How to Crochet Forest Stitch

Blossom Lady
Mar 25, 2024 02:36 AM
How to Crochet Forest Stitch

The Forest Stitch is a heavily textured crochet stitch that is great to use for bags, coasters, or potholders.

This easy to learn crochet stitch is intermediate-level.

Learn how to crochet the Forest Stitch with this tutorial.

TOOLS

  • A crochet hook H/5mm
  • Scissors
  • Needle

MATERIAL

  • 1 skein of yarn

STITCHES USED IN THE HALF DOUBLE CROCHET FOREST STITCH

To make the HDC V stitch pattern you need the following stitches and abbreviations:

Slip Knot

Use the crochet hook to draw the yarn through the loop and pull the loop until tight

Chain (CH)

Wrap the yarn over the hook from back to front.

Pull the hook with the yarn, through the loop that is on your hook

Half Double Crochet (HDC)

Yarn over and put your hook into the next stitch

Yarn over and pull the yarn through

Then yarn over again and pull the yarn through all three loops on the hook

To begin a new row, chain two for a turning chain then turn your work. Continue with the half double crochet stitch in the next stitch and repeat as described

Skip (SK)

Skip the next chain and put your hook into the following chain or stitch. This is indicated by SK 1

HOW TO CROCHET HALF DOUBLE CROCHET FOREST STITCH

Start your swatch or pattern with an even number of chains and a multitude of 4.

Foundation: Foundation crochet a chain that is a multiple of 4. I use 20 chains for this swatch

Row 1: Crochet HDC in the 3rd stitch from the hook, * SK2, HDC in the same chain, CH1, HDC in the same chain * repeat until all the way across the foundation chain. You end with HDC, CH1, HDC in the final chain. CH 2 and turn your work

Row 2: In the 2nd row, you are using the chains that you skipped in the foundation chain 2 rows below. HDC in 1st skipped chain, Ch1, HDC in 2nd skipped chain, * HDC in the next skipped chain, CH1, HDC in next skipped chain * all the way across. Make 1 HDC in the final chain space. CH 2 and turn your work

Row 3: You are going to insert your hook in the v-stitch (the hole between the two HDC that turned into a V-stitch) from the 1 st row. HDC in 1st V-stitch, Ch1, HDC in 1 st V-stitch, * HDC in next V-stitch from the row below, Ch1, HDC in next V-stitch in the row below * all the way across. Make 1 HDC in the final chain space. CH 2 and turn your work

Repeat for as many rows as you want.

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