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How to Crochet Puffy V-Stitch – Video Tutorial and Written Pattern

Puffy v-stitch is an easy stitch modification that combines very simple techniques. If you are familiar with classic v-stitch and classic puff stitch, this one will be easy for you! 

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.


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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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Right-Handed Version

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Left-Handed Version

The stitch you are about to learn was used in…

Puffy Stripes Baby Blanket – Free Crochet Pattern

Pattern Notes

Start with just one color of yarn and practice your puffs, because the more fluent you are in making them, the nicer they will be.


Skill Level

  • beginner


  • standard US


Materials and Tools

  • you can use any yarn and recommended hook size, but this stitch definitely likes soft and squishy yarns.

Instructions for an Individual Puffy V-Stitch

  1. Yarn over, insert your hook into the base stitch, pull up the yarn, yarn over, insert your hook again in the same stitch, pull up the yarn again. You should have 5 loops on the hook.
  2. Work together 4 loops on the hook.
  3. You have two loops on the hook now – work them together.
  4. Make one chain stitch.
  5. 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.

This V-shaped stitch will be further referred to as a “puffy V-stitch”.


  • diagram is a visual representation of the pattern, where symbols are used to represent stitches.
  • start with chaining a multiple of 3+2 – the repetitive module consists of three stitches and the additional two are for the symmetry.

Written Pattern


chain multiple of 3+2. 

ROW 1:

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.

ROW 2:

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 my video tutorial or this article: How to Change Colors in Crochet.

closeup of the edge


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.

You are done!

Hey, it wasn’t hard, right? Use this stitch in whatever project you want.

If you want to learn more, check this out!

How to Crochet Alpine Stitch

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