I absolutely fell in love with the yoyo puff stitch, but was struggling with ideas on what to make with them. I finally decided on a rug and the Hexagon Yoyo Puff Rug was the end result. This was the first time I ever made a crocheted rug using a non-slip rug backing, but I am completely exuberant with the outcome. You can make all kinds of things with crochet yoyo puffs, so get creative. Remember, that you can also use any size yarn and hook to create numerous different looks. I can’t wait to see all of your creations!
Yoyo Puff Stitch Tutorial
Hexagon Yoyo Puff Rug Instructions
Materials: Worsted weight yarn (shown in Red Heart With Love – Fruit Punch), darning needle, non-slip rug backing, size J 6.0 mm crochet hook
Round 1: Ch 5, sl st in first ch to form a ring, ch 8 (counts as first TrTr), TrTr 19 more times into the ring, sl st in top of ch 8. (20 TrTrs)
Round 2: Ch 3, tr in next st (counts as first tr dec), tr dec over next 2 sts around, sl st in top of ch 3, fasten off. (10 tr decs)
For a video tutorial of the Crochet Yoyo Puff visit Knotted Mom’s Youtube channel here.
Assembly: Make 37 yoyo puffs and arrange in a hexagon shape (refer to fig 1) and tie to non-slip rug backing using leftover tails. With darning needle, sew sides and tops and bottoms of yoyos together to provide extra stiffness. Trim any excess yarn and trim rug backing to desired size behind the yoyos.
As always, you can download a PDF version for the Hexagon Yoyo Puff Rug here.
Did you forget to make a crochet project for Saint Patrick’s Day? Have no fear, Knotted Mom has a list of patterns that you could make in under an hour to less than a day. So get out your hooks and your green yarn and whip up your new lucky charm. The list of patterns will run from simplest to most difficult, so take your pick according to how much time you have. Keep in mind that these are not original Knotted Mom patterns, so I cannot ensure their accuracy. If you encounter an error or have a question while completing these patterns, please reach out to the original pattern designer first.
Crochet Shamrock Tutorial
This pattern is by Bag-O-Day Crochet. This is an easy pattern you can complete quickly, especially with having this great video tutorial to give you the step-by-step instructions.
Crochet Leprechaun Hat (Pencil Decoration)
This adorable pencil topper is the perfect gift for an elementary-aged child. This is quick to work up, and you only need a small amount of yarn to complete this project. You can find the written instructions here. The pattern even includes nice pictures of the process.
Saint Patrick’s Day Fascinator
Here’s a pattern for all of you Ravelry enthusiasts out there. Make sure you have an old headband to complete this total look. If you don’t have one, you could also work up this pattern to use as a table ornament or decor piece. You can download the free pattern here.
Pot O Gold Hat
This pattern comes to you from the Pattern Paradise crochet blog. Using a hat pattern previously published on their blog, you will add this adorable applique to bring you good luck. You could also use this applique on other clothing items or add a pin to make it removable. You can find the pattern on Pattern Paradise’s website.
Leprechaun Hat Beer Cozy
How adorable are these beer cozies made to look like little leprechaun hats! You can get the free pattern here. This pattern also includes great pictures with the tutorial. You can have these ready by the time you hit the bar tonight or before your party guests arrive.
Saint Patrick’s Day Wreath
For this project, you may have to go the craft store to get your supplies, but the results are well worth the effort. If you are a fast worker, you could easily complete this in less than a day. You can find the instructions on the Petals to Picots blog.