Alternating rows of puff stitches and half-double crochet create this textured pattern perfect for blankets, hats, and more.

Adding puff stitches to your crochet project is a great way to add a little bit of texture. You can find a few patterns that I’ve used puff stitches on here:

They can also be used all over to create even more texture, like the Yuba Hat and Cowl.

How to Crochet the Puff Stitch

A puff stitch is a half-double crochet together all worked in the same stitch or space. See the photo tutorial below for instructions.

Yarnover, insert hook into stitch indicated, pull up loop

[Yarnover, insert hook into same stitch, pull up loop] 3 times. 9 loops on hook.

Yarnover, pull through all 9 loops.

Ch 1 to close.

Puff Stitch Stripes Crochet Stitch


  • US Terminology
  • Ch(s): chain(s)
  • St(s): stitch(es)
  • Sc: single crochet
  • Hdc: half double crochet

Puff Stitch: Yo, insert hook into next space, pull up loop, [yo, insert hook into same space, pull up loop] 3 times. Ch 1 to close.


  • Ch 1 does not count as a stitch
  • This stitch is reversible, you choose which side you like best as the front. 
  • Ch any even number

Row 1: Chain even number, hdc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across. Turn.

Row 2: Ch 1, hdc in same st as ch 1, ch 1, *skip 1, puff st in next. Repeat from * across until 2 sts remain.  Skip 1,  hdc in last. Turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, hdc in same st as ch 1, hdc in first ch-1 space, 2 hdc in each ch-1 space between puffs across. 2 hdc in last space. Hdc in last st. Turn.

Row 4-5: Ch 1, hdc in same st as ch 1, and each st across. Turn. (35 sts)

Repeat rows 2-5, ending on a row 3.

2024 Crochet Along: Square 4

This is the 4th stitch of the Terrific Textures Crochet Along! This is a year-long CAL running here on The Unraveled Mitten, we are learning a new textured crochet stitch every week other week. Around the end of October, we will join our stitch sampler squares into a cozy blanket.

You can find more info here.

Pre-Order the Entire Pattern Here

You can purchase a pre-order of the Terrific Textures CAL in my shops. Each time a square is released you will automatically receive the PDF copy of that pattern.

You can find written instructions for this stitch above. You’ll notice that the instructions are written so you can use this stitch in other places besides this CAL. You can find my notes on how I made my 12-inch square listed below.

  • 114 yds worsted weight yarn- Red Heart Super Saver used in sample
  • 5.5mm crochet hook
  • Gauge: 6 hdc x 6 rows = 2 in
  • Finished Square before blocking: 12×12
    • Keep in mind a square that is a little smaller than 12 inches is a lot easier to work with in the joining stage than a square larger than 12 inches.

This is what I did:

  • Ch 36 to start
  • Follow stitch instructions above until your square is the desired size, being sure to end on a row 3. For me this was 27 rows.
  • After final row do not finish off, move on to border.

Border Instructions: Do not finish off. Decide which side you want to be the front. Working on front side of square, ch 1, sc evenly around placing (sc, ch 2 sc) in each corner space. Join to top of 1st sc with sl st. Finish off weave in ends. Block to 12 inches. (Each side should have 35 stitches)

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