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!
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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.
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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!
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.
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.
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.
If you would like to make a similar blanket, or just learn how “painting with bobbles” work, check out this free video tutorial – How 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?
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!
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.
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.
- photos by knohe on ravelry.com
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.
- photo by PinkLemons on ravelry.com
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!
- photos by Julia Madill on ravelry.com
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!
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!
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.
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.
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