Today I want to share with you a new stitch I discovered—the Pansy Stitch!
I was looking through a stitch dictionary to find a nice stitch for a cardigan pattern I’m designing, and I stumbled upon a cluster stitch that looked interesting. However, it didn’t quite fit the “look” I wanted for my design, so I played with it until I got the exact look I wanted.
Find the free crochet tutorial & instructions below, or purchase a print-friendly, ad-free PDF with 4 stitch patterns here.
A Unique Crochet Stitch
This crochet stitch has a lot of unique things about it, but I think what I like most is that you can see multiple different things in the decorative stitch pattern.
Some people have called it an angel stitch, a bow stitch, and I saw pansy flowers!
That’s what I love about crochet stitches so much. The eye can focus on different parts of them and see different things.
Anyway, I really like the way it turned out, so I want to share the stitch pattern with you guys!
You can scroll down to view the free tutorial, but…
If you want to put this stitch into action, I’ve created a cardigan pattern from it as well! This is one of my most popular patterns – see below.
Want to download and print this stitch pattern?
You can! I have also created a bundle of 4 lace stitch patterns on Etsy which can be found below. Included is the Pansy Stitch, plus 3 OTHER lace stitch patterns written out for easy printing. Find this HERE!
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How to Crochet the Pansy Stitch
All right, let’s get started!
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Watch the video tutorial for this stitch below, or keep scrolling for the written pattern!
- The stitch pattern is a multiple of 3+1 stitches
- The first few rows are just in written instructions; the trickier rows have a full picture tutorial.
You can potentially use any yarn and hook to do this stitch. Here is what I used:
- Worsted Weight Yarn
- G Hook
2-dc cluster: *YO, insert hook in ch indicated, YO and pull up a loop. YO, draw through 2 loops on hook; rep from * once more. YO, draw through all 3 loops on hook.
TR Cluster (tutorial for this stitch is included farther down): *YO twice, insert hook in next hdc, YO and pull up a loop, (YO, draw through 2 loops on hook) twice. Rep from * 2 times more, YO and draw through all 4 loops on hook.
Htr (half triple crochet): YO twice, insert hook in indicated st and pull up loop. YO, pull through 2 loops. YO, pull through 3 loops.
Ch 2 (counts as a hdc, here and throughout). Hdc in each st across. Turn.
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Row 6 (full tutorial):
Ch 3, tr in next stitch.
Ch 3, work 2-dc cluster (see special sts) into 3rd ch from hook.
Work TR Cluster into next three stitches. Follow next four pictures (step 3-6) for a full tutorial on this stitch.
Now, simply keep repeating steps 2-6 all across the row! You should be alternating between 2-dc clusters and TR clusters, until 2 hdc are left.
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Tr in next st. Htr in last st. Turn.
Ch 2, hdc in next tr.
Sc in top of next 2-dc cluster.
*Ch 4, sc in top of next small cluster. Rep from * across all 2-dc clusters. Hdc in last 2 tr. Turn.
Ch 2, hdc in next st. (3 hdc in next ch-4 sp) across. Hdc in last 2 hdc.
Ch 2, hdc in each st across.
Repeat rows 6-11 for Stitch Pattern!
I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial. If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I would love to help!
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