Zig Zag Puff Stitch Scarflette

zig zag puff stitch

Crochet Pattern by B. Hooked Crochet, Copyright 2017.

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This pattern is written in US crochet terms


Gather Your Supplies

  • 1 Caron Cake (key lime shown); 2 Cakes for a full length scarf
  • 6 mm Crochet Hook
  • Darning Needle
  • Scissors

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Gauge and Sizing

5 (puff) sts x 6 rows = 4″ worked in stitch pattern

Your finished scarf will measure approximately 8.5″ wide. Scarflette size – one Caron Cake – 38.5″ long; Full length scarf – two Caron Cakes – 77″ long.


  • 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

Pattern Notes

This pattern is perfect for so many occasions! Caron Cakes are all the rage right now and this is a perfect way to use up the cakes that you bought on impulse. Just one Caron Cake makes the scarflette sized featured in the pictures and two cakes makes a full sized scarf!

The zig zag puff stitch, although a bit of a yarn hog, is stunning. If you haven’t tried this stitch before, you must! Given the nature of the stitch, this pattern works up lightning fast making it perfect for a last minute outfit accessory or a gift. Follow along with my detailed video tutorial to learn all the tips to making your zig zag puff stitch perfect.

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, 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 eleven 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 and for this specific yarn. This is an 11-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 Scarflette with Brittany

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


Written Instructions

Row 1: Ch 21. 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 you run out of your first Caron Cake. You will get approximately 62 rows from one cake (results vary slightly due to variances in puff stitch height). 

If you choose to create the full length scarf, add your second cake and repeat row 2 until you reach the end of your cake or the scarf measures approximately 77″ in length. Fasten off and weave in your ends.

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