How to Crochet the Lilac Stitch

Stitch #2 for April…the Lilac Stitch!

how to crochet the lilac stitch—free crochet pattern

April just makes me think of Easter…and Easter makes me think of the classic pastel colors; especially yellow and purple.

I designed this stitch with the pastel purple color matched with a flowery looking stitch. The result reminded me of lilacs!

Have you heard about my Stitch Along? I am running a series all throughout 2019 where I publish 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.

how to crochet the lilac stitch—free crochet pattern

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 week’s stitch was the Cathedral Stitch.

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 Lilac 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 Lilac Stitch

  • To get the PDF version of this pattern (+3 bonus stitch patterns!) click HERE
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Notes

  • Stitch pattern is a multiple of 3+1
  • Ch 2 at beginning of row counts as hdc

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 lilac stitch—free crochet pattern

Instructions

Fsc a multiple of 3+1 (to start with a chain stitch, you will need a multiple of 3+2, and then a row of single crochet):

Row 1: Ch 2 (counts as hdc, here and throughout) hdc in next fsc. Sk 1 fsc, (hdc, ch 2, hdc) in next fsc. *Sk 2 fsc, (hdc, ch 2, hdc) in next fsc. Rep from * until 3 fsc left. Sk next fsc, hdc in last 2 fsc. Turn.

Row 2: Ch 2, hdc in next hdc. Sk next hdc, *3 hdc in next ch-2 sp. Sk next 2 hdc. Rep from * until 2 sts left. Hdc in last 2 hdc. Turn.

how to crochet the lilac stitch—free crochet pattern
Close up of rows

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!

how to crochet the lilac stitch—free crochet pattern

Row 3: Ch 2, hdc in next hdc. Sk next hdc, *(hdc, ch 2, hdc) in next hdc. Sk next 2 hdc. Rep from * until 2 sts left. Hdc in last 2 hdc. Turn.

Rep rows 2-3 for stitch pattern!

Don’t forget to share your stitches with the hashtag #desertblossomstitchalong and tag me on Instagram and Facebook!
To view the master list of all the stitches in my Stitch Along, click HERE.

I hope you have enjoyed this stitch pattern. If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I would love to help!

Happy Crocheting!

—Rachel 🙂