The Rapids Stitch :: Crochet Stitch #149

Stitch Description

This crochet tutorial will help you learn how to crochet the rapids stitch. This stitch creates a dense but delicate cluster pattern. The rapids stitch would be great for hats, blankets and scarves!

Video Tutorial


Abbreviations

ch
Chain Stitch
sc
Single Crochet
dc2tog
Double Crochet 2 Together
tr
Treble
HC
Half Cluster- work 1dc into each of next 3 sts until 1 loop of each remains on hook, yo and through all 4 loops on hook.
C
Cluster – work 1dc into each of next 5sts until i loop of each remains on hook, yo and through all 6 loops on hook.


Stitch Details

  Skill Level
Intermediate

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 2

  Pattern Repeat 
Multiple of 6 + 3

Stitch Characteristics

Pattern Instructions

Foundation Chain:Multiple of 6 + 3

  • Row 1 (Right Side): Work dc2tog working into 4th and 5th ch from hook, *3ch, 1sc into next ch, turn, 1ch, 1sc into last sc worked, 3sc into last 3ch sp formed, [turn, 1ch, 1sc into each of the 4sc] 3 times, work 1 Cluster over next 5ch; rep from * to end but working Half Cluster at end of last rep, turn.
  • Row 2 4ch (count as 1tr), work 2tr into top of 1st Half Cluster, skip 3sc, 1sc into next sc, *5tr into top of next Cluster, skip 3sc, 1sc into next sc; rep from * to last dc2tog, 3tr into top of 3ch at beg of previous row, turn.
  • Row 3 3ch (count as 1dc), skip 1st tr, work dc2tog over next 2tr, *3ch, 1sc into next sc, turn, 1ch, 1sc into last sc worked, 3sc into last 3ch sp formed, [turn, 1ch, 1sc into each of the 4sc] 3 times, work 1 Cluster over next 5tr; rep from * to end but working Half Cluster at end of last rep placing lastdc of Half Cluster into 4th of 4ch 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 Rapids Stitch. (Right Side)

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


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