The Cherry Puff Crochet stitch is an easy and open crochet stitch. It combines basic crochet stitches with puff stitches for some added texture.
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What can you make with the Cherry Puff Stitch
The Cherry Puff stitch is a fun open stitch with some texture. It’s great for edging on dresses or sweaters.
You can also use it for a scarf or shawl edging.
Crochet Stitch Bundle
This easy crochet stitch is part of a fun stitch exploration. You can find all 30 stitches here.
Or grab the convenient PDF bundle with all stitch patterns here.
Sometimes it’s just easier to have a stitch dictionary on hand when you’re deciding on your next project rather than having to search online and remember where you saved that stitch you want to use.
Before you Start
- 4 mm / US G – 6 hook.
- Worsted weight yarn.
- Tapestry needle to weave in the ends. I love this set as it has different eye sizes for different yarn thicknesses and it comes in a small tube which is very convenient so I don’t lose them.
The pattern is written for a 15cm by 15cm / 6” by 6” square.
You can easily adapt the size to your desired project size. The pattern needs a multiple of 4+1 number of stitches; your starting chain will be a multiple of 4+2 for an extra turning chain.
The gauge for this pattern is 19 st by 16 rows in stitch pattern for a 10 cm by 10 cm square (4” by 4”).
Confused on how to make or measure gauge? Check out my detailed post all about crochet gauge.
This pattern uses US notations.
- st = stitch
- ch = chain
- dc = double crochet
- skip = miss
Work instructions between  the indicated number of times or until the end of the row / round.
The final number of stitches is indicated at the end of the row / round between < >.
The turning ch 2 doesn’t count as a stitch throughout the pattern except if mentioned otherwise.
Stitches above a chain-space are worked in the ch-1 space.
The pattern is written in crochet shorthand. For example:
- “sc 1” means to single crochet in the next stitch,
- “sc 2” means to single crochet in each of the next 2 stitches,
- and “2 sc” means to single crochet twice in the next st.
Puff stitch = Yarn over, insert hook in indicated st, yarn over, pull up a loop, (yarn over, insert hook in same st, yarn over, pull up a loop) twice, yarn over, pull through all 7 loops on hook.
The Actual Cherry Puff Crochet Stitch Pattern
With your 4mm / US G- 6 hook ch 29 + 1,
Row 1: In the 2nd ch from the hook sc, sc across, turn. < 29 st>
Row 2: Ch 2, dc across, turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc across, turn.
Row 4: Ch 1, sc, [ch 5, skip 3, sc] 7 times, turn. <43 st>
Row 5: Ch 1, [(puff st, ch 2, puff st) in the ch-5 space, skip the sc st] 7 times, sc, turn. <29 st>
Row 6: Ch 1, [3 sc in the ch-2 space, sc between the puff stitches] 7 times, sc, turn.
Repeat Rows 2-6 three times.
Finish with repeating Row 2 and 3 one more time.
Fasten off and weave in the ends.
You’re done with the crocheting part. Make sure to weave in all the ends.
To make your stitch pattern even prettier and help straighten your edges, block your project lightly.
Don’t skip this step as it can make a huge difference. Read my detailed tutorial on why block, how-to, and all my tips and tricks if you need help.