Hi guys! The puff stitch is one of my most used stitches, so it’s about time I added it to our crochet stitch dictionary. In this post, you’ll learn how to crochet the puff stitch in 2 ways: pulling through all the loops at once; and pulling through every loop, except the last loop. The difference between the 2 methods is a slight variation in height, and personal preference.
The puff stitch is a beautiful textured stitch that adds definition and visual interest to any crochet project. You can find the step-by-step photo tutorial below, along with a list of projects to help you practice this stitch!
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Crochet the Puff Stitch in 2 Ways:
The puff stitch can be crocheted in 2 ways:
- Method #1: Pulling through all the loops at once to create a tighter and shorter puff stitch.
- Method #2: Pulling through every loop, except the last loop on the hook, to create a looser and taller puff stitch.
You can use either method to crochet a puff stitch, depending on your personal preference, or if it is specified by the pattern designer.
Small vs. Large Puff Stitches
Some people love small puff stitches, while others like their puff stitches to be thicker and more defined. The size of your puff stitch depends on the number of loops you have on your hook.
Here are 2 examples of puff stitches with 5, 7, 9, and 11 loops.
Method #1 Puff Stitches:
Method #2 Puff Stitches:
Instructions for Crocheting a Smaller or Larger Puff Stitch:
In the tutorial below, we walk through the process of crocheting a medium sized puff stitch with 7 loops on the hook. However, if you want to crochet a smaller or larger puff stitch, follow the instructions below:
- Smaller Puff Stitch: Follow Step 3, until you have 5 loops on your hook, then proceed to Step 4.
- Larger Puff Stitch: Continue to repeat Step 2, until your satisfied with the number of loops on your hook, then proceed to Step 4.
Puff Stitch Tutorial – Method #1 and #2:
Depending on the pattern you are following, a puff stitch can be worked into a stitch or a space.
Method #1 and #2 are crocheted the same way from Steps 1 – 3. The only difference is Step 4.
Step 1: Yarn over, and insert the hook in the stitch or space.
Step 2: Yarn over and draw up a loop – there should be 3 loops on the hook.
Step 3: Repeat Step 2, two more times in the same stitch – there should be 7 loops on the hook.
Step 4: Yarn over and pull through all 7 loops on the hook. Then, chain 1 to close the stitch.
Step 4: Yarn over and pull through the first 6 loops on the hook – there should be 2 loops remaining on the hook.
Step 5: Yarn over and pull through the last 2 loops to close the stitch.
Congratulations! You just crocheted a puff stitch in 2 different ways! I hope this tutorial helped you. If you’d like to practice this stitch, here are some free crochet patterns that use the puff stitch:
Small Home Decor that Use the Puff Stitch:
Blankets that Use the Puff Stitch:
- For the Love of Texture Afghan
- Flower Power Blanket
- Blossoms Bloom Baby Blanket
- Chevron with a Twist Blanket
Wall Hangings that Use the Puff Stitch:
Accessories that Use the Puff Stitch:
Explore more crochet stitches and techniques on the blog here!
Enjoy your day, and happy crocheting!