Saturday, September 15, 2018

Puff Stitch

I really love the puff stitch ... the smoothness of it compared to the popcorn stitch or "double crochet 5 together in the same stitch" type stitch. The puff stitch stands out from the background and can be really puffy if one pulls up many loops. 

I've used the puff stitch in my Lonicera Scarf 


Lonicera Scarf © Designs By Cheryl Chow, LLC


A 5 loop puff stitch and 7 loop puff stitch  will be used in my upcoming Stord Scarf pattern (soon to be released).




Following is a picture tutorial on how to create this versatile stitch. 

Step 1: Yarn over hook, insert hook into stitch, pull up an elongated loop. I like to make the loop about the height of a double crochet.




Step 2: Yarn over hook, insert hook into the same stitch, pull up another elongated loop. There are now 5 loops on the hook.



For a 5 loop Puff Stitch (Puff2 in the Stord Scarf pattern)

Step 3: Yarn over hook, pull through all 5 loops on the hook.




Step 4: Chain 1. The 5 loop puff stitch is complete.




For a 7 loop Puff Stitch (Puff3 in the Stord Scarf pattern)

Step 3Yarn over hook, insert hook into the same stitch, pull up another elongated loop. There are now 5 loops on the hook.




Step 4: Yarn over hook, pull through all 7 loops on the hook.




Step 5: Chain 1. The 7 loop puff stitch is complete.




Of course one can always make a puffier puff stitch by pulling up more loops and then working steps 4 and 5 above.

Happy Crocheting!



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