Hello! I’ve enjoyed a little break but now I’m back with a brand spanking new tutorial for you.
My newest series of “Serendipity” Wall Art pieces have hit my Etsy shop, and I’ve had lots of enquiries about this bobble/popcorn stitch. So I’m trialling my first ever tutorial here, please wish me luck!
For a basic Popcorn Stitch Eleonora at Coastal Crochet has a fantastic video tutorial here as part of her Seaside stash busting blanket (you can find my cardigan based on her amazing pattern) I’d highly recommend watching her video of an excellent and clear guide to the popcorn stitch!
For this Sampler Tutorial you will need.
* 2 yarns in contrasting colours (I used Special DK in colours that showed up best on my “how to” pictures)
* Size 4 crochet hook.
To begin, you will need to choose Yarn 1 (Y1) and Yarn 2 (Y2)
1.Take Y1 and make a slip knot.
2. Chain 18.
3. One Treble in the third loop from the hook.
4. 15 more trebles in the next 15 stitches – [16 Trebles in total]
5. Chain two and turn your work.
6. One treble in the third loop from the hook.
7. Tie contrast yarn into the top of next stitch loop.
8. Use Y2 to continue (carry Y1 and catch in behind your work) and make 4 trebles in the same next stitch.
9. Remove your hook. Count four stitches back (last top loop of Y1) insert hook and pull the last loop through.Pull all the tails to keep the tension
10. Change/substitute Your working yarn back to Y1 and make three trebles in the next three stitches.
11. Change yarn for Y2 and repeat the popcorn stitch. 4 trebles in the same stitch. [steps 8&9]
12. For this sample Continue the pattern twice more. [4 popcorns on this row]Once you’ve reached the end of the row, chain two and turn your work.
13. Now we are working on the reverse side. To offset the popcorns we will do four trebles in the first four stitches.
14. Now make a popcorn stitch [but for the end of the popcorn you will insert your hook from the front of the work! Again – pop to see Coastal Crochets video tutorial to see what I mean] – when you look at the front side, hopefully the popcorn will sit beautifully in between those on the previous row.
15. Switch to Y1 and Continue with 3 trebles, repeat step 14 for popcorn stitch and repeat series again. You should have three popcorns on this row.
16. If you wish to add another popcorn colour, simply switch Y2 when needed and continue with Y1 to keep the background colour.
Thanks for reading, I hope you have as much fun with this beautiful stitch as I do! Please tag me in your posts or use #jljcontrastpopcorn and I can see your creations!