Round Up – Graphed Designs

Graphed designs round up on

We’ve talked about diagonal box stitch, diagonal puff stitch, and combining the two in charted / graphed colorwork patterns. Now I’d like to end this segment with some graphed patterns that would work beautifully with these techniques.   I’ve already shown you the Santa Pixel Square by Repeat Crafter Me, now here’s the whole Christmas Character Blanket! I might put a puffy bow … Continue reading →

Combining Diagonal Box and Puff stitches

Swatch 4 - Diagonal box & puff stitches -

I’ve shown you how to do diagonal box stitch, then how to do a diagonal puff stitch variation, and then the Storm Clouds pillow pattern, which was made entirely using the puff stitch. For even more fun, you can combine both the puff stitch and the box stitch, with or without color changes. Let’s use this simple heart shaped chart to explore … Continue reading →

Free Pattern – Storm Clouds

Storm Clouds Pillow - A free crochet pattern on

Diagonal puff stitch gives this 14″ pillow a soft, plush texture, which works well with the heathered tones of the Lion Brand Heartland yarn. When completed, the 3 blocks of color form diagonal striping patterns that are distinctly different on the front and on the back. The construction also makes it easy to take the pillow form out for washing when needed.   … Continue reading →

Tutorial – Diagonal Puff Stitch

Diagonal Puff Stitch Tutorial - Stitches'N'

Earlier, I showed you how to do the diagonal box stitch. Now here is a fun variation! The diagonal puff stitch is worked exactly in the same way as the diagonal box stitch, except that the 2nd dc of each box is replaced with a puff! With this one simple substitution, you get puffs that line up in opposite directions, creating … Continue reading →