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Primrose Crochet Stitch

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The Primrose Stitch Crochet Tutorial - This is another very pretty stitch with a lovely texture. The first row creates the bottom part of the shell and the second row creates the fan part of the shell. #crochet #crochetstitch #crochetstitchtutorial #crochettutorial #learnhowtocrochet #crochetlove #crochetaddictWelcome to my next installment of the crochet stitch of the month! This month I’m excited to introduce you to the primrose stitch. This stitch is perfect for crochet baby blankets, scarves, and bags. I’ve used it in my Easy Breezy Buttoned Crochet Cowl Pattern and my Primrose Dishcloth Crochet Pattern.

This is another very pretty crochet stitch with a lovely texture. It’s a 2-row repeat stitch pattern, that you’ll be able to get the hang of very quickly. The first row creates the bottom part of the shell and the second row creates the fan part of the shell.

The only stitches you’ll need to use for this pattern is the single crochet, double crochet, and a half double crochet making this an easy crochet stitch for beginners. 

By the time you’ve gotten to the 4th row, you’ll be able to do this crochet stitch pattern in your sleep. It’s the perfect stitch when you’re looking to relax and catch up on your favorite shows. 

The fantastic worsted weight yarn used in this tutorial is Sugar Bush Bold yarn 100% Merino superwash wool.

PRIMROSE STITCH PATTERN

In U.S. terminology

  • ch = chain
  • sc = single crochet
  • dc = double crochet
  • hdc = half double crochet

Start by chaining multiples of 3 + 2 to the desired length.

Row 1: Starting in the 3rd chain from the hook, [sc, ch2, sc] into the chain, *skip the next 2 chains and in the 3rd chain [sc, ch2, sc]*, repeat * to * until the end of the row. You’ll end up with 2 chains left and in the last chain, end with a hdc. Turn.

Row 2: Ch 3, 3dc into the 2 chain space from the row below, *skip until the next 2 chain space and add 3dc into the 2 chain space*, repeat * to * until the end of the row ending with a dc in the top of the ch 3 turning chain from the end of the previous row. Turn.

Row 3: Ch 2, [sc, ch2, sc] into the 3rd stitch (the center double crochet in the shell from the previous row), *skip the next 2 stitches and in the 3rd stitch (the center double crochet) [sc, ch2, sc]*,  repeat * to * until the end of the row, ending with a hdc in the last stitch. Turn.

Repeat row 2-3 until you’ve reached your desired length. 

Looking for more great crochet patterns: Easy Done in a Day Baby BlanketRound Crochet Bag with TasselTea TowelAligned Cobble Stitch Fingerless GlovesAligned Cobble Anytime TotePrimrose Baby Blanket

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The Star Stitch Crochet Tutorial

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Star Stitch Crochet Tutorial - the star stitch has a stunning starburst design, hence the name. The front of the stitch looks different from the back yet the back also has a lovely linear look to it. While this stitch isn't the easiest, it's certainly not overly challenging either. #crochet #crochettutorial #crochetaddict #crochetstitch #crochetvideoThe Star Stitch Crochet Tutorial

Welcome to my next installment of the stitch of the month! This month I’d like to introduce you to the beautiful crochet star stitch pattern.

The star stitch has a stunning starburst design, hence the name. The front of the stitch looks different from the back yet the back also has a lovely linear look to it.

While this stitch isn’t the easiest yet it’s certainly not overly challenging either. The star stitch is a 2-row pattern repeat with row 1 forming the bottom of the star and row 2 forming the top.

Once you learn the steps and understand the one tricky section, you’ll find yourself looking for as many star stitch patterns as you can get your hands on. Look out for my upcoming star stitch baby blanket, coming soon!

The fantastic worsted weight yarn used in this tutorial is Cascade 220 color 8012 Doeskin Heather.

