What is a puff stitch?
The puff stitch as a poofy and cloud-like stitch. There’s a lot of cushion in that one stitch! If you want that “feel” to your project, then add puff stitches to your work. The puff stitch is a must-know stitch for anyone who crochets.
What can you do with a puff stitch?
It’s a stitch that can make any project pop even more. The puff stitch can also “break up” any pattern of stitches to add more personality to your project.
It would be like you have a great winter hat that is only in half double crochets. But, if you added puff stitches every other row or few rows, then the hat would pop even more.
To crochet the puff stitch,
- Make a slip knot and chain a certain number of chains to create your foundation chain. To practice make 10-20 chains in your foundation chain.
- For Row 1, crochet the single crochet in each chain of the foundation chain.
- Turn your work and chain 1.
- Skip the first stitch and crochet a double crochet.
- The loop on your hook counts as the first loop of the puff stitch.
- Wrap the yarn around your hook and insert the hook into the top of the stitch.
- Wrap the yarn around your hook and pull through the stitch. You should have three loops on your hook.
- Wrap the yarn around your hook and insert the hook into the top of the same stitch.
- Wrap the yarn around your hook and pull through the stitch. You should have five loops on your hook.
- 10.Wrap the yarn around your hook and insert the hook into the top of the same stitch.
- 11.Wrap the yarn around your hook and pull through the stitch. You should have seven loops on your hook.
- 12.Wrap the yarn around your hook and pull through all of the seven loops that are around your hook. You may have to finagle the hook through the loops if they are tight. You can always pull the hook up a bit to give you the space that you need to pull through all those loops.
- 13.Chain 1 to close the puff stitch.
- 14.Repeat steps 6 through 13 for as many rows as you need for practice.
Once you have the hang of it, the possibilities are endless! You can add them to hat projects or blankets or scarves. Definitely for clothing projects!
You can also go back to one of your favorite patterns and either add a row of puff stitches. Or exchange one of its stitches for the puff stitches. It’ll be a whole new project and will give you another reason to buy more yarn.
Not like we need another reason to buy more yarn. We can say “Oh! It’s Monday… I should go buy some yarn today.” Am I right? Lol
Check out the video tutorial that I posted on my YouTube channel.
How will you use the puff stitch? Are there any types of projects that you would like to see me use the puff stitch?
Wherever you are in the world, happy crocheting!