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Motifs & Squares Stitch Tutorials Video Tutorials

Crochet Summer Flower Motif | Crochet Video Tutorial for Beginners | Saturday Stitch Explorers

Welcome to Saturday Stitch Explorers! Hope everyone is having a great week! This weeks “stitch” is actually a motif. What is a motif? A motif is a stand alone crocheted decorative piece you can sew together to create a blanket, a top, table runner, scarf, you name it! Motifs are great because you can take one motif and make it unique by changing the colors. Here is an example of the sunflower motif that I changed up the hook size and yarn to create a giant afghan block. It’s a free pattern too ;).

Another example of a motifs from a fellow blogger over at Mezzamay. You can see that motifs can be created from hexagons, squares, circles or even triangles.

Beyond the Square by Mezzamay

There are various ways to connect motifs too. You can crochet them together using slip stitches, single crochets, or even double crochets. You can also sew them together for a cleaner look.

It’s summertime, and I thought it would be nice to create a stitch tutorial for more open-work, cool breezy, summer-y stitches you can use to create a cute top. I may make a full top with this, but have so much on my plate right now, I’ll leave it up to you!

I used Scheepjes Stone-Washed for this sample because I really love the colors and the muted look because they mix the main color with a bit of white.

This is a great motif for a beginner because it uses basic stitches and ups the game a bit by using a double crochet 4 & double crochet 5 together. I’ll cover those in the video tutorial if you have trouble with them.

I hope you enjoy this stitch! Happy Crocheting!

Complete video tutorial at bottom of post – for all the visual learners out there.

Do you have a stitch or pattern you’d like a video created? Leave a comment! I’d love to create a video tutorial for you, send me a message from my contact page 🙂 in the “about me”

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

Summer Flower Crochet Motif


+ Abbreviations


scsingle crochet
dcdouble crochet
dc4togdouble crochet 4 together
dc5togdouble crochet 5 together
stdcstanding double crochet
rndround
begbeginning
sl stslip stitch
ch (s)chain (s)
skskip
yoyarn over
st(s)stitch(es)
* … *repeat from * to * as many times indicated

+ Stitch Guide:


sc – single crochet

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

dc – double crochet

yo, insert hook in indicated stitch, draw up a loop, yo, pull through 2 (2 times).

dtr4tog – double treble 4 together

yo 3 times, insert hook in indicated stitch, draw up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops (3 times), *insert hook in next st, yo, draw up a loop, yo pull through 2 loops (3 times)* – rep *…* 3 more times – 4 posts created. yo, draw through all loops on hook.

dc5tog – double crochet 5 together

yo 3 times, insert hook in indicated stitch, draw up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops (3 times), *insert hook in next st, yo, draw up a loop, yo pull through 2 loops (3 times)* – rep *…* 4 more times – 5 posts created. yo, draw through all loops on hook.

stdc – starting double crochet

see Moogly’s video tutorial for this one, it takes some practice, link is below. you don’t have to use this stitch, you can work a chain too ;).


+ Pattern:

For this tutorial I used Scheepjes Stone-Washed in 833 (yellow), 809 (gold), 820 (pink), and 819 (light green) with a 4 mm hook.


Magic Circle, ch 2 (or work a standing double crochet abbreviated as stdc)

notes:

  • if you work a stdc, it counts as a st, if not, ch does not count as st.
  • 1st st is made in same as join, unless otherwise noted.
  • Joins are made with sl st into first st of round, unless otherwise indicated.
  • Join new colors with sl st, when making joins at end of round.

Rnd 1 (C1):  dc 15 into magic circle.  Joincut C1.  (15)

Tip for Rnd 2: You want to create 32 single crochet’s around. Normally, we would work 2 sc per 1 sc from the previous round (15), which would give us 30 sc. You want to add two more, however, because we are working between the double crochet’s, it can be tricky to get to that point. I’ve written out a way for you below, but you’re welcome to make your increases wherever you’d like on the round.

