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.
Caron Simply Soft in the colour Sage
5mm Crochet hook
Abbreviations used – UK terms
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.
Instructions Working you treble into the last stitch of the previous row. Photo Needle indicates the stitch to work into.
Instructions You will be left at the chain 5 space from the previous row. Photo How your row will look.
Instructions dc into ch5 space. Photo How you work will look once you have done the double crochet into the chain 5 space.