Creative Popcorn Stitch Ideas

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Hello there! Today’s article is all about yummy popcorn stitch, so grab your favorite snacks and relax with me 🙂 This stitch is often mixed with others in the general ‘bobble’ category, so much so, that sometimes you can’t see if it’s popcorn or bobble you’re looking at!

Among puff stitches and bobbles, popcorn is definitely the most visible and prominent of all. As you will see, it’s also not that easy to make… but fear not! Ambitious beginners, welcome aboard!

Ready? Grab your favorite yarns and crochet hook!

Creative Popcorn Stitch Ideas

fun and tactile

This cool stitch can be used in many different projects, such as baby blankets, afghans, or wall decoration. It’s very structural, so it looks great when organized strategically with other basic stitches.

Materials

Bella Coco used Caron Simply Soft yarn, which is aran weight 100% acrylic.
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She chose 5.00 mm crochet hook for this yarn, but you can use any yarn and corresponding hook size.

how to crochet popcorn stitch

We start with slip knot and foundation chain of even number of chains. Next you proceed with single crochet stitches for the first row. In the next rows you can start working on your popcorn stitches, which are made with cluster of 5 double crochets.
The twist is, that you need to remove your hook from the loop and reinsert it into the beginning of your cluster to close the popcorn stitch. It’s not hard to do, but requires some practice, so you take a look at my article on how to work with crochet hook.
See the full video by Bella Coco here. If you prefer written instructions, you can find them here.

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Our growing website and library of free crochet patterns has some projects that might interest you, too. If you want to know more about crochet, read my articles on different topics, for example – what are Crochet Swatches

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Lots of beautiful creations are coming your way today, and all of them are selected by hand, as usual 🙂 Let yourself be inspired by the best popcorn crochet designs I could find, so you can tell me which one you like the most!

Read carefully for free crochet patterns and tutorials.

Rainbow Popcorn Stitch Blankets

Rainbow Popcorn Stitch Blanket by babyblanketss

What would you say about this beauty? Isn’t it gorgeous? Crocheter behind Instagram account called babyblanketss truly mastered the skill of making baby blankets. Take a look at the photo and see how the colors interact with each other seamlessly.

To make a similar blanket, you can use free Puff or Bobble Stitch Blanket tutorial by Allison Murray, available on dreamalittlebigger.com.

Rainbow Popcorn Stitch Blanket by Örgünün Elif Hali

There’s no one recipe for the perfect color flow, or the perfect rainbow-style colorway. You can make the colors change in mirrored waves, or go for a nicely planned repeat – just like in the project below.

Popcorn Stitch Blanket by demetin_orgu_sepeti

Color flow of this blanket is amazing, because it’s so smooth! Simple popcorn stitches in rows are enough to create something magical. Take a look at this creative edging, too – it’s a cherry on top!

pastel crochet popcorn stitch blanket

To create similar blanket, take a look at free pattern for Polka Dots & Frills Baby Blanket by Lauren Brown. Make popcorn stitches instead of bobbles for even more structural piece.

Simple Popcorn Stitch Blankets

Strawberries n’ Cream Popcorn Stitch Blanket by Sandi Bri Creations

Bobbles or popcorn stitches don’t have to go side by side, and can be arranged in many different ways. In Sandi’s project, which you can see in the photos, popcorns create vertical lines, which are divided by double crochet.

This project looks similar to Sweet Dreams Baby Blanket by Catherine McLennan, which is available for free on lullabylodge.com.

Yellow and White Popcorn Blanket by eski_sandik_crochet

Yellows and whites are neutral and delicate combination of colors, which will be suitable both for girls and boys! Popcorn stitch is fun for babies, because they just love touching it.

yellow crochet popcorn stitch blanket

To make a similar blanket, use popular free crochet pattern for Blackberry Salad Striped Afghan by Tamara Kelly and substitute bobbles for popcorn!

Decorative Popcorn Stitch Blankets

Popcorn Heart Blanket by 1977ozlem

I’ve already mentioned the fact that you can “paint with bobbles“, and the same rule apply to popcorn! Hearts, boats, stars, letters – design whatever you like and make a blanket out of it. Crocheter behind 1977ozlem decided to go with girly pink palette.

To learn the technique, try out free pattern for Double Bobble Heart Square by Jeanne Steinhilber, available on thecrochetcrowd.com.

Popcorn Heart Blanket by sinemakbalaban

What I see in the photos below is a classic “teddybear colorway”, as I call it! Light brown, cream and dusty blue seem to be the perfect combination for a baby of any gender, so consider choosing it if you don’t yet know who will be the receiver of the blanket.

Ready to explore this technique of “painting with bobbles”? Check out Kari Philpott’s Ravelry Store, which is full of free patterns for such squares – go to ravelry.com to see. To make similar blanket, check out this free video tutorialHow To Crochet Popcorn Stitch Heart Square by Kristines Crochets.

Popcorn Heart Blanket by eski_sandik_crochet

If you learn how to strategically place bobbles or popcorn when working in rows, you will be able to paint all kinds of shapes! Simple scalloped border, like the one in the bottom photo, is a great choice for a blanket made with squares.

popcorn heart crochet blanket

If you would like to make a similar blanket, or just learn how “painting with bobbles” work, check out this free video tutorialHow To Crochet Popcorn Stitch Heart Square by Kristines Crochets.

