Round in Puff Stitch Set Patterns

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Round in Puff Stitch Set Patterns

Puff Stitch holders, mats and rugs make up neatly and the result is a firm, heavy piece to protect hands, table or floor. The raised puffs form air spaces under hot pots and dishes to keep off the heat. The round shapes are simple to do—these instructions show how to start and rows are added to any wanted size.

Puff rows may be alternate rows of contrasting or harmonizing shades—in holders to match the kitchen color scheme. For table mats, white may be preferred for formal settings, or gay fiesta stripes, ranged round and round, as wanted, in any desired color scheme.

Crocheted to rug sizes, puff stitch will lay flat—not curl—and makes a firm, heavy mat in any color scheme. With the sc rows between the puff rows in contrasting color, novel two-tone effects are the result.

MATERIALS: The 6 in. holders or mats shown need 85 yds. white and 50 yds. color for a pair.

The rug shown below is 30 in. in diameter—has 35 rows of puffs—the stripe starts on 20th row and is 8 rows wide—was tightly crocheted and used 12 balls background color and 4 balls for stripe.

THE HOLDER: Approx. 6 in. diameter—ch 6, sl st to form ring. Ch 1, 10 sc in ring. Sl st to first sc.
ROW 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around (20 sc), sl st to ch 1.
ROW 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in st with sl st, * 2 dc in next sc, holding final loop of each dc on hook, thread over and pull through all 3 loops on hook at once (1 puff st made). Sc in next sc, pulling it down tight—letting the puff stitch puff out on back of work, which will be the right side. Repeat from * around (10 puffs). Sl st to first sc.
ROW 4: Ch 1, turn, (sc in sc, 2 sc in puff) repeat around (30 sc). Sl st in first sc. Repeat Rows 3 and 4 alternately through Row 9, then continue working sc and puff rows alternately with 2 sc in every eighth st in Rows 10 and 14 and in every sixth st in Row 12. Fasten off. This makes a mat or holder approx. 6 in. in diameter.

For larger mats or rugs, continue to alternate sc and puff rows, working 2 sc in every eighth st in one row and in every sixth st in next row. Occasionally it will be necessary to omit one sc of the last 2-sc group (in sc rows) as the number of stitches in each row must be an even number (divisible by 2), to work puff rows correctly. If work shows tendency to ruffle or pucker, inc or dec the number of sts in sc rows to keep flat.

This round rug in Puff Stitch will he beautiful in living room, bed or bath room colors. By adding rows to the holder instructions above, mats and rugs can be crocheted to unlimited sizes for any room.

Round in Puff Stitch Set Patterns