Initials in Puff Stitch Patterns

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Initials in Puff Stitch Patterns

An interesting combination of simple stitches that form into rectangular shaped puffs. From the directions given, designs are formed into interesting rugs, mats for the table, chair seats, hot pot holders, hot plate mats, etc. Crocheted of Enterprise Yarn it makes firm, heavy rugs or mats that will last for years.

Each square on the chart is a Puff Stitch—symbols indicate the colors in Enterprise Yarn that form the stripes and designs. Nursery Rhymes or Comic Characters may be copied—traced onto the kind of cross section paper used by high school students. Simple cross stitch embroidery motifs work up into beautiful rugs and mats in Puff Stitch.

Measurements and Materials:
Firmly crocheted—30 Puffs = 1 foot (5 Puffs = 2 inches).
25 rows of Puffs = 1 foot. (Approximately 2 rows = 1 inch.)
Each square foot of crochet—(approximately 750 Puffs) will require approximately 2¼—125-yard balls of Enterprise Yarn (about 330 Puffs to the ball).

Puff Stitch Crochet follows the same procedure, row after row, to make any article. Make 2 ch for each puff in row, plus 2 ch. Make 1 less sc on ch. I. E.: For 10 Puffs—ch 22, 21 sc on ch. It is only necessary to change colors to insert the pattern at the point shown in the chart. Colors needed to work back in the next row should be dropped and left hanging when starting a new color for the design. As many as 3 or 4 balls, hanging, can be handled without confusion, possibly more. Break thread and rejoin if more are needed.

Initials in crochet—in Puff Stitch—to match the towels; in the color scheme of the Bathroom! So simple to do—lay out those wanted on cross section paper—work them in the corner or across the end of the rug, or in the center. With, or without, a border, on a plain solid color back. If with a border, it may be wide or narrow as wanted—close to the edge or wherever fancy dictates.
   The rug photographed is 53 Puffs wide by 94 Puffs long (approximately 21" x 43"). Background was green (14 balls) with initials in ivory (2 balls).
   As the Puff Stitches are almost square, block type initials in any of the styles shown will look best. However, if you are adept with a needle, stitches embroidered afterward will fill out slanting lines to complete M's, N's, Vs, W's, etc.

Initials in Puff Stitch Patterns
Initials in Puff Stitch Patterns