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Yo-Yo Puff Crochet Pattern

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Have you ever been fascinated with the fabric yo-yo puff to make this and this and this? If you can crochet, I have another version to make it, it is the Crochet Yo-Yo Puff!!!!

crochet puff

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]

how to crochet puff

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.


Happy crochet!

crochet puff

Crochet Yo-Yo Puff Pattern

Yield: Crochet Puff
Active Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: N/A

Learn how to make a yo-yo puff (or yoyo puff) with a written & chart crochet pattern. Make a few yo-yo puffs and turn them into beautiful projects. For instance, this beautiful colorful crochet summer hat for girls.


  • yarn


  • 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



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.


Yo-Yo Puff

  • Round 1: Chain 8, this is deemed as the first st of your tptr.Yo-Yo Puff

    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.Yo-Yo Puff

    A finished tptr as the 2nd st of this round. Crochet another 18 tptr to have 20 sts in the ring altogether.Yo-Yo Puff

    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.Yo-Yo Puff
  • Round 2: Chain 3, yo twice and get ready to crochet a tr.Yo-Yo Puff

    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.Yo-Yo Puff

    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-Yo Puff

    Yo, draw through 3 loops on the hook. Repeat another 8 times for the tr dec.Yo-Yo Puff

    Sl st to the 3rd chain. Leaving a long end of about 8".Yo-Yo Puff
  • 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.Yo-Yo Puff
  • 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.

    Yo-Yo Puff

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    Monday 4th of November 2019

    These are so adorable and versatile! I believe I have found my gift tags for this holiday season.

    Marny CA

    Tuesday 12th of April 2016

    Something keeps hanging up(freezing) but finally got everything copied/pasted to Word.


    Now all I have to do is practice doing this.

    Thank you so very much for sharing your creativity and love.


    Sunday 31st of January 2016

    Hello Joanne Thank you for having me on your lovely sharing blog, I'm French, I do not speak English but I do the translation using Google, thank you for this tutorial. You realize beautiful things property! I wish you a good Sunday! Mylène

    Craft Passion

    Tuesday 2nd of February 2016

    Hi Mylene, that's great and hope Google translate helps :) Have a nice day and happy sewing!!!

    Magga Fenton

    Monday 2nd of June 2014

    Hi, I absolutely love these yo yo puffs and I would love to make a pillow with them. How do I put them together? I apologize if you have already explained how but I could not find that anywhere.

    Lovely work and your daughter is gorgeous!!

    Thank you Magga


    Saturday 10th of May 2014

    This totally amazed me and I just had to make one before going to bed. Congratulations on this terrific piece of unusual crochet work. Did you design this? I am yarn addicted and have some many half balls of different shades of pink wool. You know how it is you just have to have that yarn and make something. I have been looking for something unusual to make into a blanket for my new granddaughter. THIS IS IT thank you so much from the U.K.

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