Do you love learning new stitches?? I love the feeling of learning something new that I get to apply to my craft and use to create anything I want! Since I love that so much, I decided that I want to start doing a series this year called Stitching Saturdays, where I have a new crochet tutorial that I release every Saturday. I’ll do stitches that I enjoy doing, have learned, or have even created myself!
This week’s stitch is the Crystal Stitch, which is a stitch pattern that I created to make my Ocean Crystals Cowl. It’s a fairly simple stitch that uses chain stitches and double crochets to create the affect of crystals being grouped together. Very similar to the stitches used for granny squares, this stitch is very easy to pick up rather quickly. Let’s get started!
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- Any weight of yarn (I used Mary Maxim Official Starlette yarn, which is a worsted weight yarn. This stitch would also be really pretty in Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice.)
- Recommended Crochet Hook for the size of yarn being used. (I used a 5.5mm crochet hook for mine.)
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- DC = Double Crochet (UK treble crochet)
- Ch = Chain stitch
- R = row
- Sk = skip
Crystal Stitch Photo Tutorial
- Ch 17
- Starting in 3rd Ch from Hook, DC 1
- Ch 1, Sk 2, Dc in next stitch
4. Dc 3 more in same stitch
5. *Ch 1, sk 2, Dc 4 in next st,* repeat 2 more times
6. On second to last stitch, sk 1, dc 2 in last ch
7. Ch 2, turn
8. In first dc, dc 1 (chain 2 counts as 1 stitch)
9. *Sk to ch 1 space, and dc 4 in ch 1 space* repeat through to last ch 1 space
Crystal Stitch Video Tutorial
Crystal Stitch Pattern
Here is the complete written stitch pattern without the photo tutorial. You can easily use this in any size or shape that you would like it to be in.
R 1: ch 17, starting in 3rd ch from hook, dc 1, *ch 1, sk 2, dc four in next st,* repeat 3 more times stopping ending in 3rd to last stitch, ch 1, sk 1, dc 2 in last st
R 2: ch 2, turn, dc 1 in first st, ch 1, *sk to ch 1 space, dc 4 in ch 1 space,* repeat 4 more times through last ch 1 space
Repeat R 2 till you have your desired stitch length.
I hope you enjoyed learning this new stitch! I can’t wait to see all of the beautiful things that you make from it!