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
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).
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.
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.