How to Crochet Popcorn Stitch

A few weeks ago we began a series on three decorative crochet stitches that are similar but different: puff stitch, popcorns, and clusters. The first installment focused on puff stitches. Today we will be focusing on popcorns.

How to Crochet Popcorn Stitch

Popcorn stitches, like puff stitches, "pop" out on the right side of the fabric, but instead of being flat on the wrong side, the stitches are pressed in toward the right side.

Popcorn stitches are worked as follows:


1. In the indicated stitch, work 5 dc as though you were making a shell. You should have one loop left on the hook afterward.

How to Crochet Popcorn Stitch

2. Carefully remove the loop from the hook, insert the hook into the first dc of the shell, and then replace the loop onto the hook.

How to Crochet Popcorn Stitch

3. Draw the loop through the first dc, allowing the remaining dc to "pop" out toward the front. Your popcorn is now complete.

How to Crochet Popcorn Stitch

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