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The Wattle Stitch – Crochet Tutorial

The wattle stitch is a paired stitch that uses a single and double crochet linked together by a chain.  It’s a really easy stitch that works up pretty fast.  I think it’s a great stitch for baby blankets, wash/dish cloths, or anything that you want a good tightly knit stitch with lots of drape.

This stitch is worked in multiples of 3 + 2 +1

Foundation Chain
Chain until you have reached your desired width.  For a 30″ wide baby blanket using Red Heart worsted weight yarn with a 5.5 mm hook I chained 126 (123 + 2 + 1).

Row 1
In the 3rd chain from the hook (1 single crochet, chain 1, 1 double crochet) all in the same chain.  Skip 2 chains and in the next chain repeat (1 single crochet, chain 1, 1 double crochet.  Repeat this pattern until you reach the last chain.  In the last chain 1 single crochet then turn your work.

Row 2
Chain 1 and skip the first single crochet and double crochet.  In the next chain space (1 single crochet, chain 1, 1 double crochet).  Skip next single crochet and double crochet and into the next chain space (1 single crochet, chain 1, 1 double crochet).  Repeat this pattern to the last chain space.  Skip the last single crochet and 1 single crochet into the turning chain.  Turn your work and repeat row 2 until you have reached your desired length.

 

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