Mini Puff Stitch

mini puff crochet stitch pattern

The Mini Puff Stitch crochet pattern is a cute bobbly crochet stitch for beginners. Scroll down for ideas on how to use this stitch, along with the free step-by-step crochet stitch pattern.

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What to make with the Mini Puff Crochet Stitch

Add a fun bobbly texture to any garment, blanket, or accessory with the Mini Puff crochet stitch. These rows of puffs work great for cold weather patterns like oversized cardigans and throw blankets. You’ll want to add this easy crochet stitch to your next project.

Crochet Stitch Bundle

This easy crochet stitch is part of the Spring Stitch CAL (crochet along). Join the fun and discover all-new crochet stitches here.

All stitch tutorials are available on our blogs but if you want a printable PDF version for easy recording and to take notes etc. You can grab the bundle with all 30 stitches 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

Materials

  • 5.5 mm / US I– 9 hook. 
  • Worsted weight yarn. I used WeCrochet Swish, it has an amazing stitch definition which really helps when learning new stitches.
  • 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 15cm by 15cm / 6” by 6” square. 

Stitch Multiple

The pattern doesn’t need a stitch multiple.

Gauge

The gauge for this pattern is 12 st by 15.5 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.

Abbreviations

This pattern uses US notations.

  • st = stitch
  • ch = chain
  • sc = single crochet
  • yo = yarn over
  • skip = miss
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Special Stitches

Mini puff: [yo, pull up a loop] 3 times in same st, pull through all 7 loops

Notes

Work instructions between [ ] the indicated number of times or until the end of the row.

The final number of stitches is indicated at the end of the row between < >.

The turning ch 1, ch 2, ch 3 don’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.

All pictures show left-handed crochet. All stitches are symmetrical and can be worked by both right- and left-handed crocheters.

The Mini Puff Crochet Stitch Tutorial

  • With your 5.5mm / US I- 9 hook, ch 18 + 1,
    Row 1: Sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, sc across, turn. <25 st>

  • Row 2: Ch 1, [mini puff, ch 1 to close (pull it tightly)] in each st across, turn. <50 st>mini puff crochet stitch tutorial step 1

  • Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each puff across, skipping all ch-1 spaces, turn. <25 st>

  • Repeat Row 2 and 3 until you reach 15 cm / 6″.mini puff crochet stitch tutorial step 2

Blocking

When 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.

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