The Sweet Stitch is a simple stitch to work but it creates a squishy openwork fabric!
You’re going to love how quickly this stitch works up! The end result of this combination of stitches is an openwork fabric that has a bit of stretch to it.
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About the Stitch:
The sweet stitch is a lacy stitch. It is made up of v-stitches that are set in-between rows of front post stitches. If the front post stitches sound intimidating, don’t worry! You will find a video tutorial for this stitch down below.
Types of Projects:
What kind of projects would you use this stitch in? I have seen some scarves worked with this stitch and I have heard about it being a great stitch for a blanket. I would love to see this stitch though in a garment! Maybe a cardigan or summer top. I think because of the stretch in the fabric, it would lend itself well to a wearable item.
For this tutorial I will be using the Caron x Pantone yarn by Yarnspirations along with a 5.5 mm crochet hook. The hook shown here and in the video below is a wooden streamline hook by Furls Crochet.
You may use any hook and yarn combination though for your project!
This stitch is worked in rows in this tutorial. At the end of each row you will need to chain 2 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 will need a multiple of three (3) stitches.
For my swatch I will be making a foundation chain of 21 stitches.
Begin by skipping the first 3 chains and into the next chain, work a v-stitch. To work your v-stitch, work one double crochet, chain 1, double crochet all into the next stitch. Skip the next two chains and v-stitch into the next chain. Repeat that last step (sk 2, v-stitch in the next) all the way across to your final two chain stitch. Skip the next chain st and double crochet in the final stitch. Chain two and turn your work.
Skip the first double crochet stitch. Around the post of the next stitch, work one front post double crochet stitch.
To work the front post double crochet stitch, yarn over, bring your hook in front of your work and insert your hook around the post of the next stitch inserting your hook from right to left, yarn over and draw up a loop. Yarn over and draw through two loops. Yarn over and draw through the final two loops on your hook. Front post double crochet stitch is now made.
Chain 1, work a front post double crochet stitch around each of the next 2 stitches. Chain 1, front post double crochet around the next two stitches. Repeat this all the way across and work a double crochet in your final stitch. Chain 2 and turn your work.
Skipping the first two double crochet stitches, work on v-stitch into the next chain one space. Skip the next 2 double crochet stitches and work a v-stitch in the next chain one space. Repeat this all the way across and finish the row with a double crochet in the final stitch. Chain 2 and turn your work.
And that’s the Sweet Stitch!
And that’s it! For the rest of the pattern you are simply going to repeat rows two (2) and three (3) for as long as you would like the pattern to continue. Fasten off, weave in your ends and enjoy!
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