Grid Puff Stitch

grid puff crochet stitch pattern

The Grid Puff crochet stitch is a great lacy crochet stitch for beginners combining basic crochet stitches with puff stitches to form an open and textured fabric.

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What to make with the Grid Puff Crochet Stitch

The puff grid stitch is an elegant yet simple lace crochet stitch. It looks great as an edge on a garment. For example, I used this stitch pattern for the grey sections of the Hometown Cardigan.

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Before you Start

Materials

  • 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.

Size

The pattern is written for a 15 cm by 15 cm / 6” by 6” square.

You can easily adapt the size to your desired project size. The pattern needs a multiple of 3 number of stitches; your starting chain will be a multiple of 3 + 1 for an extra turning chain.

Gauge

The gauge for this pattern is 18.5 st by 14 rows in stitch pattern for a 10 cm by 10 cm square (4” by 4”).

Abbreviations

This pattern uses US notations.

  • st = stitch
  • ch = chain
  • sc = single crochet
  • skip = miss

Notes

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 1 doesn’t count as a stitch throughout the pattern except if mentioned otherwise.

Stitches above a ch-1 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.

Special Stitches and Techniques

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 Grid Puff Crochet Stitch Pattern

With your 4mm / US G- 6 hook ch 30 + 1,

Row 1: In the 2nd ch from the hook sc, sc across, turn. < 30 st>

Row 2: Ch 2 (does not count as a stitch), [ch 2, skip 2, puff st] until last 3 st, ch 2, skip 2, dc in the last st, turn.

Grid puff crochet stitch tutorial step 1

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn. Be sure to work 2 sc in each ch-2 space.

Puff grid stitch crochet tutorial step 2

Repeat Row 2-3 until you reach 15 cm / 6”. Finish on a Row 3.

Fasten off and weave in the ends.

Blocking

You’re done with the crocheting part. Make sure to weave in all the ends.

To make your stitch pattern even prettier, help straighten your edges and make the open stitch and puffs come out even more, 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.

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