The Cats Eyes Stitch :: Crochet Stitch #158

Stitch Description

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

Video Tutorial


Abbreviations

ch
Chain Stitch
sc
Single Crochet
dc
Double Crochet
tr
Treble Crochet
C3R
Cross 3 Right- skip 2sc, work 1tr into next sc, working behind last tr work 1dc into each of 2 skipped sc.
C3L
Cross 3 Left- skip 1sc, work 1dc into each of next 2sc, working in front of last 2dc work 1tr into skipped sc.

Stitch Details

  Skill Level
Intermediate

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 2

  Pattern Repeat 
Multiple of 8 + 2

Stitch Characteristics

Pattern Instructions

Foundation Chain:Multiple of 8 + 2

  • Row 1: (Wrong Side): Work 1sc into 2nd ch from hook, 1sc into each ch to end, turn.
  • Row 2: 3ch (count as 1dc), skip 1st sc, *Cr3R, 1dc into next sc, Cr3L, 1dc into next sc; rep from * to end, turn.
  • Row 3: 1ch, work 1sc into each st to end placing last sc into 3rd of 3ch at beg of previous row, turn.
  • Repeat row 2 and 3 ending with a 2nd row until you have reached your desired length.

Swatch Photos

Example of the Cats Eyes Stitch. (Right Side)

Example of the Cats Eyes Stitch. Right Side (Click for Larger Image)

Example of the Cats Eyes Stitch. (Wrong Side)

Example of the Cats Eyes Stitch. Wrong Side (Click for Larger Image)


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