Rnd 2 (C2)ch 1sc 2 in each stitch around, add two extra single crochet’s spaced evenly to bring your stitch count to 32. sl st join with C3cut C2.  (32)

Rnd 3 (C3)ch 5 (or starting dc), dtr4tog (blo) starting in same as ch.  *ch 9, dtr5tog (blo) (inserting hook in same place as last insertion, then over next 4 sts – blo)* – rep *…* 7 more times.  ch 9Join in top of dtr4tog from beg of rnd with C4Cut C3.  (8 petals, 8 ch 9’s)

Rnd 4 (C4)ch 1, *sc 9 in ch 9 sp* – rep *…* in each ch 9 space around.  Join, I used an invisible join for the last join. 

Congratulations! You’re finished!

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Summer Flower Crochet Motif Complete Video Tutorial:

If the video below is still processing, you can use this link:

Crochet Flower Motif Tutorial | Stitch Explorers: https://youtu.be/ZTMKZYp0xl8

What can I make with flower motifs?

I mentioned briefly in the beginning of the post, but flower motifs are great to sew together to create bohemian style scarves, blankets, table runners, pillow covers, shawls, hats, and just about anything you can think of!


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

Crochet Free Crochet Patterns Headbands & Ear Warmers Pattern Tutorials

Rainbow Bright Headband | Free Beginner Crochet Pattern

It’s PRIDE month! In honor of pride, I’m releasing my rainbow patterns as freebies! I just love rainbows…any and all rainbows <3. I created this pattern when I first started writing patterns – so go easy on me! This was before I learned much about designing, so in hindsight, I’d probably make a few changes to this design.

This is why I love learning, and hope to teach potential new designers what mistakes *not* to make lol. However, we learn from our mistakes, and sometimes it just means working through it yourself to fully understand it right?

Here are some of the changes I would make (and you can make these changes as you work the pattern if you’d like) :).

  • I would have worked it in the round.
  • I would turn after each join, to get the same effect, without having to join with a seam.
  • I would make the border easier by just creating a border row on top, then working the other black border on the starting chain.

So now we know what I *would* have done, let’s move on to the written pattern :).

Pin it!

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PDF is available on Ravelry here for $3.99

More patterns you may like…

Are you ready to make it? Let’s do this!

+Skill Level

Beginner to Easy


+ Gauge:


23 sts x 16 rows (sc) = 4” x 4” or 10 x 10 cm

This is a DIY to fit your measurements, however, pattern will fit 21 – 22″ head circumference.

Gauge directions:

ch 23 + 1, sc into 2nd ch from hook, and across row (23).  ch 1, turn.  *sc entire row, ch 1, turn. *  *repeat* until you reach 16 rows.


+ Materials:


Suggested Yarn:

Any light worsted (3 weight, DK) yarn. I used Scheepjes Merino Soft.

Colors:

C1 = Picasso-Red (621), C2 = Van Eyck- Orange (645), C3 = Warhol-Yellow (640), C4 = Constable-Lt Green (629), C5 = Miro-Bright Green (646), C6 = Soutine-Blue (615), C7 = Monet-Purple (639)

Hook Size: 4mm USA G, or equivalent to achieve gauge.  (Here is a link to a conversion chart if your needles are lettered or numbered: Hook Conversion Chart.)

Suggested Yarn Details:

50% Wool Superwash Merino x 25% Microfiber x 25% Acrylic – 50 grams = 105 m

Yardage Needed:

Less than 1 skein of each (for toddler size), you may need more of the red if you are making an older child cast cover.

~ Scissors

~ Darning Needle


+ Stitch guide:


sl st – slip stitch

insert hook in indicated stitch. yo and pull through both loops on hook.

sc – single crochet

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

dcdouble crochet

yo, insert hook in indicated st. yo, draw up lp *yo, pull through 2 lps* – until one loop remains on hook.

sp st – spike stitch

insert hook at the base of the V of indicated stitch. yo, draw loop up to level of working row. yo, draw through both loops on hook.

