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Easy waistcoat stitch tutorial | Create a Knit Like Crochet Stitch

Hi friends! In this post you will find an easy waistcoat stitch tutorial. The waistcoat stitch looks like a knit stitch.  It’s sooooo simple, you won’t even believe how simple it is.  I’ve fallen in love with it.  It’s also known as the waistcoat stitch.  I’m not sure why there are so many names for it, but either way – It’s a lot of fun.

In this post you will learn:

  • How to crochet the knit (waistcoat) stitch.
  • How to work the knit (waistcoat) stitch in the round.
  • Learn to change colors in crochet.
  • Learn to keep your yarn from tangling while changing colors.

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The following videos will teach you how to crochet the waistcoat stitch.

Video #1

Learn the knit stitch in the round.

Video #2

Learn to change colors and do so in a way that keeps your yarn from twisting while you work alternating colors.

I used this stitch in the Meow Beanie, Shine Beanie & Fair Isle Slouchy beanie patterns.

I would love to see all your creations using this stitch.  Head over Instagram or Facebook and post some pics!

How to Crochet the Knit (waistcoat) Stitch

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How to Change Colors with the Knit (waistcoat) Stitch

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


I recently asked some of my crochet groups what they like to crochet the most and I was surprised to find out it was Afghans!  Then hats & beanies were a close second.

I haven’t delved into the world of Afghans very often, but I absolutely love creating C2C graphs.  I only wish I had more time to design, and create ALL my patterns for graphs.  Soon I will be uploaded a bunch of C2C graphs.

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