Are you interested in crocheting and looking for creative and imaginative patterns? Why not try this funny pimple pattern? The following step-by-step instructions will show you how to crochet pimples. Because of the round shape, the stitches are also called popcorn stitches. This is how you are crocheted.

previous knowledge
Important crochet techniques for the pimple pattern:

Air stitches
firm meshes
Important notes:

Pimples can be crocheted both with fixed meshes and sticks.
make up a pattern before crocheting
Prepare pattern
Pimples can be placed anywhere in your crochet piece. So before you start crocheting, consider where and at what distance the popcorn stitches should appear. To do this, paint on a piece of crochet like we do.

We always crochet the pimples with a distance of 5 meshes. This number has an effect on the base.

That means: 5 meshes, knob, 5 meshes, knob etc. Since a pimple is crocheted into a stitch, we need in this case an air chain that is divisible by 5 plus the number of pimples in a row.

In our example this is 29 meshes (5 x 5 + 4 pimples).

Tip: We recommend crocheting the pimples at a greater distance – this will show them to their best advantage. However, it is also possible to leave only one stitch between the individual popcorn stitches.

Crochet instructions – knob pattern
Cast on an air chain with the desired number of stitches. In our case this is 29 air meshes. Then crochet a spiral air mesh and turn the work around. Then crochet a tight stitch in each stitch. The base now consists of 29 firm stitches and is very stable.

1st row
Crochet an air mesh and turn the work around.

Then decide whether you only want to crochet the pattern with firm stitches or with chopsticks. We work the knob pattern with chopsticks.

For chopsticks crochet two more air stitches. For the firm stitches one spiral air stitch is sufficient.

Then crochet four chopsticks

Now comes the first popcorn thing: *Crochet one chopstick in the next stitch, but do not close it, but crochet four more chopsticks in the same stitch. Only at the end, when you have 6 loops on the crochet hook, the sticks are stitched together. The pimple now consists of 5 sticks.

Crochet one air stitch and then 5 normal chopsticks*.

Now crochet the pattern ** to the end of the row. You end the round with a stick.

2nd row
Now crochet a spiral air mesh and then a complete row of 29 fixed meshes. Make sure that you do not crochet the air stitches after each knop. If you did, you would have 33 stitches in the row at once and the pattern would be wider. The fixed stitches will take you back to the other side, to the side of the beginning of the pattern.

3rd row
Work three spiral air meshes and turn the work around.

Now you can decide whether you want to make the knob pattern even or offset.

Evenly: We will crochet you as described and start with 4 sticks. Then the first pimple and the 5 sticks follow.

Offset: Crochet one stick. Afterwards the popcorn stitch is done. Crochet the knob now and then 5 sticks. The row ends with two simple sticks.

Repeat pattern
Now rows 2 and 3 are always repeated.

Depending on whether you crochet staggered or evenly, always orient yourself to the last row of popcorn stitches. The row of firm stitches must not be forgotten, so that the pimples are all on one side later.

Finally finish the crochet piece with a row of firm stitches for a clean finish.

The popcorn pattern can be used to decorate caps, scarves or even jackets. The knob pattern is often used for cuffs. As you can see, in just a few simple steps you can create a creative design.


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