If you thought the bobble, cluster, popcorn and puff stitches were all the same, you are not alone!

These super textured crochet stitches may look similar, but there are a few key differences between each one.

In this post, I’ll show you how to easily tell the difference between each of these crochet stitches, with pictures, written instructions and a video tutorial, so you can work each one up today!

Let’s take a look at the basics:

Bobble

  • All stitches are joined at one base, and at the top. Try this with long stitches, like the Double or Triple crochet.
  • Instructions: [Yarn over, insert hook into 1 stitch, yarn over, pull through stitch, yarn over, pull through 2 loops on hook] repeat as many times as pattern indicates (2, 3, 4, 5, 6…), yarn over, pull through all loops on hook.
  • Video Tutorial: https://youtu.be/lVOAhF5hij4?t=9

Cluster

  • All stitches have a different base, but are all joined at the top. This is also known as a “decreasing stitch”, and you can try this with any stitch; Single, Half Double, Double or Triple.
  • Instructions: [Yarn over, insert hook into next stitch, yarn over, pull through stitch, yarn over, pull through 2 loops on hook] repeat as many times as pattern indicates (2, 3, 4, 5, 6…), yarn over, pull through all loops on hook.
  • Video Tutorial: https://youtu.be/lVOAhF5hij4?t=76

Popcorn

  • All stitches are joined at one base, and at the top. However, this stitch is formed when by joining the tops of the first and last stitch together, and you can try this with long stitches like the Double or Triple crochet.
  • Instructions: Work [as many as pattern indicates (2, 3, 4, 5, 6…)] stitches into 1 space, remove hook from loop, insert hook into top of first stitch in sequence and loop, pull loop through stitch.
  • Video Tutorial: https://youtu.be/lVOAhF5hij4?t=133

Puff

  • All stitches are joined at one base, and at the top. However, this look is only formed with the Half Double Crochet (try it to see)!
  • Instructions: [Yarn over, insert hook into 1 stitch, yarn over, pull through stitch] repeat as many times as pattern indicates (2, 3, 4, 5, 6…) yarn over, pull through all loops on hook.
  • Video Tutorial: https://youtu.be/lVOAhF5hij4?t=233

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