The Suzette Stitch is an easy way to work up a thick fabric with a beautiful texture. Today I’ll be sharing a tutorial with you on How to Crochet the Suzette Stitch!
I love this stitch because it’s easy to learn and makes a nice warm fabric. And once it’s worked up, it looks like a complicated pattern, but really, it’s made of only two simple stitches done on repeat.
This is one of those stitches you can work while you zone out and watch tv or listen to an audiobook.
Shall we get started?
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What is the Suzette stitch?
The Suzette stitch is a crochet stitch worked in multiples of two that creates a more visually appealing texture to the fabric. It is made with a single row repeat of basic stitches, and works up rather quickly.
To crochet the Suzette stitch, you simply make a single and double crochet in the same stitch, then skip the next stitch. Nice and easy!
Is the Suzette Stitch beginner friendly?
The Suzette stitch is made of a short repeating pattern of single and double crochet stitches. If you can stitch both of those, you can stitch Suzette!
Watch the video tutorial below to see what I mean (or scroll down to view the written pattern).
Use the Suzette Stitch in Your Projects
This stitch is very versatile because of its short repeating pattern. It can be used for just about anything.
I would suggest using it for more flat projects as a beginner until you can get some practice with increasing and decreasing.
The Suzette stitch would make beautiful washcloths or scarves for example.
And because of how dense of a fabric it creates and how fast it works up, this is an ideal stitch for a crochet blanket.
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How to Crochet the Suzette Stitch
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- The Suzette Stitch is worked in multiples of two, with one extra stitch for a single crochet at the end. You should always start with an even number of chains or an odd number of foundation stitches.
- Turning ch 1 does NOT count as a stitch
- Chain – ch
- Foundation Single Crochet (optional) – fsc
- Single Crochet – sc
- Double Crochet – dc
I always like to start my work with a foundation row instead of chains whenever possible.
The greatest benefit of using a foundation row is that the beginning of your work will be just as stretchy as the rest, rather than having a tight chain.
Watch how easy it is in my Youtube tutorial. Seriously, it will change your crocheting life!
If you watch this and decide it’s not for you, you can still start with a chain. Just make a slip knot and then make an even number of chains to the length you want your piece.
If you do work from a foundation single crochet row (which I highly recommend!), make an odd number of fsc.
This stitch can be worked in just about any size and type of yarn you’d like, with the size hook recommended on the label.
For this tutorial, I used Lion Brand Basic Stitch Anti Pilling yarn in Hot Pink. I stitched it with a 5.00mm hook.
Fsc 21, or any odd number. Turn.
Row 1: Ch 1, sc in first fsc, dc in the same fsc. Skip 1 fsc. *Sc in next st, dc in same st. Sk next st. Rep from * until you have one fsc left. Sc in the last fsc. Turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first sc, dc in same sc, skip next dc. *Sc in next sc, dc in same sc. Sk next st. Rep from * until 1 sc left. Sc in last stitch. Turn.
Repeat row 2 until the length you want!
Suzette Stitch Picture Tutorial
Turn, ch 1, sc in first fsc
Dc in same fsc
Skip 1 fsc, sc and dc in next fsc (repeat until end of row)
Hook is pointed at where the next stitch would be placed.
Sc into last stitch
After row two, you should start to see a pattern like this!
Continue repeating row two until your desired length.
I hope you have enjoyed learning how to crochet this fun stitch pattern!
Working the Suzette Stitch in the Round
If you want to work the Suzette Stitch in the round (like in a cowl for example) it is not hard at all! You can simply join your starting row of fsc with a slip stitch to form a circle.
To retain the look of the stitch pattern, you would need to then work in turned rounds, not continuous rounds.
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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