Too Cool for Stitch School: How to Crochet the Flower Puff Stitch

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Skill Level: Intermediate

Gauge: 18 sts and 12 rows = 4” (10cm) in dc.

Materials

Yarn: Debbie Bliss Eco Baby (100% cotton; 137 yards [125 meters]/50 grams)

Hook/Needles: US size E/4 (3.5mm);

Abbreviations

st(s) – stitch(es)

ch – chain stitch

sc – single crochet

dc – double crochet

ps – puff stitch

ps2tog – puff stitch 2 together

ps3tog – puff stitch 3 together

Special Stitches

Puff Stitch (ps)

YO, insert hook into the next st. YO, and pull back through that st (3 loops on hook). *YO, insert hook into the same st. YO, and pull back through that st. Repeat from the * 3 times. (9 loops on hook). YO, and pull through all the loops on your hook. Ch1.

Puff Stitch 2 Together (ps2tog)

YO, insert hook into the next st. YO, and pull back through that st (11 loops on hook). *YO, insert hook into the same st. YO, and pull back through that st. Repeat from the * 3 times. (9 loops on hook).

YO, insert hook into the next st. YO, and pull back through that st (3 loops on hook). *YO, insert hook into the same st. YO, and pull back through that st. Repeat from the * 3 times. (17 loops on hook). YO, and pull through all the loops on your hook. Ch1.

Puff Stitch 3 Together (ps3tog)

YO, insert hook into the next st. YO, and pull back through that st (11 loops on hook). *YO, insert hook into the same st. YO, and pull back through that st. Repeat from the * 3 times. (9 loops on hook).

YO, insert hook into the next st. YO, and pull back through that st (3 loops on hook). *YO, insert hook into the same st. YO, and pull back through that st. Repeat from the * 3 times. (17 loops on hook).

YO, insert hook into the next st. YO, and pull back through that st (19 loops on hook). *YO, insert hook into the same st. YO, and pull back through that st. Repeat from the * 3 times. (25 loops on hook). YO, and pull through all the loops on your hook. Ch1.

Pattern Notes

This pattern is worked in the row, and from bottom to top.

Pattern

Foundation

Chain in multiples of 13 + 3.

Row 1: Ch2, skip 3 ch (counts as first dc of row) dc in 4th ch from hook.

Flower Puff Stitch GÇô Stitch School (Step 1)

 

*Ch2, skip 2 sts, ps in next st, ch3, ps in next st. Ch2, skip 2 sts, dc in next st. Ch3, skip 2 sts, sc in next st, ch3, skip 2 sts, dc in next st. Repeat from * all across, dc in next st. Turn work.

 

Flower Puff Stitch GÇô Stitch School (Step 2)

 

Row 2: Ch2, dc in next st. *Ch2, ps3tog in top of last dc made and next 2 ‘ch3′ spaces from previous row.

 

Flower Puff Stitch GÇô Stitch School (Step 3) Flower Puff Stitch GÇô Stitch School (Step 4)

Ch2, ps in top of last ps3tog. Dc in next dc from previous row.

Flower Puff Stitch GÇô Stitch School (Step 5)

Ch3, sc in 2nd ch of ‘ch3′ space between 2 ps from previous row, ch3, dc in next dc from previous row.

Flower Puff Stitch GÇô Stitch School (Step 6)

Repeat from the * all across, dc in next st. Turn work.

Flower Puff Stitch GÇô Stitch School (Step 7)

Row 3: Ch2, dc in next st. *Ch3, sc in next sc from previous row, ch3, dc in next dc from previous row. Ch2, (ps, ch3, ps) in top of next ps3tog from previous row, ch2, dc in next dc from previous row.

Flower Puff Stitch GÇô Stitch School (Step 8)

Repeat from the * all across, dc in next st. Turn work.

Flower Puff Stitch GÇô Stitch School (Step 9)

Row 4: Ch2, dc in next st. *Ch3, sc in 2nd ch of ‘ch3′ space between 2 ps from previous row, ch3, dc in next dc from previous row.

Flower Puff Stitch GÇô Stitch School (Step 10)

Ch2, ps3tog in top of last dc made and next 2 ‘ch3′ spaces from previous row. Ch2, ps in top of last ps3tog. Dc in next dc from previous row.

Flower Puff Stitch GÇô Stitch School (Step 11)

Repeat from the * all across, dc in next st. Turn work.

Flower Puff Stitch GÇô Stitch School (Step 12)

Row 5: Ch2, dc in next st. *Ch2, (ps, ch3, ps) in top of next ps3tog from previous row, ch2, dc in next dc from previous row.

Flower Puff Stitch GÇô Stitch School (Step 13)

Ch3, sc in next sc from previous row, ch3, dc in next dc from previous row. Repeat from the * all across, dc in next st. Turn work.

Flower Puff Stitch GÇô Stitch School (Step 14)

Repeat:

Row 2 – 5 until you reach your desired length.

Final Row: Ch2, dc in next st. *Ch3, ps2tog in next 2 ‘ch3′ spaces from previous row, ch3, dc on next dc from previous row.

Flower Puff Stitch GÇô Stitch School (Step 15)

Ch3, sc in 2nd ch of ‘ch3′ space between 2 ps from previous row, ch3, dc in next dc from previous row.

Flower Puff Stitch GÇô Stitch School (Step 16)

Repeat from the * all across, dc in next st. Turn work.

Fasten off. Weave in loose ends.

Flower Puff Stitch GÇô Stitch School (Step 17)

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