How to Knit a Popcorn Stitch

By Annabelle Lee
The popcorn stitch adds texture to a project.

The popcorn, or trinity stitch as it is called in the United States, is also known as the bramble or blackberry stitch in England, and the spider stitch in Italy. No matter what name you give to this stitch, this slightly raised pattern adds texture to a piece. This particular pattern includes both knit and purl stitches and allows the piece to remain soft and flexible while increasing the visual appeal.

Knit this pattern for any number of stitches that is a multiple of four. Practice with some worsted weight yarn and a larger set of needles before beginning a project that requires you to use the popcorn stitch.

Purl the first row. This will be the right side of the piece. Second row: knit one, purl one, knit one into the next stitch, purl three together; repeat from . Purl the third row. Fourth row: purl three together, knit one, purl one, knit one into the next stitch; repeat from .

Begin your project once you are comfortable with the stitch. Ensure that your tension is even and the “bumps” are nearly identical in size.

About the Author

Annabelle Lee has been working in the journalism field since 1990. She was a teacher and yearbook adviser for four years and holds two associate degrees from her local community college where she currently teaches computer classes. Lee also writes for a local newspaper and was a proofreader for McGraw-Hill.