Puff Stitch

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The puff stitch creates a soft dimensional puff in your fabric.  Think of it as a cluster of hdc stitches worked in the same stitch.

The photos below show an example of the puff stitch being worked onto a row of double crochet stitches.. 

Puff Stitch, Step 1

Step 1:  Yarn over hook (wrap yarn from back to front around the hook) once just below hook opening. 

 

Puff Stitch, Step 2

Step 2:   Insert hook into indicated stitch, yarn over and pull through a loop.  You should have 3 loops on your hook.

Puff Stitch, Step 3

Step 3:  Yarn over again in preparation to insert the hook into the very same stitch once again. (4 loops on hook)

Puff Stitch, Step 4

Step 4:  Insert the hook into the same stitch, yarn over and pull through a loop.  You should have 5 loops on your hook.

Step 5:  Yarn over again in preparation to insert the hook into the very same stitch once again. (6 loops on hook)

Puff Stitch, Step 5

Step 6:  Insert the hook into the same stitch, yarn over and pull through a loop.  You should have 7 loops on your hook.

Puff Stitch, Step 6

Step 7:  Yarn over again and draw the yarn through all the loops on the hook.  This completes the puff stitch.  You can work an extra chain to secure the stitch.

Puff Stitch, Step 7

The diagram shows puff stitches with double crochet stitches on either side.