All You Need to Know about the Puff Stitch


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Today we are going to see the Puff Stitch (ps)

The crochet puff stitch looks just like it sounds… puffy, and depending on how many loops you choose to add to this stitch the puffier it will get.

The puff stitch is different from other crochet stitches because it is made up of several loops that connect at the top and bottom of the stitch. The connecting loops are what gives the puff stitch its raised and defined look.

The puff stitch is abbreviated (puff st) or (ps).

Watch the videos tutorials and follow the steps below to learn how the puff stitch is made.

Here there are 3 Videos about: How to Crochet the Puff Stitch

Source: Crochet Guru

Source: Bethintx1

Source: HopefulHoney

There are three types of decorative crochet stitch patterns that are so similar that even experienced crocheters often confuse them: puff stitch, popcorns, and clusters.

Puff stitch almost looks like tiny seashells on the crocheted fabric, that “puff” out on the right side of the fabric and are flat on the wrong side.
A puff stitch is worked as follows:
1. Yarn over and insert the hook in the indicated stitch, then pull a loop through.

2. Repeat Step 1 four more times, inserting the hook in the same stitch each time. You should now have 11 loops on the hook. Be careful not to work too tightly, or you won’t be able to get all those loops off in the final step.

3. Yarn over and pull a loop through all the loops on the hook to complete the puff stitch.

Puff stitch can be used in single rows as an accent, or all over for a completely textured look. If using puff stitch all over, you will want to alternate with rows of single crochet so that all of the puff stitches “puff out” on the same side of the fabric.

Puff Stitch Step by Step

Step 1: Yarn over the hook.

Step 2: Insert the hook into the stitch.

Step 3: Pull the yarn through the stitch.

Step 4: Bring the loop up to match the same height as the previous stitch. There should now be 3 loops on your hook.

Tip #1: If there are no previous stitches and the puff stitch is your first stitch made, pull the loop up to at least match the height of a half double crochet stitch. The puff stitch may even be pulled higher if you choose to do so.

Step 5: Yarn over the hook.

Step 6: Insert the hook into the same stitch.

Step 7: Yarn over the hook.

Step 8: Pull the yarn through the stitch.

Step 9: Bring the loop up to match the same height as the previous loop. There should now be 5 loops on your hook.

Step 10: Yarn over the hook.

Step 11: Insert the hook into the same stitch.

Step 12: Yarn over the hook.

Step 13: Pull the yarn through the stitch.

Step 14: Bring the loop up to match the same height as the previous loop. There should now be 7 loops on your hook.

Step 15: Yarn over the hook.

Step 16: Pull the yarn through all 7 loops on your hook.

Tip #2: If you would like to add more loops to make your puff stitch even bigger and puffier repeat steps 10 through 16.

Step 17: Chain 1.

Great job… you should now be able to crochet a puff stitch!!

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