Today we are learning the Grit Stitch! Let’s get started on Block #18 of the 2019 Stash Busting Sampler Afghan CAL.
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Learn to Crochet the Grit Stitch
This stitch is easy peasy. If you can do the sedge stitch from block #4, you can do this one. You’ll be making a single and double crochet all in the same stitch, then you skip one, then you do a single and double in the next and then you skip one and then… you get the idea I hope.
I learned the grit stitch early on in my crochet days, the very first baby blanket I made featured this lovely textured stitch so it will always hold a special place in my heart.
This easy crochet stitch looks great in stripes or solid colors, although I think some of the texture would be lost in a heavily variegated yarn. I did mine in this pretty pink from Red Heart Super Saver… I literally ran out of yarn right before the border so. Winning at yarn chicken is such fun haha. Grab your hook and let’s get started.
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Materials and Pattern Information
- #4/Worsted Weight Yarn
- 5.5mm crochet hook
- Needle to weave in ends
Gauge and Sizing
- Gauge: 6 sts x 5 rows
- Finished: 12 x 12
- I use US Terminology
- Ch(s): chain(s)
- St(s): Stitch(es)
- Sc: single crochet
- Dc: double crochet
- Ch 1 does not count as a stitch
- To make this square bigger or smaller chain any multiple of 2
Grit Stitch Square Crochet Pattern
Ch 36 to start.
Row 1: (Sc, dc) in 2nd ch from hook, *skip 1 ch, (sc, dc) in next. Repeat from * across until 2 chs remain. Skip 1 ch. Sc in last. Turn
Row 2: Ch 1, (sc, dc) in same st as ch 1, *skip 1 st, (sc, dc) in next. Repeat from * across until 2 sts remain. Skip 1 st. Sc in last. Turn.
Row 3-36: Repeat row 2. On last row do not turn, continue to border.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc evenly around placing 3 sc in each corner st. Join to top of 1st sc with sl st.
Repeat as needed until your square is 12 in.
I love this stitch. I have made 3 sets of scarf, hat and fingerless mitts using it as Christmas gifts for my sisters. Your stash busting squares have shown me so many beautiful stitches. Thank you for sharing, and making them so easy to understand!
I want to make a full sized Afghan (about 50″x65″) out of these squares! Approximately how much yarn would you recommend?