Spirals, Puffs, and Points
This week on Ask Me Monday, we’re playing with the sculptural aspect of crochet and learning how to stitch spirals, puffs, and points. These stitch patterns would work great on their own as ribbons and adornments, or attached to a garment as edgings. Play around and have fun!
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How to Crochet: Spirals, Puffs, and Points
CROCHET SPIRALS (A.K.A. CURLY CUES OR COILS)
Crochet a chain to desired length plus 1″-2″/2.5-5 cm more to account for shrinkage due to coiling.
Single Crochet (sc) Spiral
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, 2 sc in same st, *3 sc in next st; rep from * to end.
Half-double Crochet (hdc) Spiral
Row 1: Hdc in 3rd ch from hook, 2 hdc in same st, *3 hdc in next st; rep from * to end.
Double Crochet (dc) Spiral
Row 1: Hdc in 4th ch from hook, 2 dc in same st, *3 dc in next st; rep from * to end.
Watch the fabric you’re creating coil while you work!
CROCHET PUFF STITCH (A.K.A. BULLION STITCH)
Row 1: Ch 2, *[yo, insert hook through 2nd ch from hook, pull loop through] FOUR times, pull through all 9 loops on hook (puff made), ch 3.
Repeat Row 1 until Puff Stitch Strand is desired length, ending with a Puff.
CROCHET POINTS (A.K.A TRIANGLES)
Row 1: Ch 5, sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next ch, dc in next ch, tr in next ch (point made), ch 2.
Repeat Row 1 until your Point Strand is your desired length, ending with a point.
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