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The Key Tab Stitch :: Crochet Stitch #167

How to Crochet the Key Tab Stitch
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About This Stitch Pattern

This crochet tutorial will help you learn how to crochet the key tab stitch. This stitch creates a dense but delicate pattern with a lot of texture. The key tab stitch would be great for afghans, scarves and baby blankets!

[Video] Stitch Pattern Tutorial

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Techniques Used in this Stitch

Stitch Pattern Details

Skill Level


Row Repeat


Stitch Repeat

Multiple of 4 + 6

Stitch Pattern Instructions

Foundation Chain:Multiple of 4 + 6

  • Row 1: (Right Side): work 1 cluster into 5th ch from hook (1dc, 1ch formed at beg of row), 1ch, skip 2ch, 1sc into next ch, *3ch, 1 cluster into next ch, 1ch, skip 2ch, 1sc into next ch; rep from * to last 2ch, 2ch, 1dc into last ch, turn.
  • Row 2: 4ch (count as 1dc, 1ch), 1 cluster into first 2ch sp, 1ch, *1sc into next 3ch sp, 3ch, 1 cluster into same sp at last sc, 1ch; rep from * to last ch sp, 1sc into last ch sp, 2ch, 1dc into 3rd of 4ch at beg of previous row, turn.
  • Repeat row 2 until you have reached your desired length.

Stitch Pattern Swatch Photos

Example of the Key Tab Stitch. (Reversible)
Example of the Key Tab Stitch. Reversible (Click for Larger Image)

Stitch Pattern Attributes

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