The Boxed Puff Stitch :: Crochet Stitch #156

Stitch Description

This crochet tutorial will help you learn how to crochet the boxed puff stitch. This stitch creates a dense but delicate boxed pattern with lots of texture. The boxed puff stitch would be great for afghans, blankets and baby booties!

Video Tutorial

Materials Used

Wooly Worsted

Ewe Ewe Yarns Wooly Worsted Washable is 100% merino superwash yarn, spun in Italy and full of luxury at a great price. With 95 yards per skein you can work up your favorite projects with one or all of our seven colors of yarn.

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Susan Bates Silvalume Crochet Hooks

These hooks have the broadest size range within the Susan Bates family of hooks. Made of lightweight aluminum; each Silvalume hook undergoes a special anodizing process, which etches away all surface impurities. In addition, each hook is heat treated for strength and durability and polished for a velvety smooth finish. Each size is color coded so you can find the size you need at a glance. The famous Susan Bates in-line head helps reduce wrist motion for fatigue-free crocheting and helps you maintain a more consistent gauge.

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Chain Stitch
Single Crochet
Double Crochet
Puff Stitch-hdc4tog all into same st and closed with 1ch drawn tightly.

Stitch Details

  Skill Level

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 2

  Pattern Repeat 
Multiple of 3 + 5

Stitch Characteristics

Pattern Instructions

Foundation Chain:Multiple of 3 + 5

  • Row 1: (Right Side): Puff St into 5th ch from hook, *skip 2ch, [1dc) 2ch, Puff St] all into next ch; rep from * ending skip 2ch, 1dc into last ch, turn.
  • Row 2: 1ch, skip 1st st, *work 1dc loosely over next row into first of 2 skipped sts in row below, 1sc into Puff St, 1sc into next 2ch sp; rep from * ending 1sc into 3rd ch of tch, turn.
  • Row 3: 5ch (count as 1dc and 2ch), Puff St into 1st st, *skip 2sc, [1dc) 2ch, Puff St] all into next dc; rep from * ending skip 2sc, 1dc into last dc, skip tch, turn.
  • Repeat row 2 and 3 ending with a 2nd row until you have reached your desired length.

Swatch Photos

Example of the Boxed Puff Stitch. (Right Side)

Example of the Boxed Puff Stitch. Right Side (Click for Larger Image)

Example of the Boxed Puff Stitch. (Wrong Side)

Example of the Boxed Puff Stitch. Wrong Side (Click for Larger Image)

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