull through. You will now have two incomplete stitches on your hook, and three loops.
Repeat once more. YO, pull-up, YO, pull through. Now there are three incomplete stitches on your hook, four loops. You can stop here and make a smaller Puff Stitch.
YO and pull through all four loops on your hook.
Ta-Da, little Puff Stitch created.
If you want to create a larger Puff Stitch, you can Repeat, YO, pull-up, YO- pull through.
You will now have four incomplete stitches on your hook, five loops on your hook. You can stop here, YO and pull through all five loops.
Or you can make your Puff Stitch even puffier and Repeat once more. YO, pull-up, YO pull through. Now you will have five incomplete stitches on your hook, six loops total. Stop here, YO and pull through all six loops on your hook.
Here you can see what the different size Puff Stitches look like. The Puff Stitch on the left is the smallest puff and the Puff Stitch on the right is our largest. My preference is the third Puff Stitches.
Do you like to crochet with Puff Stitches? Do you have a preferred Puff Stitch size? Have another stitch you would like me to show you? Let’s Talk!