This fantastic stitch has many qualities, but what I love about it the most is the fact that it’s easy to learn and reversible! The latter makes it perfect for blankets.
This variation is very easy to make, because it basically uses three kinds of stitches – chain stitch, double crochet and puffy v-stitch. If you’ve never tried making puffy v-stitches before, this is a great opportunity to learn!
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Start out with just one color of yarn and practice your puffs, because the more fluent you are in making them, the nicer they will be.
LEVEL – beginner
TERMS – standard US
How to make a puffy v-stitch: yarn over, insert your hook into the base stitch, pull up the yarn up, yarn over, insert your hook again in the same stitch, pull up the yarn up again. You should have 5 loops on the hook. Now work together 4 loops on the hook. You have two loops on the hook now – work them together. Now make one chain stitch and repeat ‘puff side’ by inserting your hook in the same base stitch again: yarn over, insert the hook, pull up the yarn, yarn over, insert your hook into the base, pull up the yarn, work through 4, work through 2.
MATERIALS AND TOOLS
- you can use any yarn and recommended hook size, but this stitch definitely likes soft and squishy yarns.
- diagram is a visual representation of the pattern, where symbols are used to represent stitches.
- start with chaining multiple of 3+2 – the repetitive module consists of three stitches and the additional two are for the symmetry.
chain multiple of 3+2.
chain 3, make 1 puffy v-stitch in the 4th stitch, *skip 2, 1 puffy v-stitch* until you reach the last two stitches, which are: 1 puffy v-stitch and 1 dc.
chain 3, *1 puffy v-stitch into the chain space (in between the arms of the V)* in each v-stitch from the previous row, 1 dc into the top of the turning chain or into the chain space (between turning chain and arm of the v-puff).
Repeat rows 2, keeping the overall count in each row the same.
If you want to change colors, check out video tutorial or this article: How to Change Colors in Crochet.
Puffy Stripes Baby Blanket is made with very soft and fluffy acrylic yarn, which is very different from the cotton I used in this tutorial, so always make sure that you choose the right type of yarn for your project to achieve the effect you want.
Hey, it wasn’t hard, right? Use this stitch in whatever project you want.
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