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DIY Popcorn Stitch


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The popcorn stitch is really one that “pops” when you see it on a finished project; I had to crack that joke! The popcorn stitch, also known as pop or pc, is a rounded oval that pops out of the fabric; it truly gives added depth and texture to your project and is similar to the shell stitch and the bobble stitch because it is made up of a number of stitches worked in the same stitch and joined together. When making free crochet patterns using the popcorn stitch you’ll realize it takes a bit more time to make then other stitches. Why is this? Instead of flying through each stitch you have to work in the same stitch multiple times before moving on to the next. Although timely, it is well worth the end product. As the stitches puff out you will see it makes a 3D-looking bubble.

Follow crochet instructions and learn how to crochet the popcorn stitch. Keep in mind the number of stitches varies from one pattern to another, but most crochet instructions call for four or five double crochet stitches. Depending on the pattern you might have the popcorn stitch in the front of the project or the back. When you want the stitch to pop in the front you work double crochet in the same stitch, drop a loop from the hook then insert the hook from front to back in the top of the first double crochet or dc. After you do this you then pull the dropped loop through the stitch. Again, it depends on what pattern you’re following as to how many double crochet stitches to work.

Follow this step by step tutorial by Emi Harrington

Or watch this video by Michael Sellick


Now that you know how to crochet the popcorn stitch here are some free crochet patterns you might enjoy

  1. Bumpy Crochet Scarf Pattern
  2. Popcorn Baby Blanket
  3. Colorful Floral Throw
  4. Popcorn Swirl Bedspread


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Fantastic tutorial, perfectly shown I have never tried this stitch before but I will be trying it out, thank you for sharing

This is absolutey a gorgeous 3 dimensional afghan, I'll probably try this for a scarf. I absolutely love this!

Thank you so much for your excellent videos and explanations of crochet stitches. I wanted to know if there is a way to make a scarf with the popcorn stitch on BOTH sides. Some stitches, like the basketweave stitch, show the pattern on both sides, so there is never a problem of having the plain side of a scarf showing when it is tied or knotted. Can it be done with the popcorn stitch? Would the scarf be too bulky in a #4 worsted weight yarn?



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