How to do the popcorn stitch

If you’re an avid crocheter looking to add some texture and dimension to your projects, the popcorn stitch is a fantastic technique to master. This delightful stitch creates raised, bobbly clusters that resemble popped corn – hence its name. In this step-by-step guide, we’ll explore how to crochet the popcorn stitch and elevate your creations to a whole new level.

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Gather Your Supplies

Before diving in, make certain you have everything you’ll require. You’ll need your favourite yarn, an appropriately sized crochet hook, and a bit of patience. Or why not try crochet blanket kits from a specialist such as Wool Couture The popcorn stitch works well with various yarn weights, so feel free to experiment.

Create a Foundation Row

Start with a foundation row of standard crochet stitches. The popcorn stitch can be incorporated into various projects, so choose a suitable stitch for your base. Single crochet, double crochet, or any other basic stitch will work.

Begin the Popcorn Stitch

Once you’ve completed your foundation row, it’s time to add some pop. Identify the stitch where you want to create the popcorn and work the required number of double crochets into that stitch.

Close the Popcorn

Here comes the magic! After completing the designated double crochets, remove the hook from the working loop. Insert the hook from front to back into the top of the initial double crochet of the group. Grab the working loop and pull it through the stitch. This will close the popcorn, creating a bobbled cluster. You’ll be proud of the result.

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Secure and Repeat

To secure the popcorn, chain one or two stitches, depending on your preference. Now you’re ready to repeat the process as desired. Experiment with different stitch counts to achieve various popcorn sizes for a dynamic and textured look.

Matthew Olson

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