How to Crochet the Americana Stitch

Hello July! I hope you all had a great Fourth of July…this month I’ll be sharing some free crochet stitches themed after this holiday! To begin with, let’s learn how to crochet the Americana Stitch.

How to crochet the Americana Stitch

For this stitch we’ll learn how to easily change colors back and forth in rows…without fastening off! The result is a great red & white American themed stitch. 🙂

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How to crochet the Americana Stitch

You can also view the master list of stitches that have been released so far by clicking HERE! There are definitely some more cool ones you will want to check out.

Last thing before we get started on this stitch: I created a bundle of 4 stitch patterns on Etsy which can be found here. Included is the Americana Stitch, plus 3 OTHER stitch patterns (all of the ones that will be released in July!) The stitches are written out for easy printing. Find this bundle HERE!

How to Crochet the Americana Stitch

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Notes

  • Stitch pattern is a multiple of 3
  • Ch 1 at beginning of rows does NOT count as st

Materials

You can potentially use ANY yarn and hook for this stitch. However, here’s what I used:

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Instructions:

Fsc a multiple of 3 (to start with a chain stitch, you’ll need a multiple of 3+1, and then one row of single crochet).

Row 1: Ch 1 (does NOT count as st, here and throughout) sc in first st. (Sc, ch 2, sc) in next fsc. *Sk 2 fsc. (Sc, ch 2, sc) in next fsc. Rep from * until 1 st left. Sc in last fsc (change colors on this st). Turn.

Changing colors:

How to crochet the Americana Stitch
On last sc: YO with NEW color
How to crochet the Americana Stitch
Pull through. Continue next row with new color!

Like this pattern so far? Be sure to check out the printer-friendly version (plus 3 BONUS stitch patterns—see picture below!)

Click HERE for more information!

Americana Crochet Stitch Bundle

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first st. Sk next sc, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch-2 sp. *Sk 2 sc, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch-2 sp. Rep from * until 2 sts left. Sk next sc, sc in last sc (change colors on this st). Turn.

Another note on color changes: don’t forget to CARRY the unused color so that you’ll have less ends to weave in. For example, as shown in the picture below, I will be working with red, and crocheting OVER the white strand across the row.

How to crochet the Americana Stitch

Rep row 2 for stitch pattern!

I hope you have enjoyed learning how to crochet this fun stitch pattern.

If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to email me: [email protected] I would love to help!

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Happy Crocheting!

—Rachel 🙂