This is our fifth week of a nine-week series on beginning crochet and the basic stitches used in the Zinnia Blossoms Afghan.
Today we'll be learning how to make a Crochet Puff Stitch. (This one is actually the same in both UK and US crochet terminology!) This is a fun variation of a US Half-Double Crochet (UK Double Crochet). It has a few more loops on your hook before finishing the stitch which makes it wider, but not higher than a normal Half-Double Crochet and this is what makes it "puff" out a bit!
I've posted the video below along with a few notes and all the links you might need. If you have any questions, you can always email me directly: firstname.lastname@example.org
Have fun & happy knitting!
Other Lessons in this Series:
US Double Crochet Bobble (available 4/6/21)
US Treble Crochet Bobble (available 4/13/21)
Zinnia Blanket Assembly (available 4/20/21)
Frequently Asked Crochet Questions (available 4/27/21)
Notes and Resources:
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Crochet Puff Stitch (PS or Puff)
Step 1: You need at least 1 loop on your hook and an active project to work into. Work to the stitch in the pattern where you will be adding a Puff.
Step 2: Wrap the working yarn from back to front, over the hook. (This is a yarn-over.) You now have 3 loops on your hook.
Step 3: Insert the hook into the next stitch (or space, depending on your pattern). Yarn-over and pull through the stitch/space. You now have 4 loops on your hook.
Step 4: Insert the hook into the same stitch (or space, depending on your pattern) as you did in Step 3. Yarn-over and pull through the stitch/space. You now have 5 loops on your hook.
Step 5: Yarn-over and pull through all 5 loops on your hook. You're back to just one loop on your hook and you've completed a Puff.
Next week we'll learn how to make a Double Crochet Bobble. Make sure you're signed up for emails so that you get the tutorial sent straight to your inbox. See you then!
Zinnia Blossoms Afghan Supplies:
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$2.95 USD / 100g
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