Make an Emerald Wrap Using Puff Stitch Crochet Techniques
Surround yourself in wonderful softness with this jewel-coloured puff stitch wrap.
Difficulty level: for intermediate crocheters
These voluminous stitches are surprisingly easy to work and give this simple shaped wrap a fabulous twist. This project is a fantastic way to add some bold colour into your day-to-day. Taken from expert maker and author Laura Strutt's fantastic book Modern Crocheted Shawls and Wraps, this guide uses the puff stitch to create satisfying texture and patterns.
Tools and materials for this Puff Stitch Crochet Emerald Wrap
- Caron Simply Soft (100% acrylic; 288m/315yds per 170g/6oz ball) aran-weight yarn
- 7 x 170g (6oz) balls in shade 9770 Cool Green (A)
- 1 x 170g (6oz) ball in shade 9782 Gold (B)
- 5mm (US H/8) crochet hook
- Tapestry needle
77.5cm (301⁄2in) wide x 174cm (681⁄2in) long
Note: This is the maximum size the wrap will block to – block to achieve a fabric you like.
5.5 puff sts and 7.5 rows to measure 10cm (4in) over puff stitch before blocking
Puff Stitch (PS): *Yarn round hook, pass through stitch, draw yarn through, keeping the yarn loops long; rep from * a further 5 times, yarn round hook and draw through all loops on the hook, work 1ch to close the stitch.
Note: for some top tips, scroll down!
For the wrap
Foundation: Using yarn A and 5mm (US H/8) hook, make 81ch.
Row 1: 1PS in third ch from hook, 1ch, miss 1 ch, *1PS in next ch, 1ch, miss 1
ch; rep from * to last st, 1PS in last st, turn. (40 puff sts)
Row 2: 1PS in st at top of PS of previous row, 1PS in first ch-sp, *1ch, miss 1 st, 1PS in next ch-sp; rep from * to end, turn.
Row 2 sets the pattern.
Rows 3–103: Rep Row 2 for a further 101 rows. (103 rows worked in total)
Row 104: 1ch (does not count as st), 1dc in each st at top of puff st and 1dc in ch-sp between each PS.
For the Edging
Using 5mm (US H/8) hook, join yarn B in any ch-sp on lower edge. Work *1PS in each ch-sp, 1ch, miss 1 st; rep from * around entire wrap and working [1PS, 2ch, 1PS] in each corner ch-sp. Join with sl st in first st.
Making Up and Finishing
Weave in all loose ends and block to measurements.
Make it yours
This simple design is worked in rows; create a striped or ombré wrap by simply changing the colour of yarn every few rows.
Top tip number 1:
Take care to maintain the length of the loops of yarn as you wrap them around the hook when creating the puff stitch to help create neat and even stitches throughout
Top tip number 2:
Puff stitch uses a large amount of yarn with each stitch. To avoid running out of yarn, count how many rows you get from the first ball of yarn A and multiply that by the total number of balls to check whether you have enough yarn to complete the number of rows worked in the main colour.
We hope you loved making your emerald wrap, and we're dying to see the results. Share your puff stitch masterpiece on Instagram and tag @yodomo.co or hashtag #yodomomakes and we'll share it with our creative community.
Want to create even more cosy and fashionable wraps and shawls? Grab a copy of Laura's book Modern Crocheted Shawls and Wraps: 35 Stylish Ways to Keep Warm, from Lacy Shawls to Chunky Throws from the Yodomo Bookshop today.
Modern Crocheted Shawls & Wraps by Laura Strutt (CICO Books, £14.99). Photography © CICO Books
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