Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Sampler Square #15 - Puff Stitch

Designed by Laurinda Reddig of ReCrochetions

New Stitch:

Puff Stitch (hdc4tog):
(YO, insert hook into stitch, YO, pull out of st, pointing hook up to create a long loop) 4 times in same st, YO pull through all 9 loops on hook, ch 1.

Pattern:This pattern is now exclusively available in the ReCrochetions Presents: Rowan’s Learn to Crochet Sampler Afghan Book. Available in Right and Left-handed Editions (see links -->). The book also contains 4 more simple baby blanket patterns and a newborn hat, and 30 complete step-by-step tutorial.

Notes: Remember to keep your loops nice and loose to create more fluffy puff stitches. But not too loose, or the loops just stick out catching on things rather than creating a puff. You may want to practice the stitches in Row 2 several times before starting the square to get the hang of how to work the stitch. I find it helps to pull the hook up as far as it comfortably goes from the work when creating the 2nd loop. The chain after each stitch helps them puff out as well, like with the bobbles in the last square.

Today my son is turning 6 years old. I have been busy working on his Mystery Machine Afghan for the past few weeks. I finished just enough in time for the Party last Saturday, leaving the window open so the kids could pose for pictures inside the Mystery Machine!! It was a hit, but I am still working on the details. More Scooby Birthday Party details and pictures coming soon and got a few days behind on posting.

Since most of you are still working on the earlier squares, I focused on party prep last week instead of worrying about posting Friday. If more of you post comments, I would know you are looking for the patterns and have more inspiration to get the last few posts up. :) Just a few days until our last square!!! Then I will be posting instructions for sewing it all together and three options for edgings!


  1. Thanks Lauri for everything...doing the squares was awesome. Can't wait to put it all together. I keep checking to see if you've posted directions...I feel like a kid on Christmas morning, I'm so excited. You are an amazing person...thank you again for sharing. I made mine for a baby shower of a co-worker for this Friday, but ill be ready to donate for the next time.

    Btw...I did take a look at the wings on the butterfly...very cleaver. Beautiful website and you're doing amazing things. I'm glad I stumbled on your blog and i will surely follow you for now on.

  2. Oh Thank you Tana! I will to my best to post today. Sorry I've been slow this weekend. Sooo much exciting fiber action going on around here. Getting ready for next weekend's Fiber Arts Festival, Sock Summit just over in Portland all weekend, and finishing up a couple more afghans to submit for the County Fair in just a couple days. ACK!