How to Crochet the Side Bar Stitch

This stitch was originally posted on July 9, 2012

This video crochet tutorial will help you learn how to crochet the side bar stitch. This pattern uses the double crochet in an unusual way to make a mesh type fabric. It’s easy to do and perfect for maker bags, scarves, and shawls.

Skill: Easy
Foundation Chain: Multiples of 2 + 1

TECHNIQUES USED IN THIS STITCH:
Chain Stitch – ch
Single Crochet – sc
Double Crochet – dc

Pattern Instructions:

Foundation Row: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in each ch across row, turn
Row 1: Ch 1 (counts as first sc), skip first st, 1 sc in each sc across, turn
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), skip first st, * 1 dc next st, 1 dc around the post of the just made, skip 1 st; rep from *, 1 dc in top of turning ch, turn

Repeat rows 1 & 2 until you have reached your desired length.

After a few repeats your pattern should look like this:

Example of the Side Bar Stitch RS (click for larger)
Example of the Side Bar Stitch Right Side
Example of the Side Bar Stitch WS (click for larger)
Example of the Side Bar Stitch Wrong Side

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