Imitation Crochet Stitch

Stitch Description

This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the imitation crochet stitch. This stitch creates a dense but delicate pattern with lots of texture. The imitation crochet stitch would be great for shrugs, scarves, and hats!

Video Tutorial





Abbreviations

K
Knit Stitch

P
Purl Stitch

yo
Yarn Over

sl st
Slip Stitch

k3tog
Knit 3 Together

yfon
Yarn Forward and Over Needle.


Stitch Details

  Skill Level
Beginner

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 8

  Pattern Repeat 
Multiple of 6 sts + 3

Stitch Characteristics

Pattern Instructions

Cast On:Multiple of 6 sts + 3.

  • Sts should not be counted after the 1st and 5th row.
  • Row 1(Wrong Side): k1, *yo, k1; rep from * to end.
  • Row 2: k, dropping yo’s off previous row.
  • Row 3: k1, k3tog, [yfon] twice, k1, [yfon] twice, sl 2 sts, k3tog, pass both sl sts over; rep from * to last 5 sts, [yfon] twice, k1, [yfon] twice, k3tog, k1.
  • Row 4: k2, *k into front of 1st loop and back of 2nd loop of double yfon of previous row, k1; rep from * to end of the row.
  • Row 5: k1, *yo, k1; rep from * to end.
  • Row 6: k, dropping yo’s off previous row.
  • Row 7: k2, *[yfon] twice, sl 2, k3tog, pass both st sts over, [yfon] twice, k1; rep from * to last st, k1.
  • Row 8: k3, *k into front of 1st loop and back of 2nd loop of double yfon of previous row, k1; rep from * to last st, k1.

Repeat rows 1-8 until you have reached your desired length.

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