How To Crochet The Bobble, Puff And Popcorn Stitch

A post on all you need to know about the bobble stitch as well as the puff and popcorn stitches. Includes variations of all these stitches. #BobbleStitch #PopcornStitch #PuffStitch #CrochetStitch #StitchTutorial

I love working with the bobble stitch as well as puffs and popcorns! In other words, if it’s textured, I’m probably halfway in love with it hahaha. When I started exploring more crochet stitches and patterns, it took me a while to realize that although all these stitches are similar in that they are textured, they are all different. It is therefore crucial that if you are following a pattern with any of these stitches that you know exactly what you are meant to do.

In this post, I’ll share with you how to crochet the bobble stitch, puff stitch and the popcorn stitch as well as some variations of them that you might encounter. So, lets get on with the fun!

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A post on all you need to know about the bobble stitch as well as the puff and popcorn stitches. Includes variations of all these stitches. #BobbleStitch #PopcornStitch #PuffStitch #CrochetStitch #StitchTutorial

How To Crochet The Bobble, Puff & Popcorn Stitch

Materials:

  • Yarn
  • Corresponding hook
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Similarities Between The Puff, Popcorn & Bobble Stitch

  • The bobble, puff, and popcorn stitches create raised or “puffed” texture in your crochet projects.
  • They are all crocheted by working groups of stitches in just one stitch from the previous row.
  • They are also similar in that each stitch is closed at the top.

1. The Bobble Stitch

The bobble stitch is made by crocheting a group of incomplete double crochet stitches into one stitch. The Afro Square pattern uses bobble stitch and would be a great to practice this stitch. You can find the graph for this pattern for free on the Afro Square pattern blog post or in my Resources Library. Subscribe below to get the password.

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These bobble stitches are made as instructed below.

How To Crochet The Bobble Stitch

(Yarn over, insert the hook into the stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, draw through 2 loops on hook) 4 times. (There will be 5 loops on hook.) Yarn over, draw through all remaining loops on hook.

Bobble Stitch Variations

3- dc Bobble- (Yarn over, insert the hook into the stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, draw through 2 loops on hook) 3 times. (There will be 4 loops on hook.) Yarn over, draw through all remaining loops on hook.

5-dc Bobble- (Yarn over, insert the hook into the stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, draw through 2 loops on hook) 5 times. (There will be 6 loops on hook.) Yarn over, draw through all remaining loops on hook.

5-tr Bobble- (Yarn over 2 times, insert hook in same stitch or space, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, draw through 2 loops, yarn over, draw through 2 loops) 5 times. (There will be 6 loops on hook.) Yarn over, draw through all remaining loops on hook.

2. The Puff Stitch

The puff stitch like making a group of incomplete half-double crochet stitches into one stitch. The Peas in a Pod Hat pattern uses puff stitches and you can also get it from the Resources Library or on this blog post.

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These puff stitches are made as instructed below.

How To Crochet The Puff Stitch

 (Yarn over, insert the hook into the stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop) 5 times. There will be 11 loops on the hook. Yarn over, and draw the hook through all loops on hook.

Puff Stitch Variations

Small Puff Stitch:  (Yarn over, insert the hook into the stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop) 3 times. There will be 7 loops on the hook. Yarn over, and draw the hook through all loops on hook.

3. The Popcorn Stitch

The popcorn stitch is a cluster of completed dc stitches that are closed at the top.

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These popcorn stitches are made from 5 dc clusters.

How To Crochet The Popcorn Stitch

Make 5 double crochet in the stitch indicated in the pattern.

Pull the loop on the hook a little larger, so it’s easy to grab later. Drop that same loop from the hook.

Count back to the first double crochet stitch. Insert the hook from back to front through the first double crochet stitch. Place the dropped look back on the hook, and draw that loop through the first stitch.

Note: To make popcorn stitches from the right side of the work, insert the hook from front to back. To make popcorn stitches from the wrong side of the work, insert the hook from back to front.

Popcorn Stitch Variations

Small Popcorn Stitches: can be made with 3 or 4 dc stitches depending on how small you want them.

Large Popcorn Stitches: can be made with 6 or 7 dc stitches depending on how “puffy” you want them.

The Bobble, Puff & Popcorn Stitch- Conclusion

These three texture stitches definitely use more yarn than your average double crochet. However, the puff stitch uses the least amount of yarn, and the popcorn stitch uses the most. Therefore, a project made with a lot of popcorn stitches will use much more yarn – and be much heavier – than a less textured project. You will notice I used puff stitches for my Peas in a Pod Hat. This is one of the main reasons I chose to do so.

For home & decor items such as pillows and blankets, bobbles and popcorns are ideal. You can also see how the fabric made from popcorn stitches is denser.

If you have any comments or questions, be sure to write them in the comments below and I’ll be sure to get back to you. Until next post.

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1. Loop Stitch Crochet- An Easy Step-by-step Tutorial

2. How To Crochet the Jasmine Stitch

3. Intarsia Crochet Tutorial

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