How to Crochet Puff Stitch Flowers

How to Make Puff Stitch Crochet Flowers
Mollie Johanson
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    Craft a Bouquet of Puff Stitch Flowers

    DIY Crocheted Puff Stitch Flowers
    Mollie Johanson

    How does your garden grow? With colorful yarn and a crochet hook! Make these fun puff stitch flowers with leftover bits of yarn and a few simple crochet stitches.

    You can use the finished flowers to decorate your crochet projects, craft other types of projects, or even stitch them together to make a thick, puffy floral fabric.

    Once you make one puff stitch flower, you'll want to make a whole field of them!

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    Puff Stitch Flower Materials

    Puff Stitch Flowers Supplies
    Mollie Johanson

    Tools and Materials 

    • Yarn - a small amount in different colors
    • Crochet Hook - choose a size recommended for the yarn you're using
    • Scissors
    • Yarn Needle

    About Yarn Weight and Hook Size

    For this project, we used Lion Brand Yarn Bonbons, which are a DK weight yarn. We paired it with a size H (5mm) hook. This yarn shows the definition of each loop in the puff stitches. Try working with different types of yarn and hook sizes for different looks. You can even mix your yarn types, as long as the weight remains the same.

    Abbreviations

    • ch = chain stitch
    • rep = repeat
    • sc = single crochet
    • sl st = slip stitch
    • st = stitch

    Note: All instructions use US crochet terms.

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    Make a Magic Circle Center

    Make a Magic Circle for the Center
    Mollie Johanson

    Choose a color for the center of your flower and make a magic circle. After you complete the first chain stitch to start the circle, which counts and one single crochet, work five single crochet stitches.

    Slip stitch to the first stitch and pull the end to tighten the ring. You should have six stitch loops you can work with around the ring.

    If you don't want to use a magic circle, you can start with a ring of chain stitches and work single crochet stitches into the center. 

    End off the first color and trim the yarn, leaving a tail.

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    Attach the Main Petal Color

    A yellow crochet magic circle with pink being looped in to create a petal
    Mollie Johanson

    Choose a second color and draw the yarn through one of the single crochet stitches. Tie the yarn to secure it, then draw up a loop.

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    Chain 3 for the First Petal

    Chain 3 to start a puff stitch petal
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    Chain 3. 

    This chain starts each petal on the flower and determines the height of the puff stitch.

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    Work a Puff Stitch

    Crochet loops on a hook making a puff stitch petal
    Mollie Johanson

    Work a puff stitch into the same stitch as the chain 3. 

    You can make puff stitches in different sizes. For the flower petals, yarn over, insert the hook, yarn over to draw up a loop five times. Each time you draw up a loop, be sure to draw it up to the height of the chain 3. 

    You should have 11 loops on your hook.

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    End the Puff Stitch

    Close the Puff Stitch With a Chain and Chain 2 More
    Mollie Johanson

    Chain 1 to secure the puff stitch, then chain 2 more.

    These 3 chain stitches finish the stitch and will connect back to the center.

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    Slip Stitch to Finish the Petal

    Slip Stitch in the Next Single Crochet
    Mollie Johanson

    Slip stitch in the next single crochet stitch. 

    This completes the first petal and sets you up to start the next.

    As you work your way around the flower, you can work over the ends of the yarn to secure them.

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    Chain 3 to Make the Next Petal

    Chain 3 to start the next puff stitch petal
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    Chain 3 and work a puff stitch into the same stitch.

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    Make More Puff Stitch Petals

    Add More Puff Stitch Petals
    Mollie Johanson

    Chain 3 to secure the puff stitch and extend the chain, then slip stitch into the next stitch.

    Continue following this pattern around the flower. 

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    End the Flower With a Slip Stitch

    Slip Stitch in the First Petal to End
    Mollie Johanson

     When you finish the sixth flower petal, slip stitch into the first single crochet. End off the yarn.

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    Weave the Ends and Secure the Center

    Weave in the Ends
    Mollie Johanson

    As you work your way around the flower, the center of the magic circle may start to loosen. Pull the end to tighten it again, then weave in the end to secure it. 

    You can also gently pull the yarn ends you worked over to draw everything in, then weave in the remaining ends. Trim the remaining yarn.

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    Finished Puff Stitch Flower

    A finished pink puff stitch flower
    Mollie Johanson

    Flip your work over and admire your finished puff stitch flower!

    Puff Stitch Flower Instructions Summary

    • Make a magic circle. SC 5. Sl st to join. End off first color.
    • Join second color.
    • *Ch 3. Puff st in same st. Ch 3. Sl st in next st.* rep 6 times total.
    • End off second color. Weave in ends.
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    Ways to Use Puff Stitch Flowers

    An assortment of colorful puff stitch crochet flowers
    Mollie Johanson

    With practice, you can make these flowers quickly, and you'll want to make them by the dozen! Try these ideas for using your flowers:

    • Attach them to hats.
    • Sew a pin to the back for a fun brooch.
    • Hang them as a garland.
    • Attach them together to form a scarf or even a blanket.