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When I designed the Spring Blooms Bandana Cowl, I really wanted to incorporate the puff stitch, but I wanted to mix it up a bit. So, I decided to take a puff stitch and drop it down 2 rows, similar to a spike stitch. I loved how the stitch turned out! It really gives the project some interesting texture.
A puff stitch is basically a hdc4tog (half double crochet 4 together) all placed in 1 stitch. Then, once you have finished your hdc4tog, you close the top of the puff with a ch1. This will result in a neat little oval-shaped puff. A puff stitch is considered 2 sts.
For the Spring Blooms patterns, we will be doing puff stitches into the stitch space 2 rows below.
First, you place the specified number of sc. Then:
– *Yarn over, insert your hook into the specified stitch (marked in red in figure 1), yarn over, and draw up a loop. ** You should now have 3 loops on your hook. Note: You want to draw your loop up to the height of the row you are currently working. Don’t make it too tight.
– Repeat from * to ** 3 more times. You should now have 9 loops on your hook.
– Yarn over and pull your yarn through all 9 loops (see figure 2). Finish off with a ch1.
– You have now made a puff stitch. Skip the specified number of stitches, and continue on with your next set of sc. Your work should now look like figure 3.
Tip: Once you have completed your puff stitch, it can be difficult to tell where to put your next sc, because your skipped st(s) are hiding under a puff. If you’re having trouble with this, try placing a stitch marker in the stitch where you should be placing your next sc. As you can see in figure 1, I have skipped 2 sts and placed my marker in the next st. This is where my next sc will go.
So now you know how to do the Puff Stitch for Spring Blooms. Head on over to the Spring Blooms Bandana Cowl pattern and give it a go!
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