Welcome to Week Four of your Crochet for Beginners Course. This week we will be adding the puff stitch! A slightly different stitch that creates a puffy, warm cluster of longer loops grouped together.
It might look a bit confusing but, I promise, it’s the same as what you have already done, only the loops you pull up come up to the height of the treble stitch, rather than the standard double.
This week we will also add the Cluster stitch - worked a lot like a tr2tog! You will often find motif squares that group these stitches together to create fun textures, so we will do it too!
We will also look at, as promised in week one, working under the back bump of the foundation chain. This is a great technique to use when you’re working things like puff stitches into a foundation chain, as the chain won’t become so misshapen when you are pulling up a loop.
Working under the chain bump
Working under both parts of the chain will make for a more secure start.
The puff stitch is one of the only stitches in crochet that requires you to do something more than simply yarning over and pulling up a loop. It is mostly the same, only you are pulling your loop up to the height of a taller stitch, rather than just over the hook.
Cluster stitches are worked similarly to the decrease stitches, which sometimes leads to them being referred to as ‘tr3tog’ into the same space.
Square Thirteen: Puff StripesMake Square Thirteen
Work puff stitches in rows for a warm puffy square.
Square Fourteen: Puff CornersMake Square Fourteen
Work puff stitches into the corner to create a fun texture.
Square Fifteen: Puff & ClusterMake Square Fifteen
Work puff and cluster stitches together to create a floral design.
Square Twenty: Sunflower SquareMake Square Sixteen
A slightly different combo of stitches to make a sunflower shape.