Tunisian Crochet Puff Stitch

Bobbles and puffs are always a fun way to add some extra texture to your crochet. However, not many crafters know that you can make them with Tunisian crochet as well! So, today, I would like to share with you how to make the Tunisian Crochet Puff Stitch.

Tunisian puffs are not the only stitch to spice up your Tunisian crochet project with some bubbles. A while ago, I already shared how to crochet the Tunisian Bobble Stitch.

The Tunisian Bobble Stitch is really lovely but it is quite of a yarn eater. So, I really wanted to find an alternative puffy and cute stitch that would save me a little yarn.

And the puff stitch is perfect for that!

As for most stitches, there is not just one way to crochet the puff stitch.

The first way Tunisian stitches can vary is by the way they are crocheted. Usually, you can crochet each stitch as for a Tunisian Simple Stitch, a Knit Stitch, or Reverse Stitch.

In this tutorial, I will show you how to crochet the Tunisian Puff Stitch as for a Tunisian Simple Stitch by working in the vertical bars of the previous row.

The reason why I specify that the stitches go into the vertical bars of the previous row is that it is also possible to work the puffs in the vertical bars 2 rows below, as I did for my Tunisian Misty Grey Poncho. But we don’t need that extra level of complication right now.

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How to Crochet the Tunisian Puff Stitch - Free Step-by-Step Tutorial - Raffamusa Designs

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  • Yarn of choice. In this tutorial, I used Paintbox Yarns Simply Aran in Lime Green (228).
  • Tunisian Crochet hook. For this tutorial, I used a 7.0 mm crochet hook.

Abbreviations (US Terms)

Ch – Chain
St – Stitch
Tss – Tunisian Simple Stitch
Yo – Yarn Over

How to Crochet the Tunisian Puff Stitch – Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1. Yo and identify the vertical bar of the next st (pink arrow in the picture below).
Step 2. Insert your hook from right to left (or from left to right if you are left-handed) under the next vertical bar like for a Tss, yo, and draw up a loop.

You now have 2 loops for your puff (grey arrows in the picture below).

Tunisian Crochet Puff Stitch Tutorial - Steps 1 and 2 - Raffamusa Designs

Step 3. Repeat Step 2 twice more in the same st. Now, you have 6 loops for your puff.
Step 4. Yo and draw yarn through all 6 loops.

Tunisian Crochet Puff Stitch Tutorial - Steps 3 and 4 - Raffamusa Designs

If your pattern specifies to crochet an open puff stitch, your puff is already complete after Step 4.

For a regular puff, continue to Step 5!

Step 5. Ch 1 to close the puff st.

Tunisian Crochet Puff Stitch Tutorial - Step 5 - Raffamusa Designs

Your Tunisian Crochet Puff Stitch is ready!

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