How to Crochet the Petal Stitch

It’s February…so its time for some new themed stitches in the Desert Blossom Stitch Along!

how to crochet the petal stitch—free crochet pattern

I figured February would be the perfect time to do some Valentines themed stitches. In the next four weeks you’ll see some flowery stitches, plus my favorite, a heart stitch! Look out for the heart stitch next week, on the 14th!

In case you haven’t heard, I’m doing a huge Crochet Stitch Along for all of 2019! I’ll be publishing 4 neat stitch patterns per month. If you’d like to view the 4 January stitch patterns (lots of wintery bobble stitches) click HERE.

To join the Stitch Along community, click HERE. You can also post pictures on Instagram of your stitches using the hashtag #desertblossomstitchalong!

how to crochet the petal stitch—free crochet pattern

For today I want to share with you the Petal Stitch, a simple and beautiful stitch to start the February patterns off. 

This stitch alternates back loop ridges with openwork “petals”. I love the finished result!

Last thing before we get started on this stitch: I created a bundle of 4 Valentines stitch patterns on Etsy which can be found here. Included is the Petal Stitch, plus 3 OTHER lace stitch patterns (you’ll get a sneak peak to the rest of February’s stitches if you buy this bundle!!) All the stitches are written out for easy printing. Find this bundle HERE!

How to Crochet the Petal Stitch

All right, lets get started!

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Notes

  • Stitch pattern is a multiple of 2+1
  • Ch 1 at beginning of row does NOT count as stitch

Materials

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

  • Red Heart Super Saver Yarn
  • J/10 Crochet Hook

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how to crochet the petal stitch—free crochet pattern

Instructions

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

Row 1: Ch 1 (does NOT count as st, here and throughout) hdc in first 2 fsc. *Sk one fsc, 2 hdc in next fsc. Rep from * until 2 fsc are left. Hdc in last 2 fsc. Turn.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in BL of ea hdc across. Turn.

Row 2 Finished: 

how to crochet the petal stitch—free crochet pattern

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how to crochet the petal stitch—free crochet pattern

Row 3: Ch 1, hdc in FRONT LOOP of next 2 sts. *Sk one st, 2 hdc in FRONT LOOP of next st. Rep from * until 2 sts left. Hdc in front loop of last 2 sts. Turn.

how to crochet the petal stitch—free crochet pattern
Hdc in first 2 sts. Sk 1 st, 2 hdc in FRONT LOOP of next st (hook is going into front loop)
how to crochet the petal stitch—free crochet pattern
how to crochet the petal stitch—free crochet pattern
Row finished

Rep rows 2-3 for stitch pattern!

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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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Happy Crocheting!

—Rachel 🙂