STAR STITCH CROCHET PATTERN

In U.S. terminology

  • ch = chain
  • sc = single crochet
  • hdc = half double crochet

Start by chaining multiples of 2 + 2 to the desired length.

Row 1: Insert your hook into the 2nd chain from the hook, yarn over and pull up a loop so you have 2 loops on the hook. Insert your hook into the 3rd chain from the hook, yarn over and pull up a loop so you have 3 loops on the hook. Insert your hook into the 4th chain from the hook, yarn over and pull up a loop so you have 4 loops on the hook. Insert your hook into the 5th chain from the hook, yarn over and pull up a loop so you have 5 loops on the hook. Insert your hook into the 6th chain from the hook, yarn over and pull up a loop so you have 6 loops on the hook. Yarn over and pull through all 6 loops on the hook. Ch 1 (this holds all 6 loops together).

*Insert hook into the chain you just made (the hole in the middle of the starburst), yarn over and pull up the loop so there are 2 loops on the hook. Insert hook in between the last and second last post from the previous star stitch, yarn over and pull up the loops so there are 3 loops on the hook. Insert hook in the last loop from the previous star stitch, yarn over and pull up the loops so there are 4 loops on the hook. Insert hook in the chain and pull up a loop for the next 2 chains for a total of 6 loops on the hook. Ch 1.* 

Repeat from * to * across the rest of the chain, ending with an hdc in the last stitch where you ended the last star stitch.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc into the top of the hdc from the previous row. Ch 1 into the hole or center of the star from the previous row. Ch 2 into the next hole or center of the star. Continue in this manner across the row. End with a sc through the top of the turning chain. Ch 2.

Row 3 (It’s helpful to watch the video for this tricky part at 9:40 in the video): Insert hook into the front loop of the 2nd ch from the hook, yarn over and pull through so there are 2 loops on the hook, insert hook in the back loop of the same ch, yarn over and pull through so there are 3 loops on the hook. Insert hook in the chain and pull up a loop for the next 3 stitches for a total of 6 loops on the hook. 

*Insert hook into the chain you just made (the hole in the middle of the starburst), yarn over and pull up the loop so there are 2 loops on the hook. Insert hook in between the last and second last post from the previous star stitch, yarn over and pull up the loops so there are 3 loops on the hook. Insert hook in the last loop from the previous star stitch, yarn over and pull up the loops so there are 4 loops on the hook. Insert hook in the chain and pull up a loop for the next 2 chains for a total of 6 loops on the hook. Ch 1.* 

Repeat from * to * across the rest of the chain, ending with an hdc in the last stitch where you ended the last star stitch.

Repeat row 2-3 until you’ve reached your desired length. 

Looking for more great crochet stitch patterns: the Primrose Stitch, the Aligned Cobble Stitch, the Cross-Over Block Stitch, and the Elizabeth Stitch

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The Cross-Over Block Stitch Crochet Tutorial

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The cross-over block stitch is a really easy stitch to crochet - if you can chain, single and double crochet then you can crochet this awesome stitch.Crochet Stitch of the Month – The Cross-Over Block Stitch

Welcome to my monthly stitch of the month post. This month I’m featuring a stitch I call the “Cross-Over” Block Crochet Stitch.

Earlier this month I was looking for a stitch for an infinity scarf I was hoping to make (look for that pattern coming shortly). I came across a stitch called the Block stitch – I was looking for something super easy and this definitely fit the bill. But I wasn’t wowed by the look and I felt it could use a little somethin’ somethin’ to spruce it up. I decided that crossing-over the block might give it some extra flair and texture so I gave it a try. Yep, that’s all it needed. I was in LOVE!

Now, I’m not implying that I invented this stitch. I’m sure it’s already out there and everybody uses it but somehow I’ve missed it. So, if you know if this stitch exists and what it’s called please let me know.

The cross-over block stitch is a really easy stitch to crochet so fear not. If you can chain, single crochet and double crochet then you’ve already got all the crochet skills you need to make this awesome stitch.

