Avocado Stitch: Tapestry Crochet Stitch Pattern

As a born and raised Californian, avocados are an essential part of my state’s culture. When it comes to food, everything that is done California style, always has some form of avocado on it! Since it’s such a big part of my everyday life, I started thinking about how I could translate it to crochet color work, and how it would make the perfect stitch pattern. I am so excited to share my brand new Avocado crochet stitch pattern! It’s a simple tapestry or intarsia crochet stitch patter, which uses single crochet stitches and bobbles to create a fun and summery crochet stitch.

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Before you begin

Before we get to the Avocado stitch, if you’re new to crochet color work, I’ve got two great tutorials here on my blog to teach you! I know that crochet color work can seem really intimidating, but trust me, once you get started on it, you won’t want to stop! All it takes is learning how to change colors, and you can make whatever color work pattern you want.

Depending on how far apart your avocado stitches are, you can use either tapestry or intarsia crochet to make this stitch pattern. If your avocados are close together, then tapestry crochet is just the technique you’ll want to use. If they are more spread apart, then intarsia crochet will work better since you won’t carry the yarn. I have tutorials for both techniques here on my blog. For tapestry crochet, you can check out: The Beginner’s Guide to Tapestry Crochet. If you’d rather use intarsia crochet, you can find a tutorial for that at: The Beginner’s Guide to Intarsia Crochet.

I’ve also created a step by step video tutorial for this stitch pattern available on my Youtube Channel! You can find that tutorial at: Avocado Stitch Crochet Tutorial.

Stitch Exploration Event

This crochet stitch pattern is a part of the Stitch Exploration Event with Joy of Motion, Knitting With Chopsticks, and I! Throughout the month of June, we have put together 30 crochet stitches, with one releasing each day. They are all designed to help you grow your crochet skills, and range from lace stitches, to simple, to color work ones! You can find the post with all of the stitches at: Stitch Exploration Crochet Stitch Event.

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Supplies:

  • Worsted Weight Yarn in 3 colors
  • Main Color (MC)
  • Dark Green (Contrast Color 1 – CC1)
  • Light Green (Contrast Color 2 – CC2)
  • Brown (Contrast Color 3 – CC3)
  • US Size J (6mm) crochet hook
  • Yarn needle for weaving in ends

 

Abbreviations:

  • Ch = chain
  • Sc = Single Crochet
  • Bobble = bobble stitch (*yarn over, insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull through two loops,* repeat till you have 5 loops on your hook, then yarn over and pull yarn through all 5)
  • RS = Right Side
  • WS = Wrong Side
  • St = Stitch

Gauge:

24 sc x 21 rows = 6”/15 cm square

Pattern Notes:

  • This pattern is made using US crochet terminology.
  • Ch 1 at beginning of row does not count as a stitch.
  • The pattern involves color changes using tapestry or intarsia crochet. Experience with color work is recommended, but if you’re a beginner to tapestry crochet than you can totally do it! For a tutorial on how to do tapestry crochet, check out my Beginner’s Guide to Tapestry Crochet. For the tutorial for how to do intarsia crochet, check out my Beginner’s Guide to Intarsia Crochet.
  • Want to avoid crochet mistakes while crocheting this pattern? Learn how to avoid them with my post on my blog: 10 Mistakes Common Mistakes Crocheters Make and How to Avoid Them.
  • Color changes happen in the middle of the rows in this pattern. The color changes are indicated in the written pattern by a new color in parentheses (for example: (MC) hdc 1, (SC) hdc 2

Chart Notes:

  • Each square on the chart represents 1 stitch.
  • The chart is read starting from right to left, and alternating starting on each side of the chart.
  • All odd numbered rows are right side rows, and all even rows are wrong side rows.

Avocado Stitch Video Tutorial:

Avocado Stitch Pattern:

Row 1 [RS]: (MC) ch 25, starting in second ch from hook, sc 24

Row 2-3 [WS-RS]: (MC) ch 1, turn, sc 24

Row 4 [WS]: (MC) ch 1, turn, sc 4, (CC1) sc 5, (MC) sc 6, (CC1) sc 5, (MC) sc 4

Row 3 [RS]: (MC) ch 1, turn, sc 3, (CC1) sc 1, (CC2) sc 5, (CC1) sc 1, (MC) sc 4, (CC1) sc 1, (CC2) sc 5, (CC1) sc 1, (MC) sc 3

Row 4 [WS]: (MC) ch 1, turn, sc 3, (CC1) sc 1, (CC2) sc 2, (CC3) bobble, (CC2) sc 2, (CC1) sc 1, (MC) sc 4, (CC1) sc 1, (CC2) sc 2, (CC3) bobble, (CC2) sc 2, (CC1) sc 1, (MC) sc 3

Row 5 [RS]: (MC) ch 1, turn, sc 4, (CC1) sc 1, (CC2) sc 3, (CC1) sc 1, (MC) sc 6, (CC1) sc 1, (CC2) sc 3, (CC1) sc 1, (MC) sc 4

Row 6 [WS]: (MC) ch 1, turn, sc 4, (CC1) sc 1, (CC2) sc 3, (CC1) sc 1, (MC) sc 6, (CC1) sc 1, (CC2) sc 3, (CC1) sc 1, (MC) sc 4

Row 7 [RS]: (MC) ch 1, turn, sc 5, (CC1) sc 3, (MC) sc 8, (CC1) sc 3, (MC) sc 5

Row 8-9 [WS]: (MC) ch 1, turn, sc 24

Repeat 2-9 till your swatch reaches the desired length. I repeated those rows 1 more time to get the size of swatch pictured above.

Once your swatch reaches the desired length, fasten off and weave in the ends.

 

I hope that you love getting to use this crochet avocado stitch pattern! If you create anything with this stitch pattern, be sure to tag me on social media, @eclairemakery and use #eclairemakery so that I can share your projects. I can’t wait to see what you make!

Happy stitching,

Claire

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