Learn how to Crochet for beginners: Puff Stitch


Welcome Today we will learn how to do the Puff Crochet stitch abbreviated (PS) and its symbol as appears on the screen this is how the puff crochet stitch looks at the end puff crochet stitch is basically three, five or
more of half double crochet (HDC) stitches it’s done by doing incomplete half double
crochets (HDC) together in the same stitch so the base is only one stitch, then we do three half
double crochets (HDC) and join them all together we can either finish the puff crochet stitch with one
ring like this one here so they’ll be close to each other or we can finish it with a chain stitch and
then there will be a space between them we can also do the puff crochet stitch in the gap between stitches, so the base of the puff stitch is
the gap, not a stitch like this one and as we can see there will be a space
between stitches if we did it this way also we can do a horizontal puff
crochet stitch like this one so let’s start and see how each of them is done I started with a row of single crochets (SC) then I’ll chain two to start working
the half double crochet (HDC) this is the next stitch, so I’ll do a half
double crochet (HDC) here now I have three loops on the hook I’m supposed to yarn over and pull through, but I’ll leave as it is because I’m doing
incomplete half double crochets (HDC) now for the second half double crochet (HDC),
yarn over and go into the same stitch the third half double crochet (HDC) same way into the stitch, yarn over and pull through now I have three incomplete half double
crochets (HDC) on the hook yarn over and slowly pull through all loops on the hook now this is the first puff crochet stitch and we finish this puff stitch with a loop then we go into the next stitch
for the second puff stitch this is the first half double crochet (HDC),
yarn over and go into the same stitch again and do the second half double crochet (HDC) yarn over and go into the same stitch to
do the third half double crochet (HDC) and finally yarn over and pull
through all loops on the hook yarn over and go into the next one,
the first half double crochet (HDC) the second one the third then yarn over and pull through all next one, first half double crochet (HDC) two three yarn over and pull through all notice that each puff stitch is done on one
of the single crochets (SC) we started with two three yarn over and pull the last loop
through all loops on the hook two three and so on one two three this is the last stitch, so I’ll finish it with
a complete half double crochet (HDC) now we completed a row of puff stitches,
all finished with the last loop of each stitch now I’ll do another row of puff stitches, but
this time I’ll finish it with a chain stitch we demonstrated before how
to connect two strands together yarn over and pull the new strand
through the loop of the old strand then I’ll insert the hook into here and chain
two for the half double crochet (HDC) then insert the hook into the second
stitch to start the puff stitch insert the hook into the stitch and do the first
incomplete half double crochet (HDC) yarn over and go into the same stitch yarn over and go into the same
stitch again, now I did three then yarn over and pull through all loops on the hook at this point I did exactly as I did in the first
row, but here I’ll finish it with a chain stitch this is how it looks at the end, it’s more rounded and looks better than the first one
as the first one has a flat top not rounded like this one so this one looks better, and finishing puff stitches with
a chain is more preferred and gives a better result pay attention that by now we’ve
done two stitches at the top the main loop we had, and the chain stitch we did so to do another puff stitch, I’ll skip
one stitch and go into the next one and that’s to make the count of stitches
in this row the same as below this is the first half double crochet (HDC) the second one the third yarn over and pull through all this is the main loop we have on the hook, and this
is the chain we will finish the puff stitch with skip one stitch and go into the next one second half double crochet (HDC) third one, yarn over and pull through
all and finish it with a chain stitch yarn over and go into here like so three yarn over and pull through all and finish with a chain two three yarn over, pull through all and finish with a chain this is the last one two three now we completed a second row of puff stitches
but we finished each of them with a chain stitch now let’s try doing puff stitches
in the gaps between stitches and we’ll also do it with more count of stitches now I’ll connect a third color pull it through and pull the old strand away then we chain two I need to get rid of the extra yarn I’ll cut it off then I’ll insert the hook into the gap, not into a stitch
but into the gap between the stitches as we can see then yarn over and pull through and do
the first half double crochet (HDC) and the second one the third I’ll do two more four five yarn over and pull the loop
through all loops on the hook and finish with a chain and to the next stitch, one two three four five then yarn over and pull through all loops on the hook and finish with a chain we can see the difference in size between
the three and five stitches puff stitch we can also see the difference in the shape,
here we did it in a stitch like this one and when we did in the gap let’s do another stitch, one two three four five, yarn over and pull through all loops on the hook as we can see now, two three four five pull through all and finish with a chain notice where we insert the hook,
in the gap not into the stitch itself three four five and finish with a chain and I’ll finish this row with a half double crochet (HDC) now let’s see how to do the horizontal puff stitch I’ll get another color and connect it like so and chain one then I’ll do a row of single crochets (SC) this row is only to separate between them I added another color just to make it easy
for us to work the new horizontal puff stitch and separate this row from the previous row I’ll do a chain here because I’ll
do another single crochet (SC) this single crochet (SC) will be the base for the half
double crochets (HDC) of the puff stitch so we won’t go into any of the stitches of this row, we will insert the hook into the main
single crochet (SC) we did here so how are we going to do it, we’ll start by chaining
two to give us the size we want but horizontally so now I did two chains, pay attention here,
this is the single crochet (SC) we did let’s make it more clear, we started the second
row with this single crochet (SC) so I did two chains and then I’ll yarn over and insert
the hook before the single crochet (SC) and do a half double crochet (HDC) yarn over and do the second one yarn over and do the third then yarn over and pull through all loops
on the hook and finish with a chain now the puff is completed, so I’ll skip two stitches
and do another single crochet (SC) here so we connected it to this row with a single crochet (SC)
and it became a horizontal puff stitch another one, we start with a single crochet (SC)
to be the base for the puff stitch then we chain two yarn over and insert the hook
before the single crochet (SC) this is the first half double crochet (HDC) yarn over and do the second one,
then another one, now I did three then yarn over and pull through
all loops and finish with a chain skip the next two stitches and do a single crochet (SC)
in the third one, so it’s comfortable and not stretched another one start with a single crochet (SC)
to be the base for the puff stitch then we chain two yarn over and go before the single crochet (SC) one two three yarn over and pull through all and finish the puff stitch with a chain then I’ll skip the next two stitches and go into
the third one and do a single crochet (SC) and that’s how the horizontal puff stitch is done it looks very nice when used in the edges
of a scarf or a tablecloth now we completed the puff stitch, Thank you

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