Learn a new stitch using this rice stitch crochet pattern tutorial. This crochet stitch is an easy one row repeat.
The crochet rice stitch makes a raised line design using front and back post crochet stitches. The pattern has stretch to it.
This stitch does use more yarn than just a regular double crochet stitch because it takes longer to gain length. The crochet rice stitch is pretty fast after you have practiced for a few rows and have gotten the rhythm of the front and back post stitches.
This is a great stitch for washcloths, scarves or blankets. It would work well for lighter yarn like DK or worsted weight. You might find it to heavy for bulky yarn or you would have a very warm blanket, depending on your needs.
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Rice Stitch Crochet Pattern How To: Free Pattern
Written Step By Step Instructions
- Chain an odd number, like 21.
- Double crochet in the 3rd chain from the hook and in each chain until the end of the row. Chain 1 and turn.
- Half double crochet in the first stitch. Front post double crochet around the double crochet stitch from the previous row (insert your hook from the front and double crochet around the post of the stitch). In the next stitch, back post double crochet around the double crochet stitch from the previous row (insert your hook from the back and double crochet around the post). Repeat 1 front post double crochet and 1 back post double crochet until you reach the last 2 stitches. Then do 1 front post crochet and 1 half double crochet. Chain 1 and turn.
- Repeat step 3 until you have the length you want.
You are basically alternating 1 front post post double crochet and 1 back post double crochet for the entire row around the post of previous row. You start and end with 1 half double crochet stitch, so the first stitch and last stitch of each row is a half double crochet stitch.
For the next row you repeat the same row, since the pattern is a one row repeat.
Crochet Rice Stitch Written Free Pattern
Abbreviations – US Terms
- yo – yarn over
- st/sts – stitch
- ch – chain
- hdc– half double crochet
- fpdc– front post double crochet
- bpdc – double crochet back post
- dc– double crochet
front post double crochet stitch – yarn over, insert the hook behind the post from the front, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull thru 2 loops on your hook, yo, pull thru remaining two loops on your hook. For more info here, from yarnspirations.com.
back post double crochet stitch – yarn over, insert the hook from the back of the post, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull thru 2 loops on your hook, yo, pull thru remaining two loops on your hook. For more info here, from yarnspirations.com.
Row 1: Dc in 3rd ch from the hook. dc in each ch to the end. Chain 1 and turn.
Row 2: hdc in 1st st. *fpdc around next stitch, bpdc around next st; repeat from * until you have 2 sts remaining. Fpdc, hdc in top of turning ch. Chain 1, and turn.
Repeat row 2 until you have the number of rows you want. Cut yarn and weave in ends with a tapestry needle.
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