The crochet popcorn stitch is a cute, voluminous stitch that can be used in many crochet projects. It is formed by overlapping sets of treble stitches, creating small “popcorns” or “little balls” in the fabric. In this tutorial, we are going to learn how to crochet the popcorn stitch, step by step.
Crochet yarn in the color of your choice
Yarn compatible crochet hook
Step 1: Make a chain
To start, make a chain of stitches in the desired amount for your project. Keep in mind that the crochet popcorn stitch requires a total number of stitches for the popcorn to hit.
Step 2: Make a double crochet
Double crochet in fourth chain from hook. To make a double crochet, wrap the yarn around the hook and insert the hook into the desired chain. Then, wrap the yarn around the hook again and follow it through the chain, making three loops on the hook. Finally, wrap the yarn around the hook again and guide it through all three loops on the hook.
Step 3: Make the first popcorn
To make the first popcorn, make four double crochets in the same chain stitch you just made the first double crochet. For each double crochet, wrap yarn around hook and insert hook into desired chain. Then, wrap the yarn around the hook again and follow it through the chain, making three loops on the hook.
Repeat this process three more times, for a total of four double crochets in the same chain stitch.
Step 4: Grab the popcorn
To attach the popcorn, insert the hook into the first double crochet you made in the popcorn (the one closest to the chain). Then, insert the needle into the high point you made initially, which is just below the popcorn. Wrap the yarn around the hook again and guide it through the two loops on the hook. This will secure the popcorn to the chain.
Step 5: Make more double crochets
Make a double crochet in the next chain, and repeat the process of making a popcorn in the next four double crochets. Continue making a double crochet and a popcorn in each set of five double crochets until the end of the row.
Step 6: Make the second row
On the second row, make three chains and a double crochet in the first popcorn on the previous row. Then make a popcorn in the next popcorn and repeat the process of making a double crochet in the next popcorn and a popcorn in the next popcorn. Make a double crochet in the last popcorn of the previous row.
Step 7: Make the following rows
Repeat the process for the second row until your design is complete. Keep in mind that the crochet popcorn stitch is a dense stitch, so it may take longer to complete your project. But the end result is a beautiful, voluminous fabric with a polka dot pattern that’s great for blankets, throw pillows, scarves, hats, and many other items.
Step 8: Finalize the project
When your project is complete, it’s time to finalize it. Cut the yarn and leave a tail of at least 15 cm. Bring the tip of the hook through the last double crochet on the last row, wrap the yarn around the hook and follow it through the double crochet. This will secure the end of the yarn and keep your work from unraveling. Then hide the end of the thread inside the fabric using a crochet hook.
Crochet popcorn stitch is a cute and versatile stitch that can be used in many different projects. While it may take longer to sew than other stitches, the end result is a fabric with texture and volume that adds pizzazz to any crochet project. With the step-by-step instructions above, you can learn how to crochet the popcorn stitch and start using it in your own projects. Experiment with different hook sizes and yarn thicknesses to create different popcorn textures and sizes. Have a good time!