Spike Stitch Tutorial:

click photo to hook it!

+ Abbreviations:


st(s) stitch(is)
ch chain
SPsc spike single crochet (spike stitch)
dc double crochet
sk skip
st stitch
*…* *crochet instructions between asterisk* as many times or for how ever long as instructed.

Finished Measurements:

Fits a standard 22″ head circumference

Adjusting the Size:

To adjust circumference, chain an even number of chains.


+ Pattern Notes – Please Read


  • Pattern is worked in rows.
  • Border is added after main rows are complete and then seamed together.
  • 1st stitch of each row is made in same as t-ch
  • Tips:  Merino Soft yarn is slippery and stretchy – the first few rows are tough.  Merino Soft has a little stretch to it, but will draw in just a little.  It also likes to twist, but don’t worry, it will lay flat when you are finished.  My head measures 20” and I used 88 stitches +1 for turning chain.  Try to crochet in the tails as you go, it will save time at the end.  This pattern works in both loops, unless otherwise indicated.
  • Remember to count your stitches.
  • All rows should contain the same number of stitches.
  • When working the spike stitches – you will skip the stitch behind it because it counts as a stitch (some people say under it) because it counts as a single crochet.

PDF is available on Ravelry here for $3.99


+ Pattern:


Chain 88 + 1 (or any even number of stitches)

R1 – C1: (Red) sc in 2nd chain from the hook and across entire row, ch1, turn.

R2 – C1: (Red) sc entire row, color change to C2 at end of row, ch1, turn. (please see this tutorial on how to change colors).  First photo shows where to work in your first sc of each row at the base of the turning chain – second photo shows the beginning of a color change. To change colors, before completing the last stitch of the row, add your new color to your hook, and complete the single crochet with your new color.

R3 – C2: (Orange) sc in first two sts. *SPsc 1click here for tutorial video –  aka long single crochet or spike single crochet) into hole below 2nd sc on current row (see photo). sc in next st* – rep *…* until there is one sc left.  sc into last st of row, ch1, turn.

R4 – C2: (Orange) sc 1 in each st to end of row, color change to C3, ch1, turn.

R5 – C3: (Yellow) sc 1 in first st, *SPsc 1 below next sc.  sc 1 in next st* – rep *…* to end, stop repeat when you have two sts left. sc 1 in ea of last two sts. ch1, turn.

R6 – C3: (Yellow) sc entire row. color change to C4, ch1, turn.

R7 – C4: (lt Green) sc 1 in ea of first two sts.  *SPsc 1 below next sc, sc 1 in next st* – rep *…* to end. When you complete last spike st at end of row, there should be one st left.  sc 1 in last st.  ch1, turn.

R8 – C4: (lt Green) sc 1 entire row. color change to C5, ch 1, turn.

R9 – C5: (Bright green) sc 1 in first stitch.  *SPsc below next sc, sc 1 in next st* – rep *…* to end, stop repeat when you have two sts left. sc 1 in ea of last two sts. ch1, turn.

R10 – C5: (Bright green) sc entire row. color change to C6, ch 1, turn.

R11 – C6: (Blue) sc 1 in ea of first two sts.  *SPsc 1 below next sc, sc 1 in next st* – rep *…* to end of row. When you complete last spike st at end of row, there should be one st left.  sc 1 into last st. ch1, turn.

R12 – C6: (Blue) sc entire row. color change to C7. ch1, turn.

R13 – C7: (Purple) sc 1 in first st. *SPsc 1 below next sc, sc 1 in next st* – rep *…* to end, stop repeat when you have two sts left. sc 1 in ea of last two sts.  ch1, turn.

R14 – C7: (Purple) sc entire row.  tie off, weave in tails.

