How to Crochet the Alternating Puff Stitch

The third stitch for November, another one that uses puff stitches! This week we’ll be learning how to crochet the Alternating Puff Stitch.

The puff stitch is a favorite of mine. 🙂 It gives crocheting an extra air of elegance! We will make them into V’s for this stitch, and then alternate them in a neat way! The result is a classic stitch I know you’ll love.

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How to Crochet the Alternating Puff Stitch.

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All right, let’s get started on this stitch pattern!

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  1. Stitch pattern is multiple of 4+3
  2. Ch 3 at beginning of rows counts as dc


You can potentially use ANY yarn and hook for this stitch. However, here’s what I used:

  • Worsted Weight Yarn (I used Red Heart Super Saver, but you can use anything)
  • H/5mm Hook


YO, insert hook into indicated st. YO, pull up a loop. (YO, insert hook into same st, YO, pull up a loop) 2 times. YO, pull through 6 loops on hook. YO, pull through last 2 loops on hook.

Unfamiliar with this stitch? No problem! View this blog post or watch the video tutorial below before starting on the full alternating puff stitch pattern.


NOTE: For a picture tutorial going along with these written instructions, be sure to view the other video in this post! It will show you pictures to help with any tricky steps. You can pause it at any time if you need to focus in on a given step!

Fsc a multiple of 4+3 (to start with a chain stitch, you’ll need a multiple of 4, and then one row of single crochet). 

Row 1: Ch 3, dc in next fsc. *Sk next fsc, (puff st, ch 2, puff st) in next fsc. Sk next fsc, dc in next fsc. Rep from * until 1 fsc left. Dc in last fsc, turn. 

Row 2: Ch 3, dc in next dc. Sk next puff st, dc in next ch-2 sp. *Sk next puff st, (puff st, ch 2, puff st) in next dc. Sk next puff st, dc in next ch-2 sp. Rep from * until 1 puff st and 2 dc are left. Sk last puff st, dc in last 2 dc, turn. 


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How to Crochet the Alternating Puff Stitch.

Row 3: Ch 3, dc in next dc. (Puff st, ch 2, puff st) in next dc. *Sk next puff st, dc in next ch-2 sp. Sk next puff st, (puff st, ch 2, puff st) in next dc. Rep from * until 2 dc left. Dc in last 2 dc, turn. 

Rep rows 2-3 for stitch pattern!

I hope you have enjoyed learning this fun stitch pattern.

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