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Don’t you love a stitch that looks beautiful and complicated, but is really deceptively simple? Then you will love the Spatter Stitch.
The Spatter Stitch creates a lacy mesh that looks like interconnected wheels, flowers, stars, or as the name suggests, spattered droplets. In fact, it’s a simple shell stitch with added chains to create the delicate lace.
Here’s the pattern (US terminology: sc = single crochet, ch = chain, dc = double crochet, sk = skip):
- Shell = <Dc, ch 2, dc, ch 2, dc> in same st or space.
- Chain a multiple of 6 + 2.
- Row 1: Sc in the second ch from the hook. * Sk 2 ch. Shell in the next ch. Sk 2 ch. Sc in the next ch. * Repeat between * * across. The last sc should be in the last ch.
- Row 2: Ch 5 (counts as dc + 2 ch), turn. Dc in the first sc. * (Sk 1 dc + 2 ch.) Sc in the next dc (the Peak). (Sk 2 ch + 1 dc.) Shell in the next sc (the Valley). * Repeat between * * 2 more times. (Sk 1 dc + 2 ch.) Sc in the next Peak. <Dc, ch 2, dc> in the last sc.
- Row 3: Ch 1, turn. Sc in the first dc. * (Sk 2 ch + 1 dc.) Shell in the next Valley. (Sk 1 dc + 2 ch.) Sc in the next Peak. * Repeat between * * across. The last sc should be in the middle of the ch-5.
- Repeat Rows 2-3.
Watch this video to learn how to crochet the spatter stitch:
Put this stitch into practice with these patterns: