Crochet Basics: Long Puff Stitch Square

Blossom Lady
Aug 18, 2022 07:23 PM
Crochet Basics: Long Puff Stitch Square

The Long puff crochet stitch forms thick and fluffy double-sided bobbles, which can be used to create smaller motifs, work a row of puff stitches among other stitches, or crochet rows of the stitch to make a long puff stitch fabric. Although getting the tension correct can take a little practice, the puff stitch is a variation on half double crochet. Instead of completing the HDC as usual, you add more loops, resulting in the "puff." There are several variations on long puff stitch, often based on the number of loops and the size of the puff stitch. You can also work staggered puff stitch rows, as seen here, as well as stacked, zigzag, braided, and more. This pretty, puffy square has beautiful look and texture. I personally love cotton because it's neat and washes well, but you could use any yarn you like. If you use a heavier yarn, remember you'll need a bigger hook and that your final square will be larger too.

Techniques used in this stitch (British term / American term):

Chain stitch – ch

Slip stitch – sl.st

Double crochet / Single crochet – dc / sc Half treble / Half double crochet – h.tr / h.dc 4 Long h.tr / h.dc decrease - 4 h.tr/h.dc dec. 8 Long h.tr / h.dc decrease - 8 h.tr/h.dc dec. Treble / Double treble – tr / dc

Instructions

Round 1: 4 ch, 15 tr/dc in last ch, sl.st in fourth ch.

Round 2: 2ch, * work over 4 tr/dc below: 1dc/sc in first tr/dc, 3ch, 4 h.tr/h.dc dec. , 3ch, 1dc/sc in fourth tr/dc; rep from* 2 times, work over 4 tr/dc below: 1dc/sc in first tr/dc, 3ch, 4 h.tr/h.dc dec. , 3ch, sl.st in second ch.

Round 3: 1ch, * 12 tr/dc in top of decrease stitches, 1 dc.sc in first dc/sc below; rep from*2 times, 12 tr/dc in top of decrease stitches, sl.st in ch.

Round 4: draw up a loop about 1 cm long, work over first four tr/dc: - 4 h.tr/h.dc dec., 3ch, 1dc/sc in fourth tr/dc, * work over next four tr/dc: 1dc/sc in first tr/dc, 3ch, 4 h.tr/h.dc dec. , 3ch, 1dc/sc in fourth tr/dc; work over next eight tr/dc: 1dc/sc in first tr/dc, 3ch, 8 h.tr/h.dc dec. , 3ch, 1dc/sc in eight tr/dc; rep from * 2 times. Crochet 2 times next: {work over next four tr/dc - 1dc/sc in first tr/dc, 3ch, 4 h.tr/h.dc dec. , 3ch, 1dc/sc in fourth tr/dc}. Then work sl.st in top of decrease stitches.

Round 5: 3ch, 4tr/dc in top of decrease stitches below, 1dc/sc in first dc/sc below, * 12 tr/dc in top of decrease stitches, 1 dc.sc in first dc/sc below, 8 tr/dc dc in next top of decrease stitches, 1 dc.sc in first dc/sc below; rep from* 2 times, 12 tr/dc in top of decrease stitches, 1 dc.sc in first dc/sc below, 3 tr/dc dc in next top of decrease stitches, sl.st in third ch.

Round 6: 2ch, work over next eight tr/dc: 1dc/sc in first tr/dc, 3ch, 8 h.tr/h.dc dec. , 3ch, 1dc/sc in eight tr/dc; * work over next four tr/dc: 1dc/sc in first tr/dc, 3ch, 4 h.tr/h.dc dec. , 3ch, 1dc/sc in fourth tr/dc; crochet 2 times next: { work over next eight tr/dc: 1dc/sc in first tr/dc, 3ch, 8 h.tr/h.dc dec. , 3ch, 1dc/sc in eight tr/dc}; rep from * 2 times. Then work over next four tr/dc: 1dc/sc in first tr/dc, 3ch, 4 h.tr/h.dc dec. , 3ch, 1dc/sc in fourth tr/dc; work over next seven tr/dc and third ch of 5 round: 1dc/sc in first tr/dc, 3ch, 8 h.tr/h.dc dec. , 3ch, sl.st in second ch.

Crochet Basics: Long Puff Stitch Square
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