Border:

I created a video tutorial for working the border.  I will also write it out here for those who do not like videos 😉.  So here we refer to each side as 1, 2, 3, & 4.  Side 1 will be the purple row.  Right side is the side where you can see the spikes of the spike stitches)

Side 1 – (purple row on top and right side facing you) – Attach yarn into the final stitch of the row of purple you just completed.

  • Work a dc into the back loops of each st across entire row.  
  • When you complete the last dc of the row, work two dc’s into the top of the purple row.

Side 2 – Work 1 dc in each row on top of work (each color has two rows, so you will be working a total of 16 dc, with an extra two worked into the corner.)

Side 3 – (red foundation row)Work 1 dc into each stitch of the foundation row (back loops only – this is a little tricky because this yarn is so stretchy and it’s the foundation chain, but make sure you don’t skip any sts)

  • When you reach side 4, work two extra dc’s to into the corner to create a corner. 

Side 4 – Work 1 dc into the top of each row (16 total)

  • When you reach your starting point, join with a slip stitch into the top of the first dc and tie off. 

sew ends together and…

Congratulations!  You’re finished!

PDF is available on Ravelry here for $3.99


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Stitch Tutorials Video Tutorials

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

Welcome to Saturday Stitch Explorers! This week’s stitch you’ll learn to crochet the Paddle Stitch. This stitch is my new favorite for many reasons. It works up sooooo fast. Actually, it works up ridiculously fast, and I didn’t even feel the need to modify it, which is great!

It has a slight open work look to it, which would be wonderful for a spring cardigan, a baby blanket, or even a summer tank top.

I missed last weeks stitch explorer because I had a fight with my mop bucket, and lost. It took the skin off two knuckles, and of course, it’s on my right hand. Ya know, the one that shows the most in my videos! Bwahahaah! Ugh. So please ignore the band-aid. If it isn’t healed by next week, I’ll get a fancy band-aid. lol.

It always feels like when I have something important to do that requires my appearance to look polished, I cut myself, trip, get a bruise, or something else very slapstick like happens. It’s funny, but not funny when it’s your business to look half-way decent! lol. But hey, I’m a clumsy human, and it’s pretty hilarious most of the time.

Back to the stitch… haha.

This is the absolute, bestest stitch for a beginner! It uses only one stitch. The double crochet (stitch guide below). The repeat is fairly short too only a 2 stitch repeat and a one row repeat.

I hope you enjoy this stitch! Happy Crocheting!

Complete video tutorial at bottom of post – for all the visual learners out there.

Do you have a stitch or pattern you’d like a video created? Leave a comment! I’d love to create a video tutorial for you, send me a message from my contact page 🙂 in the “about me”

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

Paddle Stitch

For this tutorial I used Scheepjes Stone-Washed in 818, and a 4 mm hook.


+ Abbreviations


dcdouble crochet
ch (s)chain (s)
skskip
yoyarn over
st(s)stitch(es)
* … *repeat from * to * as many times indicated

+ Stitch Guide:


dc – double crochet

yo, insert hook in indicated stitch, draw up a loop, yo, pull through 2 (2 times).


+ Pattern:


multiples of 8 + 2 (add 4 for foundation chain)

Row 1:  (dc 1, ch 2, dc 1) in 7th ch from hook.  *sk 3, (dc 2, ch 1, dc2) in next ch**.  sk 3, (dc 1, ch 2, dc 1) in next ch* – rep *…* end repeat at ** then, sk 2, dc 1 in last ch.

Row 2:  ch 3, turnsk 3 dc.  *(dc 1, ch 2, dc 1) in ch 1 sp.  sk 3 dc, (dc 2, ch 1, dc 2) in ch 2 sp.  sk 3 dc* – rep *…* ending with 1 dc in top of ch.

repeat row 2, except dc 1 in 3rd ch of ch 3.

