The Crochet Puff Stitch by Janice Jones |Published 06-27-2022
If you are looking for an elegant textured crochet stitch to try, search no farther than the crochet puff stitch. The fabric that these easy stitches create looks as good on the back as it does on the front, so it’s perfect for projects where you want both sides to show.
The stitch is about the height of a US double crochet stitch or UK treble stitch and can be as thick as you want it to be. The one outstanding feature of this stitch is that it tends to lean to the side which makes it a bit more unique than some of the other textured crochet stitches that appear straight up and down.
Be aware that the crochet puff stitch does use more yarn than other stitches so projects using this stitch can be a bit more expensive to make.
The best part of this stitch, if you are a beginner, is that it’s not unlike creating the double crochet stitch, just with a twist.
There are several ways to do this stitch but for this tutorial, I will be demonstrating a simple method for you to try. Do be aware, though, that the puff stitch can be made thicker by adding a step or two while creating it. I will talk about this in just a moment.
I love to learn new stitches by creating something useful to use or admire. This stitch is a popular choice for blankets of all sizes, pillow covers, tea cozies, and of course, my favorite washcloths. Why do I make so many wash or dishcloths?
They make a great project that has a useful
purpose and teaches you the stitch at the same time. It’s the same as swatching, which is also a
great way to learn, and many people will strive to make all their learn to
crochet swatches the same size so they can sew them together into something
The actual stitch is easy to make but putting them together into a project is something that needs a little explanation. Let’s look at how the puff stitch is constructed.
Ch st: chain Stitch
Ch sp: Chain Space
Sc: Single Crochet
Dc: Double Crochet
You can continue to do this to make thicker, bigger puffs, but for the purpose of this tutorial, we stop with 7 loops.
Now turn your hook to face downward and pull through all 7 loops. Make a chain stitch to finish the puff. (You want to turn the hook facing down or sideways so it will glide through all 7 loops easily.
Want to make a quick washcloth that is not only soft on the skin, but also thick because of the Puffs used.