Crochet Zig Zag Puff Stitch

Skill Level



3 + 3

Project Ideas

Blankets, scarves

The crochet zig zag puff stitch is a thick and fluffy stitch that also has a very interesting look. Pair it with your favorite solid or color changing medium weight yarn for projects that need a thick fabric with lots of texture.

zig zag Puff Stitch
getting started

Suggested Supplies

Pair the zig zag puff stitch with just about any yarn in your stash from fine to medium. You can work it in bulky and super bulky yarns as well but that will create a very thick fabric that doesn’t have great drape. Experiment with it and see what you like! Choose a smooth yarn for stitch definition that’ll show off the pattern or pair it with a slightly textured yarn for an even more interesting look.

Supplies used in demonstration video:

  • Bernat Roving
  • 6.5 mm Crochet Hook
  • Yarn Needle
  • Scissors

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This stitch pattern is in US crochet terminology.

  • Ch Chain
  • Dc Double Crochet
  • Hdc Half Double Crochet
  • Hk Hook
  • Pf Puff Stitch**
  • Rem Remaining
  • Rep Repeat
  • Sk Skip
  • Sp Space
  • St(s) Stitch(es)
  • YO Yarn Over Hook

Puff Stitch (Pf): YO, insert hk in designated st, YO and pull up a loop. [YO, insert hk in same st, YO and pull up a loop] two more times. YO and pull through all seven loops. Ch one.

Additional Notes: Ch 2 at beginning of rows counts as a half double crochet stitch.

Row 1: Ch any number of sts divisible by 3 and add 3 at the end. 1 dc in 4th ch from hk. Working backwards on the ch, pf in ch behind the dc you just made. *Sk 1 ch, dc in next. Pf in skipped ch. Rep from * to last ch. 1 hdc in last ch. Ch 2 and turn.

Row 2: Sk 1st st. 1 dc in first pf st. Pf in skipped st (space between hdc and pf st). *Sk next dc and sp between pf st. 1 dc in next pf st. Pf in sp between pf sts behind dc. Rep from * to last st. 1 hdc in turning chain.

Repeat: Rep row 2 until your project measures the length you want.

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Step-by-Step Tutorial

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