How to Crochet a Side Saddle Stitch


The side saddle stitch is a beautiful textured stitch, which once mastered, is a fairly easy repeat. It can be used for cushions, throws or even scarfs. Here you can find both written instructions and a video demonstration of how the stitch builds.


Materials used:

Caron Simply Soft in the colour Sage

5mm Crochet hook

Scissors

Darning Needle

Abbreviations used – UK terms

ch: chain

dc: double crochet

tc: treble crochet

tr4tog: treble crochet 4 together

*__*- Repeat instructions

Foundation chain: This stitch is worked in multiples of 5 + 2

Row 1: dc in 2nd ch from the hook, *ch3, tc4tog into the next 4chs, ch1 , dc into next ch; rep from * to end; turn.

Row 2: ch5, dc into top of first cluster, *ch3, tc4tog into ch3 space from previous row, ch1, dc into next cluster* repeat to the end.  tc into last stitch from previous row, turn.

Row 3: ch1, dc into top of first cluster, *ch3, tc4tog into ch3 space from previous row, ch1, dc into next cluster* repeat until you reach the last cluster. You will be left at the chain 5 space from the previous row. dc into ch5 space, turn

Repeat rows 2 & 3 unit you reach your desired length.

Additional information

Row 2:

Instructions Working you treble into the last stitch of the previous row. Photo Needle indicates the stitch to work into.

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Row 3:

Instructions You will be left at the chain 5 space from the previous row. Photo How your row will look.

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Instructions dc into ch5 space. Photo How you work will look once you have done the double crochet into the chain 5 space.

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