Suzette Stitch – Crochet Tutorial

The suzette stitch a a beautiful way to add some eye catching texture to your next crochet project. This written tutorial also includes photos to help explain stitch placements and provide a clear visual of how the swatch looks while working up the rows. Don’t forget to check out project ideas at the end! Let’s learn how to make the suzette stitch together.

Materials Needed:
– Worsted weight yarn of any fiber (I used Berroco Comfort)
– A crochet hook that is appropriate for the yarn selected (I used 5mm)
– Scissors
– Yarn needle

Terms:
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet

Tutorial Notes:
– The suzette stitch is worked with an even number of chain stitches. For teaching purposes, I will chain 20 and make a small swatch.
– This tutorial is written in US terms.
– Chain 1 at the beginning of each row does not count as a stitch.
– The single crochet and double crochet are placed into the same stitch.

Tutorial:
Begin by chaining 20.

Row 1:
Into the second chain from your hook, place 1 sc and 1 dc. Skip the next stitch.

*Into the next stitch, place 1 sc and 1 dc. Skip the next stitch.*

Repeat this sequence from * to * until you have two stitches left at the end of the row.

Skip the next stitch and in the final stitch, place 1 sc. Ch 1 and turn.

Row 2:
Into the first stitch (make sure you aren’t working into your chain 1), place 1 sc and 1 dc. See photo below for placement:

Skip the next stitch. Place 1 sc and 1 dc. Skip the next stitch.

*Into the next stitch, place 1 sc and 1 dc. Skip the next stitch.*

Repeat this sequence from * to * until you have two stitches left at the end of the row. Skip the next stitch and in the final stitch, place 1 sc.

The final stitch can slant down slightly and be easy to miss. The photo below will show an example of where to place your one sc:

Finish your row with a ch 1 and turn.

Row 3:
Into the first stitch, place 1 sc and 1 dc. Skip the next stitch. Place 1 sc and 1 dc. Skip the next stitch.

*Into the next stitch, place 1 sc and 1 dc. Skip the next stitch.*

Repeat this sequence from * to * until you have two stitches left at the end of the row. Skip the next stitch and in the final stitch, place 1 sc.

Ch 1 and turn.

Continuing Your Swatch
The suzette stitch is repetitive and the same each row so it is easy to continue your swatch for as many rows as you would like. Once you reach your desired length, simply fasten off as you normally would and weave in your ends.

This stitch doesn’t require much in the way of blocking, if any at all. With an even and consistent tension, the edges are usually quite straight. This stitch creates a beautiful texture and appealing design that makes a great option for a variety of projects.

Ideas For Use:
– Placemats (make a simple rectangle or square)
– Throw blanket
– Scarf or neck warmer
– Make small squares with cotton yarn for coasters
– Make a larger square for washcloths

Now you know how to crochet the suzette stitch! Did you find this tutorial helpful? Be sure to pin this post to your favourite crochet Pinterest board and share with your crochet buddies!

If you’re looking other project ideas, head over to the Free Pattern section of my blog for some quick and easy crochet patterns.

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