Modified Silt Stitch Crochet Tutorial

The Modified Silt Stitch is an easy crochet stitch with a subtle texture that is worked over a two-row repeat. I’m calling this the modified silt stitch because I added my own little twist to emphasize the texture.

Tips for crocheting the Modified Silt Stich

This crochet stitch features alternating rows of double crochet and single crochet/2 double crochet groups. Its a really lovely stitch as-is but I wanted to up the texture a little bit. I did this by working all the double crochet rows in the back loop. 

I love crochet, just a simple change and you can completely change the look. 

As far as projects go, the possibilities for this crochet stitch are endless. It’s perfect for a baby blanket or even a chunky throw blanket. I do think that if you worked this stitch in the round it would lose some of the texture unless you turned after each round. 

Information needed for this crochet stitch tutorial

  • For this tutorial, I used a worsted weight yarn (I Love This Yarn in Key Lime) and a 5.5 mm hook.
  • You can use whatever hook and yarn combo you want.

Abbreviations Used:

  • I use US Terminology
  • ch(s): chains
  • Dc: double crochet
  • Sc: single crochet
  • BLO: back loop only
  • St(s): stitch(es)

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The Details

  • 2-row repeat
  • Chain multiple of 3
  • Ch 3 counts as a dc
  • Ch 1 does not count as a stitch

Modified Silt Crochet Stitch Tutorial and Instructions

Grab your yarn and hook and let’s get started!

Modified Silt Stitch

Row 1: Dc in the 4th ch from your hook and in each ch across. Turn.

Modified Silt Stitch Crochet Tutorial

Row 2: Ch 1, (Sc, 2dc) in same st as 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. Turn.

Modified Silt Stitch Crochet tutorial

This is where I added my twist. I love the little texture of that row 2 created and wanted to bring that out.

Row 3: Ch 3, working in BLO, dc in each stitch across. Turn.

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.

Looking more crochet stitches to learn? Check these out!

Modified Silt Stitch Crochet Tutorial


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  1. Having problems with it learning to the right (left-handed). Will this clear up with blocking. Making a large afghan and after 45 rows it is getting worse.

  2. Thank you for sharing this awesome stitch! I’m making a headband/ear warmer for the the fast approaching cold season and was looking for a pretty yet subtle stitch. This works up beautifully.

  3. I added my own variation: on the rows of dc, I used sc instead and only doing 4 long rows. I am designing a freeform vest for a dear friend, and it’s woodland themed. This stitch is PERFECT for the tall trees I’m putting on the back, the long rows will be the tree trunks.

  4. I am going to make a small afghan for my 8 year old grandson. He wants it in black and white. I am going to put in a variegated yarn also with black, white and gray. This has a nice pattern and is a close weave. I can’t wait to get started.

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