The Little Crown Stitch :: Knitting Stitch #55

Example of the Little Crown Stitch

About this Stitch Pattern

The Little Crown Stitch is a pattern that uses wrap stitches and bobble techniques to create a unique lace texture. It looks a bit like a crocheted broomstick lace, and is a stitch that is great for the edges of garments and afghans.

[VIDEO] Stitch Pattern Tutorial

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Techniques Used In This Stitch Pattern

Stitch Pattern Details

Skill Level


Row Count


Stitch Repeat

Multiples of 3 + 2

Stitch Pattern Instructions

Cast On: Multiples of 3 + 2

  • Row 1: Knit all stitches
  • Row 2: Knit all stitches
  • Row 3: K1, *k1 while wrapping yarn twice; rep from * till last st, k1
  • Row 4: K1, *sl next 3 sts and let the second loop drop, place slipped sts back to main needle, [k1, p1, k1] into all 3 sts; rep from * to last st, k1.
  • Repeat rows 1 – 4 until you have reached your desired length.

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Stitch Pattern Characteristics


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7 thoughts on “The Little Crown Stitch :: Knitting Stitch #55

  1. PamStukenberg says:

    something isn’t right with these instructions. My piece is getting more stitches with each wrap twice in the knit stitch row. the pattern says to start with groups of 3, but as your instructions are written and the way the video shows for every 2 stitches you are actually working 3 which means you are increasing a stitch for every crown made. am I missing something?

  2. newstitchaday says:

    @PamStukenberg I don’t understand what you are describing. If I were working three stitches instead of two then I would be decreasing. But the instructions state to work 3 sts. So I’m not sure what is wrong. Are you doing exactly what the instructions say? You slip 3 then knit those three together, move the yarn forward, purl the same three stitches together, then move the yarn back and knit all three together again. I’m not sure where you’re getting extra stitches.

  3. PamStukenberg says:

    @newstitchaday @PamStukenberg On row 3 it says to wrap the yarn twice while knitting each stitch except for the 1st and last stitch. You are almost doubling the stitches except for the 1st and last stitch. Row 4 says to slip 3 stitches and drop the 2nd stitch. To me this is saying that for every 2 stitches we have 4 stitches. 3 are slipped to the other needle and the 4th is dropped. You are then creating 3 stitches with the p1, k1, p1 in the 3 slipped stitches. You start with the pattern worked over 2 stitches in row 3, but now in row 4 you are working 3 stitches for every 2 stitches. This is where the increase is coming in.

  4. newstitchaday says:

    @PamStukenberg There are no increases anywhere. When you wrap the stitch twice you are creating an elongated stitch, as is stated in the tutorial. You are not dropping the second stitch, you are dropping the second loop from the double wrap. All you are doing is making bigger stitches to work the p1, k1, p1 into. Does that make sense?

  5. PamStukenberg says:

    @newstitchaday thanks for the help. guess i viewed the video wrong. it looked to me like only one wrap out of 3 were actually dropped. now that you say to drop each end wrap i can continue with the pattern. thanks again.

  6. says:

    Thanks for the video. It looks like a fun stitch. I appreciate you showing a continental version as well. Your technique looked fine to me.

    • Johnny Vasquez says:

      Thanks! I have trouble controlling my tension in continental, but I’m getting better with practice. Just takes longer because I’m right handed and don’t have the same motor skills in my left hand.

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