The puff stitch used to be confused with the bobble stitch or popcorn stitch, and it can actually happen, and it will continue happening because people change the name depending on where they come from or who wrote the pattern.
The important thing to know is how to distinguish according to the way they are made because even though they are similar, the finish in our project is a lot different.
Here are some notes about the puff stitch that you should know:
- The puff stitch can be made in different ways. For this example, I made it using 9 loops on the hook, but you can do it having from 5 to 13 hoops, depending on how big you want your puff.
- Keep in mind that the more hoops you have in your hook, it will be harder to go through all of them when you want to close the stitch.
- Usually, the patterns that use this stitch specify the number of loops you should use.
- This stitch looks the same on both sides.
- If you want to start this stitch from a chain, check out the bottom of this post.
Practice the puff stitch and make some lovely and useful face scrubbies with my pattern HERE.
HOW TO CROCHET A PUFF STITCH
Yarn over, insert your hook into indicated stitch (or space), yarn over, and pull up a loop (3 loops on hook).
Now, you have to repeat the same movement as many times as you want until you are happy with the size of your puff.
[Yarn over, insert hook into the same stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop.]
Yarn over and pull through all loops in your hook (9 in this example).
Then make a chain to close and secure the puff. And it’s done!
To continue with the next stitch, yarn over and insert your hook into the following chain space, then repeat the previous instructions.
HOW TO CROCHET A PUFF STITCH – STARTING FROM A CHAIN
If you want to start this stitch directly from a chain, you need to do an even number chain plus 4 and then yarn over and insert your hook in the fourth chain from the hook. From here, you have to continue exactly like a regular puff stitch.
Yarn over, insert your hook into the same chain, yarn over and pull up a loop, repeat until you are happy with the size of your puff. Then yarn over and pull through all loops in your hook and make a chain to close and secure the puff. To follow with the next puff stitch, skip one chain and make a new puff. Keep doing the same until you finish the row.
- Remember, the last chain of the row should have a puff stitch.
- Be aware that the first stitch could look a little different (flat or laid down), but it will look good with more stitches, don’t worry.
- For the next row, turn your work and make 3 chains. Yarn over and insert your hook into the following chain space and make a new puff.
I hope that this has been clear to you, and remember, if you have any questions about this stitch or any suggestion for a new one, PLEASE write me a comment below or send me an email, and I’ll answer you happily.
Also, don’t forget to follow me on Instagram (@nightlycrafter) to see sneak peeks of the new blog post, my daily projects, and much more.