Make the sweetest little puffs that create the most beautiful bobbly fabric. Learn how to crochet popcorn stitch with this easy step-by-step tutorial. Perfect for stitching pretty accessories, the cutest baby apparel and adding the most irresistible texture to all your crochet projects. Let's get making!
How to crochet a popcorn stitch
To start, chain in multiples of 2 plus 1.
Row 1: double crochet into the second chain from the hook and all the way across. Chain 1 and turn your work.
Row 2: Place 1 double crochet into the 1st stitch, into the next stitch place 5 treble crochet all in the same stitch (it should look like a fan or the shell stitch if you are familiar).
Pull up a loop after completing your 5th treble crochet and remove the hook. Count back 5 stitches and place your hook into the treble crochet (the 1st treble crochet you made in the fan). With your hook still in the first treble crochet, go through the loose active loop you removed your hook from.
Once the loop is around your hook you can tighten the loop again. Pull the loop on your hook through the loops of the first treble crochet to close and complete the Popcorn stitch.
When you pull your loop closed, be careful not to pull too tight or else this will make your work curve.
How to crochet a whole row of popcorn stitch
Your very first popcorn stitch will look like a sweet little puff made of treble crochets. To crochet a whole row, chain 1 and add 1 double crochet into the next stitch.
Continue this pattern along row 2: *Place 1 Popcorn stitch into the next stitch, then place a double crochet into the next stitch* Repeat from ** across 'til the end. Finish the row with 1 double crochet, chain 1, turn your work.
Row 3: place 1 double crochet into each stitch. Place your 1st double crochet into the 1st stitch, *place your next double crochet into the top of the popcorn stitch, place a double crochet into the previous row's double crochet*, repeat all the way along 'til the end.
Finish the row with 1 double crochet into the last stitch, chain 1, turn your work. Repeat row 2 & 3 until you reach your desired length.
And there you have it, a lovely textured stitch that simply pops! You'll love adding these soft little bobbles all over your crochet projects.