please note that i am a self-taught crocheter
i look at patterns, panic, do it 500 times
and change it until it works for me.
there are a lot of puff stitch patterns out there
but this is what i do.
if it works for you, marvelous!!!
if not, that's ok, keep searching for one you like.
if you have any questions or need help
email me at ohlovelovely at gmail dot com
this tutorial is much anticipated
especially by the lovely sarah and julie.
i apologize it has taken so long to actually post.
let us begin with the supplies
and dont forget patience.
when i try new patterns,
i always need patience.
step 1 - creating your foundation circle
slip stitch into your first chain to form a circle.
inside the circle, make 8 SC
slip stitch into your first SC.
you will have this :
step 2 - starting your first puff stitch
chain 3 (this counts as your first DC)
in the same hole that you slip stitched into in step 1, make 4 DC
you will have 5 "rungs", as i call them
step 3 - finishing your first puff stitch
this is where it gets a little tricky, heee
take your hook out (as pictured below)
put it through the top stitch of your first DC (i.e., your chain 3)
THEN put it back through your original working hole.
i pinch all the DC together so its easier to hold (see below).
now yarn over and pull through BOTH strands of yarn on your hook
it will turn you 5 rungs into your first puff.
step 3 - the in-between
in between each of your puff stitches you will want 3 chains.
so chain 3
. . . whew that was tough . . .
step 4 - creating your second puff stitch
in your next SC of your foundation circle, make 5 DC
now, take out your hook
and put it through the third stitch of your chain 3
yarn over and pull through BOTH stitches on your hook.
and you are done with your second puff stitch
** repeat step 4 in the remaining 6 SC on your foundation circle.
step 5 - close off first round
once you've made a puff in each of the 8 SC of your foundation circle
slip stitch into the chain-3-hole between your first and second puff.
if you just want one round of puffs, you can tie off here.
i did this for Sue
but if you want two rounds, proceed to step 6.
here's what the back looks like so far :
step 6 - creating round two
create 2 puff stitches in each chain-3-hole.
you will make a total of 16 puff stitches by the time you go all the way around.
slip stitch into the chain-3-hole of your first and second puff stitches
tada, you've made a puff flower worthy of a Little Lady blanket.
in no time at all you will piles
of puff flowers and puff granny squares
ready to be turned into blankets or pillows or anything.
Henry and Hoot will be so proud.