The first stitch for the 2021 Stitch Sampler Scrapghan CAL is one of my all-time favorites – the Suzette Stitch! I’ve used this stitch in quite a few patterns: the Crop Tank Top, Campfire Ear Warmer, Claret Infinity Scarf, Cozy Cropped Sweater, and Tweed Cardi.
– Get the free pattern below or download the printable PDF for free HERE
105g Worsted weight yarn + small amount for the border (the same color that will be used for sewing – optional)
H/5.0 mm hook
Pattern notes & stitches to know
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet
· written in US terms
· ch 1 does not count as sc
· this square is 2 sided and does not have a right side
· Approx finished size: 12” x 12”
· This square would look great with variegated yarn or in stripes (I recommend changing colors every 2 rows and carrying the yarn so there are less ends to weave in 😉 )
How to Crochet the Suzette Stitch
· If you’re having trouble getting the sizing right, remember that it’s easier to adjust a square that’s too small than one that’s too big.
· If a square comes out too small you can add an additional round for the border, go up a hook size, and/or steam block and stretch the square to the size you want.
· The edges might curl. This can be fixed with some steam blocking. It won’t be noticeable after sewing.
· Each square has at least 2 rounds of border. For the last round of the border I used the same color for each square (the dark gray). This is the same color used for the sewing.
· The squares will be released in sewing order, starting with the bottom left. I left a long end for sewing on each of the squares.
PART 1 – SUZETTE STITCH
Ch 38 (ch any even number)
Row 1: (1 sc, 1 dc) all in 2nd ch from the hook, *skip 1 stitch, (1 sc, 1 dc) all in next stitch*, repeat from * to * across to last 2 stitches, skip 1 stitch, sc in last (37)
Row 2: ch 1, turn, (1 sc, 1 dc) all in first sc, skip next dc, *(1 sc, 1 dc) all in next sc, skip next dc*, repeat from * to * across to last stitch, sc in last stitch (37)
Row 2 – 38: repeat row 2 (or until the length matches the width)
Do not fasten off.
With the same color used for the square, work around the entire square
Round 1: ch 1, sc along the side of the square, working 1 sc in the side of each row to the corner, 3 sc in corner, sc in each stitch across to next corner, 3 sc in corner, sc along the side of the square, working 1 sc in the side of each row to the corner, 3 sc in corner, sc in each stitch to last, 2 sc in last stitch, join to first sc
Change to border/joining color
Round 2: ch 1, *sc in each stitch across to corner, 3 sc in corner* repeat from * to * around, join to first sc with sl st
Leave a long end for sewing.
Weave in the other ends.
See you next week for Part 2!