Catherine Wheel Stitch Tutorial

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Catherine Wheel Stitch Tutorial

We have had a few requests for this stitch tutorial – you can create the Catherine Wheel Stitch as I have done with 2 colours, or you can create it with 3 colours (or more if you wish).

I prefer to finish off my colour at the end of the row and weave in my ends but you can carry your yarn on the side of the project. If you choose to carry your yarn up the side be sure you carry a little bit extra yarn….you do not want the fabric to become tight on the one side and your project to become misshapen.

Yarn: Red Heart with Love
Hook: 5.0 mm (H)

The finished square is 8″ x 8″.

Stitch Multiple: 10 sts + 7 sts

Helpful Tutorials:

Changing Colours on the Last Yarn Over
Invisible Finish

Catherine's Wheel 8 inch @OombawkaDesign

Abbreviations: R – row, ch – chain, chs – chains, sc – single crochet, dc – double crochet, st -stitch, sts – stitches, CL – cluster (see Special Stitches for the definition and a specific example)

Special Stitches: the cluster stitches will be worked over a set number of stitches. The number of stitches will be indicated in the instructions in each row.

Note: basically this cluster stitch is a dc7tog, dc4tog, or dc3tog – depending on the number of stitches it is being worked over.

Cluster (CL): *Yarn over the hook, insert your hook into the specified stitch, pull up 1 loop, yarn over the hook and pull through 2 of the loops on your hook*; repeat from * to * for the number of stitches listed in the instructions. Yarn over the hook and pull through all remaining loops on the hook.

Here is a specific example:  The instructions indicate “work 1 CL over the next 7 sts”. You would work the following:

*Yarn over the hook, insert your hook into the specified stitch, pull up 1 loop, yarn over the hook and pull through 2 of the loops on your hook*; repeat from * to * 7 times. You now have 8 loops on your hook. Yarn over the hook and pull through all 8 loops on the hook.

Note: skip the ch-1 turning chain unless otherwise indicated

 

R1: ch 27, work 1 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 1 sc in the next ch, *skip 3 ch, work 7 dc in the next ch, skip 3 ch, 1 sc in each of the next 3 ch*; repeat from * to * across to the last 4 chs. Skip the next 3 ch and work 4 dc into the last ch. Turn.

Catherine's Wheel R1 @OombawkaDesign

R2: (this is the right side of your work) ch 1, work 1 sc in each of the first 2 sts, *ch 3, work 1 CL over the next 7 sts, ch 3, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts*; repeat from * to * across to the last 4 sts. Ch 3, work 1 CL over the next 4 sts. Turn.

R2 1 Catherine's Wheel @oombawkadesign

R2 2 Catherine's Wheel Tutorial @oombawkadesign

R2 3 Catherine's Wheel Tutorial @OombawkaDesign

R 2 4 Catherine's Wheel Tutorial @OombawkaDesign

Catherine's Wheel Tutorial R2 5 @oombawkadesign

Catherine's Wheel R2 6 @oombawkadesign

R3: ch 3 (this counts as 1 dc), work 3 dc in the first st, *skip the ch 3, work 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts, ch 3, skip the ch 3, work 7 dc in the loop that closed the next CL*; repeat from * to * across to the last ch 3. Skip the ch 3 and work 1 sc in each of the last 2 sts. Turn.

Catherine's Wheel Tutorial R3 @OombawkaDesign

Catherine's Wheel Stitch Tutorial Row 3 2 @OombawkaDesign

Catherine's Wheel Tutorial R3 3

Catherine's Wheel Tutorial R3 4 @OombawkaDesign

R4: ch 3 (this counts as 1 dc), skip the first st. Work 1 CL over the next 3 sts. *ch 3, work 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts, ch 3, work 1 CL over the next 7 sts*; repeat from * to * across to the last 2 sts (*remember the ch 3 counted as 1 dc).  Ch 3, work 1 sc in the next st and 1 sc in the top of the turning ch. Turn.

Catherine's Wheel Tutorial Row 4 @OombawkaDesign

Catherine's Wheel Tutorial R 4 2

Catherine's Wheel Tutorial R 4 3

R5: ch 1, work 1 sc  in each of the first 2 sts, *skip the ch 3, work 7 dc in the loop that closed the next CL, skip the ch 3, work 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts*; repeat from * to * across to the last ch 3. Skip the last ch 3 and work 4 dc in the top of the turning ch. Turn.

Catherine's Wheel Tutorial R5 @OombawkaDesign

Catherine's Wheel Tutorial Row 5 2 @OombawkaDesign

Catherine's Wheel Row 5 3 @OombawkaDesign

Catherine's Wheel Tutorial R5 3 @OombawkaDesign

Catherine's Wheel Tutorial @OombawkaDesign

R6: repeat R2

R7: repeat R3

R8: repeat R4

R9: repeat R5

R10: repeat R2

R11: repeat R3

R12: repeat R4

Edging:

Work 2 more sc in the corner stitch. Turn to work along the side edge.

Work 16 sc evenly along the side edge. Work 3 sc in the corner stitch.

Work 16 sc evenly across the bottom edge. Work 3 sc in the corner stitch.

Work 16 sc evenly along the side edge. Work 3 sc in the corner stitch.

Work 16 sc evenly across the top edge.

Continue to work around the square. Work 1 sc in each sc around and 3 sc sts in the corner st.

Repeat the edging until you have 4 rounds of sc. Finish off and invisible Join.

Catherine's Wheel Stitch Tutorial @OombawkaDesign

 

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3 Comments

  1. Thanks so much for posting this tutorial! Catherine Wheel is a technique which I love the look of. :). Many thanks!

  2. Thanks so much for this! I need to try this! I am usually a thread crocheter, but I like this!

    Libby