Popcorn Stitch

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The Popcorn Stitch is an easy way to add tons of texture to your crochet projects. It looks a whole lot like a Bobble Stitch, but with two major differences. The first is that the Popcorn Stitch is worked from the right side of the fabric, popping out towards you, whereas the Bobble Stitch is worked from the wrong side, popping out away from you. The other difference is in the actual construction – although both stitches are based on the dc (double crochet), when making the Popcorn Stitch you complete each dc, rather than working a dc5tog (as for a Bobble). How do you turn this shell into popcorn? Let me show you how!

And that’s all there is to it! I always think of the Popcorn Stitch as little cups or pockets. Between this stitch and the Bobble, you’ll always be able to add that POP, no matter which side of the fabric you’re on!

Thanks again for watching. Have you made the Popcorn Stitch before? What’s your favorite pattern using this stitch? And what other video tutorials do you want to see? Let me know in the comments!

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    Crystal says

    I love it! I kept looking at the instructions in one of my quick crochet instruction pamphlets on how to work this stitch and I just could not get it, that is until I watched your vid! OMG! I can’t wait to try this handy stitch to work up a scarf!

    Thank you a million times over!

    Also, you make holding a hook look way too easy, I’m still not use to holding it like a pencil yet and turning it to actually catch the yarn the way you do, but I guess whatever works, works! lol

    Thanks again,

    • 2

      moogly says

      😀 I’m so glad it helped! You should definitely hold the hook however it works for you – there’s no right or wrong way to do it!

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    AMANDa says

    Great video! You explained it very well. I just have one question, are we SUPPOSED to alternate 5 dc and 4 dc for the popcorn stitch pattern or was that just an “in case you want to do 4 instead of 5″ type thing? :)

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      Tamara Kelly says

      Thank you so much! There are lots of versions of the popcorn stitch – some use 4, some use 5, there may even be some that use 6! depending on how big you want it to be – but the technique is always the same. :) So be sure to check the stitch definitions at the top of the pattern you’re following to find out “which” popcorn they want you to use.


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