Month: August 2019

Woven Stitch Bookmark Crochet Pattern

Woven Stitch Bookmark Crochet Pattern

Learn to crochet the Woven Stitch with our Bookmark pattern! This week we are learning the Woven Stitch a little differently than normal—we’re using our Bookmark pattern!  You’ll learn how to crochet this stitch along with a free pattern. I like this stitch because it […]

Crayon Pencil Case Crochet Pattern

Crayon Pencil Case Crochet Pattern

Crayon Pencil Case Crochet Pattern, Part of the August Blog Hop! When E’Claire Makery sent out a message asking for some nifty Back-to-School themed patterns, we couldn’t resist and set out to design the Crayon Pencil Case crochet pattern! I was literally just sitting on […]

Spider Stitch Crochet Tutorial

Spider Stitch Crochet Tutorial

Learn how to crochet the Spider Stitch with this tutorial!

Welcome back to another crochet tutorial with Stitch of the Week; this week it’s the Spider Stitch.  Just in time for Halloween, too!  Though I have to admit, I dislike spiders and that’s putting it very mildly.  This stitch also does not look like a spider, which I suppose is a good thing!

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About the Stitch

The Spider Stitch is actually a very pretty stitch with nice texture and it is very sturdy.  It’s ideal for homewares projects such as baskets, washcloths, and towels.  It is also best made with bright or light colored crisp cotton yarns.

You could make a baby blanket with it however, I recommend using a lighter weight yarn to try to get a little drape out of it, or it will just be stiff as a board!

Materials:

Yarn—preferably cotton

5mm hook

Yarn needle

Scissors

Abbreviations:

CH(s)—chain(s)

ST(s)—stitch(es)

SK—skip

Rep—repeat

YO—yarn over

SC—single crochet

Multiple:

Any odd number plus 2 for the turning chain

How-To

For the video tutorial, I chained up 15

Step 1: (Row 1) [sc, ch1, sc] in the 3rd ch from the hook

Step 2: (Row 1 continued) sk 1 st, [sc, ch1, sc] into the next st.  Sk 1 st, *[sc, ch1, sc] in the next st, sk 1 st; rep from * to last two sts; after skipping one stitch, place a SC in the last st.

Step 3: (Row 2) Ch2 and turn, skip over that lonely SC and the next SC and work [sc, ch1, sc] into the ch1 sp from previous row.  Into each ch1 sp along the row, work [sc, ch1, sc] to the end; SC in the turning chain.

Step 4: repeat step 3 for the rest of the project.

Finishing Up

It’s a nice paired stitch that works well for homeware items and looks great when you change colors each row.  I like the zig-zag look it gives when changing color.

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Wattle Stitch Handbag Free Crochet Pattern

Wattle Stitch Handbag Free Crochet Pattern

Our Pattern of the week, featuring the Wattle Stitch–free crochet pattern–Wattle Stitch Handbag Along with our Stitch of the Week, we’re including a Pattern of the Week that goes with the corresponding stitch of the week.  This week, it’s the Wattle Stitch and this is […]

Our Crochet Journey Revamp Update

Our Crochet Journey Revamp Update

An Update on our Crochet Journey–Revamp We hope you are all having a great summer! Here at SCC headquarters, we thought you might be interested to know what we are busy doing, and why we have been a little quieter on the blog and Facebook […]

Wattle Stitch Crochet Tutorial

Wattle Stitch Crochet Tutorial

Stitch of the Week: Wattle Stitch Crochet Tutorial

wattle Stitch tutorial

This week’s Stitch of the Week tutorial is on the Wattle Stitch.

I feel that this stitch is super easy but creates a very nice texture, especially when more than one color is used.

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You ready to learn this stitch?

Materials:

You will need a few things to get started, as per usual.

  • Yarn—I used Red Heart Super Saver, as I usually do for these Stitch of the Week tutorials. White and Cherry Red are the colors in the picture above.
  • 5mm hook. You can use any hook that the yarn you’re using recommends.
  • Yarn needle (for weaving in ends)
  • Scissors

Abbreviations:

Ch(s)—chain(s)

St(s)—stitch(es)

YO—yarn over

FO—fasten off

Rep—repeat

DC—double crochet

SC—single crochet

Notes:

The wattle stitch is another paired stitch, combining a single crochet and double crochet which are linked by a chain 1 between them.  Being paired means they are worked into the same stitch.

The foundation row is always the hardest row as you’re working into a little chain, but afterwards, it is quite quick to work up.  Just be sure to check and make sure you have the correct number of groups of stitches at the end of each row and that you do not miss working into the turning chain.

I also feel that this is a great stitch for cotton project such as kitchen and bath as well as purses and bags.  Be sure to check for the Stitch of the Week pattern using the Wattle Stitch, which launches right after this post the following day.

Multiple:

The multiple for this stitch is 3sts + 2, plus 1 for the foundation chain.  Basically, 3 sts plus 3 for the turning chain.

Wattle Stitch Tutorial:

Let’s get down to it:

Step 1: (row 1) Skip 2ch (counts as 1sc).

Step 2: (row 1 cont.) *[1sc, ch1, 1dc] in next ch, skip 2ch; rep from * to last ch, turn.

Step 3: (row 2) Ch1 (counts as a sc), skip first sc and next dc, *[sc, ch1, dc] into the next ch sp, skip next sc and next dc; rep from * to last ch sp, [sc, ch1, dc] in turning chain, turn.

Another way to explain it is to put [sc, ch1, dc] into each ch1 space across the row, being sure to put that same combo into the turning chain.

Step 4: Repeat step 3, which is the repeat for each row onward.

Links:

Don’t forget to check out the YouTube Video of this stitch for even more help with learning how to do this.  You can also download a copy of this post on our Stitch of the Week section of the site to keep a copy for yourself!

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Up and Down Crochet Stitch Tutorial

Up and Down Crochet Stitch Tutorial

Stitch of the Week #7: Up and Down Stitch Tutorial Welcome back to Stitch of the Week!  This week’s stitch is the Up and Down stitch. This stitch is best worked in light or neutral colors so you can see the texture better.  It’s also […]


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