How to Crochet: Puff Stitch

How to Crochet: Puff Stitch

The puff stitch used to be confused with the bobble stitch or popcorn stitch, and it can actually happen, and it will continue happening because people change the name depending on where they come from or who wrote the pattern.
The important thing to know is how to distinguish according to the way they are made because even though they are similar, the finish in our project is a lot different.



Yarn over, insert your hook into indicated stitch (or space), yarn over and pull up a loop (3 loops on hook).

Now, you have to repeat the same movement as many times as you want until you are happy with the size of your puff.

[Yarn over, insert hook into the same stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop.]

Yarn over and pull through all loops in your hook (9 in this example).
Then make a chain to close and secure the puff. And it’s done!


  • The puff stitch can be made in different ways, for this example, I made it using 9 loops on the hook, but you can do it having from 5 to 13 hoops, depending on how big you want your puff.
  • Keep in mind that the more hoops you have in your hook, it will be harder to go through all of them when you want to close the stitch.
  • Usually, the patterns that use this stitch specify the number of loops you should use.
  • This stitch looks the same on both sides.
  • If you want to start this stitch from a chain, you need to start with an even number plus 4.


I hope that this has been clear to you, and remember, if you have any questions about this stitch or any suggestion for a new one, PLEASE write me a comment below or send me an email, and I’ll answer you happily.
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Happy Crocheting!


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