The Parquet Crochet Stitch is a beautiful open-lace stitch. The great thing about the Parquet Stitch is how versatile it is. It makes a great fabric for a market bag, but also for a shawl or scarf.
The Parquet Stitch looks like an advanced technique yet is very easy to learn. It uses simple stitches and only a two-row repeat. Once mastered it is one of those great stitches just made for binge watching.
This tutorial uses a bulky cotton yarn with a 6.5mm crochet hook.
Techniques and Abbreviations Used:
This tutorial is written using US crochet terminology in the following abbreviations:
- CH = Chain
- SC = Single Crochet
- DC = Double Crochet
- RS = Right Side
- WS = Wrong Side
- SK = skip
Parquet Stitch Written Instructions :
Base Chain – Multiples of 3 + 2
Row 1 (RS): 1sc in 2nd CH from hook, *ch3, 1 DC in same space, sk 2 ch, 1sc into next ch,* repeat from * until end. Turn.
Row 2 (WS): Ch3 (counts as 1 DC), DC into 1st stitch, *in next ch3 space [SC, CH3, DC],* repeat from * until last SC, DC into last SC, skip turning chain, turn.
Row 3 (RS): CH 1, SC in 1st stitch, CH 3, DC in next CH2 space, *in next CH3 space [SC, CH3, DC],* repeat until end, SC into turning chain, turn.
Repeat Rows 2 & 3
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Cindy Unangst is a crochet designer and blogger at www.NorthEastMama.com. Cindy didn’t learn to crochet until her 30’s when she was looking for a new hobby. That hobby quickly turned into a passion to design crochet patterns the whole family can enjoy.