How To: Crochet The Wattle Stitch - Easy Tutorial


Playing in our garden as a tiny tot, I always enjoyed exploring through the flowers and trees; The bottlebrushes and wattles tickling my freckled arms as I ran around, dragging my baby doll behind me.

Spring is gently tip toeing in here in Australia, bringing with it warmer weather and native blooms. Inspired by this new burst of life, how could I not want to share one of my favourite stitches with all of you?

The Wattle Stitch uses a combination of simple crochet stitches to create a dense and tightly textured design… Perfect to use when crocheting those cosy scarves and snuggly afghans, as this stitch is reversible and works up into a delightfully warm fabric!


Learning a new crochet stitch or technique is always such fun, don't you agree? If you're keen to challenge yourself this weekend, you're in luck as this helpful step-by-step video tutorial will guide you through all the necessary steps needed to learn the "Wattle Stitch"; In an easy to follow speed!



+MATERIALS
Crochet Hook - 5.00mm (H/8)

+ STITCHES & ABBREVIATIONS
st - stitch
ch – chain stitch

+ FOUNDATION
Chain in multiples of 3.

+ PATTERN
Row 1- Skip 2 ch (counts as 1st sc), (1 sc, ch1, 1 dc) in 3rd ch from hook, skip 2 ch. *(1 sc, ch1, 1 dc) in next ch, skip 2 ch. Repeat from the * all across. 1 hdc in last ch. Turn your work.
Row 2- Ch1 (counts as 1st st), skip 1 hdc and 1 dc. *(1 sc, ch1, 1 dc) in next 'ch1' space. Skip 1 sc and 1 dc. Repeat from the * all across. (1 sc, ch1, 1 dc) in next 'ch1' space. Skip 1 sc. 1 hdc in turning ch. Turn your work.

+ REPEAT
Row 2 until you reach your desired length.


Is there a specific crochet stitch or interesting technique you'd love to learn?
I'm always open to new ideas and inspiration when it comes to 
sharing crochet with the world!

Baby's Breath Sleeveless Cardigan - Crochet Pattern


Golden rays of autumn sunlit quietly trickling their way across your freckled cheeks. Days of summer warmth slowly dwindle away, but just enough time remains for you to enjoy one last picnic. Laying out your worn gingham blanket in a field of fragrant blooming wildflowers, it's not long before you curl up with a good book, nodding one final farewell to summer...

Frolic into a blustery autumn with the Baby's Breath Sleeveless Cardigan, a snuggly layering piece to drape over any ensemble. From it's pastel, feminine tones to the subtle texture reminiscent of these beautiful, graceful and light blossoms, there's no doubt that this effortlessly chic cardigan will add a touch of whimsy and modern elegance to your outfit as you enjoy a hot chocolate at your favourite café...

With a variety of delicate textures on display, the loose-fitting style of this cosy cardi pairs perfectly with a flowy top and distressed jeans, sure to quickly become a new wardrobe staple...


+ ADD TO CART

+ SIZE
Changes for “Teen/Women's Small - Medium” and “Women's Medium - Large” sizes are in [ ].

6 – 12 Yrs (Child)
Waist: 11.5" (29cm)
Length: 27.5” (70cm)

Teen/Women's Small - Medium
Waist: 14.5" (37cm)
Length: 30.5” (77cm)

Women's Medium – Large
Waist: 18.25" (46cm)
Length: 31.75” (81cm)

+ MATERIALS
6.50mm (K/10½) Crochet Hook
1180 [1300, 1650yds] Aran Yarn (10ply)
Tapestry Needle

+YARN
MillaMia Naturally Soft Aran (87yds/50g)
- Dusk (11 [12, 14] skeins)
- Oat (3 [4, 6] skeins)


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There are no country restrictions, ANYONE can enter. 
The giveaway closes Thursday August 17th at 12:00am AEST, 
Good luck everyone!

How To: Crochet The Modified Sedge Stitch - Easy Tutorial


Golden skies, and warm summer days are the perfect excuse to grab a good book, blanket and a wide-brimmed sun hat and head to your closest field. In my opinion, there's nothing better than lying in a wild meadow, curling your toes in the green grass whilst enjoying a good read -  or starting work on that next exciting crochet project you've been dying to get at!

Inspired by my love of the great outdoors I couldn't help but want to share this fun stitch with you all... The ideal stitch to use while relaxing due to it's simple steps!

The Modified Sedge Stitch creates a dense yet gracefully textured design… Perfect to use when crocheting those cosy scarves and snuggly baby blankets, as this stitch is reversible and works up into a delightfully warm fabric!


Learning a new crochet stitch or technique is always such fun, don't you agree? If you're keen to challenge yourself this weekend, you're in luck as this helpful step-by-step video tutorial will guide you through all the necessary steps needed to learn the "Modified Sedge Stitch"; In an easy to follow speed!


 

+MATERIALS
Crochet Hook - 5.00mm (H/8)

+ STITCHES & ABBREVIATIONS
st - stitch
ch – chain stitch

+ FOUNDATION
Chain in multiples of 2.

+ PATTERN
Row 1- Skip 1 ch, (1 sc, 1 dc) in 2nd ch from hook. *Skip 1 st, (1 sc, 1 dc) in next st. Repeat from the * all across. Turn your work.
Row 2- Ch1, skip 1st st, (1 sc, 1 dc) in next st. *Skip 1 st, (1 sc, 1 dc) in next st. Repeat from the * all across. Turn your work.

+ REPEAT
Row 2 until you reach your desired length.



Is there a specific crochet stitch or interesting technique you'd love to learn?
I'm always open to new ideas and inspiration when it comes to 
sharing crochet with the world!