Popcorn Crochet Stitch Tutorial

Popcorn Crochet Stitch Tutorial

Popcorn stitch is a playful crochet stitch that adds dimension to your work. Each bobble or “popcorn” has a bloated texture that creates a fun edge, but also adds warmth and thickness when combined into hats, blankets and more.

Although this stitch may look complicated at first glance, it resembles a shell stitch with double crochet. Learn popcorn stitch and put it into your crochet work!

Project metrics

These project metrics depend on the display used and your level of knowledge. However, keep these in mind when learning how to use the popcorn stitch:

  • Total time: 4-5 minutes per row (line)
  • Ability level: Intermediate

Create the foundation chain

Get started

Work popcorn stitch with your favourite yarn and adjust the hook size to the weight of the yarn.

Start with a start chain with an odd number of stitches. The example started with 19 chain stitches.

line one
Chain 1.

Start in the second chain from the hook and work 1 single crochet into each stitch.

Start the first popcorn stitch

Line one

Chain 1.

Start in the second chain from the hook and work 1 single crochet into each stitch.

Start the first popcorn stitch

Line two

Chain 1.

* 1 single crochet work, then 1 popcorn stitch. Repeat from * over the row (line). Finish with 1 single crochet.

To form a popcorn stitch, work 5 double crochets in the same stitch. It should look like a fan or shell.

Remove the hook and insert it

Pull up the active loop on your hook so that it is big and you don’t have to worry about losing it. Then remove your hook from the loop.

Count back five double crochet stitches and put your hook into the first double crochet work you did.

Check the active loop

Go with your hook still in the first double crochet work through the loose active loop. As soon as the loop is around your hook, you can tighten the loop again.

Close the popcorn stitch

Pull the active loop through the loops of the first double crochet work to close and complete the popcorn stitch.

A finished popcorn stitch should look like a small cup of double crochet.

Work a whole series of popcorn stitches

Finish the second line of popcorn stitches and switch between single crochet and popcorn stitches. You should end with a single crochet stitch.

Crochet the next single crochet line

The popcorn stitch repeats rows one and two. After you have edited one row of popcorn, you must add another row.

Row one.

Work a single crochet stitch into each stitch.

It’s easy to see where you can place your hook on the individual crochets from the first row, but you may need to look for the right place on the popcorn stitches. The top of the popcorn stitches don’t look like little V’s, but they are the straight stitches between the V’s.

Tips for popcorn stitches

The more you edit the popcorn stitch, the faster it works. Although this is not difficult to edit, it will of course take longer than simple stitches. A lot of thread is also used, so make sure you have enough skeins when you create a large project.

Popcorn stitch looks similar to wiggle stitch, but the process is slightly different. Pay attention to which stitch you need for a project and don’t assume that they are interchangeable.

Have fun stitching this stitch!

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