If you want to create a blanket or garment and know what size you want to make, but not sure how to figure out how many chains to start with, check out my Multiples Calculator. It will calculate how many total chains you need to start your project based on *your* hook and *your* yarn. :D.

you may also like these stitch tutorials…

Congratulations! You’re finished!

Pin it!

Paddle Stitch Complete Video Tutorial:

What can I make with the Paddle Stitch?

This stitch will look wonderful to create a baby blanket, nice open-work top, scarf, or bag, let your imagination run wild!


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

Crochet Crochet-A-Longs For the Home

Patchwork Mystery CAL | Crochet Along | Come Join the Fun!

Hi everyone!

I’m so excited to be a part of the Patchwork Mystery CAL! There are so many beautiful squares to create and it’s not too late to join the fun. We are entering week 7, but these squares work up so fast! Come join the fun.

Marsha Cooper

Here is the schedule and below that, are more examples from crocheters in the Facebook group – absolutely beautiful work <3!

Carolyn Dobbins

Patchwork Mystery CAL Schedule

WEEK 1

April 15th – APRIL 21st

Stephanie Ware – Crochet Instinct

WEEK 2

April 22nd – April 28th

Jessica Beres – Crochet Anything

WEEK 3

April 29th – May 5th

Courtney Lang – Made with Love & Yarn

WEEK 4

May 6th – May 12th

Marianne Hamil – Sunset Knots

WEEK 5

May 13th -May 19th

Shelby Shea – Shelby Shea’s Stitches

WEEK 6

May 20th – May 26th

Desiree Krahn – Tangerine Door Creations

WEEK 7

May 27th – June

Anastasia Smith – Journey Channel Designs

WEEK 8

June 3rd – June 9th

Claudia Martin – @crochetaladia

WEEK 9

June 10th – June 16th

Desiree Krahn & Marianne Hamil (Collab Square)

WEEK 10

June 17th – June 23rd

Sarah Thompson – Rich Textures Crochet

WEEK 11

June 24th – June 30th

Tasha Margette Reynolds – Stardust Gold Crochet

WEEK 12

July 1st – July 7th

Joey Lea Baird – Jo’s Crafty Hook


Do you like to learn new stitches? Check these out



Patchwork Mystery CAL Squares from Makers!

Carolyn Dobbins
Marjorie Brubaker
Mary Ann Downard

Can’t wait to see you there!

Stitch Tutorials Video Tutorials

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

Welcome to Saturday Stitch Explorers! This week’s stitch is how to crochet Coral Mesh. It’s getting hot outside and I’m looking forward to the beach! I bet you are too, unless you already live somewhere tropical and warm <3. I would love to live by the beach again. I’m a California native and born in Florida. So after moving to Memphis in 1993, I feel like I’m a mermaid out of water for sure. I long for it. Anywhooooo, this stitch was inspired by the beach, and I wanted to create something airy, fresh, open, and easy to adapt to a cover-all or even a mesh bag.

I incorporated a modified Solomon’s Knot into this stitch because it has that open and airy feel too it. You can check out another cool Solomon’s Knot stitch here. It’s airy too, but also has a little more of a flowery look to it, pictured below.

Solomon’s Knot

Complete video tutorial at bottom of post – for all the visual learners out there.

Do you have a stitch or pattern you’d like a video created? Leave a comment! I’d love to create a video tutorial for you, send me a message from my contact page 🙂 in the “about me”

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

Coral Mesh by Tasha Margette

For this tutorial I used I Love This Cotton in white, with a 5 mm hook.

The Coral Mesh consists of a modified Solomon’s knot, chains, and half double crochets.

you may also like these stitch tutorials…


+ Abbreviations


hdchalf double crochet
scsingle crochet
msolmodified Solomon’s knot
ch (s)chain (s)
skskip
yoyarn over
st(s)stitch(es)
* … *repeat from * to * as many times indicated

+ Stitch Guide:


msol – modified Solomon’s Knot

pull up a long loop (1/2″ to 3/4″). yo, pull through. ch 1.

hdc – half double crochet

yo, insert hook in next st. yo, draw up a loop, yo, pull through all 3 loops on hook.

sc – single crochet

insert hook in next st, yo, pull up a loop. yo, pull through both loops on hook.


