Colorful Stripes Crochet Stitch Tutorial
This week is a very straightforward stitch and I think it is quite pretty 🙂 The colorful stripes crochet tutorial is included in this post, along with the free pattern. The fabric is fairly dense as you are crocheting with single crochet stitches. If you wish to make this without using a foundation single crochet you can alternately begin with a stitch pattern multiple of 5 and then ch 1, turn, 1 sc in each st across – and begin at R2 of the pattern below.
Let’s Learn a New Crochet Stitch!
Colourful Stripes Crochet Stitch Tutorial
Hook: 5.0 mm H
Yarn: Red Heart with Love in 2 Colours
Finished Dimensions: 8 x 8 inch square
Stitch Pattern Multiple: Fsc a multiple of 5 stitches minus 1.
fsc – foundation single crochet
changing colours on the last yarn over
These are the 3 sts you will need to find beneath the single crochet stitch starting in R4:
Abbreviations: R – row, fsc – foundation single crochet, ch – chain, sc – single crochet, st – stitch, sts – stitches, (24) – is the stitch count total for the row
R1: Colour A: fsc 24, ch 1, turn (24)
R2: 1 sc in each sc across, ch 1, turn (24)
R3: 1 sc in each sc across changing to Colour B in the last yarn over of the last sc, ch 1, turn (24)
R4: 1 sc in each of the first 4 sc, *insert your hook into the sc in the row below the last sc worked and in each of the next 2 sc and pull up 1 loop in each of these 3 sts (you now have 4 loops on your hook), insert your hook into the next sc of the current row, yarn over and draw the yarn through the sc and 3 of the loops on your hook, yarn over and pull through the remaining 2 loops on your hook, 1 sc in each of the next 4 sc; repeat * to the end, ch 1, turn (24)
R5: 1 sc in each sc across changing to colour A in the last yarn over of the last sc, ch 1, turn (24)
R6: repeat R2
R7: repeat R3
R8: repeat R4
R9: repeat R5
R10: repeat R2
R11: repeat R3
R12: repeat R4
R13: repeat R5
R14: repeat R2
R15: repeat R3
R16: repeat R4
R17: repeat R5
R18: repeat R2
R19: repeat R3
R20: repeat R4
R21: repeat R5
R22: repeat R2
R23: repeat R3
R24: repeat R4
R25: repeat R5
R26: repeat R2
R27: repeat R2 (24)
Keep your yarn on the hook. Weave in the yarn at the row ends before continuing to the edging.
R1: Work 3 sc in each corner and work 25 sc evenly spaced along each edge.
R2: Work 1 sc in the 1st corner st, 2 sc in the next corner st, 1 sc in the next corner st, 1 hdc in each of the sc along the side edge, work 1 sc in the 1st corner st, 2 sc in the next corner st, 1 sc in
the next corner st, 1 sc in each of the sc along the bottom edge.
Work 1 sc in the 1st corner st, 2 sc in the next corner st, 1 sc in the next corner st, 1 hdc in each of the sc along the side edge, work 1 sc in the 1st corner st, 2 sc in the next corner st, 1 sc in the
next corner st, 1 sc in each of the sc along the top edge. Finish off and weave in ends.
Very pretty stitch…..almost looks like cross-stitch?
I am going to try it in one of the rows on my Sophie’s Universe. Love it!!