The Cotton Candy Stitch :: Crochet Stitch #182

Stitch Description

This crochet tutorial will help you learn how to crochet the cotton candy stitch. This stitch creates a delicate pattern. The cotton candy stitch would be great for shawls, throws and wraps!

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Materials Used

Valley Yarns Northampton

Sourced the softest wool WEBS could find and dyed in a beautiful collection of solid colors and heathered shades. It is a dream to felt and soft enough for cozy garments. Valley Yarns Northampton also has a whopping 247 yards per skein. It is beautiful and economical. Made in Peru.

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Crystal Palace Bamboo Crochet Hook

Crystal Palaces’ Bamboo Crochet Hooks are lovely, and feel great in your hand. These 6 inch crochet hooks are made from specially selected, cured, and finished bamboo for an exceptionally smooth feel. Made in Japan.

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Chain Stitch

Single Crochet

Double Crochet

Stitch Details

  Skill Level

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 4

  Pattern Repeat 
Multiple of 8 + 6

Stitch Characteristics


Pattern Instructions

Foundation Chain:Multiple of 8 + 6

  • Note: Worked with 2 colors. When dropping a color, pull up a long loop so not to lose it. After foundation row don’t turn at the end of every row.
  • Foundation Row: (Wrong Side) with color A: 1sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1sc in each ch across row, turn.
  • Row 1: Color A: ch1, 1sc in first sc, *ch5, skip next 3sc, 1sc in next sc, rep from * across. Drop A, draw B through loop, turn.
  • Row 2: Color B: ch3 (counts as 1st dc), 4dc in next ch 5 loop, *ch3, 1sc in next ch 5 loop, ch3**, 5dc in next ch5 loop, rep from * across, ending last rep at **, 4dc in last ch 5 loop, 1dc in last sc. Pull up long loop and drop color b. Do not turn.
  • Row 3: at opposite end, Color A through top of first dc, ch1, 1sc in first dc, *ch5, 1sc in next ch 3 loop, rep from * across, ending with last sc in last dc. Drop color A, draw color B through loop, turn.
  • Row 4: Color B: Ch6 (counts as dc, ch3), 1sc in next ch5 loop, *ch3, 5dc in next ch5 loop, ch3, 1sc in next ch5 loop, rep from * across to last ch5 loop, ch3, 1dcin last sc. Pull up long loop and drop color B. Do not turn.
  • Row 5: at opposite end, Draw A through 3rd ch, ch1, 1sc in same ch, skip next ch 3 loop, *ch5, 1sc in last dc.Drop A, draw B through loop, turn.
  • Repeat rows 2-5 until you have reached your desired length.

Swatch Photos

Example of the Cotton Candy Stitch. (Reversible)

Example of the Cotton Candy Stitch. Reversible (Click for Larger Image)

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