+ Pattern:


Pattern works in multiples of 5 + 2.

to start, chain any multiple of 5 + 2. for this sample pattern, I’ll use 17.

Row 1: sc 1 in second ch from hook. msol 1, sk 4, hdc 1 in next ch.

Row 2:  ch 1, turn. hdc 1 in first hdc. *msol 1, sk 1 msol. hdc 1 in next hdc* – rep *…* to end.

rep Row 2 until you reach your desired height.

If you want to create a blanket or garment and know what size you want to make, but not sure how to figure out how many chains to start with, check out my Multiples Calculator. It will calculate how many total chains you need to start your project based on *your* hook and *your* yarn. :D.

Congratulations! You’re finished!

The complete video tutorial is below.

Pin it!

Coral Mesh Complete Video Tutorial:

What can I make with the Coral Mesh?

This stitch will look wonderful to create a mesh bag, beach back, a beach cover-all, a loose fitting tank cover, and beach dress, the possibilities are endless!


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

Stitch Tutorials Video Tutorials

How to Crochet: Fleur-de-lis (Saints) Stitch | Crochet Video Tutorial for Beginners | Stitch Explorer Series

Welcome to Saturday Stitch Explorers! This week’s stitch is the Fleur-de-lis (Saints) Stitch. This is a new stitch created by yours truly! This stitch was super fun to create. After I was finished it reminded me of a fleur-de-lis, hence the name :).

BUT….. fleur-de-lis is kind of hard to remember the spelling so let’s call it both the Saints Stitch and Fleur-de-lis Stitch I love creating new stitch patterns, but the one thing I don’t like about it is the math. Whoever thought crocheting would be so filled with math right?

The Fleur-de-lis (Saints) Stitch creates a nice fabric that would be great for blankets or even a nice sweater to wear over a tank top. It’s airy and thick, similar to the Baby Bunny Stitch pictured below.

Baby Bunny Stitch

Complete video tutorial at bottom of post – for all the visual learners out there.

Do you have a stitch or pattern you’d like a video created? Leave a comment! I’d love to create a video tutorial for you, send me a message from my contact page 🙂 in the “about me”

Fleur De Lis (Saints) Stitch

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

Fleur-de-lis (Saints) Stitch by Tasha Margette

For this tutorial I used I Love This Cotton in white, with a 4.5 mm hook.

The Fleur-de-lis (Saints) stitch combines basic stitches in a simple repeat to create this beautiful stitch pattern.


+ Abbreviations


pspineapple stitch
scsingle crochet
hdchalf double crochet
sc2togsingle crochet 2 together
ch (s)chain (s)
skskip
yoyarn over
st(s)stitch(es)
* … *repeat from * to * as many times indicated

+ Stitch Guide:


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).

ps – pineapple stitch

*yo, insert hook in indicated st. yo, pull up a loop to working level* repeat *…* – 3 times total, then, yo, pull through 6 loops on hook (2 loops left). yo, pull through last 2 loops on hook. (1 pineapple stitch created)

hdc – half double crochet

yo, insert hook in next st. yo, draw up a loop, yo, pull through all 3 loops on hoook.

sc – single crochet

insert hook in next st, yo, pull up a loop. yo, pull through both loops on hook.

sc2tog – single crochet 2 together (a decrease by 1)

*insert hook in next st. yo, draw up a loop* 2 times. yo, pull through all 3 loops on hook.


+ Pattern:


Pattern works in multiples of 5 + 1, using the foundation single crochet.

For the tutorial I used foundation single crochet (fsc) – the pattern for starting with a chain is below this one.

Row 1: fsc 26.

