Crochet Basics: Zig Zag Puff Stitch
Crocheting remains a great way to make clothes and other types of things that you may want to have around the house, like blankets and scarves or baby blankets. It’s a time-consuming process, but the results are always rewarding. Many crocheters call crochet an art form, a passion, a therapy, whatever you want to call it, to me it is the most fun you can have with yarn. This is a calming activity and the fact that you also get to have something to show off at the end with, is pretty awesome. So, let’s continue to create yarn magic, one stitch at a time! Today’s stitch is the Zig Zag Puff Stitch. Let’s grab our hooks and our yarn and let’s learn how to crochet this new stitch.
No matter what color you create it in, texture is always beautiful. It creates a lovely zig zagging stitch pattern and it’s easy to learn with a detailed step by step photo tutorial. What’s extra great about this stitch crochet pattern is the softness the puffs create. One thing to be aware of though, it’s for sure a yarn “eater”.
The Zig Zag Puff stitch is one of my favorites for creating scarves, cowls and hats with eye-catching detail. Not only that, this lovely lofty stitch adds warmth with puffed up stitches. Using only basic stitches, combined to create an intricate pattern, the Zig Zag Puff is one pattern you need to add to your repertoire.
Yarn over and insert your hook into the indicated space. Yarn over again and pull up a long loop (3 loops on hook.) *Yarn over and insert your hook into the same space. Yarn over again and pull up a long loop* three more times. You should now have 9 loops on your hook. Yarn over and pull through all 9 loops.
Ch a multiple of 2 + 3 st loosely.
Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook, work puff in ch before dc just made, *sk 1 ch, dc 1 in next st, puff 1 in sk ch, ch 1*, repeat from *to* until you have 1 st left, dc 1 in last st, turn.
Picture 1: Double crochet in 4th chain from hook.
Picture 2: Puff in chain before double crochet. See steps for puff stitch specified above.
Picture 3: Chain 1.
Picture 4: Skip 1 st, double crochet in next st.
Picture 5: Second puff and chain finished. Repeat: skip 1 stitch, double crochet in next st, puff in skipped stitch until you have 1 stitch left.
Picture 6: Double crochet in last stitch. This is how row 1 looks finished.
Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as 1st st), sk 1st st, dc 1 in ch from previous row, puff in space between last puff and dc from previous row, ch 1, *skip dc and space between puffs, dc in next ch from previous row, puff in space between puffs*, repeat from *to* until you have 1 st left, dc 1 in last st, turn.
Picture 7: Chain 2.
Picture 8: Double crochet in chain from previous row.
Picture 9: Puff in space between double crochet and puff from previous row.
Picture 10: Chain 1.
Picture 11: Double crochet in next chain from previous row.
Picture 12: Puff in space between double crochet and puff from previous row, then chain 1. Repeat: *skip dc and space between puffs, dc in next ch from previous row, puff in space between puff* until you have 1 stitch left.
Picture 13: Double crochet in last stitch. This is how row 2 looks finished.
Picture 14: Repeat row 2 of the Zig Zag Puff Stitch until your project reaches desired length.
Let me know down in comments if you need help with the pattern or you have other questions!