Try this crochet stitch that look like knitting: the waistcoat crochet stitch. This is an easy stitch to learn.
The Waistcoat stitch is also known as center post stitch. It’s as easy as a single crochet stitch variation.
This variation of inserting your hook in the middle of the post und the inverted v of the stitch is what makes it a center post crochet stitch.
This stitch looks similar to the knit stockinette stitch, especially when it is used in the round. My example is of the stitch flat.
Waistcoat Crochet Stitch: Step By Step (Center Post Crochet Stitch)
Chain loosely any number of chains. Use a crochet hook at least 1 mm bigger than what the yarn calls for.
I usually use a H/8 5 mm crochet hook for this yarn. For this stitch, I used a K 6.5 mm crochet hook
Making sure your tension is loose single crochet in the 2nd chain from the hook and in each chain across. Chain 1 and turn.
In the 2nd single crochet in the middle of the post of the inverted v from the single crochet stitch from the row below. Repeat until the last stitch and single crochet in the last stitch.
Chain 1 and turn.
Repeat this row until you have the length you want.
Written Waistcoat Crochet Stitch Dishcloth Pattern (Center Post Crochet Stitch)
- tapestry needle
- 6.5 mm crochet hook (use a larger hook than what the yarn calls for)
- 3 oz – Lily Sugar N’ Cream Cotton Yarn or any cotton 4 gauge medium weight yarn in Coral Seas Ombre
Tips for Crocheting the Waistcoat Stitch
- Choose a crochet hook larger than the suggested hook for the yarn.
- Crochet loosing making sure your tension is not too tight.
- If your work is curling move up a size in your hook.
Row 1: sc in the 2nd chain from the hook and in each chain across. Chain 1 and turn.
Row 2: sc insert you hook in the middle of the post under the inverted v. Repeat until the end of the row. Last stitch is a sc. Chain 1 and turn.
Repeat Row 2 until you have 32 rows a square or the length you want.
Cut yarn and knot. Weave in ends.
The waistcoat crochet stitch is frequently used in the round for hats, mittens, or baskets.
Try some of these waistcoat crochet stitch patterns, free:
- 3-Hour Chunky “Knit” Mittens
- Morning Mittens
- Everyday Beanie: Knit Look Hat Crochet Pattern
- Swirly Heart Hat
- Trinity Crochet Bag Pattern
- Ikat Hat Crochet Pattern
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