The Side Bar Stitch :: Crochet Stitch #61

Stitch Description

The Side Bar Stitch pattern uses the double crochet in an unusual way to make a mesh type fabric. It’s easy to do and perfect for making bags, scarves, and shawls.

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Chain Stitch
Single Crochet
Double Crochet

Stitch Details

  Skill Level

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 2

  Pattern Repeat 
Multiples of 2 + 1

Stitch Characteristics

Pattern Instructions

Foundation Chain: Multiples of 2 + 1

  • 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.

Swatch Photos

Example of the Side Bar Stitch Right Side

Example of the Side Bar Stitch Wrong Side

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