The Key Tab Stitch :: Crochet Stitch #167

Stitch Description

This crochet tutorial will help you learn how to crochet the key tab stitch. This stitch creates a dense but delicate pattern with a lot of texture. The key tab stitch would be great for afghans, scarves and baby blankets!

Video Tutorial


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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Abbreviations

ch
Chain Stitch
sc
Single Crochet
dc
Double Crochet


Stitch Details

  Skill Level
Intermediate

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 1

  Pattern Repeat 
Multiple of 4 + 6

Stitch Characteristics

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Pattern Instructions

Foundation Chain:Multiple of 4 + 6

  • Row 1: (Right Side): work 1 cluster into 5th ch from hook (1dc, 1ch formed at beg of row), 1ch, skip 2ch, 1sc into next ch, *3ch, 1 cluster into next ch, 1ch, skip 2ch, 1sc into next ch; rep from * to last 2ch, 2ch, 1dc into last ch, turn.
  • Row 2: 4ch (count as 1dc, 1ch), 1 cluster into first 2ch sp, 1ch, *1sc into next 3ch sp, 3ch, 1 cluster into same sp at last sc, 1ch; rep from * to last ch sp, 1sc into last ch sp, 2ch, 1dc into 3rd of 4ch at beg of previous row, turn.
  • Repeat row 2 until you have reached your desired length.

Swatch Photos

Example of the Key Tab Stitch. (Reversible)

Example of the Key Tab Stitch. Reversible (Click for Larger Image)


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