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How to Crochet the Criss Cross Puffs Stitch

How to Crochet the Criss Cross Puffs Stitch

This video 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!

Materials Used in this Tutorial


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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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TECHNIQUES USED IN THIS STITCH:

Chain Stitch – Ch
Double Crochet-dc
Single Crochet-sc

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.

Skill: Experienced
Foundation Chain:Chain an even number of sts.

Pattern Instructions

  1. Foundation Row

    starting in 2nd ch from hook, work 1sc in each ch across row, turn.

  2. 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.

  3. 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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