I love how easy the granule stitch is to crochet! But what makes it even better is that it looks like a complex stitch and provides great texture to a project or pattern.
The granule stitch is sometimes also called the picot single crochet.
The granule stitch is a stitch that is a variation on a single crochet which adds some chains in the middle to create a “knot” on the right side of the fabric to create texture and interest.
The stitch is always worked on the wrong side of the fabric so that the texture is pushed to the right side. So, this is not a reversible stitch.
Let’s get started learning the granule stitch.
Techniques and Abbreviations Used:
- ch – chain
- st(s) – stitch(es)
- sl st – slip stitch
- yo – yarn over
- sc – single crochet
- granule – granule stitch
Granule Stitch Written Instructions:
Work this stitch in multiples of 4 +1 stitch, add 1 if starting with a foundation chain.
Granule stitch: Insert your hook into st, yo and draw through, yo and draw through the first loop on the hook and repeat 2 more times (this is the chain 3 part), yo and pull through both loops. Sc into next st – as you are starting this sc, push the ch 3 section to the back/right side of your work.
Row 1: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across, turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, 1 sc in first st, *1 granule in next st, 1 sc in next st; repeat from * to end of the row, turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, 1 sc in first st and each st across to end of row, turn.
Row 4: Ch 1, 1 sc in first two sts, *1 granule in next st, 1 sc in next st; repeat from * to last st, 1 sc in last st, turn.
Row 5: Ch 1, 1 sc in first st and each st across to end of row, turn.
Row 6+: Repeat Row 2 – 5.
- On your alternating rows of granules (Row 2 and 4), remember that the first row (Row 2) has one sc on each end and the next row (Row 4) has two sc on each end. This is what alternates the granule stitches.
- If you want the granules all lined up in a column, then just repeat Row 2 and 3.
- Remember to push the ch 3 to the back or right side of the fabric as you are working so that the granule sticks out on the front side.