Tunisian Pebble Stitch

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The Pebble Stitch creates small popcorns and is one of the easiest puff stitches to create. This is made by making a chain of three or four between stitches on the return row. Then, in the next forward row, stitches are made as normal and the chain is pulled together and 'puffs out.'  The following pattern places them closely to create a dense form, but these can be used in many different ways. For example, they can be used in rows or columns to create a textured strip, or they can be used as decoration in a pattern to give flowers or similar attractions dimension.

To begin: Chain in multiples of two to desired length.


Row one forward: Insert hook in next chain space and pull up a loop. * Insert hook into next, yarn over and pull up a loop. Repeat from * keeping all chains on hook. Row one return: Yarn over and pull back through one loop. * Yarn over and pull through two loops. Repeat from * to end.

Row two forward: * Insert hook under next vertical bar, yarn over and pull up a loop. Repeat from * to end. Row two return: Yarn over and pull back through one loop. Yarn over and pull through two loops. * Chain three, yarn over and pull through two loops, yarn over and pull through two loops. Repeat from * until one loop remains on hook.

Row three forward: * Insert hook under next vertical bar and pull up a loop (Tss). Repeat from * to end. Row three return: Yarn over and pull back through one loop. Yarn over and pull through two loops, yarn over and pull through two loops. * Chain three, yarn over and pull through two loops, yarn over and pull through two loops. Repeat from * until one loop remains on hook.

Repeat rows two & three for pattern. 


 

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