We know some of you wouldn't dare go over to the dark side of crochet, but a good crochet stitch can be a great way to finish off a project! Puffs and Double Crochet is great for adding texture to simple knits like cushions or scarves, but it can also work well as a feature pocket on garments and bags.
Puffs and Double Crochet
Foundation chain multiple of 4 sts plus 2. (Try 46 sts.)
Row 1 (RS) Miss 2 ch, dc to end.
Row 2 Ch 1, 1dc, *1 puff, 3dc; rep from * to end, omitting 1dc at end of last rep.
Row 3 Ch 1, dc to end.
Row 4 Ch 1, *3dc, 1 puff; rep from * to last 4 sts, 4dc.
Row 5 Ch 1, dc to end.
Repeat rows 2–5 to form pattern.
ch chain stitch
dc double crochet
Fan 9tr in same st
puff [yrh, insert hook through st, draw loop through] five times (11 loops on hook). Yrh, draw through 10 loops, yrh, draw through last 2 loops
sl st slip stitch
t-ch turning chain
tr treble crochet
V-st(itch) 1tr, ch 1, 1tr in same stitch yrh yarn round hook
For a full list of abbreviations click here.
This stitch is great for edging simple knitting projects! Let us know what you make with it on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. Or you can even email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have a lovely, knitting-filled Sunday!