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How to crochet a Popcorn Stitch

In previous lessons we explained in detail how to make a Claster Stitch, Bobble Stitch and Puff Stitch. And today we will tell you how to crochet a Popcorn Stitch. This stitch is ideal if you want to add texture to your project. At first glance it may seem that to make Popcorn Stitch is very difficult, but if you will understand the principle, you will be able to make this stitch very easily.

The basic idea of the Popcorn Stitch is that you make 4, 5 or 6 double crochet stitches in the same stitch (or chain) and then them are joined by pulling the top of the last stitch through the top of the first stitch.

And so, let's take a detailed look at how to make Popcorn Stitch. In our example we use 5 Double Crochet (5dc), but you can use more or fewer stitches, depending on your pattern.

Popcorn Stitch (5dc popcorn) is indicated with the following chart symbol:

Popcorn Stitch (5 dc popcorn) is indicated with the following chart symbol

Make yarn over and insert your hook into in the desired stitch (or in space). Make 5 Double Crochet Stitches in the same stitch.

Popcorn Stitch - We made 5 double crochet stitches in the same stitch

Next, we remove our crochet hook from the last double crochet stitch and insert it into the first double crochet stitch of the five.

Popcorn Stitch - We insert our crochet hook into the first double crochet stitch of the five

Then, we grab the loop of the last double crochet stitch

Popcorn Stitch - We grab the loop of the last double crochet stitch

And pull it through the top of the first double crochet stitch. We made one Popcorn Stitch done!

We completed one Popcorn Stitch

After you have made a Popcorn Stitch, make 2 chain stitches and repeat all over again. Some patterns might require you to make more or less chain stitches between Popcorn Stitches.

Several completed Popcorn Stitch

Important: We can to crochet the popcorn stitch in rounds or in rows, but remember, that popcorn stitches to the front of your work. When working in the round, this is not a problem, because the front of the work is always facing you.  When working in rows,  you will need to make your popcorn stitches only right side rows where the front of your work is facing you.

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