The popcorn crochet stitch is a fun stitch that literally brings a “pop” of texture to any crochet project. Worked in double crochet stitches, it’s easy to construct and adds a lot of visual interest to a piece. In this video, Corrina Ferguson demonstrates how to create a popcorn stitch.
Corrina begins by explaining the construction of the stitch. It’s a combination of single crochet, double crochet, chains, and slip stitches. If you know how to do those basic crochet stitches, then you can create the popcorn stitch! Typically, this stitch pattern is worked on background of single crochet fabric; however, Corrina notes that the specific crochet pattern that you’re following will tell you exactly what to do.
Single crochet stitches are worked up to the point where Corrina wants to add the popcorn stitch. She then works five double crochet stitches all into the next stitch. The result looks like the base of a shell stitch. Once the final double crochet is complete, Corrina removes her hook from the loop. She takes the crochet hook and brings it under both legs of the top of the first double crochet that she created in the group. Corrina places the loop back onto her hook and pulls it through the legs of the first stitch to make the popcorn. She chains one stitch to close off the popcorn stitch.
Corrina makes some observations about the popcorn stitch:
- Typically, a popcorn stitch is made with an odd number of stitches
- The double crochet stitches are fully completed and all worked into the same stitch
- The start of the popcorn stitch looks like a shell stitch.
- The popcorn stitch can be worked with a different number of double crochets. That will affect the overall look of the stitch and how much it “pops” off the fabric.