How to Crochet the Cathedral Stitch

Who else is ready for April? I’m so excited to get a new month started with the Desert Blossom Stitch Along!

how to crochet the cathedral stitch—free crochet pattern

This stitch was inspired by the windows of a great cathedral. There is something so majestic about cathedrals. 🙂

I also wanted to create some stitches to represent Easter, and I figured cathedrals, churches of old, were the perfect start. Be on the lookout for other Easter-inspired stitches coming out in the next few weeks!

In case you haven’t heard, this stitch is apart of my Desert Blossom Stitch Along running all throughout 2019! I am publishing four stitch patterns per month—one per week. If you haven’t joined yet, it’s not too late! The great thing about this is that you can jump in at any time. Be sure to join the Stitch Along community in my Facebook group HERE.

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Last thing before we get started on this stitch: If you want to get ahead on the stitches for April, I created a bundle of 4 Spring stitch patterns on Etsy which can be found here. Included is the Cathedral Stitch, plus 3 OTHER lace stitch patterns (all of the ones coming in April!) The stitches are written out for easy printing. Find this bundle HERE!

How to Crochet the Cathedral Stitch

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Notes

  • Stitch Pattern is a multiple of 6+3
  • Ch 3 at beginning of rows counts as dc

Materials

You can potentially use any yarn and hook for this stitch. However, here is what I used:

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how to crochet the cathedral stitch—free crochet pattern

Instructions

Fsc a multiple of 6+3 (to start with a chain stitch, you will need a multiple of 6 + 4, and then a row of single crochet).

Row 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc, here and throughout) dc in next fsc. Sk 2 fsc, 3 dc in next fsc. *Ch 3, sk 2 fsc, sc in next fsc. Ch 3, sk 2 fsc, 3 dc in next fsc. Rep from * until 4 sts left. Sk 2 fsc, dc in last 2 fsc. Turn.

Row 2: Ch 3, sk next dc, 2 dc in next dc. Dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc. *Ch 2, sc in next sc. Ch 2, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc. Rep from * across, till 2 dc left. Sk next dc, dc in last dc. Turn.

how to crochet the cathedral stitch—free crochet pattern
Row 2 repeat close up

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how to crochet the cathedral stitch—free crochet pattern

Row 3: Ch 1 (does NOT count as st) sc in first st and next 5 sts. *Ch 2, sk next ch spaces and sc. Sc in next 5 dc. Rep from * till one st left. Sc in last st. Turn.

how to crochet the cathedral stitch—free crochet pattern
Sk ch spaces and sc, sc in next 5 sc—hook shows where to insert hook after skipping sts.
how to crochet the cathedral stitch—free crochet pattern
Row 3 close up

Row 4: Ch 3, dc in next st. Ch 3, sk next sc, sc in next sc. Ch 3, *sk 2 sc, 3 dc in ch-2 sp. Ch 3, sk 2 sc, sc in next sc. Ch 3. Rep from * until 3 sts left. Sk next sc, dc in last 2 sc. Turn.

Row 5: Ch 3, dc in next dc. Ch 2, sc in next sc. Ch 2, *2 dc in next dc. Dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc. Ch 2, sc in next sc, ch 2. Rep from * until 2 sts left. Dc in last 2 dc. Turn.

Row 6: Ch 1, sc in first 2 sts. Ch 2, sk next ch spaces and sc. *Sc in next 5 dc. Ch 2, sk next ch spaces and sc. Rep from * till 2 sts left. Sc in last 2 dc. Turn.

Row 7: Ch 3, dc in next dc. 3 dc in next ch-2 sp. *Ch 3, sk 2 sc, sc in next sc. Ch 3, sk 2 sc, 3 dc in next ch-2 sp. Rep from * till 2 sts left. Dc in last 2 sc. Turn.

Rep rows 2-7 for stitch pattern!

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Happy Crocheting!

—Rachel 🙂