Crochet Basics: Celtic Stitch

Blossom Lady
Apr 10, 2021 02:33 PM
Crochet Basics: Celtic Stitch

Crocheting remains a great way to make clothes and other types of things that you may want to have around the house, like blankets and scarves or baby blankets. It’s a time-consuming process, but the results are always rewarding. Many crocheters call crochet an art form, a passion, a therapy, whatever you want to call it, to me it is the most fun you can have with yarn. This is a calming activity and the fact that you also get to have something to show off at the end with, is pretty awesome. So, let’s continue to create yarn magic, one stitch at a time! Today’s stitch is the Celtic Stitch. The Celtic crochet stitch is a popular criss-cross stitch that flawlessly weaved in and out. It can be used in many different patterns like scarves, hats, blankets, or home decor.

The Celtic Stitch uses post stitches to get the woven look. Post stitches are when you use a double crochet or treble crochet stitch to crochet around the stitch from the previous row instead of in the top loops that you would normally crochet in to. Post stitch can be made in the front or the back.

Instructions

1. Row 1: Foundation DC 22 stitches, using chain 3 as first stitch – or chain 24, DC in 4th ch from hk. (22) Row 1 of foundation DC stitches + chainless DC for row 2

2. Right Side of Work Row 2 – Skip 2 stitches, Front Post Treble Crochet around next 2 stitches.

3. Front Post Treble Crochet around the 2 skipped stitches, creating an X.

4. Skip next 2 stitches, Front Post Treble Crochet around next 2 stitches.

5. Front Post Treble Crochet around the 2 stitches skipped.

6. Continue across – Sk 2 st, FPTC around next 2 st. FPTC around 2 stitches skipped. DC in top of ch 3. Turn.

7. Wrong Side Row 3 – Make a Chainless Double Crochet. Or ch 3 to count as a DC.

8. Back Post Double Crochet around next 2 stitches.

9. Skip 2 stitches, Back Post Treble Crochet around next 2 stitches.

10. Skip 2 stitches, Back Post Treble Crochet around next 2 stitches.

11. Going BEHIND the work, Back Post Treble Crochet around 2 stitches skipped

12. Skip 2 stitches, Back Post Treble Crochet around the next 2 stitches. Going BEHIND the work, Back Post Treble Crochet around the 2 stitches skipped

13. Repeat across – Skip 2 st, BPTC around 2 st. Going BEHIND work, BPTC around 2 skipped stitches. DC in top of last DC. Turn. Right Side of Work Row 4 – Make Chainless DC or ch 3 to count as stitch.

14. Skip 2 stitches. Front Post Treble Crochet around next 2 stitches. Crossing in FRONT of stitches just made, Front Post Treble Crochet around 2 skipped stitches. Skip 2 stitches, Front Post Treble Crochet around next 2 stitches.

15. Crossing in FRONT of stitches just worked, Front Post Treble Crochet in 2 skipped stitches. They will be hidden so pull those stitches apart so you can get to them. Repeat across – skip 2 stitches, FPTC around next 2. Working in front FPTC around 2 skipped stitches. DC in top of last DC.

16. Continue to work repeating rows 2 & 3 until reaching 12 rows.

Hope you will like this stitch! Happy crocheting!

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