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Puff Stitch

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The puff stitch is a dimensional stitch that adds soft texture to your crochet. Here you will learn the basic puff stitch and how to use it on it’s own or within other stitches. There are written instructions, a video, and a written and charted pattern to help you practice your puff st. There are also several patterns listed at the end of this post that use the puff st so you can put your new stitch to use!

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Here are several ways for you to learn the puff stitch:

Puff Stitch (puff st): [Yo, insert hook into st, yarn over, pull through st] 4 times (9 loops on hook), yo, pull through all loops on hook.

Here are some photos to walk you through that:

Yarn Over
Insert Hook In Stitch, Yarn Over
Pull Through Stitch
[yo, insert hook in st, yo, pull through st] 3 more times (9 loops on hook)
Puff-Stitch-yo (2)Pin
Yarn Over
Pull Through all 9 Loops on Hook
Chain 1 ~ This step is added onto the end of the puff stitch in some
~ but not all ~ patterns. Be sure to read the stitch directions in your pattern to know if you need to add the chain one onto the end of your stitch.

Here is a video that shows the puff st and a few ways to place them:

Here is a practice swatch for you:

The sample in the photo is made with Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice yarn and a 5.50mm hook.

Ch ~ chain
Hdc ~ half double crochet
Rem ~ remain(ing)
St(s) ~ stitch(es)
Sk ~ skip

Row 1: With first color, ch 29, turn, puff st in 5th chain from hook, ch 1, sk 1, [puff st in next ch, ch 1, sk 1] 11 times,  hdc in last ch.

Row 2~4: Ch 3 (counts as hdc, ch 1), [puff st in top of next puff st, ch 1] 12 times, hdc in last st.

Row 5, 7: With next color, ch 2 (counts as hdc), [puff st in ch-1 sp, ch 1] 12 times, ch once more, hdc in last st

Row 6, 8: Ch 3 (counts as hdc, ch 1), puff st in ch-2 sp, ch 1, Ch 2, [puff st in ch-1 sp, ch 1] 10 times, puff st in last ch-1 sp, hdc in last st.

Row 9, 11: With last color, ch 2 (counts as hdc), hdc in each of next 4 sts, [puff st in next st, hdc in each of next 5 sts] 3 times, puff st in next st, hdc in each of next 3 sts.

Row 10, 12: Ch 2 (counts as hdc), [puff st in next st, hdc in each of next 5 sts] 4 times, puff st in next st, hdc in each of next 2 sts.

Now, want to practice with some fun finished items?

Here are a few patterns for you.

Make a statement necklace with puff stitches and chains.
Use puff stitches to decorate the ends of the tassels on this hair tie back.
Try a pretty choker with or without beads in the puff stitches
Combine puff stitches and front post stitches to make this eye catching baby blanket.

Happy Stitching!

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