The Criss Cross Puffs Stitch :: Crochet Stitch #208

Stitch Description

This crochet tutorial will help you learn how to crochet the criss cross puffs stitch. This stitch creates an interesting puff pattern with a lot of texture. The criss cross puffs stitch would be great for coffee cozies, scarves and hats!

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Materials Used

Valley Yarns Northampton

Sourced the softest wool WEBS could find and dyed in a beautiful collection of solid colors and heathered shades. It is a dream to felt and soft enough for cozy garments. Valley Yarns Northampton also has a whopping 247 yards per skein. It is beautiful and economical. Made in Peru.

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Crystal Palace Bamboo Crochet Hook

Crystal Palaces’ Bamboo Crochet Hooks are lovely, and feel great in your hand. These 6 inch crochet hooks are made from specially selected, cured, and finished bamboo for an exceptionally smooth feel. Made in Japan.

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Abbreviations

ch
Chain Stitch
sc
Single Crochet
dc
Double Crochet
Criss Cross Puff
Criss Cross Puff Stitch- (draw up a 1/2″ (1.3cm) long loop in specified stitch or space) 6 times, yo, draw through all 7 loops on hook, ch 1 to close puff.

Stitch Details

  Skill Level
Intermediate

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 1

  Pattern Repeat 
Any even number.

Stitch Characteristics

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Pattern Instructions

Foundation Chain:Any even number.

  • Foundation Row: starting in 2nd ch from hook, work 1sc in each ch across row, turn.
  • Row 1: ch 3, draw up a loop in first sc, skip next sc, draw up a loop in next sc, (cross over the loop just picked up, draw up a loop in the 1st sc again, draw up a loop in same st as 2nd loop) twice (7 loops on hook), yo, through all loops, ch 1 (1 criss cross puff made), *draw up a loop in the last sc worked, skip the next sc, pick up a loop in next sc (cross over the loop just picked up, draw up a loop in the 1st sc again, draw up a loop in same st as 2nd loop) twice (7 loops on hook), yo, through all loops, ch 1, rep from * across, 1dc in last ch, turn.
  • Row 2: ch 3, draw up a loop in the ch 1 space between the 1st dc and 1st puff st, draw up a loop in next ch 1 space between the 1st and 2nd puff st, (cross over the loop just picked up, draw up a loop in the 1st space again, draw up a loop in 2nd space again) twice (7 loops on hook), yo, draw through all loops, ch 1, *draw up a loop in last ch 1 space worked, pick up a loop in ch 1 space between next 2 puffs, (cross over the loop just picked up, draw up a loop in the 1st space again, pick up loop in 2nd space again) twice (7 loops on hook), yo, draw through all loops, ch 1, rep from * across, ending with last puff in space between last 2 puffs and space between the last puff and the tch, dc in top of tch, turn.

Repeat row 2 until you have reached your desired length.

Swatch Photos

Example of the Criss Cross Puffs Stitch. (Reversible)

Example of the Criss Cross Puffs Stitch. Reversible (Click for Larger Image)

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