Today I wanted to share another photo stitch tutorial with you. This is the Grit Stitch!
This stitch is so incredibly easy and versatile! You can use it on just about anything you can imagine. It’s great for clothing, dish cloths, blankets—anything that you would rather didn’t have a lot of holes. The Grit Stitch creates a virtually solid piece of fabric.
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You only need a multiple of two stitches to get this look and a lot of patience since it’s all single crochets! Ha! 🙂
I used the Grit Stitch in my pattern called Mimi’s Ear Warmer Headband and the Faux Burlap and Lace Silverware Pockets that you can see at the links. The tighter stitching keeps the cold air from penetrating your ears. I have sensitive ears, so this is a big concern for me.
This tutorial is already assuming that you are familiar with how to make a chain and how to single crochet.
The written instructions are below the corresponding photo(s).
The yarn I used in this example is Caron Simply Soft in Pistachio and my hook is a Boye H/8 (5.00 mm) that I purchased at Wal-Mart.
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So let’s get started, shall we?
The Grit Stitch
First, you will start with a chain that is a multiple of two chains (or just an even number).
Single crochet in the fourth chain from the hook that is just in front of my thumb.
Single crochet a second time in the same stitch you just single crocheted in. (So basically two single crochets in the same stitch.)
Skip one chain. Single crochet in the next chain in front of my thumb.
Single crochet again in the same chain. (So, two single crochets in the same space)
Continue working the pattern of skipping one chain and then two single crochets in the same chain until you come to the end.
With two chains left, skip the next chain and single crochet twice in the last chain.
(I’m pulling everything very tight so you can see the gaps and stitches. You don’t need to hold yours so tight.)
*** Chain two.
Turn your work.
Skip the stitch that the chain 2 comes out of and single crochet in the next stitch just before my thumb.
Single crochet a second time in the same stitch you worked the first single crochet. Then skip one stitch.
Two single crochets in the next stitch.
Continue working the pattern of skipping one stitch and two single crochets in the next stitch until there are only two stitches left for that row.
Two single crochets in the very last stitch of the row. Chain 2. Turn your work.
Continue working the pattern starting each row where I have indicated with *** until your fabric piece measures your desired or indicated length.
Congratulations! You just learned a new crochet stitch!
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