*~Crochet Petal Stitch~*
Learn how to do one of my favorite springtime openwork stitches row by row and in the round~
Openwork Stitches are designer’s best friends. If you know how to do the stitch you can use it to make anything from hats to blankets to pants…anything!
This stitch is one of my favorites! Not only does it have a great texture in one color but by changing colors every row you can make the petals really pop! I’ve made a variety of crochet items using this openwork stitch and I hope somethings I’ve made will inspire you to make something that moves you!
What Stitches Are Used?
Slip Stitch (Sl St)
Single Crochet (Sc)
Half Double Crochet (HDc)
3 Half Double Crochet Together (3HDcTog)
What is an OpenWork Stitch?
Put simply, it is a combination of crochet stitches to create a more complex look. It is like a blueprint and it takes several rows and sets of stitches to create an openwork stitch that can be repeated as many times as needed to create your project like a blanket or hat.
Patterns in the Shop / Inspiration~
This video should give you all the tools you need to start designing but not everyone likes designing. It’s a lot of trial and error sometimes and not as relaxing as just following a pattern so I created a few patterns and put them in the shop!
Check them out~ If nothing else this should show you how versatile openwork stitches can be and inspire you!
How to do the Petal Stitch:
Today I have for you guys a video tutorial showing step by how to do the stitch in the row for making square or rectangular projects, as well as, how to convert the openwork stitch into using it in the round for hats, purses etc. I also go into a bit of design tips for how to calculate out how to increase the number of stitches needed for your project. I have the symbol and written pattern down under the video as well!
Check it out and don’t forget to subscribe and like! Also use my time stamps to skip ahead to parts you are interested in~
2:23 Overview of the Symbol Pattern
5:50 How to Crochet the Petal Stitch – Row By Row (Row 1)
7:38 Row 2
15:17 Row 3
18:14 Row 4
21:22 Row 5
25:04 How to Crochet Petal Stitch in the Round
28:33 Round 1+2
32:28 Round 3
35:09 Round 4
38:10 Round 5
41:21 Design Tips
42:56 Patterns in the Shop
1. Petal Stitch OpenWork Pattern
The Row by Row Pattern
If you want to do a blanket or a washcloth or anything square/rectangular this is the openwork pattern for you! I wrote out the written version of this symbol pattern for those of you who aren’t familiar with how to read symbol patterns. Check out my How to Read Symbol Pattern Video to learn how!
How to Adapt This Stitch to the Round:
It is explained a lot easier in the video but adapting the row by row symbol pattern into working in the round is more a question of knowing where you are in the repetitive pattern. Find the repeated pattern in the row and go all the way around. Ask yourself where you are…did you end your round at the single crochet or the petal stitch? what is directly above it in the next row? Start your next row there, find the pattern and continue all the way around. At the end of your round ask yourself again where am I in the pattern and work upwards from there.
In order to make a taller rectangle all you do is repeat rows 2-5 over and over again. To make it wider you add 8 chains for each petal. In order to know how many petals you need the best way is to decide how big your project needs to be in inches, make a petal stitch rectangle/square, measure how much each petal section is and then see how many petals makes up the inches you need. Multiply that by 8 and that’s how wide it needs to be.
I want to do a 6 ft wide blanket. I know that my petal width (the set including the Sc with the petal stitch) with my yarn and hook size is 1.5 inches. 6 ft is 72 inches. 72 inches divided by 1.5 means you need 48 petals. Take your 48 petals multiplied by 8 chains means you need 384 starting chains.
I cannot stress this enough. Do an extra 1 chain or 2 for each petal you want to do. It is much better to have more and unravel what you don’t need then have a short blanket you have to unravel! Save yourself the headache it takes no time at all to add an extra 20 or 50 stitches. All that is important is that you have the right amount of petals before starting row 3.
Ch = chain
Sc= Single Crochet
HDc= Half Double Crochet
Dc= Double Crochet
3HDcTog (3 Half Double Crochet Together)
(3 HDcTog. Chain 2. 3 HDcTog. Chain 2. 3 HDcTog.) All in the same stitch.
(3 Half Double Crochet Together)
Yarn over. Insert hook into stitch. Yarn over and pull through. (3 loops on hook now). Yarn over. Insert hook into stitch. Yarn over and pull through. (5 loops on hook now.) Yarn over. Insert hook into stitch. Yarn over and Pull through all 7 loops.
- Ch 25 (add 8 for each additional Petal)
- Ch 1. Sc in 2nd chain from hook. [Skip 3 stitches.Petal Stitch in the next chain. Ch 1. Skip 3 chains. Sc in the next Chain.] Repeat till end of chain.
- Ch 2. Turn Work. Dc into the same stitch (Sc from previous row). Ch2. Sc onto the middle of the 3 petals. Ch2. [3 Dc onto the Sc from the previous row. Ch 2. Sc onto the middle of the 3 petals. Ch 2. ] Repeat once more. 2 Dc onto the last stitch (the Sc from the previous row).
- Ch 1. Turn Work. HDc on the same stitch. Ch 2. 3 HDcTog into the same stitch. Ch 1. Sc on top of the Sc from the previous row. [Petal Stitch onto the middle of the 3 Dc from the previous row. Ch1. Sc on top of the Sc from the previous row.] Repeat one more time. 3 HDcTog ch2 3 HDcTog into the last stitch from the previous row.
- Ch1. Turn Work. Sc in the same stitch. [Ch 2. 3 Dc on top of the Sc from previous round. Ch 2. Sc on top of the middle of the 3 petals from the previous round.] Repeat 2 more times till end.
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