It’s the perfect stitch to use when you want an easy crochet pattern to do while you’re watching Netflix or your kid’s soccer game.

Cross-Over Block Stitch

Start by chaining multiples of 3 + 2 to the desired length.

Row 1: Insert your hook into the 5th chain from the hook, dc in each chain until the end of the row. Turn.

Row 2: Ch3, then in between the 3rd and 4th dc (the dc under the ch DOES NOT count as the 1st dc), do 1sc, ch2, *skip 3 dc and do 1sc, ch2 between the dc from the previous row * rep until the end of the row, ending with a sc in the last dc. Turn.

Row 3: Ch3, 2dc into the ch space below, plus 1dc crossed-over to the sc at the bottom of the turning ch. *2dc into the next ch space, plus 1dc crossed back over (to the right) into the sc from the previous row*. Rep until the end of the row ending with an additional dc in the last ch space (no cross-over).

Continue Rows 2-3 until you have reached the desired length for your project. 

Looking for more great crochet patterns: Heart Graphghan Baby Blanket Crochet PatternMoss Stitch CowlOmbre Textured BlanketLily CowlGeometric Basket Crochet PatternColor Block BackpackPrimrose DishclothColor Block Bag Crochet PatternRound Crochet Bag Pattern

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The Elizabeth Stitch – Easy Crochet Tutorial

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The Elizabeth stitch is absolutely beautiful in my opinion - it's an easy stitch to crochet and once you get going, you'll be able to do it in your sleep.Crochet Stitch of the Month – The Elizabeth Stitch

I’m really excited this week to share a new type of crochet blog post that I’ll be posting each month. I’ll be highlighting certain crochet stitches every month that I think are worth learning.

One of my favorite things about crocheting is learning basic crochet stitches and figuring out how I can implement them in my patterns. I’m always on the search for new but easy stitches, just like the Elizabeth stitch.

Over the last few weeks, I’ve shared some crochet projects with you that incorporate the Elizabeth stitch along with some detailed stitch pictures. The first project I shared was the Easy Elizabeth Stitch Fingerless Gloves. Following that we did the Elizabeth Stitch Crochet Hat Pattern and finally the Elizabeth Stitch Boot Cuffs.

While there are many different crochet stitches I love, the Elizabeth stitch is absolutely beautiful in my opinion. From my research, I’ve also heard this referred to as the Mini Bean stitch (but I think the Elizabeth stitch sounds a little more refined and chic – befitting this gorgeous stitch). This is also one of the easy crochet stitches compared to others out there. Which is why I chose it for this crochet tutorial.

If you look in the crochet stitches tutorial, you’ll see that the stitch is sweet, elegant and has a gentle criss-cross look to it. I also love the slightly bumpy texture. More importantly, it’s a really fun and easy stitch to work up and once you get going, you’ll be able to do it in your sleep. This is the perfect crochet tutorial for beginners.

Elizabeth Stitch

Start by chaining multiples of 2 + 4 to the desired length.

Row 1: Insert your hook into the 4th chain from the hook and pull up a loop, yarn over, back into the same stitch and pull up another loop, yarn over and pull through all four loops on the hook. *ch1, skip 1 ch, insert your hook into next stitch, pull up a loop, yarn over, back into the same stitch and pull up another loop, yarn over and pull through all four loops on the hook. Rep from * until the end of the row, turn.

Row 2: ch 3, *insert your hook into first ch 1 space, pull up a loop, yarn over and back into same space, pull up another loop, yarn over and pull through all four loops on the hook, ch 1; repeat from * across the entire row with the last stitch being worked under the turning chain, turn.

Continue Row 2 until you have reached the desired length for your project. 

Looking for more great crochet stitch patterns: the Primrose Stitch, the Aligned Cobble Stitch, the Cross-Over Block Stitch, and the Star Stitch Crochet tutorial.

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