I like texture a lot, and that 3D effect in crochet can be achieved using these 3 stitches: Puff, Popcorn and Bobble.

While I knew how to do these stitches I needed to learn the proper names ๐Ÿ™‚ and how to distinguish each one.

Puff stitch: ย I like using this stitch, a lot, but be warned: ย it loves to eat yarn, it uses a lotย of yarn.ย I have used it on Big Lil Pet and on my bathroom mandala and many other projects.

It is the stitch that looks like little puffs ๐Ÿ™‚ Here is the close up

It is easy to makeย ย you keep pulling up yarn on your hook until you have the necessary puffiness (I like 5 times for a nice puff) you pull through ALL the yarn that is on the hook and close with a slip stitch.ย Image result for puff or bobble stitch crochet tutorial

Bobble stitch looks almost the same but you go about it a little different. This stitch I call the cluster stitch, it seems like several stitches have two names but let us forget about the names for now.

Bobble or Cluster stitch gives a nice texture and I have used it on my CAL tablecloth, you decide how many double crochet you want to use to give it the look you want.ย Popcorn stitch: this stitch while nice and plump, I do not use it often because it takes more time ๐Ÿ™‚ย 

Image result for puff or bobble stitch crochet tutorialย ย 


So, feel free to learn the differences and use all three often. You Tube has nice visual tutorials too.

Inspiration:ย Image result for puff or bobble stitch crochet tutorialย Image result for puff or bobble stitch crochet tutorialย Image result for puff or bobble stitch crochet tutorial

Learn a new stitch today and Remember: Stay Creative ๐Ÿ™‚

thanks to google for some of the images..


  1. They are all very nice, but I fail to see the difference. I just call them all popcorn, which I have used in the past.


  2. Great stitches. Thanks for links to tutorials. Looking forward to trying them out!


  3. Love the puff stitch!


  4. Sanderella's says:

    Reblogged this on All Free Crochet And Knitting Patterns and commented:
    Helpful tips from daniellajoe’s blog on these stitches! Enjoy….

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  5. Great post. I am really digging that hat. I just might have to make one some day. ITEM # 10647855 on my to do list. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  6. It’s amazing what can be done with yarn!

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  7. Nice color combination. Be Blessed, Mtetar

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