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!

4 comments:

  1. How can you do it so perfect??? Thank you so much for posting this article!!

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  2. It looks a lovely stitch - I will have to give it a go!

    One thing I have always wanted to know how to do properly is Tunisian Crochet. I'm always up for new things but when I have attempted this one, it gets rather confusing and time consuming, not just doing the stitches but also choosing the right thickness of yarn for the hook.

    Best

    Eleanor x

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    1. Always use a Tunisian hook bigger than the regular crochet hook for the same yarn. How much bigger? Here in Brazil we use milimeters to size our hooks; so, if I use a 4 mm hook to make regular crochet with some yarn, I'd use a 8 mm Tunisian hook with the same yarn. I always make gauge swatches to choose the best drape for the piece I'm doing, but I always begin with the Tunisian hook that doubles the mm of the regular crochet hook.

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  3. I love knitting. I usually knit products used in the home such as towels, socks and gloves. There are also United the Empire to a glass bowl and a number of children's hats.
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