Learn how to crochet puff stitch circles that look like flowers in this detailed photo and video tutorial.
This crochet puff stitch circle tutorial is part of a collaboration with Lion Brand Yarns. This post contains affiliate links.
These cute little puff stitch circles are perfect to make from scrap yarn and can be crocheted in about 15 minutes. You might recognize them from the free Dahlia Scrapgan blanket pattern. Watch the video tutorial below to learn how to crochet them yourself or scroll down a bit further if you're more of a photos-and-written-instructions kind of learner.
Puff Stitch Circles Video Tutorial
Links mentioned in the video:
• Dahlia Scrapgan free crochet blanket pattern
• Lion Brand Color Made Easy yarn
• View all our free crochet patterns here
Related: Design Your Own Project with These Easy Blanket Stitches
Puff Stitch Circles Photos + Written Instructions
How to crochet a puff stitch circle to be used as a coaster, a flower or as part of the Dahlia Scrapgan.
• Circles can be made with one strand of category 5 (bulky) weight yarn or two strands of category 4 (worsted weight) yarn held together. Either option should create a similarly sized circle, so feel free to use scraps of both weights to create your circles. When creating circles using different weights of yarn, measure the diameter of each finished circle to make sure they are all the same size.
• IMPORTANT: In order to create circles of the same size, the number of yarn overs in each puff stitch varies depending on yarn weight. When using two strands of category 4 yarn (worsted weight) held together, yarn over twice to create puff stitch. When using one strand of category 5 yarn (bulky), yarn over three times to create puff stitch. (See Abbreviations below for detailed instructions.)
• Puff circles are made with the right side (RS) of your fabric facing you throughout. Do not turn work at end of round.
• See abbreviations and stitch explanations below for more details.
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Make a magic ring (Alternatively, ch 5, slst to join into a ring.)
Ch 2, partial puff in ring (counts as first puff), 7 puffs in circle; sl st to top of first puff to join. (8 puffs)
Slst into first chsp between puffs, ch 2, partial puff in same sp (counts as first puff), 1 puff in same space, [2 puffs in next chsp] 7 times; sl st to top of first puff to join. (16 puffs)
Slst into first chsp between puffs, ch 2, partial puff in same sp (counts as first puff), 1 puff in same space, 1 puff in next chsp, [2 puffs in next chsp, 1 puff in next chsp] 7 times; sl st to top of first puff to join. (24 puffs)
Abbreviations and Stitch Glossary (US Terms):
ch – chain
chsp – chain space
dc – double crochet
rep – repeat
RS – right side
slst – slip stitch
st(s) – stitch(es)
yo – yarn over
Partial Puff – [yo, insert hook in the designated stitch, yo and pull up a loop] twice in the same stitch, yo and pull through all 5 loops on hook, ch 1 to close puff. (same as cat 4 weight puff)
Category 4 Weight Yarn Puff – [yo, insert hook in the designated stitch, yo and pull up a loop] twice in the same stitch, yo and pull through all 5 loops on hook, ch 1 to close puff.
Category 5 Weight Yarn Puff – [yo, insert hook in the designated stitch, yo and pull up a loop] three times in the same stitch, yo and pull through all 7 loops on hook, ch 1 to close puff.
What to Make With Puff Stitch Circles
As I mentioned, these crochet puff stitch circles are the focal point of the Dahlia Scrapgan pattern. They're also perfect to use whip up as quick crochet coasters (think quick hostess gift!) or a flower accent on a larger crochet project.
Experiment with different weights of yarn and types of fiber. Wouldn't it be cool to make some puff stitch crochet coasters out of jute or cotton twine? Or some delicate flowers out of a crisp, mercerized cotton like Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton?
I can't wait to see what you make with your puff stitch circles. Use #MakeAndDoCrew and tag me Instagram (@MakeAndDoCrew) to show off your stitches and have a chance to be featured.
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I am so excited to start my blanket but it says video tutorial and all I can see are photos and written directions. Where do I find the videos?
I'm struggling w/ the puff stitch into a magic ring. As I pull up the stitches of the puff, my magic circle keeps getting bigger. HELP!!
I see it mentioned that there is a video tutorial but where is the link? I try tapping on the area which says Video Tutorial without luck
Goodness I love how this looks. I have issues with mine. Once is start adding the square border it curls up. The circle is flat. It has 24 puffs, the first row has 24, so I don’t know what is wrong. Would you know why it’s doing that? TIA
Hi .. would you be able to show your abbreviated stitches in the English (Australian) version please?
I know some are different .AUS-USA
Vicki Anderson says
When making a Puff stitch round and your pattern calls for a chain 2 between two puff stitches do you count the chain that closes the puff plus 1 or do I close the puff plus 2 chain
how do you do a magic ring to go along with this pattern?
Gary Boston says
Hi there- Just starting my scrapghan and I'm a relatively new crocheter, so wanted to watch video. I don't see them here. Am I missing something? Thanks. Can't wait to get going.
Thank you for this CAL, pattern and videos. I didn't see listed the amount of yarn overs for making the puffs if the person decides to use a Category 3 weight yarn. Do you know if it would be 2 or 3 times and if it would be similar to the category 4 weight yarn. Thanks. I love the color combinations you used.
Love the look of this afghan, but I can't seem to find the video!