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The Mood crochet stitch pattern is a unique crochet stitch with a beautiful texture and design.
The pattern does take a little bit to get started and the first row in particular can be a bit cumbersome to work. But after those first few rows, I am sure you will fall in love with this pattern.
Before we dive too far in, I will confess, I do not know why it is called the Mood Stitch. It was simply the name given when I came across the pattern!
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The tricky part of the stitch pattern comes in the hook placement when working the crossed double crochet stitches. When it comes to these stitches, you will work the first double crochet as indicated and then the second double crochet stitch is worked in behind it in the previous skipped stitch. When working into the previous skipped stitch, you will insert your hook into the stitch from the front to the back. So you will bring your hook in back of the double crochet, out through the front and then from front to back through the indicated stitch or space. You will see this in action in the full video tutorial below!
Once you get the stitch pattern set up and a hang of the hook placement it is so easy to work and will work up quickly. The pattern is only a two row repeat! It is also the same on both sides which makes it a great stitch for crochet projects where both sides of the fabric are showing.
Materials for this Tutorial:
For this tutorial today I will be using a small amount of Pima Cotton Yarn by Lion Brand Yarn. It is a worsted weight yarn. The hook shown in the video below is a 5 mm birchwood crochet hook by Rowan Yarns. However you may use any hook and yarn combination you choose.
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The Mood Crochet Stitch:
2dc Cl – Two Double Crochet Cluster ([Insert your hook in the indicated stitch, yarn over and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through two loops] twice. Yarn over and draw through all the loops on the hook.)
3dc Cl – Three Double Crochet Cluster ([Insert your hook in the indicated stitch, yarn over and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through two loops] three times. Yarn over and draw through all the loops on the hook.)
Ch – Chain
Dc – Double Crochet
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
Rpt – Repeat
Sc – Single Crochet
Sk – Skip
Sl St – Slip Stitch
Yo – Yarn Over
This stitch is worked in rows in this tutorial. You may work the stitch in one colour or many. I will be working the design in a solid colour.
To begin, make a slip knot and then chain your desired number of chains. For this stitch pattern you will need a multiple of five stitches plus four stitches for your foundation chain (multiples of 5+4).
For example, ch 34.
Work a 2dc cl in 4th ch from your hook, *ch 1, sk the next 2 sts, dc in next, working in back of the dc just made dc in the last skipped st inserting your hook from the front to the back, ch 1, sk the next st, 3dc cl in the next st; repeat from * across to the final 2 sts, sk the next st, 2 dc cl and dc in the final st. Ch 3, turn.
Sk the 1st cl, *dc in the next ch sp, working in back and into the previous sp between the first dc and 2dc cl, dc inserting your hook from the front to the back, ch 1, 3dc cl in the next sp between the two crossed dc, ch 1, sk the next cl; Rpt from * across to the final cl, dc in the sp between the final dc and the 2dc cl, dc into the previous skipped sp, ch 1, dc into the top of the turning ch. Ch 3, turn.
2dc cl in the 1st sp, *ch 1, sk the next cl, dc in the next ch sp, working in back and into the previous sp work a dc inserting your hook from the front to the back, ch 1, work a 3dc cl in the next sp between the two crossed dc; Rpt from * across to the final set of crossed dc, 2 dc cl in the next sp, and dc in the final st. Ch 3, turn.
And that’s it!
For the rest of the pattern repeat rows two and three for the pattern. Fasten off, weave in your ends.
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