How To Crochet The Aligned Puff Stitch

How To Crochet The Aligned Puff Stitch

The Aligned Puff stitch is a floating crochet stitch that is made into a row of chains and single crochet’s to look like the puffs are floating above each other in regular columns. In this stitch guide I will show you how to crochet the Aligned Puff stitch with all the pictures that you need along with a video guide that you can follow along with too.

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The Aligned Puff Stitch is a type of floating crochet stitch. Floating stitches are made in the chain spaces of the row below to make them look like they are floating above the other stitches. The pattern this creates is of a box pattern of puffs that look like they are staying in place of their own accord. This is a very regimented looking stitch that is very recognisable as soon as you see it.

This stitch would make a lovely and warm blanket, those puffs are nice and thick. It would also work great as place mats for the dinner table or even as a rug to cover hard floors.

I used the Aligned Puff stitch in the FrankenScrap crochet along as one of the pieces of the quilt like blanket. You can access the whole pattern for free here.

The sample in the picture below was made with Sirdar Cotton prints – a 100% mercerised cotton yarn that is unfortunately now discontinued. This however was my favourite of all the prints colourways.

Aligned Puff Stitch

This how to guide is part of Froggity Frog’s Stitch Vault collection. Have you seen all the other stitches in there? You can take a look here all the guides are free to access and maybe you will discover some new stitches to create for yourself.

The yarn I used in this stitch guide is Stylecraft Cotton Classique DK, a 100% cotton yarn. It’s a non mercerised cotton that is lovely and soft, but it can get a bit splitty if you frog it a couple of times. It does makes lovely cosy blankets though and is the yarn that got me hooked on cotton as my fibre of choice. I think I first got a ball of this yarn in a mystery bag I got off ebay, and it was a great yarn discovery for me and I’ve been loving using this yarn ever since.

I also used my trusty Clover Amour hooks which are perfect if you are looking for a good value ergonomic crochet hook that won’t cause your hand to ache if you are crocheting for long periods of time. I’ve tried many different crochet hooks over the years, but I always end up coming back to my trusty Clovers. They just sit so well in my hand and never let me down.

How To Crochet The Aligned Puff Stitch

Click here for the left hand video

Abbreviations

  • Ch = Chain
  • Slst = Slip stitch
  • YO = Yarn over
  • St = Stitch
  • Sk = Skip
  • Sp = Space
  • Sc = Single crochet

You will need to make a foundation chain in multiples of 2 plus 1 (plus 1 for your turning chain)

Row 1. In the 2nd ch from your hook make a sc *ch1 then sk the next st. Make a sc in the next st* repeat between *and* all the way to the end of the row.

Row 1 of the Aligned Puff stitch

Row 2. Turn and ch1. Make a hdc in the first st of the row. *In the next chsp make a puff stitch* :

^YO and insert your hook into the stitch and pull up a loop^. Repeat between ^and^ 4 times so that there are 9 loops on your hook in total. 

9 loops on your hook to make the Aligned Puff stitch

YO and pull through all 9 loops, and then chain 1 to complete your puff stitch. This chain 1 counts as a stitch in it’s own right, but is also needed to secure your puff.

Your completed Puff stitch

repeat between *and* until you have 1 stitch left. Then make a hdc in the last st of the row

Row 2 of the Aligned Puff Stitch

Row 3. Turn and ch1. Make a sc in the first st of the row. *ch1 and make a sc in the next ch1 sp* – you will be working your sc between each of the puffs like in the picture below, so that the ch1 sits above the puffs. Keep your chains loose so that your row doesn’t bunch up and pull in at the sides. Repeat between *and* Make a sc in the last st of the row.

Row 3 of the Aligned Puff stitch

Repeat rows 2 and 3 until you have the number of rows you need, but your last row should be a repeat of row 2 so that you get a solid row to finish with.

The Aligned Puff Stitch

I used the Aligned Puff stitch in the FrankenScrap crochet along – find out more about this free pattern here, and join in and access the entire pattern for free.

You can find more free crochet stitch guides here in Froggity Frog’s stitch vault. Come on over to our Facebook group – Froggity Frog’s Ribbit And Stitch and show us what you made with the Aligned Puff stitch. I’d love to see what you created with this lovely, regular looking crochet stitch. 

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