When I was learning to crochet, I came across the Y stitch. It was too difficult for me at the time – you want me to put the hook where?? But a recent reader request led me to take another look at this stitch – and I realized just how easy it now is! So here’s how to crochet the Y stitch!
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How to Crochet the Y Stitch – Right Handed
How to Crochet the Y Stitch – Left Handed
As Seen in this Video (Click for more info)
The Y stitch is a rare one, and there are lots of ways you can change it up and incorporate it with other stitches. In this video, I chained 2 between the treble and double crochet. But you could only chain 1, or you could chain more than 2, or you could work 2 double crochets in that treble and not chain at all! But the basic idea is the same, and this is how it usually works:
Maybe a little bit of publicity will help bring some popularity to this often overlooked crochet stitch! I know I’m thinking of fun ways to use it now, and I’ve already added it to a pattern since filming this video! Or maybe you’re here because you came across it in a pattern and needed to find out what the heck the Y stitch is. Either way, I hope this video tutorial helped! Thanks for watching! Be sure to Pin this for later too:
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Always easy to follow tutorials. Thank you!
Thank you so much Fern! 😀
Interesting stitch but I have no idea where or when I’d use it. Great tutorial as usual!
I filmed the video a couple weeks ago (takes time to edit, etc) and now as it turns out I’ll be using a version of it in this Friday’s pattern! Well, if I can get off the computer and back to the blocking board, heh.
Thanks! I can actually envision the next row in a pink or yellow color, using some type of shell to get the stem and leaves below and the flower above!
Yes, I think it would be great used like that! Perfect flower stems! 😀
Thanks! I always enjoy learning a new crochet stitch. I’ve been crocheting since I was a little girl and it amazes me that there is always something new to learn!
I’m so glad you like it! That’s my favorite part – I’m always learning too! 😀
Thanks for another great tutorial! I could see this as an edging option for the Fortune’s Wrap and Shawlette, but Darlene’s flower stem idea is terrific!
Your blog and video tutorials have been immensely inspiring to advancing my crochet skills after many years away from the craft! : )
😀 Thank you so much Kelly! That’s so wonderful to hear!
Hey! I just read a chart and got it! LOL! I’m working a blanket now, just learned an X and A stitch. Now this. I’m intrigued, how many letters are crochet-able? 😉
Well, definitely uppercase I and lowercase L, lol! That sounds like a really fun experiment!
Nice of you to demonstrate, but I don’t think I ever will use this stitch,but one may never know?
Very helpful video! I’m following a pattern that has a y-stitch using a dc, ch3, then hdc. Where on the dc should I make the hdc? I’ve been inserting at the first “sc” level, but I’m not sure if it’s correct.
Hi Alan! I would go into the same spot – about half way up the dc! 🙂