It’s March! Do you know what that means? It’s National Crochet Month! I have some exciting things planned for the blog this month. A couple of new patterns, a month long Friday feature and a giveaway at the end of the month.
My favorite thing about crocheting is learning new stitches (and then getting obsessed with them…). So every Friday this month (there are 5!) I will feature a new stitch photo tutorial. I hope you will follow along with me. Let’s learn something new together!
The first stitch we are going to learn is the Modified Silt Stitch. It is an easy stitch with a subtle texture that is worked over a two row repeat. I did add my own twist to it to further emphasize the texture and because I don’t like to do what I’m told. Don’t worry though it is still easy.
This stitch would be perfect for a baby blanket or even a chunky throw blanket. It has really good drape and grows very quickly. Hmmm… my creative wheels are turning! I don’t think this is the last time you’ll be seeing this stitch on The Unraveled Mitten.
Modified Silt Stitch Photo Tutorial
For this tutorial I used a worsted weight yarn (I Love This Yarn in Key Lime) and a 5.5 mm hook.
- I use US Terminology
- ch(s): chains
- Sk: skip
- Dc: double crochet
- Sc: single crochet
- BLO: back loop only
Row 1: Your going to chain a multiple of 3. I chained 18. Then dc in the 4th ch from your hook and in each ch across. Ch 1, turn
Row 2: Make 2 dc in the same sp as the ch 1. Skip 2 sts. * (sc, 2dc) in the next st, skip 2 sts. Repeat from * across. Place 1 sc in top of ch 3. Ch 3, turn
Row 3: This is where I added my twist. I love the little texture of that row 2 created and wanted to bring that out. Working in the BLO dc in each stitch across. Ch 1, Turn. Be sure to work your last dc in the ch 1 of the previous row. Don’t miss this stitch.
And that’s it! Just repeat rows 2 and 3 until your piece is the desired size. This is mine after 7 rows. How about that texture! Love it.
What are you going to make with this stitch?