Zig Zag Puff Stitch Crochet Tutorial

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The zig zag puff stitch is such a beautiful and textured crochet stitch.

It creates a lovely zig zagging stitch pattern and it’s easy to learn with a detailed step by step photo tutorial.

What’s extra great about this stitch crochet pattern is the softness the puffs create. One thing to be aware of though, it’s for sure a yarn “eater”.

I’ve also included a way for you to grab the printable version in a bundle, more details about that further down.

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SPRING STITCHES CAL:


This crochet stitch pattern is released together with 15 other stitch pattern during the Spring Stitches CAL.

All stitches are created to challenge you to test new stitch patterns, either in our patterns or you can make them as squares & join together as a blanket.

Find the list of stitch patterns here.

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FOR THIS TUTORIAL I USED:


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Crochet Abbreviations

We try our best to include all crochet abbreviations in the list above for the crochet stitch pattern, but sometimes we may forget one or two.

Learn more about crochet abbreviations & find a complete list on our Crochet Abbreviations & Terms post.

Notes


Stitches You Will Need


PUFF WRITTEN TUTORIAL:

In stitch or space indicated: *yarn over, pull up a loop*, repeat from *to* 2 more times, you have 7 loops on the hook. Yarn over, pull through all.

PUFF PHOTO TUTORIAL:

These steps are for the puff itself, photos for the stitch can be fund further down.

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Puff: Yarn over.
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Puff cont.: Pull up a loop.
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Puff cont.: Yarn over.
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Puff cont.: Pull up a loop.
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Puff cont.: Yarn over and pull up a third loop.
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Puff cont.: Yarn over and pull through all loops on hook.

TO MAKE A 15 cm x  15 cm / 6 x 6 INCH SQUARE


With the hook & yarn give, I crocheted:

  • Ch 19 st, for a total of 26 stitches per row.
  • 13 rows.
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Crochet a blanket!

Use this crochet stitch pattern to crochet a blanket! Learn more about crochet blanket sizes & making one with any size crochet hook & yarn:

  1. Crochet Blanket Sizes
  2. Any Yarn & Hook Blanket Calculator
  3. Other Crochet Stitches for Blankets

ZIG ZAG PUFF STITCH CROCHET STITCH TUTORIAL:


Find the photo & written tutorial below. Further down you can also find a video tutorial. 

PHOTO & WRITTEN TUTORIAL:

Ch a multiple of 2 + 3 st loosely

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Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook, work puff in ch before dc just made,  *sk 1 ch, dc 1 in next st, puff 1 in sk ch, ch 1*, repeat from *to* until you have 1 st left, dc 1 in last st, turn.

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Row 1: Double crochet in 4th chain from hook.
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Row 1 cont.: Puff in chain before double crochet. See steps for puff stitch specified above.
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Row 1 cont.: Chain 1.
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Row 1 cont.: Skip 1 st, double crochet in next st.
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Row 1 cont.: Second puff and chain finished. Repeat: skip 1 stitch, double crochet in next st, puff in skipped stitch until you have 1 stitch left.
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Row 1 cont.: Double crochet in last stitch. This is how row 1 looks finished.

Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as 1st st), sk 1st st, dc 1 in ch from previous row, puff in space between last puff and dc from previous row, ch 1, *skip dc and space between puffs, dc in next ch from previous row, puff in space between puffs*, repeat from *to* until you have 1 st left, dc 1 in last st, turn.

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Row 2: Chain 2.
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Row 2 cont.: Double crochet in chain from previous row.
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Row 2 cont.: Puff in space between double crochet and puff from previous row.
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Row 2 cont.: Chain 1.
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Row 2 cont: Double crochet in next chain from previous row.
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Row 2 cont.: Puff in space between double crochet and puff from previous row, then chain 1. Repeat: *skip dc and space between puffs, dc in next ch from previous row, puff in space between puff* until you have 1 stitch left.
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Row 2 cont.: Double crochet in last stitch. This is how row 2 looks finished.

Repeat row 2 of the Zig Zag Puff Stitch until your project reaches desired length.

VIDEO TUTORIAL:

CROCHET PATTERNS USING THIS STITCH:


Patterns using the Zig Zag Puff Stitch tutorial will release soon.

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WANT THE PRINTABLE VERSION?


If you like the zig zag puff stitch, I’m sure you’re going to love the other 15 stitches for the Spring Stitches CAL as well.

We’ve gathered the collection of 16 crochet stitch tutorials in a super affordable e-book.

Grab the bundle here.

Janne Kleivset

Janne Kleivset

Founder, Crochet Pattern Designer & Owner of Joy of Motion Crochet.

Janne has helped millions of crocheters find their next crochet project with more than 250 free crochet patterns and 110 crochet tutorials on her blog.

With more than two decades of crochet experience, and crochet designing since 2011, she's been featured on multiple prominent sites such as Lion Brand Yarn, in crochet magazines and the OML "Make" book.

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