There are a couple of different stitch patterns that get called the Grit Stitch. But once you've learned one,you can easily do the other. In fact, they're both as easy as can be. This video tutorial demonstrates the Single Crochet Grit Stitch - and keep reading for how to crochet the Mixed Grit Stitch!
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How to Crochet the Single Crochet Grit Stitch Video Tutorial
In this video tutorial I used the following items (click on the name of each to purchase your own!)
- Lion Brand Cotton-Ease Yarn (48% off at time of posting!)
- Furls Fiberarts US - I, 5.5mm hook
- Furls Fiberarts Yarn Bowl
Of course, this stitch can be worked with any yarn, and the appropriate hook. You'll want to start with a foundation chain that is any multiple of 2 sts, plus 1. The written pattern instructions are as follows:
Row 1: Ch as described above, sc in the 3rd ch from the hook, *skip the next ch, 2 sc in the next ch; repeat from * until 2 ch remain, skip the next ch, sc in the last ch, turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first st, *skip the next st, 2 sc in the next st; repeat until 1 st remains, skip the st and sc into the turning ch, turn.
Repeat Row 2 until you're done!
Crocheting into the turning chain of a single crochet is not how most patterns work - though in some parts of the world the turning chain *does* often count as a stitch - it always pays to read a pattern closely! But this pattern does use the turning chain as a stitch - and creates a nice straight edge too. Here's a crochet symbol chart for this stitch pattern:
But what about that Mixed Grit Stitch? Easy as can be! Just substitute the second single crochet in each set with a double crochet - including the the stitch right after the turning chain. That's it! It creates a bit more texture and a slightly different look, but is just as easy.
I hope you've enjoyed this Grit Stitch tutorial - and be sure to let me know what stitches or patterns you want to see a tutorial for next. Thanks for watching and reading! Get Moogly on your favorite social media sites: Facebook, Twitter, G+, Pinterest and Tumblr, and sign up for the Newsletter so you don’t miss a thing!