The crochet wattle stitch is a simple combination of chains, single and double crochet. It creates an interesting and fairly dense texture that also has a bit of drape which makes it ideal for a variety of projects. Washcloths, hand towels and blankets are all popular projects for the wattle stitch. It works up quickly with a relaxing row repeat and would definitely be a great stitch for both beginners and advanced crocheters to enjoy.
Learn how to crochet the wattle stitch below…
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For this tutorial, you will need the following materials:
- A small ball of worsted weight, or DK weight yarn of your choosing (I used Furls Wander)
- A crochet hook to compliment your yarn choice (The hook I used is a 4mm Furls Streamline Teak)
- Scissors and yarn if you would like to fasten off and weave in your ends
You can see my reviews for Furls Wander yarn and Furls hooks here:
- SK (skip stitch)
- CH (chain)
- SC (single crochet)
- DC (double crochet)
- This tutorial is written in US terms.
- This stitch is worked in a chain that has multiples of 3.
- This stitch shows up well with a solid colour yarn but can also work nicely with a variegated yarn.
- After row 1, you will be working each stitch combination (1 SC, CH 1, 1 DC) into the CH 1 space of the previous row. You won’t be working directly into the tops of the stitches.
- Turning CH 2 counts as a stitch. You can choose to place your last SC into the CH stitch or the CH space. I find there isn’t a noticeable difference.
Wattle Stitch Tutorial:
For this swatch, we will begin with CH 21
Into the 3rd CH from your hook make *1 SC, CH 1, 1 DC. SK 2 CH*. Repeat from * to * across the row until you have 3 CH remaining. SK 2 CH and place 1 SC into the last CH. CH 2 and turn.
SK over the first two stitches. *Into the CH 1 space from the previous row place 1 SC, CH 1, 1 DC. SK the next 2 stitches*. Repeat from * to * across the row. Make 1 SC into the turning CH 2 from row 1. CH 2 and turn.
Row 3 and beyond:
Repeat row 2. You can continue this repeat for as long as you would like! Once you reach your desired length, you can fasten off and weave in ends or simply pull out the swatch and wind your yarn back up to practice again another day.
And that’s all there is to the wattle stitch! I find this stitch particularly enjoyable because it works up quickly and has a pretty texture. It also isn’t very finnicky with stitch placement which helps to keep it relaxing easy to work on while watching tv or chatting with others.
If you’d like to learn some other interesting crochet stitches, check out this blog post: 10 Fun Crochet Stitches To Try
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial for the wattle stitch. Happy crocheting!