Learn how to crochet a miniature version of a puff stitch. These little stitches create a subtle crochet texture.
Bobbles, puffs, popcorns are all popular crochet stitches for creating eye catching fabrics. But sometimes we just want a little texture, that’s not overwhelming.
When designing this crochet bowtie I wanted something cute, and fun for boys. I started with the puff stitch, but it was just too much for a such a little project.
Adding a smaller version of the puff stitch was the answer. For the bowtie I alternate single crochet stitches and rows with the mini puff.
I like this stitch so much. I use it in my the Pebbled Heart Beanie, which is a sweet make for Valentine’s Day.
The yarn for this tutorial is #4 medium worsted weight. I used Hobby Lobby’s Yarn Bee Soft Secret in Denim.
You can use any yarn for this stitch. The different yarn weights will yield a different size puff stitch.
While I first started with a regular puff stitch, and then modified it to be smaller, the result is very similar to the mini bean stitch. I don’t use the ch 1 for this stitch so it works up differently.
This is one of my favorite texture stitches. The Pebbled Beanie features this stitch in the round.
- #4 medium worsted weight yarn
- 5mm Hook (H)*
- yarn needle
- measuring tape
- Ch 1 at the beginning of a row does not count as a stitch.
- Stitch multiple is any number, plus 1 for the starting chain.
Stitches/Abbreviations (US Terms)
mp-mini puff stitch
2″/5cm x 2″/5cm = 6 sts x 7 rows in pattern
For the Bow Tie sewing pattern check out this post.
To crochet a fabric of only mini puff stitches.
Start with any number of chains, plus 1 more for the turning ch.
Mp in 2nd ch from your hook and in each ch across, turn.
Ch 1 (doesn’t count), in same st mp, continue to mp in each st across, turn.
Rep last row for length of fabric.
See tutorial below on steps to crochet the mini puff stitch.
- Yarn and compatible hook, for this tutorial I’m using Hobby Lobby’s Soft Secret in Denim
- 5mm H-8 hook, I'm using my Furls Peach Odyssey
- Insert your hook into the stitch to be worked, yarn over and draw up a loop (3 loops on hook).
- Insert your hook into the same stitch, then yarn over and draw up a loop (4 loops on hook).
- Yarn over and pull through all 4 loops, 1 mini puff stitch made.
Like many textured puff stitches, this one needs to made on the wrong side of the fabric. It will "pop" on the opposite side.
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