Wattle Stitch Crochet Tutorial

Wattle Stitch Crochet Tutorial

I worked up a photo tutorial for the stitch I used in the Eileen Blanket. I know the Wattle Stitch may not be well known, so I wanted to give you more of a visual for this one.

I’ve included a photo tutorial for the Wattle Stitch using a starting chain-like normal. But I’ve also included a photo tutorial on how to start the Eileen Blanket, since in the pattern I start with one row of sc the Wattle Stitch looks a little different. If you’re here for the Eileen Blanket, scroll down to “How to Start the Eileen Blanket.”

I used a #4 med worsted weight yarn from Hobby Lobby, I Love This Yarn in light gray and my Clover 5 mm hook* for this one. Just for reference I worked the same number of stitches as the Eileen Blanket and with this yarn and hook my width came out to 43″.

I really enjoy the texture of this stitch and think it looks beautiful striped. While working into the turning chain is not all that common, it works up nice and straight and you get used to it. Other than that bit this stitch is really easy, just (sc, ch 1, dc) in the same, skip 2.

If you’re just practicing the Wattle Stitch you can chain 12 + 2 = 14.

Skip the 1st 2 chs and place a stitch marker here. Next you’ll crochet into the 3rd ch, marked by the stitch marker.

Sc, ch 1 in the 3rd ch. I’m working into the back of the chains here.

Dc into the same stitch.

Continue to repeat {sk 2 chs, (sc, ch 1, dc) in next ch} til last 2 chs.

Sk next ch and sc into last ch.

Turn and ch 1. Skip 1st 2 sts. You’ll work into the st marked by the pink stitch marker.

Work (sc, ch 1, dc) all in next st.

*{Sk next 2 sts, work (sc, ch 1, dc) in next st} rep * across the row, sk last sc and sc into the ch 1, turn and ch 1.

Continue to repeat the last row til your project is as long as you need.

How to start the Eileen Blanket

I prefer foundation stitches for adding borders to blankets-it’s easier to crochet into a foundation start than a chain start. I started with a foundation single crochet stitch of 159, which you see here, so I only need a multiple of 3 (159). Either way works.

Start with a stitch count that is a multiple of 3, plus 2 for the starting chain. For the Eileen Blanket, you would chain 161 (159 + 2). If beginning with a chain of 161 you’ll also need to sc in the 2nd ch and across to have one row of sc.

Ch 1 (counts as a sc in this pattern and you will work into this chain on the next row). Skip the first 2 sts and work into the next st, marked by the orange stitch marker here.

Sc into the 3rd stitch.

Chain 1, (you will work the next row’s wattle stitches into these chain 1 spaces).

Into the same stitch, double crochet. You now have a ch 1 (marked by the orange stitch marker), and one wattle stitch (sc, ch 1, dc all in the same st).

Skip the next 2 stitches and wattle stitch into the next stitch: (sc, ch 1, dc).

Repeat the last step across the row, until the last 3 stitches.

Skip the last 2 stitches and single crochet into the last stitch.

Turn and ch 1-mark your ch 1.

Skip the 1st 2 stitches and work into the next stitch (marked with the pink stitch marker here).

Mark the ch 1, work a wattle stitch (sc, ch 1, dc) all in the 3rd stitch, skip the next 2 sts.

Work *{sc, ch 1, dc all in the next st, sk the next 2 sts} rep from * across until the last 2 sts (including the marked ch 1).

Skip the next st and sc into the ch 1. Turn, ch 1 (mark it) and repeat.

It might take a few rows of marking those ch 1s, but soon enough you’ll remember where they are and to work into them!

I hope you enjoy the Wattle Stitch! It really is gorgeous and so worth learning!

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4 thoughts on “Wattle Stitch Crochet Tutorial”

  • This is EXACTLY what I was looking for when I was up until 4am looking for a blanket pattern. I am only using 2 colors (one main and one accent) for it so having a great pattern to help make it pop! This came right on time. Lol!

  • I love the blanket and the stitch, I would really like to make this. I’ve tried to like several of your posts, but they all say the’re loading.

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