Wattle Stitch Afghan Square Pattern

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Stitch: Wattle Stitch Afghan Square Pattern

wattle stitch tut

Yarn: Red Heart with Love
Hook: 5.00 mm

Stitch Multiple: 3 sts

Finished Measurement: 8″ by 8″

Abbreviations: ch – chain, chs – chains, ch sts: chain stitches, sc – single crochet, dc – double crochet, ch sp – chain space (the space created by the ch 1 in the previous row), tch – turning chain, R – row

 

R1: ch 30, beginning in the 3rd ch (Note: the skipped 2 ch sts count as 1 sc) from your hook work: (1 sc, ch 1, 1 dc), skip the next 2 chs; *(1 sc, ch 1, 1 dc) in the next ch, skip 2 chs* and repeat from * to * across ending with 1 sc in the last ch, turn

R2: ch 1 (Note: the ch 1 counts as 1 sc), skip the 1st sc and the 1st dc and work: *(1 sc, ch 1, 1 dc) in the next ch sp, skip the next sc and the next dc* and repeat from * to * across ending with (1 sc, ch 1, 1 dc) in the last ch sp, skip the next sc and then work 1 sc in the top of the tch, turn

tutorial wattle stitch

 

how to work the last sc

Repeat R2 until your piece measures approximately 7.5 inches then proceed to the border instructions.

Border:

Ch 1 and begin working down the row ends of the square as follows:

1 sc in each row end, 2 sc in the corner, turn to work along the starting chain

1 sc in each ch-2 space and 1 sc in each ch where a (1 sc, ch 1, 1 dc) was worked, 2 sc in the corner, turn to work along the row ends

1 sc in each row end, 2 sc in the corner, turn to work along the last row

1 sc in each sc and 1 sc in each dc across – skip all ch 1 sts, finish off and weave in ends

To see how to do finish using an invisible join stitch please visit this tutorial: Invisible Join Technique

photo tutorial wattle stitch

 

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  1. Hi Estelle, My site has ads so I can share my patterns, tutorials and posts for free. The ads help cover the cost of my hosting for the website. I do not have an ad-free version of this tutorial available. All the best, Rhondda

  2. Hi Joanne, This should be a pretty dense fabric – maybe try going down a hook size (or double check on your yarn which size hook is recommended and try that)? If your yarn is finer than mine or if you crochet a bit more tightly it could leave some gaps between the stitch sets. If you are trying to make something a specific size you will need to increase your starting chain to make the size change too if you are working at a different gauge or using a lighter weight yarn. Hope this helps! Rhondda

  3. Need some help for some reason my wattle stitch has spaces in it not closed like yours what an I doing wrong ??? Help

  4. Very welcome Carmen! It is a pretty stitch 🙂 I hope they love their gifts! Thank you for trying the pattern 🙂 All the best, Rhondda

  5. I love this stitch I just found your site and learned it this past week. Great pattern. I am making washcloths and hand towels for myself. And washcloths with homemade soap for family for next Christmas , I always pick a project and make for my family for Christmas. Thank you for sharing. ?

  6. It is very beautiful I used bright mix varrigated, the only thing is it uses a lot of yarn. But it’s worth it, keeping it for myself. Will try and send picture when it’s finished I don’t work on it all the time doing other projects. Not very savvy with sending pictures

    Thanks again

  7. I bet the afghan is very beautiful Diane 🙂 and relaxing to make! You are most welcome for the stitch tutorials 🙂 Rhondda

  8. I love this pattern very easy to do, I am making an afghan with varrigated yarn it is beautiful.

    Thank you
    Diane

  9. Hi Katherine 🙂 The full instructions to start are in the post – along with the stitch pattern multiple so you can adjust the size – the square uses this:

    R1: ch 30, beginning in the 3rd ch (Note: the skipped 2 ch sts count as 1 sc) from your hook work: (1 sc, ch 1, 1 dc), skip the next 2 chs; *(1 sc, ch 1, 1 dc) in the next ch, skip 2 chs* and repeat from * to * across ending with 1 sc in the last ch, turn

    Hope this helps,
    Rhondda

  10. OOOOOH, WHERE DID YOU GET THAT GORGEOUS EBONY COLOR CROCHET HOOK USED IN THE WATTLE DESIGN PATTERN?

  11. Hi Melanie, You begin in the 3rd ch from the hook. So you work the (1 sc, ch 1, 1 dc) in the 3rd chain from the hook. I have reworded it to make it less confusing 🙂 Thank you for pointing out the word “next” was confusing.

    All the best, Rhondda

  12. Hi!
    I’m very sorry but I don’t understand exactly where to begin, in the 3rd chain or in the next chain after the 3rd chain.

    It says, “beginning in the 3rd ch from your hook work: *(1 sc, ch 1, 1 dc) in the next ch,”

    Do I work (1 sc, ch 1, 1 dc) in the 3rd chain from hook? Then what stitch is worked into “in the next chain”?
    or
    Beginning in the 3rd ch, work in the next ch (the 4th chain) (1 sc, ch 1, 1 dc)? But it seems you would just say 4th chain in this case.

  13. Hi Tammy, My starting chain is 27 (plus 3 for the starting chain) and 27 sts gives me 7 inches. So in each inch I have 3.85 stitches. If you want a 16″ start for your blanket – and you reach the same gauge as me with this yarn and hook – you would need to start with a starting chain of 63 + 3 for the turning chain. This should give you a 16″ width and you would need to add a 1″ border for your blanket. You would need to work until your blanket was 18″ in length to allow for the 1″ on each end for the border.

    So I would start with 66 sts and then measure it to make sure after you have completed 2 rows -if it is shorter/wider than the 16″ you may need to increase/decrease by 3 to account for differences in our tension. 🙂

    Hope this helps!
    Rhondda

  14. Do you think this could be made into a preemie baby blanket? I would want it to be 18 x 20. That would be about 3x’s the size of the square you made. So would my starting chain be 60 or 63?

  15. Hi Maschelle 🙂 Oooh! I’ve never tried that – I wonder what it would look like! If you try it out I would love to see what it looks like 🙂 Rhondda

  16. It’s slightly like moss stitch! Would alternating rows of different colors create any fun patterning I wonder? Thank you!