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Mini Puff Stitch Crochet Tutorial

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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.

Blue rows of single crochets and mini puff stitches.

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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.

More Crochet Patterns

If you love puff stitches then the Piemonte Blanket might be just right for you.

If you’re crocheting for Easter you may also like the Pocket Prayer Cloth pattern.

My kids have loved these v-neck sweaters I crocheted them. And they’ve held up surprisingly well.


  • #4 medium worsted weight yarn
  • 5mm Hook (H)*
  • yarn needle
  • scissors
  • measuring tape


  1. Ch 1 at the beginning of a row does not count as a stitch.
  2. Stitch multiple is any number, plus 1 for the starting chain.

Stitches/Abbreviations (US Terms)


mp-mini puff stitch

sc-single crochet 


2″/5cm x 2″/5cm = 6 sts x 7 rows in pattern



For the Bow Tie sewing pattern check out this post.

Written Instructions

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.


Mini Puff

Mini Puff

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Active Time: 30 minutes
Additional Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 34 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $1

Learn how to crochet a mini version of a 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


    1. Insert your hook into the stitch to be worked, yarn over and draw up a loop (3 loops on hook).
    2. Insert your hook into the same stitch, then yarn over and draw up a loop (4 loops on hook).4 loops on hook for mini puff stitch.
    3. 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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