The Dovetail Stitch is a solid crochet pattern featuring some unique texture!
The texture in this stitch is created by working diagonal post stitches around the posts of the stitches below. All of the texture is on one side of the fabric.
One thing that I found while working this stitch, is that it looks best when worked with a crochet hook that matches the yarn gauge. When I first tried it, my hook was a bit larger than what I would have normally selected for the weight of yarn, and the texture in the stitch did not come out quite right.
If you are finding that the same is happening to you, do not hesitate to go down a hook size.
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For this tutorial today I will be using a small amount of Cotton Aran by Paintbox Yarns. It is an aran weight yarn. The hook shown in the video below is a 4 mm Clover Armor Hook. However you may use any hook and yarn combination you choose.
Following the written tutorial below, you will also find a free video tutorial!
The Dovetail Stitch:
This stitch is worked in rows in this tutorial.
To begin, make a slip knot and then chain your desired number of chains. For this stitch pattern you will need to chain a multiple of eight stitches plus four for your foundation chain.
Work three double crochet into the fourth chain from your hook (the starting chain three also counts as a double crochet stitch), *skip the next two chains, double crochet into each of the next two chains, skip the next two chains, work three double crochet into each of the next two chains.
Repeat from * all the way across ending with four chains remaining. Skip the next two chains, work three double crochet into the next chain, double crochet into the final chain.
Chain three (which counts as a double crochet) and turn.
Double crochet in the next double crochet, *skip the next two double crochet and work a front post triple stitch and two double crochet stitches in the next stitch. Work two double crochet and one front post triple in the next stitch.
Skip the next two double crochet, double crochet in each of the next two double crochet.
Repeat from * across. Chain three and turn your work.
*Work two double crochet and one back post triple stitch in the next stitch, skip the next two stitches, double crochet in each of the next two stitches, skip the next two stitches. Work one back post triple stitch and two double crochet in the next stitch.
Repeat from * across and double crochet into the final stitch.
Chain three and turn your work.
*Double crochet in the next stitch, skip the next two stitches. Work one front post triple and two double crochet in the next stitch. Work two double crochet and one front post triple in the next stitch. Skip the next two stitches and double crochet into the next stitch.
Repeat from * across and double crochet into the last stitch.
Chain three and turn your work.
And that’s it!
For the rest of the pattern, repeat rows three and four for as long as you would like. Fasten off and weave in your ends.
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