Hexi Bobble Blanket by Little Duck Crochet

Using popcorn stitch as a detail is a great idea, especially if you are not a fan of a lot of texture, so take it under consideration. This project by Sarah has just enough of it, don’t you think?

colorful crochet blanket

You can purchase this beautiful pattern here.

Hello Petal Blanket by Crafty Little Cottontail

Structural petals of delicate flowers create depth and catch the eye, so if you need romantic design, this one may be for you. Modules such as hexagons or squares are great for blankets, because they allow you to customize its size as you go!

colorful crochet blanket

This blanket is based on a paid pattern, which is available for a small fee here – Hello Petal Blanket by Eleri Schofield. If you want to try making similar flowery modules for free, check out Crochet Popcorn Flower Granny Square Tutorial by Kristines Crochets.

Smitten Blanket Crochet Ideas

Smitten Blanket Version by sinemakbalaban

What about a crochet square with stunning structural center? It’s amazing by itself, but wait until you see the finished blanket! Crocheter behind sinemakbalaban chose subdued, but prominent colors, which will be suitable both for kids’ and parents’ room.

This blanket is based on a free pattern for Smitten Blanket by Haafner, and free video tutorial by Sirin’s Crochet is available here.

Smitten Blanket Version by knohe

Another example of strategic use of popcorn stitch, and yet another fantastic design! This blanket will look super cool as a bedspread, or throw. Delicate mint makes it look fresh and modern, so it will fit into any interior.

mint crochet blanket with popcorn stitch

This blanket is based on a free pattern for Smitten Blanket by Haafner, and free video tutorial by Sirin’s Crochet is available here.

Smitten Blanket version by PinkLemons

Bold pink may not be for everyone, but you will admit that it looks great, right? Contrasting edging gives it character and finishes off the design beautifully.

pink crochet blanket with popcorn stitch

This blanket is based on a free pattern for Smitten Blanket by Haafner. Free video tutorial by Sirin’s Crochet is available here.

Crochet Accessories with Popcorn Stitch

Tähkä Pouch Version by Ivy Fiber Co.

Popcorn makes for a fantastic accent stitch, or as a building block for creating structural pieces. Ivy’s version of the pouch features yellow wheat ears, very similarly to the original. Take a look below and imagine what you could keep in this lovely little bag!

This pouch is a free crochet pattern designed by Molla Mills, available on lankava.fi.

Geo Pop Pillow by Julia Madill

Geometric pattern of this pillow is truly remarkable, because you can see how profound popcorn stitches are on a plain background. It looks modern and fun, so don’t hesitate to try it!

geometric pattern crochet pillow

This beautiful project is available as free crochet pattern here.

Popcorn Stitch Wall Decorations

Crochet Wall Hangings by Love & Stitch

Use popcorn stitch to make a beautiful wall hanging. Such handmade decoration not only brings boho vibes to your home, but also creates warm atmosphere. All guests are going to ask you about it, so make it look good!

light blue crochet work

These projects are available to purchase on Ravelry: Amelia Wall Hanging Crochet Pattern and Diamond Bobble Crochet Wall Hanging Pattern.

St. Patrick’s Rainbow Wall Hanging by CrochetbyCote and SewSweetMommies

Crochet rainbows are trending now, so why not use your spare time to make one of these beauties? Use up leftover yarns to create something totally new, because it’s good fun!

crochet rainbow wall hanging

You can purchase instructions for this particular project here – St. Patrick’s Rainbow Wall Hanging by CCrochet Shoppe, but if you want to try something for free first, take a look at Rainbow Wall Hanging by Heaven Hooked Crochet – it features puff stitches!

Popcorn Rainbows by Wooly Wonka’s Crochet Factory

Whether you prefer pastels or vibrant colors, this project can be your next wip! Long tails are almost as important as the popcorn rainbow itself. Hang it on the wall in your bedroom or adorn kids’ room – they will love it.

crochet rainbow wall hanging

This project was based on a paid pattern, which is available for purchase here, but if you like this design, you might want to try free crochet pattern for Crafty Rainbow Pillow by Ashley Stallsworth.

That’s all for today, but I’ll be back with much more inspiring projects and free patterns. Like, share and subscribe if you like what you see. Stay tuned!

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6 COMMENTS

  1. I love the bobble stitch! This is a great article. I’m looking for what yarn was used on SewSweetMommy’s Rainbow wall hanging. It isn’t listed on her ravelry project, nor is the cloud or sun. My sweet coworker has asked me to make her two of these for her sweet twins nursery and she has fallen in love with this particular one 🙂

    • Hi Sharin, in the second paragraph under the picture I linked the pattern it is based on – it’s called Hello Petal Blanket by Eleri Schofield. The link will take you to the Ravelry page, where you will find more informations 🙂

    • Hi Pamela! I haven’t seen such pattern, but you can always use square pattern and treat it like a “repeat” – just multiply it however many times you want and work it in rows 🙂

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