How do I do knitting stitches

I just showed you how to crochet an extended single crochet, so I thought we'd stick with the single crochets a little longer!

There is always something new to discover when crocheting, so many variations and you never stop learning!

So today's post is devoted to knitting stitch.

This is a variant of the single crochet, in which you do not stitch into the two normal mesh links, but into the small V a little below.

This creates, firstly, a structure that looks like it has been knitted (hence the name! 😉) and secondly, it is quite solid.

Therefore you should crochet loosely, because the work is inherently firm and also because it is otherwise difficult to pierce the required place.

I find the knitting stitch well suited for cups, for example, but also for cuffs. I once crocheted a small stand-up collar this way on a sweater and I am very happy with it. It would also be an ideal way of crocheting the cuff with wrist warmers.

If you don't know the knitting stitch yet, I don't want to keep you waiting any longer and get started right away: 😊

When crocheting in single crochets, the two loops of the stitches are inserted, which are marked in red:

In the knitting stitch, however, the stitching is a little further down.

Here again in red you can see a small "V" that is created with every single crochet. Here you have to pierce in between, as the yellow arrows show:

This is a little harder and you come out a little further down the back than normal, which also explains why the knit stitch feels so tight. The single stitch is made around more than just the two normal mesh links.

In contrast to normal double crochets, where the beginning of the round shifts slightly to the right with each new round, here it goes in the other direction and the work tilts to the left.

I like the stitch structure that is created with the knitting stitch very much - but note that you can only crochet in the round here. Since you have to turn the work when crocheting in rows, a completely different stitch pattern would result, and to be honest I don't even know where exactly to pierce if the small "V" is on the back of the work!

It becomes especially pretty with knitting stitches if you make individual stitches in a different color. That looks like little hearts:

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And this is how it works:

The last stitch in the old color is not finished:




... but already finished with the new color:



Since we only want to make a single stitch in red, only the thread is fetched, but this is not finished crocheted either:




... but finished with the original color, with gray:



You still don't see anything of the fact that it looks like a mini heart, that only happens in the next round, when it is crocheted on again in the knitting stitch, but in the other color.



The color that is currently not required is carried along with the crocheting by crocheting over it as with the tapestry technique.


I hope my explanation has made the knitting stitch understandable to you and I hope you enjoy trying it out! 😊
In the next few days I will have the instructions for a cell phone pouch and wrist warmer where the cuff is crocheted in a knitting stitch.
Until then: have fun crocheting!