Popcorn Stitch Tutorial

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This has been an incredibly busy week, so I apologize for this weeks post being later than I like.

I am currently in-between projects for the “Crochet Masters Class” book. Having just finished The Tartan Afghan and not quite yet ready to start the beautiful “Filet Crochet Table Runner” (see picture below).

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(picture copied from the “Crochet Master Class” book)

I decided to start a square sampler afghan “Special Stitches Sample” from Annie Attic. (picture below) It is something small that I can do in-between other projects and I like to limit myself to no more than three projects simultaneously.

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I thought that because my first square and the “Easy Springtime Hat” both have popcorns in the directions this week, it convinced me to write a tutorial on a stitch that called the Popcorn (abbreviate “pc” in crochet patterns) and is referred to as a texture stitch in crochet circles. This is an eye catching stitch that is great for adding bulk to your projects, which makes it great for winter projects particularly hats and scarves.

The stitch can be popped out toward the front or toward the back, and we will go thru both techniques in the tutorials below.

Front Popcorn Stitch

To do this stitch you will need a multiple of 4 stitches plus 2.

Front Popcorn Stitch:

Crochet 5 dc in the st indicated. (picture below)

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Remove hook from working loop, being careful not to unto the last stitch made.  (picture below)Image

Insert hook into the top of the first of the 5 dc from front to back.  (picture below)Image

Then pick up the working loop, putting it back on the hook.  You should have 2 loops on hook at this point.  (picture below)

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Yarn over, pull through loop, one chain made. This will secure the popcorn stitch. (picture below)Image

Front Popcorn Stitch Made.

Back Popcorn Stitch:

Crochet 5 dc in the st indicated. (picture below)

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Remove hook from working loop, being careful not to unto the last stitch made. (picture below)

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Insert hook into the top of the first of the 5 dc from back to front.  (picture below)

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Then pick up the working loop, putting it back on the hook.(picture below)

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Yarn over, pull through loop, one chain made. This will secure the popcorn stitch.  (picture below)

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Back popcorn made.  (picture below)

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Note: it is best to have one or two stitches in-between each popcorn stitch.

Note: If you want all your popcorns to face the same direction. You will want to alternate front and back popcorns every other row. (Example: front popcorns row 1 and back popcorns row 2)

I hope this will encourage you to try the popcorn stitch, it is a fun way to add texture, picture design, and dimension to your crochet pattern.

Until next time, keep those hooks flying.

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About crochetwithpassion

I have been certified through the Craft Yarn Council both in teaching and Instructor. I also have been teaching people to crochet for over fifteen years. This is what I will be doing through this blog. In the Crochet Master Class there are 18 projects. Some of the projects will be familiar to me such as Hairpin Lace; Tunisian Crochet; Filet Crochet; Double Ended Crochet; painted Crochet; Aran Crochet and Irish Crochet. However there are several in the book that are new and have peaked my interest and that includes the following: Woven Crochet; Tapestry Crochet; Entrelac Crochet; Fashion Crochet; Tassels; Bullion Stitch; Overlay Crochet; Bead Crochet; Bruges Crochet; Free-form crochet and Wire Crochet. Since Crocheting is a time consuming craft I will only be posting once a week. If you are like me and love to crochet but would really like to challenge yourself to go beyond what you are now doing, come along with me and move to the next level. Although the actual patterns will not be posted (copyright law) I will take you through each project and go through the process of each one. This is not a blog about free crochet patterns or selling crochet tools. What I would like to do is take you with me on the journey through this book as I learn and crochet each of 18 projects. I will attempt to crochet each project in the book, and in the process recording in detail my progress and the problems I encounter along the way and the process I went through to accomplish each project. I am hoping that you will not only learn from my experience but that it will inspire you to push yourself to the next phase in your crocheting skills. Until next time; keep those hooks flying.
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5 Responses to Popcorn Stitch Tutorial

  1. I just love the name. It makes me smile whenever i read it. 🙂

  2. Thanks for sharing, there is a lot of crocheting that just makes me smile.

  3. Pingback: Bobbles Stitch Tutorial | Crochet With Passion

  4. Do you have any video of that? I’d want to find out more
    details.

  5. I do not have one at this time, but if you give a week I can post one for you.

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