Today I want to show you one of my absolute favourite crochet stitches: the Thicket Stitch. Now, the Thicket Stitch often gets passed over because it is considered a beginner’s crochet stitch because it’s a simple one row repeat. But I love this stitch for it’s wonderful texture, versatility and it’s simplicity. This stitch can be a bit of a chameleon and it’s part of what I love about it. When I say chameleon, I mean that you can use the same stitch and with a slight variation, have it look completely different. Every time I use this stitch in a design, even though I’ve done so multiple times, I always get asked “what stitch is that?!” I think you’ll love having this simple but versatile crochet stitch in your tool box. So grab your hooks, grab your yarn and let’s learn how to crochet the Thicket Stitch.
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You can use any hook and yarn combination with this stitch but today I’ll be using a Furls Odyssey 5.5mm crochet hook and a Brava Worsted Weight Yarn from We Crochet. You can mix up your hook and yarn weights to change up the look of this stitch and have it look a bit lacier if you wish. This stitch is wonderful for fast and easy crochet blankets! In fact, my first crochet blanket design I published uses this stitch. Check out my Striped Thicket Stitch Blanket Pattern and give it a try to practice this stitch.
Check out my How to Do the Crochet Thicket Stitch video tutorial here:
Starting Chain: Chain any even number of stitches. For my example here, I’ve done a chain of 20.
Row 1: SC in the second CH from the hook. DC in the same CH. *Skip 1 CH and place 1 SC and 1 DC stitch in the next CH* Repeat the instructions in the ** until 2 CHs remain. Skip 1 CH, SC in the last CH. CH 1 and turn your work.
Row 2: (SC, DC) in the first ST, *skip the next ST, (SC, DC) in the next ST* repeat instructions in the ** until 1 ST remains. SC in the last ST.
Repeat Row 2 until you’ve reached your desired length.
That’s it! It’s super easy right? This stitch looks amazing as dishclothes, blankets, garments, pillows and more! Changing colours every few rows gives this stitch a totally different look and I just love the versatility! Here are some free crochet patterns you can use to practice the this stitch: