This post is sponsored by Red Heart Yarns
Do you love the puff stitch?
If so, you’re really going to love the V puff stitch! This stitch creates a thick and fluffy fabric that’s perfect for hats, scarves (it’s reversible!), blankets and I even seen it incorporated into garments.
For this demonstration, I’ll be using one of my absolute favorite yarns, Red Heart Unforgettable. This gorgeous yarn has become such a staple in my house that my husband can identify the colorways without even looking at the label! This eye catching colorway is rather new to the line up – heirloom. Isn’t it just gorgeous?
You can find Red Heart Unforgettable yarn at many of your local craft stores as well as directly from RedHeart.com! This yarn is perfect for puff stitches. If you haven’t tried it already, what are you waiting for?
Let’s Give It a Try!
In this tutorial we’re going to work up a test swatch. The V puff stitch is a yarn hog so you’ll need about 50 yards of yarn. You’ll also need a crochet hook that coordinates with your yarn. I used a 5.5 mm in my demonstration.
Here are the hooks I use personally and recommend because they are wonderful!
- Red Heart Unforgettable (heirloom shown)
- 5.5 mm Crochet Hook
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If you already know how to crochet the puff stitch or even the zig zag puff stitch, well, you’re halfway there! I have prepared a video tutorial to walk you through the stitch multiple, row repeat and tips for making perfect puff stitches.
This tutorial is also available in a left-handed version. Click on the link below to be directed to the left-handed tutorial on YouTube.
- Ch – Chain
- Dc – Double Crochet
- Pf – Puff Stitch (see stitch description)
- Sc – Single Crochet
Puff Stitch (Pf) – 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, and pull through all 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.
Rounds: 4 + 1
Rows: 4 + 10
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each remaining chain.
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc). *Sk 3 st and in next ch [Pf, ch 1, Pf]. Rep from * to last four st. Sk 3 sts, dc in last.
Row 3: Ch 3 (counts as dc). *in next ch-1 space [Pf, ch1 Pf]. Rep from * to end of row. Dc in 3rd ch.
Rep row 3 until your work measures the proper length. To make the finished side match the foundation row, make one sc in every stitch before fastening off.