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HY&C Stitch #2

EDIT: This post has been updated to include the printable dictionary page. Sorry about that!

The second stitch of the stitch dictionary is the puff stitch. The puff stitch is a beautifully textured stitch that creates (unsurprisingly) puffs in your fabric. They are usually separated by a chain to close the puff – this is what creates the puffiness – and then at least one chain or stitch. You can use them to make a flower by stitching them into a circle by creating a loop, either with the magic circle or the chain and slip stitch method, and then working the stitches into that loop. There are all sorts of ways to use this stitch to add interest to your projects, so let’s get on with the tutorial! Need more help? Premium members get step by step picture tutorials. Subscribe today!

Detail of Puff Stitch

Step 1: Chain a multiple of 2 + 4.

Step 2: Yarn over, (will now be indicated by YO) and insert hook into the 4th chain from the hook.YO, pull up a loop. You now have 3 loops on your hook. YO, pull up another loop (5 on hook). Repeat once more or however many times your pattern says. If you repeat once more you will have 7 loops on your hook. YO and pull through all 7 loops. Chain 1 to close and you’ve made a puff stitch! Now skip 1 chain and repeat the process in step 2 to continue making puff stitches. Your last stitch will be a puff stitch. Turn.

Step 3: Chain 3. Your puff stitches for this row will all go into the chain 1 spaces of the previous row. Repeat for each chain 1 space. You’ll end with a puff stitch.

Repeat 3 until you’ve reached your desired size.

The number of yarn overs can vary as can the placement of the stitches, so make sure to read the pattern and pattern notes to ensure you do it correctly. This is honestly one of my favorite stitches but it also uses a little more yarn than a non-textured stitch. I hope you’ve enjoyed this stitch and if you need more help don’t forget to subscribe so you can get the picture tutorial!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you make something beautiful with this stitch!

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