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How to Crochet Popcorns

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Once you learn the basic crochet shell stitch, you are well on your way to being able to make popcorn stitches. The process starts the same: you crochet all the stitches into the same stitch. The difference is that you will join them at the top. Here's how it's done, using the 5-dc popcorn stitch as an example. If you prefer illustrations to photographs, the last two steps of this sequence also have illustrations of the same steps.

How to Crochet Popcorns

Double crochet into the stitch where you are going to make your popcorn.

How to Crochet Popcorns

4 more dc into the same stitch. Note that atthis stage you have created a 5 dc shell stitch.

How to Crochet Popcorns

Now, remove the hook from the working loop that is at the top of the last double crochet stitch.

How to Crochet Popcorns

Re-insert the hook from front to back into the top of the first double crochet in the group.

How to Crochet Popcorns
How to Crochet Popcorns

Pick up the working loop that you left on the 5th double crochet stitch.

How to Crochet Popcorns
How to Crochet Popcorns

Pull it through the top of the 1st double crochet stitch to close the entire group.

How to Crochet Popcorns

Optional: Chain one. This step is used to secure the top of the popcorn closed. Not all patterns call for this so be sure to check your instructions.

Popcorns can be worked in single crochet, half double crochet, double crochet, treble crochet, or longer stitches. Here are a couple of examples:

How to Crochet Popcorns
How to Crochet Popcorns
How to Crochet Popcorns

Popcorn made with 6 hdc.

How to Crochet Popcorns

Popcorn made with 3 dtr stitches.

Popcorn Square for Intermediate Checkerboard Textures Throw

The Popcorn Square in the Checkerboard Textures Throw uses 4 dc.

Intermediate Aran Hearts Throw

The Aran Hearts Throw uses a popcorn of 4 sc.

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