How to Crochet the Victorian Stitch

June’s stitches are coming to a close…today I want to show you how to crochet the Victorian Stitch! This is a beautiful lace stitch pattern you won’t regret learning.

how to crochet the victorian stitch—free crochet pattern

Even though this stitch is lace, it is SUPER easy—I promise! It only uses double crochets and chain stitches. 🙂

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how to crochet the victorian stitch—free crochet pattern

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I also designed a summer crochet pattern with this stitch! It’s called the Summer Breeze Vest—check it out here!

Last thing before we get started on this stitch: I created a bundle of 4 stitch patterns on Etsy which can be found here. Included is the Victorian Stitch, plus 3 OTHER lace stitch patterns (all of the ones that will be released in June!) The stitches are written out for easy printing. Find this bundle HERE!

How to Crochet the Victorian Stitch

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Notes

  • Stitch pattern is a multiple of 6+1
  • Ch 3 at beginning of rows counts as dc

Materials

You can potentially use ANY yarn and hook for this stitch. However, here’s what I used:

  • Caron Simply Soft Party yarn (Worsted Weight)
  • K/6.5mm crochet hook

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how to crochet the victorian stitch—free crochet pattern

Instructions:

Fsc a multiple of 6+1 (to start with a chain stitch, you’ll need a multiple of 6+2, and then one row of single crochet).

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

Row 2: Ch 3, dc in next dc. Sk next dc, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next ch-2 sp. *Sk next 3 dc, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch sp. Sk next 3 dc, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2 sp. Rep from * across all ch spaces, until 3 dc left. Sk next dc, dc in last 2 dc. Turn.

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how to crochet the victorian stitch—free crochet pattern

Row 3: Ch 3, dc in next dc. Sk next 2 dc, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch sp. *Sk next 3 dc, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next ch-2 sp. Sk next 3 dc, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch sp. Rep from * across all ch spaces, until 4 dc left. Sk 2 dc, dc in last 2 dc. Turn.

how to crochet the victorian stitch—free crochet pattern
Close up photo (row 3 is top row shown) The key to this stitch is that you’re alternating the (2 dc, ch 1, dc) shells with the (dc, ch 2, dc) shells. N

Rep rows 2-3 for stitch pattern!

I hope you have enjoyed learning how to crochet this fun stitch pattern.

If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to email me: [email protected] I would love to help!

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2 thoughts on “How to Crochet the Victorian Stitch

  1. Your stitches are beautiful.. I am adding you to my very short list of designers whose patterns I feel I can trust, and love.

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