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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 really does look woven or even knitted. This stitch has gone by several names, like most stitches in the fiber arts world. I’ve heard it called Waist Coat, knit stitch, and a few others I cannot remember. As far as I know, the official name is Woven. There are also a few other stitches that are similar in appearance that are also called Waist Coat stitch, Knit Stitch, and so on. That is what’s so confusing about stitches, we can’t seem to agree on what they should be called!
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To Get Started, I Want To Explain The Basics of the Stitch
To work this stitch, you will need a multiple of any even number. To work the stitch along the foundation chain, you will place a single crochet in the 3rd chain from the hook, chain 1, skip 1 stitch, and place a single crochet in the next stitch. You’ll do this all the way down the chain, ending with a single crochet in the last chain.
To work the second row, you will chain 1 and turn, work a single crochet into the first chain space, chain 1, work a single crochet in the next chain space; do this all the way down your row and place a single crochet in the turning chain at the end (you’ll need to skip the last single crochet to give enough space for the chain 1.
It can be a little tricky, but it works out great.
- You will need either 4ply cotton yarn or light weight (#3)/DK yarn for this project
- 2.5mm hook for 4ply and 4mm hook for DK/light weight yarn
- Measuring tape
- Yarn needle
- Stitch markers (optional)
- sc–single crochet
- ss–slip stitch
- FO – fasten off
4 ply is 2” x 8”
DK – 1.75” x 8.5”
Ch1 counts as a stitch
Woven Stitch: This stitch consists of a sc in the first st and a ch1, sk1 across the next.
Using 4ply cotton and a 2.5mm hook:
Row 1: Ch20, sc in 2nd ch from hook, ch1, *sk1, sc in the next ch, ch1* rep to end of the row.
Note: you will always end with a sc in the last st.
Row 2: Ch1, sk first sc, sc in the next ch1 space, *ch1, sk the next sc, sc in the next st* across
Row 3-67: Repeat row 2
In DK cotton and a 4mm hook:
Row 1: Ch10, sc in 2nd ch from hook, ch1 *sk1, sc in the next st, ch1* rep between * and * to the end of the row. Note: You will always end with a sc in the last st.
Row 2: Ch1, sk first sc, sc in the the next ch1 space, *ch1, sk the next sc, sc In the next ch1 space* across
Row 3-46: Repeat row 2
How To Create the Tassels (Figure Photos)
This will be a regular thing now with Stitch of the Week to provide a free pattern along with the tutorial so you have something to use the new stitch with and get a free pattern in the process!
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