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!

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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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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