The Raspberry Stitch is a beautiful vintage crochet stitch! This is a easy stitch to work with a subtle texture.
The Raspberry Stitch pattern creates a fabric that is the same on both sides and it is worked using a variety of single crochet and front post single crochet stitches. It is a nearly solid fabric as I did find depending on the type of fibre you used, little eyelet holes were produced.
The stitch pattern is dense in nature making it a great candidate for your house hold projects such as hand towel and wash cloths. But while working it I wondered if it would also make a great texture for a cardigan or other wearable!
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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 and I will be working in the colour Slate Green. The hook shown here and in the video below is a wooden streamline hook by Furls Crochet. However you may use any hook and yarn combination you choose.
This stitch is worked in rows in this tutorial. At the end of each row you will need to chain 1 and turn your work.
Don’t forget to check out the free video tutorial linked below!
To begin, make a slip knot and then chain your desired number of chains. For this stitch pattern you can use any even number of stitches for your foundation chain.
For my swatch I will be making a foundation chain of 21 chain stitches.
Single crochet into the second chain from your hook and into each chain all the way across. Chain one and turn your work.
* Single crochet into the first stitch, front post single crochet around the next stitch. Repeat from * all the way across ending with a single crochet stitch. Chain one and turn your work.
Single crochet in the first stitch, * single crochet in the next stitch, front post single crochet around the next stitch. Repeat from * across to your final stitch working a single crochet stitch in each of the last two stitches. Chain one and turn your work.
And that’s it!
For the rest of the pattern, simply repeat rows two and three. fasten off and weave in your ends.
If you liked this tutorial, you may wish to check out the Linked Half Double Stitch | How to Crochet.
Thank you so much for stopping by and I look forward to seeing you next week! Until then, happy crocheting!