Crochet Zig Zag Puff Stitch

crochet zig zag puff stitch

The Zig Zag Puff Stitch is the Perfect blend of comfort and style.

Every time I publish a pattern using the puff stitch, the response blows me away. Yarnies from all walks of life are jumping at the opportunity to create something with this extra squishy stitch.

What happens when you do something a little different with the already popular puff stitch? You achieve ultimate perfection.

The Zig Zag puff stitch is just that – perfection. It’s easy to crochet. It creates a thick, soft fabric. And to be completely honest, it just looks awesome.

The Zig Zag puff stitch is a wonderful choice of stitch for many types of projects. In this tutorial, we will explore how to crochet the zig zag puff stitch worked in flat rows. It can also be worked in rounds but this is the perfect starting point. Here are some ideas for working the zig zag puff stitch in rows:

  • scarves/cowl (new pattern coming this week!)
  • bags/totes/handbags
  • baby blankets
  • afghans
  • placemats

I’ve just scratched the surface of opportunity here. You can create just about anything with this stitch!



In this tutorial we’re going to work up a test swatch. The zig zag puff stitch is a yarn hog so you’ll need about 50 yards of yarn. Anything in your stash will do. You’ll also need a crochet hook that coordinates with your yarn.

Here are the hooks I use personally and recommend because they are wonderful!

Tulip Etimo Crochet Hooks, Product Review

My Recommendations

  • Bernat Roving (tutorial)
  • Caron Cakes (images)
  • 6.5 mm Crochet Hook

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We Will Use the Following Stitches

  • Ch – Chain
  • Dc – Double Crochet
  • Hdc – Half Double Crochet
  • Puff **see stitch description

To print a list of all crochet abbreviations to keep in your crochet notebook, check out my quick guide here:

Crochet Abbreviations Quick Guide

Stitch Description:

Puff Stitch – YO, insert hook into designated stitch, YO and pull up a loop. YO, insert hook into same stitch, YO and pull up a loop. YO, insert hook into same stitch, YO and pull up a loop. YO, and pull through all seven loops. Chain one.

**NOTE: The puff stitch can be worked in several different ways. The description above describes how I work the puff stitch in the video tutorial. This is a 7-loop puff stitch. In future patterns, I will always specify how many loops should be on your hook before you finish the puff stitch. This variability is used to create a thick or thin puff stitch.

How to Crochet the Zig Zag Puff Stitch with Brittany


This video is also available in a left handed version. Click here to be directed to the left handed tutorial on YouTube.[divider]

Written Instructions

Make a foundation chain that is a multiple of 3 + 3

Row 1: Dc in fourth chain from the hook. Working backwards on the chain, make a puff stitch in the chain right behind the dc you just made. *Skip one chain, dc in next. Make a puff stitch in skipped chain. Rep to end of row. Hdc in last chain.

Row 2: Ch 2 and turn. Skip first stitch and dc in first puff stitch. Make a puff stitch in skipped stitch (space between hdc and puff stitch). *skip dc and space between puffs, dc in next puff stitch. Make a puff stitch in gap between puff stitches behind dc. Rep from * to end of row. Hdc in turning chain.

Rep row 2 until your project reaches desired length.

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