Knitting & Crocheting All-in-One For Dummies
Book image
Explore Book Buy On Amazon

This popcorn crochet stitch really pops! The popcorn stitch (abbreviated pop or pc) is a nicely rounded, compact oval that stands out from the fabric. It takes a bit more time to make than other raised stitches, but it’s well worth the effort.

For even more fun, you can work popcorn stitches so that they “pop” to the front or the back of the fabric, depending on where you want them to stand out.

Work a 5-double-crochet popcorn stitch so that it pops to the front of your design:

  1. Work 5 double crochet (dc) stitches in the same stitch.

  2. Drop the loop from your hook.

  3. Insert your hook from front to back under the top 2 loops of the first double crochet of the group.

  4. Grab the dropped loop with your hook and pull it through the stitch.

    A front-popping popcorn.

    One front-popping popcorn is complete.

    Finishing the front-popping popcorn.

You can also pop to the back of the work:

  1. Work 5 double crochet (dc) stitches in the same stitch.

  2. Drop the loop from your hook.

  3. Insert your hook from back to front under the top 2 loops of the first double crochet of the group.

  4. Grab the dropped loop with your hook and pull it through the stitch.

    The steps in crocheting a popcorn stitch.

    One back-popping popcorn is complete.

In stitch diagrams, the stitch symbol is the same for a back or front popcorn.

The stitch symbol for a popcorn stitch

About This Article

This article is from the book:

About the book authors:

Pam Allen is a knitwear designer and founder of Quince & Co. Shannon Okey is an author and knitwear designer. Find her at knitgrrl.com. Tracy Barr has been an editor, editorial manager, writer, and consultant on several Dummies books. Marlaina "Marly" Bird hosts her own YouTube channel, where she instructs viewers on knitting and crochet. Susan Brittain is a knitwear pattern designer and writer. Karen Manthey edits crochet diagrams for numerous books, magazines, yarn companies, and designers. Manthey was an editor at All American Crafts for 20 years.

This article can be found in the category: