Sultan Stitch Tutorial and Free Pattern

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I received a request to do a crochet tutorial for the Sultan Stitch – here it is! It looks like little cupcakes so I am sure it is floating around the world wide web as a Cupcake Stitch somewhere too! I hope you enjoy the tutorial.  I have written the pattern in 3 sizes: 6 inch, 9 inch and 12 inch squares.

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Sultan Stitch Kitchen Crochet Edition!

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Let’s Learn a New Crochet Stitch Pattern: Kitchen Crochet Edition!

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Supplies

  • Yarn: Bernat Handicrafter Cotton Twists (Green Twists)
  • Hook 5.0 mm (H)
  • Scissors, Yarn Needle, Stitch Marker (optional)

Difficulty Level

EASY

Finished Size

6 inches by 6 inches
For the 9 inches by 9 inches and 12 inches by 12 inches please scroll to the end of the post!

Gauge

approximately 4 sts per inch and 2 rows per inch

Abbreviations

US Terminology used

beg – beginning
ch – chain
ch1sp – chain 1 space
ch2sp – chain 2 space
dc – double crochet
R – row/round
RS – right side (aka as the ‘pretty side’ of your work)
rem – remaining
rep – repeat
sc – single crochet
sk – skip
sl st – slip stitch
st/sts – stitch/stitches
* – Repeat the instructions between the asterisks the number of times indicated. This repeat will contain of multiple instructions.
() – Repeat the instructions between the parentheses the number of times indicated.
[] – at the end of the row – the total number of stitches

Helpful Tutorials

Invisible Join

Alternate Ways to Work into the Starting Chain (back bump)

Stitch Pattern Multiple

Ch a multiple of 4 plus 5 additional stitches

Sultan Stitch Tutorial Pattern Instructions

Sultan-Stitch-Square- Tutorial and Free Pattern

Sultan Stitch Square – 6 Inches

R1: Ch 25, sk 5 ch (Note: Sk 5 ch counts as 1 dc and sk 3). In the 6th ch work (1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc). *Sk 3 ch, (1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc) in the next ch**. Rep from * to ** 3 more times. Sk 2 ch, 1 dc in the last ch. Turn. (12 dc and 5 ch2sp)

Row-1-Sultan-Stitch-Tutorial and Free Pattern

R2: Ch 3 (Note: Ch 3 counts as 1 dc). Sk 2 dc. *4 dc in the ch2sp. Sk 2 dc.** Rep from * to ** 3 more times. 4 dc in the next ch2sp. Sk 1 dc. 1 dc in the next ch. Turn. (22 dc)

Row-2-Sultan-Stitch-Tutorial

R3: Ch 4 (Note: Ch 4 counts as 1 dc, ch 1). 1 dc in the sp between the first 2 dc. *Sk 4 dc. (1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc) in the sp bef the next set of 4 dc**. Rep from * to ** 3 more times. Sk 4 dc. (1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in the sp after the final sk dc. Turn. (12 dc, 4 ch2sp, 2 ch1sp)

Row-3-Sultan-Stitch-Tutorial and Free Pattern

R4: Ch 3 (Note: Ch 3 counts as 1 dc). Sk 1 dc. 2 dc in ch1sp. *Sk 2 dc; 4 dc in ch2sp.**. Rep from * to ** 3 more times. Sk 2 dc. Work 3 dc in the final ch1sp. Turn. (22 dc)

Sultan-Stitch-Tutorial and Free Pattern - Row-4

R5: Ch 3 (Note: Ch 3 counts as 1 dc). Sk the first 3 dc. *(1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc) in the sp bef the next set of 4 dc. Sk 4 dc.**. Rep from * to ** 4 more times. Sk 2 dc. 1 dc in the sp after the final sk dc. Turn. (12 dc, 5 ch2sp).

Row-5-Sultan-Stitch -Tutorial and Free Pattern -Complete

Rep from R2-R5 one more time.
Rep R2-R4 one more time.

Remember to turn after the final R4 then proceed to add a simple single crochet edging.

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Sultan Stitch Edging

(Note: I am treating each ‘side’ of the square as a Row in the instructions below)

R1: 1 sc in each st across and 3 sc in the corner st. (23)

Turn to work along the side edge.

R2: work 20 sc evenly along the side edge and 3 sc in the corner st (23)

Turn to work along the bottom edge.

R3: 1 sc in each st across, 3 sc in the corner st. (23)

Turn to work along the side edge.

