This crocheted puff stitch is done a little bit different than the original puff stitch. That's why it's called Alternative. There is no chain 1 after the Puff stitch is done.
PUFF STITCH INSTRUCTIONS:
How to do this Puff St: [YO, insert hook into next st, YO and pull through (and bring it even with the other sts on your hook) ]3 times…YO and pull through all 7 loops.
Puff Stitch Video can be found at https://youtu.be/xAk8Qr-n_Hk
Yarn - Bernat Worsted Blue
Hook Size H/8/5.00mm
Finished Size: 7 ½ x 7 ½ inch Square
* :Repeat the directions between them
SC - Single Crochet
Ch - Chain
Gauge: 3.46 sts per 1 inch / 3.75 rows per 1 inch
Multiple of 4 + 2
Row 1: SC in second chain from hook and in each chain across (25 SC)
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, 1 SC in each of the first 4 stitches * 1 Puff St in next stitch, 1 SC in each of the next 3 stitches*
Repeat * to * up to the last stitch, SC in the last stitch
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, 1 Sc in each stitch across the row
Row 4: Ch 1, turn, 1 SC in each of the first 2 stitches, Work 1 Puff st in the next stitch, *1 SC in each of the next 3 stitches, Work 1 Puff st in the next stitch* Repeat from * to * up to the last 2 stitches and do 1 SC in each of the last 2 sts.
Row 5: Ch 1, turn, 1 Sc in each stitch across the row
Repeat rows 2-5 for pattern