As you may notice, this is not a normal crochet circular shape, it is a real double-layer puff just like the fabric version. I crocheted a summer hat for my daughter by using this yoyo puff. There are so many great projects for fabric yoyo, now we can transform them into crochet version…. maybe a comfy baby blanket, what do you think?
Crochet Yo-Yo Puff Pattern
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Besides being a beautiful crochet craft to make, it is great to use up the leftover yarn from the yarn projects you have just completed. Be it from the stashed yarns of your sweater knitting project, from a granny square blanket project, from an amigurumi project, or a purse project, you can always create another item with these crochet yoyo puffs to pair with your main project. I used the leftover yarn from a granny square top that I crochet for my daughter. Now with this summer hat, they are in a set.
[Update: I also crochet some poinsettia coasters using these yo-yo puffs for Christmas, head over to view it]
Start crochet the yo-yo puff to add to your craft projects, be it a decorative trim for the curtain, an embellishment component for the handbag, or a lampshade. You may also add it to the hairband or bobbin pin to make hair accessories, or simply add a keyring to make it a keychain. If you are ambitious you may even crochet a lot of yo-yo puffs and join up to be a blanket or bed spread.
Crochet yo-yo puff is not difficult to make, as long as you know how to do the chain, treble, treble decrease, and triple treble. Following are the step-by-step photos and instructions on how to crochet it.
- 2.5mm hook
ch = chain
tr = treble
tr dec = Treble decrease (aka tr2tog - treble next 2 stitches together)
tptr = Triple treble
sl st = slip stitch
st = stitch
yo = yarn over
YO-YO PUFF CROCHET PATTERN
Starting Ring: ch5, slst to the first chain to form a base ring.
Rnd 1: ch8, tptr19, slst to the 8th chain.
Rnd 2: ch3, tr on the next st, *tr2tog or tr dec on the next 2 sts*, repeat * 9 times, slst to the dc loop. fo with at least 8" long yarn tail.
HOW TO CROCHET YO-YO PUFF
- Using a 2.5mm hook or recommended hook size for your choice of yarn.
Starting chain: chain 5, sl st to the first chain to form a ring.
- Round 1: Chain 8, this is deemed as the first st of your tptr.
To crochet a tptr: Yo 4 times, insert hook into the ring, yo, draw loop through (6 loops on hook), *yo, draw through 2 loops* 5 times.
A finished tptr as the 2nd st of this round. Crochet another 18 tptr to have 20 sts in the ring altogether.
Sl st to the 8th chain of the first st to complete 1st round.
Next, we are going to decrease the st to make the back layer of the puff.
- Round 2: Chain 3, yo twice and get ready to crochet a tr.
Insert hook in the next st, yo, draw loop through (4 loops on hook), *yo, draw through 2 loops on the hook*, repeat 3 times.
This deem to be the first pair of tr dec.
Crochet tr dec for the next 2 sts; Yo twice, insert hook in the next st, yo, draw loop through (4 loops on hook), *yo, draw through 2 loops* twice to make the 1st st of tr dec. Repeat the same for the 2nd st of tr dec.
Yo, draw through 3 loops on the hook. Repeat another 8 times for the tr dec.
Sl st to the 3rd chain. Leaving a long end of about 8".
- Use a tapestry needle to sew the chain edge of the 2nd round to the wrong side of the first round slightly away from the center opening.
Finished yo-yo puff with 1st round as the right side. It is about 1.5" in diameter if using 100% cotton DK light worsted yarn with a 2.5mm hook.
Here is the summer hat for my daughter by using these yo-yo puffs.