Flower Trellis Stitch: Textured Intarsia Crochet Stitch Pattern

There’s nothing quite like a garden trellis full of blooming flowers in springtime. With bobble flowers and textured diamond stitches, you can recreate the texture and style of that with the Flower Trellis Stitch! This unique and beautiful crochet color work stitch uses a combination of texture and 3D effects, to make a stitch that is one of a kind. It’s perfect for crochet wraps or even garments! In this blog post I’ll teach you all about how to make it for yourself, so let’s get started!

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New to Tapestry Crochet or Crochet Color Work?

When I was first learning how to do crochet color work, I often felt so lost having to learn how to do color changes and reading crochet graphs. It can seem so intimidating to learn a new crochet skill! If you’re new to tapestry crochet or color work, then I’ve got just the resource for you.

Here on my blog, I’ve got two free crochet tutorials for how to do tapestry crochet and intarsia crochet, which are the two most common crochet color work techniques. They’ll walk you through what each technique is, how to read crochet graphs, how to change colors in crochet, and a bunch of other tips I have for color work! You can find them here on my blog at:

The Beginner’s Guide to Tapestry Crochet: (This technique is used when you would like to carry your yarn, and the color work is close together.)

The Beginner’s Guide to Intarsia Crochet:This technique is used when you don’t want to carry your yarn, and instead would like to use yarn bobbins. I used this technique for the Flower Trellis Stitch)

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.

Want to get all 30 stitches before they release?

As a part of the Stitch Exploration event, we’ve put together a bundle of all 30 stitches as printable pdfs! This way you’ll be able to have all of them before they even release, and can reference them anytime! Plus, with all 30 stitches, you can make a blanket! Within the pdfs, you’ll find photo tutorials, charts, and lots of written instructions walking you through each stitch. There are so many awesome stitches within the bundle that you will be able to use for lots of crochet designs and projects!

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Supplies:

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

Abbreviations:

  • Ch = chain
  • Sc = Single Crochet
  • FPTC = Front Post Triple Crochet
  • FPTC2Tog = Front Post Triple Crochet 2 Together
  • 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)

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) sc 1, (SC) sc 2

Flower Trellis Stitch Pattern:

Starting with MC, ch 22

Row 1: Starting in second ch from hook, sc 21

Row 2-3: Ch 1, turn, sc across

Row 4:

  1. Ch 1, turn, you’ll now do your first FPTC. Go down to the first row, and count 3 stitches in. Do your first FPTC around the post of the 3rd st.
  2. You’ll now work back up on row 4. Sk the first sc, and sc in the next 3 stitches. The next st will be the first FPTC2Tog.
  3. Yarn over twice, then do the first half of your FPTC2Tog around the post of the stitch on row 1 you did the first FPTC around. Yarn over again, and on the first row, count 4 stitches from the stitch you just worked around. Do the second half of your FPTC2Tog around the 4th stitch.
  4. Back on row 4, sk the next st, and sc in the next 3 stitches. Repeat steps 3-4 till you get to the last st, working the first half of each FPTC2Tog around the post of the last stitch you worked the second half around for the last FPTC2Tog.
  5. In the last st, do a FPTC around the post of the stitch the second half of the FPTC2Tog you just did.

Row 5:

  1. ch 1, sc 2, switch to green yarn, do a bobble in the next 2 stitches
  2. You’ll now start the flower. Switch to the pink yarn. In next st sc 1. Ch 5. Starting in the second ch from the hook, *yarn over, insert the hook into the second ch, yarn over, pull yarn through two loops, yarn over, insert hook again in same ch, and then pull yarn through all 4 loops on hook., repeat from * in the next 3 chs. Turn flower and sl st through the top of the first st you did on the ch. To secure flower, sl st around the top of the FPTC2Tog you’re working on top of. Switch back to green by sl stitching through the pink sc 1 you started the flower with.
  3. Do a bobble in the next 2 stitches.
  4. Sc 7, switch back to green, and bobble in the next 2 stitches, repeat steps 2-3.
  5. Step 5 – sc 2

Row 6-7: ch 1, sc across

Row 8:

  1. Ch 1, turn, sc 2, FPTC2Tog (the first half around the top of the first FPTC 3 rows back, and the second half around the either the top of the next FPTC2Tog, or if you don’t want to work around the flower, just do it right above the first flower).
  2. You’ll now work back up on row 4. Sk the next sc, and sc in the next 3 stitches. The next st will be the second FPTC2Tog.
  3. FPTC2Tog (the first half around the top of the last FPTC2Tog 3 rows back that you worked above the flower, and the second half around the top of the next FPTC2Tog) pictured below.
  4. FPTC2Tog (the first half around the top of the last FPTC2Tog 3 rows back that you worked above the flower, and the second half around the top of the next FPTC2Tog).
  5. Back on row 4, sk the next st, and sc in the next 3 stitches. Repeat steps 3-4 till you get to the last st, working the first half of each FPTC2Tog around the post of the last stitch you worked the second half around for the last FPTC2Tog.
  6. FPTC2Tog (the first half around the top of the last FPTC2Tog 3 rows back that you worked, and the second half around either the top of the FPTC2Tog next to the flower, or right above the flower).
  7. You’ll now work back up on row 4. Sk the next sc, and sc in the next 3 stitches. The next st will be the last FPTC2Tog. For next st, repeat step 4, with the second half of the FPTC2Tog around the last FPTC from 3 rows back. Sc 2.

Row 9: For this row, you can repeat row 5, or to do it like my flower placement on the swatch pictured at the beginning, place the stitches that make up the leaves and the flower above the middle FPTC2Tog. The placement of the flowers is totally up to you once you know how to do it!

Rows 10-11: ch 1, sc across.

The rest of the stitch pattern is a repetition of rows 4-11 till you reach the desired length! Do it twice to get it 6″ long.

 

I hope that you love getting to use this crochet flower trellis 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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3 COMMENTS

  1. Barbara | 20th Jun 20

    This is the most difficult stitch pattern I’ve ever worked on (and I’ve been crocheting for more than 30 years). Your article states there is a video tutorial, but there is no connection to it. Also, I don’t see a tapestry chart for this pattern. Am I missing something?

    • Claire Goodale | 20th Jun 20

      I have not been able to release the video tutorial due to having a hard time with moving the last few days, and had to handle a lot of things personally. The video tutorial for the stitch will be posted tomorrow, and will walk through the different steps of the stitch. If you would like a photo tutorial for the stitch, pdf copy in the stitch bundle includes step by step photos for it.
      Right now there is no stitch chart for it because it isn’t a traditional color work stitch. Would you like me to make one?

      • Barbara | 21st Jun 20

        Oh, I am so sorry to have bothered you. I know how difficult it can be to have to move (my dad was an itinerant minister, and we had to move every few years, wherever the Bishop sent us). I will look for the video tutorial in the next day or two. And, if you have time, I would appreciate a chart. I know how busy you are at this time. God bless you, and have a safe move!

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