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.
PATTERN USE IDEAS
- Scarfs and cowls
- Hats and gloves
MATERIALS AND TOOLS NEEDED
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
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.
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ZIG ZAG PUFF STITCH PATTERN
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.