The Floret stitch is an easy textured crochet stitch that works up super quickly. You will make a row of double crochets and then a row of alternating slip stitches and double crochets. It is this second row that gives this stitch its lovely texture.
Information needed for today’s Crochet Stitch Tutorial
- I used worsted weight yarn and a 6mm crochet hook
- Use any yarn and hook you want
- Ch(s): chain(s)
- Dc: Double Crochet
- Sl St: Slip stitch
- St(s): stitch(es)
- 2 row repeat
- Ch multiple of 2 + 3 more chs
- Double crochet rows are the right side
- Ch 1 counts as sl st
- Ch 3 counts as dc
Watch the Video Tutorial Here!
Floret Stitch Crochet Written Instructions
Grab your yarn and hook and let’s get started.
Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook and in each chain across, turn
Row 2: Ch 1 (counts as 1 sl st), *dc in next st, sl st in next. Repeat from * across. Your last sl st is worked in the top of turning ch 3. Turn
Row 3: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), dc in each dc and sl st across, working your last dc in turning ch 1.
And that’s it! Just repeat rows 2 and 3 until your piece is the desired size. Finish off and weave in ends
Tips For Crocheting the Floret Stitch
Make sure you are working the last stitches in the turning chains. They are easy to miss, especially that little ch 1 from row 2. I did it a couple of times while I was crocheting this swatch.
I haven’t swatched this yet but I think this stitch would look nice in multiple colors. Don’t let my single-colored swatch hold you back.
What are you going to make with this? A scarf, a baby blanket, an afghan made with cozy bulky yarn that you can snuggle under and drink a nice cup of steaming coffee… oh sorry I went off to dreamland there for a minute.
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What are you going to use this crochet stitch for?
Thank you for this beautiful stitch!!!
I was confused on the end of row two where it says to work last sl st into turning chain but there was none at the end of row one – just a chain 1 at the beginning of row two? I’m new so can someone advise me on this
Thank you Heather for this beautiful, but simple, stitch. My mind’s eye sees this as a scarf first and then move up to a baby blanket. I too appreciate patterns that are simple repeats so that I can crochet without constant reference to the pattern. Most of my yarn time is during the evening, after work so that I can relax before bedtime. This fits nicely into that category of patterns.
I’m so glad I found your website!
Deborah Mills says
I’ve been making hats for people going through cancer treatment and I just loved this stitch and had to use it for a hat. I simply started a basic top down beanie and when finished the rows of increasing I began the stitch. I worked in the round, slip stitching at the end of each row and it worked!! The only think is, the pattern works to the inside so when finished simply turn the hat inside out. I love the way it came out!
Wanting to make a scarf with the
Floret stitch. How many ch do I start
with for the scarf?
Autumn Keller says
I love this stitch! I am working on a sampler afghan & this will be the perfect new stitch for one of my squares!
Could you do row 1 as a DC chainless foundation? If so, would you do an even number?
Hi , what does it mean to chain mulitiple 2 + 3… thanks, Nancy
That means chain any multiple of 2 (2, 4, 6, 8 ,10….) and then add 3 more chains.
Thank you for this tutorial. It was very easy to follow and inspired the creation of this new baby blanket – https://www.etsy.com/listing/660383871/delightful-dinos-handmade-reversible. Thanks!
Could you please give me an idea of how many chains to start with for a lapghan size?
I love all your patterns. The instructions are fantastic. Had arthritis so badly, was unable to crochet for many years. Finally found topical med that practically erased all pain. Am crocheting like crazy now, using mainly your patterns. I am 75 so hence the need to feel like I should crochet more. LOL Thank you so much.
Vivian Tauscher says
Hi! I just tried this stitch and I love it! Thanks for sharing! Vivian
Love the look of this stitch I suppose it wouldn’t work in the round but it would be a good looking stitch for a hat. Thank you !
It would make a lovely hat. You could work a flat rectangle and seam up the sides and cinch the top closed, that way you wouldnt loose the texture!
Shannon Innes says
I love this stitch! I have made a prayer shawl for a dear friend who had cancer, and am now making a knock-off of a U-Shaped wrap using the stitch. I like that I can just sit and watch tv or listen to a book and not have to count stitches or be distracted by watching where I am in the repetition. Thank you so much for sharing this and many other stitches, patterns, and ideas!
You’re welcome Shannon. I like that about this stitch too, nice and relaxing.
Can you use this stitch for a dish cloth? How about for a pillow?
I love to try a new stitch. I really do like it and it sounds easy enough. I am trying to decide what stitch/pattern to use for my grandson. I made two of them using ripples and one just straight rows. He wants red white and blue, so gonna give this a shot. Hope it won’t look girly! ?
Chrissie Matthews says
Thank you for sharing. I was looking for something different a close pattern to highlight the variegated yarn I was using. I was pleased with how it turned out. Hope you like it too. I made a throw rug using this stitch & shared it on my blog here:- http://chrissymatthews-chrissie.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/floret-throw-rug.html
You’re welcome Crissie. ? Thank you for sharing your rug, it looks great!!
Subashri Natarajan says
Just loved this stitch. Going to start today a shawl using this stitch. Will post once done. Thanks
I can’t wait to see it! ☺
Always glad to learn a new stitch. Can’t wait to try this.
Me too Pat! I hope you enjoy this one.
Can’t wait to try this. Thank you.
You’re welcome Christy!
I look forward to trying this. I have been crocheting on and off since I am 8. It is so therapeutic for me. Thankfully not everyone thinks so which means there is always a gift to make an order to fill or someone who I can bless with a scarf or hat!
It is therapeutic for me too. Happy crocheting!
Mita Aponte says
Para los que no sabemos inglés deben hacer un video paso por paso
Hola Mita! Thank you for the suggestion. ☺?
Rosy Peña says
Hola Mita, yo tb no soy muy buena siguiendo instrucciones x escrito. En lo personal lo q hago, me voy al you tube y ahi busco la puntada. Ya encontre varios videos donde se explica el paso a paso d esta puntada, esta super facil y bonita. Como sea hay q darle las gracias a Heather x tomarse el tiempo d compartir. (Fijate muy bien en el video, pues a veces no lo puedes encontrar en español) Espero q te haya ayudado.
Irena Christopher says
Looks like a great stitch to use. I’m going to have a go in a striped pattern. However…are you using US or UK stitching? I can’t see that the pattern states which one xx
Hi Irena! I am using US Terminology. ☺
Donna Arrowood says
Is there a way to send me a video of the stich I’m kind of sort of new and only been doing the same stich for years and wanting to make washcloths, wanting to try something new.
Maria del Pilar Toledo says
Es bonita lo no se es el punto deslizable en la segunda fila espero me ayude gracias
Hola Maria! I am sorry your having trouble. You will alternate double crochets and slip stitches. After each double crochet, you will slip stitch into the next stitch. That very last slip stitch is placed in the top of the turning chain from the previous row.
Hi Heather, I think there is an error towards the end of the pattern. You repeat rows 1 and 2 not rows 2 and 3. I hope this helps you. This is a wonderful pattern and works up beautifully. Try it again!
Hi Rhonda! I’m glad you like this stitch. Repeating rows 2 & 3 is correct. Although rows 1 and 3 are both made up of double crochets, row 1 is the foundation row which males the instructions a little bit different.