Row 2:  ch 1, turn.  sc 2, *ch 3, sk 2**, sc 3* – rep *…*, ending rep at **, then sc 2.

Row 3:  ch 1, turn.  hdc 1, ch 1, sk 1, *(ps 1, sc 1, ps 1) in ch 3 sp, ch 1, sk 1, hdc 1 in next**, ch 1, sk 1* – rep *…*, ending rep at **

Row 4:  ch 1, turn.  hdc 1 in 1st hdc.  *hdc 1 in ch 1 sp, hdc 1 in next ps.  ps 1 in next st, hdc 1 in next ps, hdc 1 in next ch 1 sp, hdc 1 in next hdc*, rep –  *…* to end.

Row 5:  ch 1, turn, sc 1 in ea st across, sc2tog in every 5th st.

rep rows 2 – 5 until your work is the height you desire.

Working the pattern with a chain.

chain any multiple of 5 + 1 chains, then add 1.

If you want to create a blanket or garment and know what size you want to make, but not sure how to figure out how many chains to start with, check out my Multiples Calculator. It will calculate how many total chains you need to start your project based on *your* hook and *your* yarn. :D.

Row 1: starting in 2nd ch from hook, sc 1 in each chain across.

Row 2:  ch 1, turn.  sc 2, *ch 3, sk 2**, sc 3* – rep *…*, ending rep at **, then sc 2.

Row 3:  ch 1, turn.  hdc 1, ch 1, sk 1, *(ps 1, sc 1, ps 1) in ch 3 sp, ch 1, sk 1, hdc 1 in next**, ch 1, sk 1* – rep *…*, ending rep at **

Row 4:  ch 1, turn.  hdc 1 in 1st hdc.  *hdc 1 in ch 1 sp, hdc 1 in next ps.  ps 1 in next st, hdc 1 in next ps, hdc 1 in next ch 1 sp, hdc 1 in next hdc*, rep –  *…* to end.

Row 5:  ch 1, turn, sc 1 in ea st across, sc2tog in every 5th st.

rep rows 2 – 5

Congratulations! You’re finished!

Fleur De Lis (Saints) Stitch Complete Video Tutorial:

What can I make with the Fleur De Lis (Saints) Stitch?

This stitch looks great for any project like baby blankets, throws, patchwork blankets, pillows, and more…


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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Stitch Tutorials Video Tutorials

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

Welcome to Saturday Stitch Explorers! This week’s stitch is the Baby Bunny Stitch. I wanted to create a stitch that can be used for baby blankets, scarves, or just about anything you can think of, that is also simple and easy to learn. The Baby Bunny stitch is born!

The Baby Bunny stitch creates a nice fabric that is both airy and thick enough to keep you warm. It crates a nice zig zag vertical open pattern that makes it look like a vertical stitch, but is actually worked horizontally.

Complete video tutorial at bottom of post – cuz I <3 you.

For this tutorial I used Scheepjes Soft Fun with a 5.5 mm hook.

Do you have a stitch or pattern you’d like a video created? Leave a comment! I’d love to create a video tutorial for you, send me a message from my contact page 🙂 in the “about me”

you may also like these free patterns…

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

Baby Bunny Stitch by Tasha Margette

The baby bunny stitch combines basic stitches in a simple repeat to create this beautiful stitch pattern.


+ Abbreviations


bbsbaby bunny stitch
mbsmini baby bunny stitch
fscfoundation single crochet
ch (s)chain (s)
skskip
yoyarn over
st(s)stitch(es)
* … *repeat from * to * as many times indicated

+ Stitch Guide:


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).

bbs – baby bunny stitch

yo twice, insert hook in next st. yo, pull up a loop and pull through first loop on hook. yo, draw through 2 loops. yo, insert hook in same st. yo, pull up a loop. yo, draw through all 4 loops on hook (1 baby bunny stitch created)

mbb – mini baby bunny stitch

yo, insert hook in next st. yo, draw up a loop and pull through first loop on hook. yo, pull through both loops on hook.


