The popcorn stitch seemed a bit scary to me. I’d read the how-to description in a few patterns, but I just couldn’t visualise what I was supposed to do.
Luckily I dived into the Lost In Time shawl without reading the whole pattern first, so I was already fully committed by the time I got to the line ‘1 popcorn stitch in each dc’. Also luckily, this pattern came with photos alongside the how-to, so I was able to make my first popcorn at last.
As with most things, I’m really not sure why I was worried – it’s so simple and looks really good!
You just place 4 stitches into one stitch
Remove your hook
Go through the top of the first stitch in the cluster of 4
then pick up the loop you dropped
And pull it through
Here’s my first ever row of popcorns.
I’m assuming they will pop more as I go on and get more comfortable with the stitch, but this shawl is for myself so I’m not frogging back just to make it ‘perfect’. It might actually be fun to keep it as a record of my progress!
Have you used the popcorn stitch before? Any tips for making it more pop-y? Let me know in the comments!