In this photo tutorial, I'll show you step-by-step how to crochet the Knit Stitch (aka the waistcoat stitch).
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I adore this stitch because it looks knit, hints the name, and creates a solid fabric, which I love because I despise wearing undershirts.
Here are a couple of my designs that incorporate the stich! (Click on each photo to read more about them!)
YARN: You can use any yarn in your stash for this, but I highly recommend using a single ply or a yarn that doesn't split easily. (I am using Bernat Home Decor by Yarnspirations.)
HOOK: Once you choose your yarn, check the recommended hook size on the label and go up 2 or 3 millimeters. Example: If the label says 5 mm, use a 7 mm or 8 mm. (Click here to shop the crochet hooks I use and love!)
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Before we can Knit Stitch, you'll need to do the following to set up:
Chain any number. (This stitch is a multiple of 1 so any number will work! I recommend making it at least 4" long though.)
Set up row: single crochet in the 2nd chain from hook, single crochet in each chain across, turn
Loosely chain 1 (counts as first stitch) and prepare to knit stitch!
TIP: The key to this stitch is how you use your hook. I find it easiest to use the top part (white arrow) or the bottom hook itself (black arrow) to "stab" through the post.
Place hook IN and THROUGH post of next stitch (going between the upside-down V and under the horizontal bar).
Pull up a loop (making sure it's really loose) and yarn over again.
Pull through both loops on hook.
Congratulations! You just created your very first Knit Stitch. To continue across the row, repeat steps 1-4 until there are no stitches left.
Once you reach the end of the row, you'll be placing the last "knit stitch" into the beginning chain from the previous row (since it counts as a stitch.) Making sure to work under 2 loops.
That's it, you guys! I'm so proud of you. I know how frustrating it can be to learn new things, so take a moment to pat yourself on the back and take in my *cyber hug*. I really, truly hope this blog post helped you! Please, let me know in the comments if you have any questions or if you'd like me to explain how to crochet another stitch for you!
Have a fantabulous day and NEVER forget that the creator of this universe adores you!