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Learn How to Do the Popcorn Stitch

The popcorn stitch is made up of a number of stitches* worked in the same stitch and joined together as described below.

*This number of stitches varies from pattern to pattern. The pattern you are making will tell you how many stitches to use in forming the popcorn you are making for that pattern.

This example shows how to make a popcorn stitch with 5 double crochet:

When you want the popcorn to puff out on the front of the work:

To have the popcorn puff out on the front of the work: Work 5 dc in the same stitch, drop loop from hook, insert hook from front to back in the top of the first dc of group ...
... pull dropped loop through stitch.

When you want the popcorn to puff out on the back of the work:

To have the popcorn puff out on the back of the work: Work 5 dc in the same stitch, drop loop from hook, insert hook from back to front in the top of the first dc of group ...
... pull dropped loop through stitch.

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