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How To Crochet Puff Stitch Circles

A crochet puff stitch circle coaster in progress.

Learn how to crochet puff stitch circles that look like flowers in this detailed photo and video tutorial.

Crochet puff stitch circle that looks like a flower.
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.

A grid of crochet puff stitch circles that look like flowers. These circles work well as crochet coasters.

Puff Stitch Circles Video Tutorial

Links mentioned in the video:
Dahlia Scrapgan free crochet blanket pattern

• Lion Brand Color Made Easy yarn

Lion Brand Heartland yarn

View all our free crochet patterns here

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.

Notes:
• 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.

  1. 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)Round 1 of a crochet puff stitch circle.

  2. 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)
    Round 2 of a crochet puff stitch circle.

  3. 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)
    Fasten off. 
    Round 3 of a crochet puff stitch circle.

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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A grid of crochet puff stitch circles that look like flowers. These circles work well as crochet coasters.

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