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How to Crochet: Cornflower Stitch | Crochet Video Tutorial for Beginners | Stitch Explorer Series

Welcome stitch explorers! This weeks stitch is called the Cornflower Stitch. I grabbed this one from the crochet stitch bible again, but this time only made a few changes (like adding the foundation single crochet row).

Cornflower Stitch

This stitch is perfect for any project from pillows, to sweaters.  It creates a beautiful scallop with tiny holes to accent any home project.

I am making a few changes from the original by adding a foundation chain row.  As you may have noticed, I prefer to use a foundation single crochet (also known as a chain-less foundation row) for a few reasons.

The first being it creates a nice clean edge to the bottom which makes sewing or adding an border much easier.

The second is because it adds flexibility to the project.  That flex allows for easier stretch and less bunching.

Are you ready to learn this new stitch?  Let’s get started!

Cornflower Stitch (Tasha’s Version)

The cornflower stitch is comprised of simple stitches, including the single crochet, double crochet, and chains.


+ Abbreviations


scsingle crochet
dcdouble crochet
fscfoundation single crochet
ch (s)chain (s)
skskip
yoyarn over
st(s)stitch(es)
[…]skip stitches listed in brackets
* … *repeat from * to * as many times indicated

+ Stitch Guide:


sc – single crochet –

insert hook in indicated st, yo, draw up a loop, yo draw through both loops on hook.

dc – double crochet

yo, insert hook in indicated st, yo, draw up a loop, *yo, draw through 2 loops* – repeat from * to * until you have one loop left on the hook.

fsc – foundation single crochet

create a slip knot.  ch 2, insert hook in 1st chain.  yo, draw up a loop.  ch 1, yo, draw through both loops on hook.  (2nd st) insert hook in bottom two loops of ch 1.  yo, draw up a loop, ch 1, yo, draw through both loops (2 fsc created).


+ Pattern Notes – Please Read


I like to count my foundation row as a row. Because it includes a complete roll of single crochet and chain stitches mixed together.


+ Pattern:


Row 1: 

fsc multiples of 10 + 1 (in my sample I created 31 fsc to start)

Row 2:

ch 1, turn.  sk 4, *(dc 1, ch 1, dc 1) in next st, ch 1, dc 1 in next st, ch 1, (dc 1, ch 1, dc 1) in next st.  sk 3, sc 1 in next, sk 3* – repeat from * … * to end.  sc 1 in last fsc. 

Row 3:

ch 4, turn.  dc 1 in sc.  *ch 1, sk [dc, ch, dc], sc 1 in next 3 sts (work in ch sp’s), ch 1**, sk [dc, ch, dc] then, (dc 1, ch 3, dc 1) in next sc* – repeat from * … * to end, ending repeat at **, then (dc 1, ch 1, dc 1) in ch 1.

Row 4: 

ch 4, turn.  (dc 1, ch 1, dc 1) in ch 1 sp.  *sk [dc, ch, sc], sc in next sc**, sk [sc, ch1, dc], then (dc 1, ch 1) 4 times in ch 3 sp, dc 1 in same ch 3 sp* (for a total of 5 dc’s & 4 ch’s) – repeat from * … * to end of row, ending repeat at **  then, (dc 1, ch 1) 2 times in 4th ch of ch 4, then 1 more dc in same space (3 dc, 2 ch’s)

Row 5: 

ch 1, turn.  sk 1st dc.  sc 1 in ch 1 sp, ch 1.  *sk [dc, ch, dc], then (dc 1, ch 3, dc 1) in next sc, ch 1**.  sk [dc, ch, dc] sc 1 in next 3 sts (work in ch sp’s), ch 1* – repeat from * … * to end, ending repeat at **.  sk [dc, ch1, dc], then sc 1 in each of next 2 ch’s from ch 4.

Row 6: 

ch 1, turn.  *sk [2 sc, ch, dc], then (dc 1, ch 1) 4 times in ch 3 sp, dc 1 more in ch 3 sp**.  sk [dc, ch, sc], sc 1 in next sc* – repeat from *…* ending repeat at **, then sc 1 in last sc.

Repeat rows 3 – 6.

Congratulations! You’re finished!

Cornflower Stitch Complete Video Tutorial:

What can I make with the Cornflower Stitch?

This stitch creates a great thick fabric with some openness to it. I think this would look great as a purse, pillows, or even a crochet tank!


I hope you enjoy this tutorial, and if you have any questions or comments, please leave them below, I would love to talk crochet!

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