Stitch #2 for April…the Lilac Stitch!
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.
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
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- Stitch pattern is a multiple of 3+1
- Ch 2 at beginning of row counts as hdc
You can potentially use any yarn and hook for this stitch. However, here is what I used:
- Red Heart Super Saver Yarn
- H/8 Crochet Hook
Here are some of my favorite purple yarns that could work for this stitch!
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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.
Like this pattern so far? Be sure to check out the printer-friendly version (plus 3 BONUS stitch patterns—see picture below!)
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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!
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!