I love crocheting the puff stitch and I am happy to bring this tutorial to help you learn how to crochet the puff stitch too!
One of the things I love about it is the flexibility and options! I can work it with 3, 4, 5 yarn overs and make it as subtle or as big as I want.
I also like that I can mix it in with other stitches, like in the Puff Stitch Chevron option. It is just endless the ways you can use this stitch in projects.
This stitch is also easy to work and once you get into the groove, is one that you can work while watching tv or hanging with your family. I love those kinds of stitches.
So, let’s get started learning the puff stitch.
Techniques and Abbreviations Used:
- ch – chain
- st(s) – stitch(es)
- yo – yarn over
- hdc – half double crochet
Puff Stitch Written Instructions:
Puff stitch – yo and insert hook into st, yo and pull through a loop, yo and insert into same stitch and pull through another loop, yo and insert into same stitch again and pull through another loop, yo and pull through all 7 loops on the hook, chain 1 to finish the stitch.
Row 1: 1 hdc in 3rd ch from hook and in each st across, turn.
Row 2: Ch 2 and *work 1 hdc in first st, 1 puff in next st; repeat across row, turn.
Row 3: Ch 2 and work 1 hdc in first st and in each st across, turn.
Row 4+: Repeat Row 2 and 3.
Try the puff stitch with different yarn overs (3, 4, or 5) and see which size you like best or which fits your project. If you want a big puff, go for 5! This will increase the amount of yarn you need.