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Zig Zag Puff Stitch

Updated September 12, 2023

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No matter what colour you create it in, texture is always beautiful. Crochet has some absolutely wonderful stitches to add interest to your project – from lacy and delicate to plump and squishy…and everything in between! The Zig Zag Puff stitch is one of my favourites 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.


  • Blankets
  • Shawls
  • Scarfs and cowls
  • Hats and gloves
  • Accessories


Yarn: As this is a stitch tutorial, you can use any yarn. For the pattern swatch shown I used  Stylecraft Special DK

Hook:  5mm hook or size appropriate for your yarn


Darning Needle


Written in UK terms

This pattern gives you the basic principles for the crochet zig zag puff stitch, designed to help you create your own projects.

Video tutorial can be found at the base of the post.

Beginning ch does count as a st


Puff Stitch: insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull through stitch and bring up height of loop, [yarn over, insert hook into same stitch, yarn over and pull through stitch] twice, 6 loops on hook, yarn over, draw through all 6 loops on hook, chain 1 to secure the stitch.

Chain (ch): Yarn over, pull through one loop on hook

Double Crochet (dc): Insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull through two loops (2 loops on hook), yarn over, pull through both loops.

Half Treble Crochet(s): htc(s):  Yarn over, insert into stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, you will have three loops on the hook. Yarn over, pull through all three loops.

Skip (sk)

Stitch(es) (st(s))

Space(s) (sp(s))

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Foundation: Ch an even number until desired width.

Row 1: Ch 1, dc in 2nd ch from hook and across. Turn.

Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as st here and throughout), *skip next st, PS; repeat from * across until you have one st remaining. Htr in last st of row. Turn.

Row 3: Ch 2, skip sp before first puff st. Work puff stitch in each space between puff stitches, across. Work puff stitch in space after last puff stitch. Work htr in top of ch-2. Turn.

Repeat row 3 until desired height.

Fasten off. Sew in ends.



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  • Kate
    September 11, 2023 at 4:33 am

    Does the description miss the first step? Because it says ch1 and turn

    • BellaCocoTeam
      September 14, 2023 at 8:36 am

      Hi Kate so sorry for the late reply, we have now updated the blog and apologise for any inconvenience caused.


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