I know it’s a little late, but this week’s featured stitch is another favorite of mine, the puff stitch! It’s very similar to the cluster except that instead of making several partial double crochets in the same stitch you’re basically doing partial single crochets. The result is a smooth little “puff” that works great in hats, gloves, scarfs, or wherever else you want to add some texture.
I’m having some technical difficulties with my camera at the moment so I haven’t been able to upload step by step directions. I’ll keep trying but in the meantime you can find a quick video tutorial here. The video is done by the creator of another of my favorite slouchy hat patterns, the Urban Jungle Slouchy, available as a free download from Ravelry:)
Another of my favorite FREE patterns featuring the puff stitch are these adorable fingerless gloves (free pattern by Olivia of Hopeful Honey). I’ve made these several times and they turn out beautifully! I did make some adjustments to the pattern which you can read about in a previous post here. If you don’t have time to make your own, these as well as the hat are all available in my shop ^_^
I’m working on writing up my pattern for a puff stitch infinity scarf (see photos here), I’ll hopefully have it up by the weekend:)
In other news, my baby boy is starting to scoot! While I don’t know that I’m quite ready for him to be mobile yet, it’s pretty hilarious watching him try to figure it out! So far he can only go backwards but I know he’ll be crawling all over the place before we know it! The downside, now I’ll have to do more vacuuming:( Ugh.
I hope everyone has a great Friday!