How to Work a Puff Stitch & X-Stitch Crochet Pattern

Are you looking to expand your stitch knowledge or try something new? This puff stitch and X-stitch combination will stretch your crochet muscles just a bit, while adding texture to your project.

As part of the Adventure Blanket CAL, this tutorial will teach you how to work rows of slanted puff stitches with alternating rows of x-stitches with both written instructions as well as a video tutorial.

What is the Adventure Blanket?

Think of the choose-your-own-adventure books!

When we were brainstorming for a good theme for our CAL, I asked Helen what she thought of using that concept to create something as unique as each crocheter is.

We hashed out a lot of details and have a fun and amazing blanket for you to create.

For more information on the Adventure Blanket CAL you can visit the main post – click the button below.

If you want the entire Adventure Blanket, which includes 20 strips plus 5 bonus sections, you can purchase the bundle below.

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Finished Sizes: 5″ tall x 200 sts wide

Yarn:  #4 worsted weight
Sample used: Lion Brand Wool-Ease – Oatmeal – 5.1 oz/145g, 335yds/306m

Crochet Hook: Size I/9 (5.5 mm)

Notions: Yarn Needle

Gauge: 5 puff sts/7 x-sts x 11 rows = 4 inches in pattern

Difficulty: Advanced Beginner – Uses a combination of stitches together to create textures.


  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • puff st – puff stitch
  • sc – single crochet
  • x-st – x-stitch (crossed st)
  • yo – yarn over

For a full list of abbreviations, please see my List of Abbreviations.


  • The pattern is written for the Adventure Blanket but you can adjust the size using the multiple stated below.
  • To adjust size, work beg chain in multiples of 3+3. 

Special Stitches: 

  • Puff Stitch – yo, insert hook in indicated st, yo, pull up loop, [yo, insert hook in same st, yo, pull up loop] 2 times, yo, pull through all 7 loops on hook.   
  • X-Stitch – skip next st, dc in next st, dc in skipped st. (1 x-st completed)


Ch 201.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn. (200 sc)

Row 2: Ch 1, dc in 1st st, *skip next sc, dc in each of next 2 sts, puff st in skipped st, rep from * across to last st, dc in last sc, turn. (66 puff sts; 134 dc)  

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn. (200 sc)

Row 4: Ch 1, dc in 1st st, x-st across to last st, dc in last st, turn. (99 x-sts, 2 dc)

Row 5: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn. (200 sc)

Row 6-13: Repeat rows 2-5. 


If the video isn’t loading, please visit the Puff St & X-Stitch Combination tutorial link here.

If you’re working this in the Adventure Blanket, next you will move on to the Divider Section.

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Happy Crocheting!

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