How to Crochet a Puff Stitch Free Puff Stitch Crochet Instructions

Want to learn how to crochet a puff stitch? If so, you’ve found a great place to get educated; keep reading for free puff stitch instructions, plus links to bunches of free puff stitch crochet patterns you can use for practicing what you’ve learned.


A crochet puff stitch, which was worked into a piece of half double crochet. Ideally, you'll want to combine puff stitches with less textured stitches like this so the puffs stand out from the others.

A crochet puff stitch, which was worked into a piece of half double crochet. Ideally, you’ll want to combine puff stitches with less textured stitches like this so the puffs stand out from the others.

Puff Stitch With 3 Half Double Crochet Stitches:

This version of the puff stitch is comprised of 3 modified half double crochet sts. Here’s how to crochet the stitch:

Begin as you usually would when working an ordinary half double crochet stitch: wrap the yarn over your hook.

Insert your hook into the next stitch to be worked.

Grab the yarn and pull it through.

DO NOT complete the half double crochet.

Instead, wrap the yarn over your hook again.

Insert the hook into the same stitch as before.

Grab the yarn and pull it through.

Repeat the same steps again until you have 3 unfinished half-double crochet stitches in progress. There will be 7 loops on your hook all together. Here’s a picture of how it looks at this point:

A Crochet Puff Stitch in Progress

A Crochet Puff Stitch in Progress

To close the puff stitch, wrap the yarn over your hook, grab it and carefully pull it through all the loops on your hook.

A Crochet Puff Stitch in Progress

A Crochet Puff Stitch in Progress

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Finished Crochet Puff Stitch

Finished Crochet Puff Stitch


These instructions result in a puff stitch that isn’t really all that puffy. If you want your puffs to really puff up, you can make them fatter by adding more modified half double crochet stitches in each group. I think a grouping of 4 half doubles is ideal for many purposes. Groupings of 5 are really pretty and visually appealing, but they also take a lot of time to do, and you can burn through a lot of yarn when you add in that much dimension.


Ready to try crocheting the puff stitch? You can try practicing with any of the following patterns:

Free Crochet Puff Stitch Patterns

More Crochet Stitches

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