Block #9 of the 2019 Stash Busting Sampler Afghan Crochet Along features the Wattle Stitch. This has a really fun texture and grows quickly after the set up row.
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the wattle stitch Crochet tutorial
Row 1: Chain any multiple of 3, sc in 2nd ch from hook. *(sc, ch 1, dc) in next. skip 2 chs. repeat from * across.
For row 2 you’ll be working those same groups of (sc, ch 1, dc) but in each ch 1 space across the row. This is what makes this stitch so quick!
Row 2: Sc in same st as ch 1, skip next dc, *(sc, ch 1, dc) in ch-1 space, skip next sc and dc, repeat from * to last ch-1 space. (Sc, ch 1, dc) in last ch-1 space. Skip next dc. Sc in last. Turn.
That’s it! Just repeat row 2 until your project is the size you want. I am actually making a baby blanket with this stitch for my sister right now using some bulky yarn and it is amazing how fast its flying off my hook.
Besides blankets, this textured crochet stitch would be great for almost any project: dishcloths, scarves, pillow covers… I am sure I could go on and on haha.
Pattern Information and Notes
#4/Worsted Weight Yarn (3 colors of Bernat Super Value used in sample)
5.5mm crochet hook
Needle to weave in ends
Gauge and Sizing
Gauge: 2.5 groups x 5 rows in pattern – 1 group= (sc, ch 1, dc)
Finished: 12 x 12
I use US Terminology
Dc: double crochet
Sc: single crochet
Hdc: half double crochet
Sl st: slip stitch
Ch 1 does not count as a stitch
To make this bigger or smaller chain a multiple of 3
I changed color every 2 rows and carried them up the side of my square rather than cut and weave in ends.
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Wattle Stitch Square Crochet Pattern
Ch 42 to start.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, (sc, ch 1, dc) in next, *skip 2 chs, (sc, ch 1, dc) in next. Repeat from * across until 3 chs remain. Skip 2 chs, sc in last. Turn. (13 groups and 2 sc)
Row 2: Sc in same st as ch 1, skip next dc, *(sc, ch 1, dc) in ch-1 space, skip next sc and dc, repeat from * to last ch-1 space. (Sc, ch 1, dc) in last ch-1 space. Skip next dc. Sc in last. Turn, (13 groups and 2 sc)
Row3-30: repeat row 2 until your block is square. On last row do not turn. (13 groups and 2 sc)
*This is how I did the border on my square. You can use any stitch you like (I did a round of hdc and a round of sc) the basic pattern is still the same.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, hdc evenly around, place 3 hdc in each corner stitch. Join to top of 1st hdc with sl st.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in same st as ch 1, sc evenly around placing 2 sc in each corner stitch. Join to top of 1st sc with sl st. Finish off weave in ends.
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