How to Crochet the Sprout Stitch

Ready to learn a beautiful crochet stitch pattern that uses triple-crochet shells? Meet the Sprout Stitch! I’ll teach you how to make this easy lace shell stitch today.

how to crochet the sprout stitch—free crochet pattern

I love how little plants start “sprouting up” around the time of March. There’s something so beautiful about the winter melting away and Spring coming to stay.

That is what inspired me to make this stitch!

This stitch pattern is apart of a larger library of stitches – I have published over 45 tutorials! To view the master list of stitches that have been released so far, click HERE! To view another similar stitch, the Fir Stitch, click here.

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Want to put this stitch to ACTION? I designed a crochet pattern using this stitch, plus 2 other stitches from March! View the March Market Bag Pattern HERE!

March Market Bag—Free Crochet Pattern

Last thing before we get started on this stitch: I created a bundle of 4 Spring stitch patterns on Etsy which can be found here. Included is the Sprout Stitch, plus 3 OTHER lace stitch patterns (all of the ones from March!!) All the stitches are written out for easy printing. Find this bundle HERE!

How to Crochet the Sprout Stitch

All right, lets get started!

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Notes

  • Stitch pattern is a multiple of 4+1
  • Ch 4 at beginning of row counts as a tr

Materials

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

  • Patons Grace Yarn (DK weight)
  • F/3.75mm crochet hook

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how to crochet the sprout stitch—free crochet pattern

Instructions

Fsc a multiple of 4+1. (to start with a chain stitch, you will need a multiple of 4 + 2, and then a row of single crochet).

Row 1-2: Ch 1 (does NOT count as st, here and throughout) sc in first sc and in ea sc across. Turn.

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

Row 4: Ch 4, tr in next st. *(Tr, 2 dc, tr) in the middle of next shell, between the 2 dc (see picture). Rep from * across all shells. Tr in last 2 tr. Turn.

how to crochet the sprout stitch—free crochet pattern
Hook pointing to space where you insert hook for the “middle” of shell
how to crochet the sprout stitch—free crochet pattern
First tr of shell made

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Row 5: Rep row 4

Row 6: Ch 1, sc in first st and in all sts till you reach the halfway point of the row (find the shell that is in the center). When you get to the center shell: Sc in next tr and next dc. Sc between next 2 dc (the middle of the center shell) Sc in rest of sts across. Turn. Note: you should have the same amount of sc in this row as you did in the first rows of sc.

Row 7-8: Rep row 1

Rep rows 3-8 for stitch pattern!

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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!

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Happy Crocheting!

—Rachel 🙂

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2 thoughts on “How to Crochet the Sprout Stitch

  1. I am a little confused about row 6, which states “Ch 1, sc in first sc and in all sc”. But the previous two rows have been only tr and dc. Am I missing something?

    Thanks for all these free stitch patterns. I see a sampler sometime, eventually.

    1. Ah, I’m sorry. No, you’re not missing anything. That Sc should just say stitches. It is saying to sc in all sts across. Hope this helps. Glad you like the patterns 🙂

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