+ Pattern:


Create a fsc row of any even number of stitches.

Row 1: ch 2, turn.  *bbs 1, mbs 1* – repeat *…* to end of row.

Repeat row 1 until you reach desired height.

Working the pattern with a chain.

chain any even number of chains + 2

Row 1: starting in 3rd ch from hook *bbs 1, mbs 1* – repeat *…* to end of row.

Row 2: ch 2, turn. *bbs 1, mbs 1* – repeat *…* to end of row.

repeat row 2 until you reach desired height.

Congratulations! You’re finished!

Baby Bunny Stitch Complete Video Tutorial:

What can I make with the Lotus Bud Stitch?

This stitch looks great for any project like sweaters, pillows, and spa sets.


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

Stitch Tutorials Video Tutorials

How to Crochet: Lotus Bud Stitch by Lilinette Crochet | Crochet Video Tutorial for Beginners | Stitch Explorer Series

Welcome to Saturday Stitch Explorers! This week’s stitch is the Lotus Bud Stitch. This stitch was created by a friend of mine, Lily over at Lilinette Crochet. It is a very easy to learn stitch and great for beginners to up their crochet game.

This beautiful stitch creates a nice thick fabric, perfect for creating sweaters, pillows, and spa sets. Speaking of spa sets! Lily is offering 25% off her spa set featuring the Lotus Bud Stitch!

Head on over to her Ravelry page and download the Lotus Bud Spa Set Pattern, enter COUPON CODE: LOTUSBUDLOVE for 25% off pattern, valid until 4/27/2019. Thanks Lily for sharing your beautiful stitch and I’m honored to make this tutorial for you :).

Complete video tutorial at bottom of post – cuz I <3 you.

For this tutorial I used Lion Brand’s 24/7 Cotton and you can find that here.

Do you have a stitch or pattern you’d like a video created? Leave a comment! I’d love to create a video tutorial for you, send me a message from my contact page 🙂 in the “about me”

you may also like these free patterns…

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

Lotus Bud Stitch by Lilinette Crochet

The Lotus Bud Stitch combines simple yarn overs and pull ups to create small clusters, with beautiful texture.


+ Abbreviations


lbslotus bud stitch
fscfoundation single crochet
ch (s)chain (s)
skskip
yoyarn over
st(s)stitch(es)
* … *repeat from * to * as many times indicated

+ Stitch Guide:


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).

lbs – lotus bud stitch

yo, insert hook in next st, yo, pull up a loop. yo, pull through 2 loops. yo, insert hook in same st, yo, pull up a loop. yo, pull through all 4 loops on hook* (1 lotus bud stitch created)


+ Pattern:


Create a fsc row of any number of stitches.

Row 1: ch 2, turn.  *yo, insert hook in next st, yo, pull up a loop. yo, pull through 2 loops. yo, insert hook in same st, yo, pull up a loop. yo, pull through all 4 loops on hook* (1 lotus bud stitch created) – repeat *…* to end of row.

Repeat row 1 until you reach desired height.

Working the pattern with a chain.

chain any number of chains + 2

Row 1: *yo, insert hook in 3rd ch from hook, yo, pull up a loop. yo, pull through 2 loops. yo, insert hook in same st, yo, pull up a loop. yo, pull through all 4 loops on hook* (1 lotus bud stitch created) – repeat *…* to end of row.

Row 2: ch 2, turn. *yo, insert hook in next st, pull up a loop. yo, pull through 2 loops. yo, insert hook in same st, pull up a loop. yo, pull through all 4 loops on hook* (1 lotus bud stitch created) – repeat *…* to end of row.

repeat row 2 until you reach desired height.

Congratulations! You’re finished!

Lotus Bud Stitch Complete Video Tutorial:

What can I make with the Lotus Bud Stitch?

This stitch looks great for any project like sweaters, pillows, and spa sets.


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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