The Side Saddle Stitch is a fun crochet stitch to work. The resulting fabric features a lot of texture but with flexibility.
The Side Saddle Crochet stitch is a fairly popular crochet stitch. It is used in a variety of crochet projects from blankets to vests, to wash cloths and handbags.
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The stitch is worked by making pairs of double crochet cluster stitches. By turning at the end of each row, you create a criss cross effect with the clusters.
I can’t wait to hear what you make with it!
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 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.
Don’t forget to check out the video tutorial below!
The Side Saddle 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 a multiple of five stitches, plus two stitches for your foundation chain.
For my swatch I will be making a foundation chain of 22 chain stitches.
To begin, work one single crochet into the second chain from your hook.
* Chain three and work one double crochet cluster over the next four chains.
Work work a double crochet cluster stitch: Yarn over and insert your hook into the next stitch, yarn over and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through two loops – four times. Yarn over and draw through all the loops on your hook.
Chain one, single crochet into the next chain.
Repeat from * across to the end. Chain five and turn your work.
Single Crochet into the top of the first cluster stitch.
*Chain three and work one cluster stitch into the next chain three space.
Chain one and single crochet into the top of the next cluster stitch.
Repeat from * all the way across ending with a double crochet in the final single crochet stitch. Chain one and turn your work.
Skip the first stitch and work on single crochet into the next cluster stitch.
*Chain three and work a cluster stitch into the next chain three space.
Chain one and single crochet into the next cluster stitch.
Repeat from * across ending with a single crochet into the turning chain. Chain five and turn your work.
And that’s it!
For the rest of the pattern, repeat rows two and three. Fasten off and weave in your ends.
If you liked this tutorial, you may wish to check out the Crossed Treble Stitch | How to Crochet.
Thank you so much for stopping by and I look forward to seeing you next week! Until then, happy crocheting!