R4: work 20 sc evenly along the side edge and 3 sc in the corner st. Finish off using an invisible join and weave in any remaining ends. (23)

Sultan Stitch Square – Size: 9 Inches

R1: Ch 37, sk 5 ch (Note: Sk 5 ch counts as 1 dc and sk 3). In the 6th ch work (1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc). *Sk 3 ch, (1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc) in the next ch**. Rep from * to ** 6 more times. Sk 2 ch, 1 dc in the last ch. Turn. (18 dc and 8 ch2sp)

R2: Ch 3 (Note: Ch 3 counts as 1 dc). Sk 2 dc. *4 dc in the ch2sp. Sk 2 dc.** Rep from * to ** 6 more times. 4 dc in the next ch2sp. Sk 1 dc. 1 dc in the next ch. Turn. (34 dc)

R3: Ch 4 (Note: Ch 4 counts as 1 dc, ch 1). 1 dc in the sp between the first 2 dc. *Sk 4 dc. (1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc) in the sp bef the next set of 4 dc**. Rep from * to ** 6 more times. Sk 4 dc. (1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in the sp after the final sk dc. Turn. (18 dc, 7 ch2sp, 2 ch1sp)

R4: Ch 3 (Note: Ch 3 counts as 1 dc). Sk 1 dc. 2 dc in ch1sp. *Sk 2 dc; 4 dc in ch2sp.**. Rep from * to ** 6 more times. Sk 2 dc. Work 3 dc in the final ch1sp. Turn. (34 dc)

R5: Ch 3 (Note: Ch 3 counts as 1 dc). Sk the first 3 dc. *(1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc) in the sp bef the next set of 4 dc. Sk 4 dc.**. Rep from * to ** 7 more times. Sk 2 dc. 1 dc in the sp after the final sk dc. Turn. (18 dc, 8 ch2sp).

Rep R2-R5 three more times
Rep R2 one more time

Remember to turn after the final R4 then proceed to add a simple single crochet edging.

Sultan Stitch Edging

(Note: I am treating each ‘side’ of the square as a Row in the instructions below)

R1: 1 sc in each st across and 3 sc in the corner st. (35)

Turn to work along the side edge.

R2: work 20 sc evenly along the side edge and 3 sc in the corner st (35)

Turn to work along the bottom edge.

R3: 1 sc in each st across, 3 sc in the corner st. (35)

Turn to work along the side edge.

R4: work 20 sc evenly along the side edge and 3 sc in the corner st. Finish off using an invisible join and weave in any remaining ends. (35)

Sultan Stitch Square – Size:  12 Inches

R1: Ch 49, sk 5 ch (Note: Sk 5 ch counts as 1 dc and sk 3). In the 6th ch work (1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc). *Sk 3 ch, (1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc) in the next ch**. Rep from * to ** 9 more times. Sk 2 ch, 1 dc in the last ch. Turn. (24 dc and 11 ch2sp)

R2: Ch 3 (Note: Ch 3 counts as 1 dc). Sk 2 dc. *4 dc in the ch2sp. Sk 2 dc.** Rep from * to ** 9 more times. 4 dc in the next ch2sp. Sk 1 dc. 1 dc in the next ch. Turn. (46 dc)

R3: Ch 4 (Note: Ch 4 counts as 1 dc, ch 1). 1 dc in the sp between the first 2 dc. *Sk 4 dc. (1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc) in the sp bef the next set of 4 dc**. Rep from * to ** 9 more times. Sk 4 dc. (1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in the sp after the final sk dc. Turn. (46 dc, 10 ch2sp, 2 ch1sp)

R4: Ch 3 (Note: Ch 3 counts as 1 dc). Sk 1 dc. 2 dc in ch1sp. *Sk 2 dc; 4 dc in ch2sp.**. Rep from * to ** 9 more times. Sk 2 dc. Work 3 dc in the final ch1sp. Turn. (46 dc)

R5: Ch 3 (Note: Ch 3 counts as 1 dc). Sk the first 3 dc. *(1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc) in the sp bef the next set of 4 dc. Sk 4 dc.**. Rep from * to ** 10 more times. Sk 2 dc. 1 dc in the sp after the final sk dc. Turn. (24 dc, 11 ch2sp).

Rep R2-R5 four more times
Rep R2-R4 one more time.

Remember to turn after the final R4 then proceed to add a simple single crochet edging.

Sultan Stitch Edging

(Note: I am treating each ‘side’ of the square as a Row in the instructions below)

R1: 1 sc in each st across and 3 sc in the corner st. (47)

Turn to work along the side edge.

R2: work 20 sc evenly along the side edge and 3 sc in the corner st (47)

Turn to work along the bottom edge.

R3: 1 sc in each st across, 3 sc in the corner st. (47)

Turn to work along the side edge.

R4: work 20 sc evenly along the side edge and 3 sc in the corner st. Finish off using an invisible join and weave in any remaining ends. (47)

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2 Comments

  1. I am impressed! Your photo-explanations are exactly what I need to understand the stitch and the written explanations! It makes me start at once to try it out. Thanks! ……. and am checking out the other stitches :-).