The single crochet popcorn stitch is the same as the standard popcorn stitch, but instead of using double crochet stitches, you use single crochet stitches. I am using American Terminology, by the way. You can find the US/UK Comparison chart HERE.
The resulting popcorns are a lot less defined than double crochet popcorns. They do not “pop”, exactly. But they are excellent for surface texture and work really well for adding texture to amigurumi. Anette and I have used them in the Little Zoo Crocodile to add texture to the crocodile’s back. I think it would also make a beautiful, subtle bag.
Can you see that the popcorns are not nearly as defined as in these double crochet popcorns (pictured below in Sophie’s Mandala)?
Single Crochet Popcorn Stitch – Written Instructions
Make 4 sc’s in the same stitch. Pull up a loop with the last stitch and remove your hook. Insert your hook into the first sc of the popcorn and pull the last loop through the first stitch. Ch 1 to close the popcorn.
Single Crochet Popcorn Stitch – Photo Tutorial
Make 4 sc’s in the same stitch. If you have trouble identifying the first of the 4 sc’s, place a piece of scrap yarn over your work before making the 4 sc’s. This will mark the first sc.
Pull up a loop with the last stitch and remove your hook (Photo 1). Insert your hook into the first sc of the popcorn (Photo 2). Grab the loop with your hook (Photo 3) and pull it through the first stitch (Photo 4). Ch 1 to close the popcorn (Photo 5).
The ch st will lie on top of the popcorn. In subsequent rows/rounds you will work into this chain stitch when instructed to work into the top of the popcorn. This stitch can be very tight to get into.
Wow, that was short and sweet. Not at all like my usual ramblings! Curious to see what Colin the Crocodile looks like?
Here he is, pictured on Julie Yeager’s Water Lily Square.
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Awww……! Crocodile is SO cute!! Thanks for clarifying about the stitch being tight- I am doing regular puff stitches and thought I was doing something wrong. Alas, it turns out I must simply press on and curse (sometimes I love crocheting i think like people love golf… ; )
Bev. Bortolotto says
I want to use sc popcorn sts. to make eyes and noses in my amigurumi as I do not embroider well on my crocheting. Thank you for your tutorial.
Dedri Uys says
What a wonderful idea!
donna stover says
you keep amazing me with the stuff you come up with!!!! I love the “how to crochet cable stitch” you did. I even started a scarf with it but will have to frog it cause the edges were not straight/even. Any suggestions how to remedy that?
Dedri Uys says
Donna, I hope it is looking better now and that we were able to sort it out :)