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The Gravel Stitch features a raised texture that resembles little aligned blocks that would look wonderful in a blanket or cardigan.

Perhaps a wash cloth, or tea towel! There are so many uses for this crochet stitch pattern. I love the Gravel stitch as it is fairly thick with it’s raised stitches, but it is not dense and has beautiful drape.

The little blocks in the Gravel Stitch are created by working cluster stitches in the front loops only of the stitches two rows below. This lays them over top of the previous row raising them up from the rest of the fabric.

The Materials:

For this tutorial today I will be using a small amount of cotton yarn. This yarn is a worsted weight yarn called Pima Cotton by Lion Brand Yarn. I will also be using a 5 mm crochet hook. The hook you will see me using in the video tutorial below is a Wooden Streamline Hook by Furls Crochet.

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The Gravel Stitch:

Stitches and Abbreviations:

Ch – Chain Stitch

CL – Cluster Stitch ([yarn over, insert your hook into the indicated stitch, yarn over and draw up a loop] twice, yarn over and draw through all the loops on your hook. Cluster Stitch made.)

Rpt – Repeat

Sc – Single Crochet Stitch

Sl St – Slip Stitch

Yo – Yarn Over


This stitch is worked in rows in this tutorial and it may be worked in one colour or many. I will be working this pattern in one colour.

To begin make a slip knot and make a foundation chain. For this stitch you will need a multiple of two chains (2) for your foundation chain.

For example, ch 20.

Row One:

Sc in the 2nd ch from your hook and in each st across. Ch 1, turn.

Row Two:

Sc in the 1st st, sc in the flo of each st across to the final st, sc in the final st. Ch 1, turn.

Row Three:

Sc in the 1st st, *Cl working in the flo of the next st 2 rows below, sc in the next st, rpt from * across, sc in the final st. Ch 1, turn.

Row Four:

Sc in the 1st st, working in the flo of each st, sc in each st across to the final st, working under both lps, sc in the final st. Ch 1, turn.

And that’s it!

For the rest of the pattern repeat rows three and four. Fasten off, weave in your ends.

Video Tutorial:

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  1. This is such a pretty stitch!

    I noticed that the written instructions for the cluster stitch are slightly different from the demonstration in the video.

  2. Do you happen to have a heart stitch that can be use on a cardigan?
    Thank you!