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The Rapids Stitch :: Crochet Stitch #149

How to Crochet the Rapids Pattern Stitch
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About This Stitch Pattern

This crochet tutorial will help you learn how to crochet the rapids stitch. This stitch creates a dense but delicate cluster pattern. The rapids stitch would be great for hats, blankets and scarves!

[Video] Stitch Pattern Tutorial

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Techniques Used in this Stitch

ch”]Chain Stitch
sc”]Single Crochet
dc2tog”]Double Crochet 2 Together
tr”]Treble
HC”]Half Cluster- work 1dc into each of next 3 sts until 1 loop of each remains on hook, yo and through all 4 loops on hook.
C”]Cluster – work 1dc into each of next 5sts until i loop of each remains on hook, yo and through all 6 loops on hook.

Stitch Pattern Details

Skill Level

Intermediate

Row Repeat

2

Stitch Repeat

Multiple of 6 + 3

Stitch Pattern Instructions

Foundation Chain:Multiple of 6 + 3

  • Row 1 (Right Side): Work dc2tog working into 4th and 5th ch from hook, *3ch, 1sc into next ch, turn, 1ch, 1sc into last sc worked, 3sc into last 3ch sp formed, [turn, 1ch, 1sc into each of the 4sc] 3 times, work 1 Cluster over next 5ch; rep from * to end but working Half Cluster at end of last rep, turn.
  • Row 2 4ch (count as 1tr), work 2tr into top of 1st Half Cluster, skip 3sc, 1sc into next sc, *5tr into top of next Cluster, skip 3sc, 1sc into next sc; rep from * to last dc2tog, 3tr into top of 3ch at beg of previous row, turn.
  • Row 3 3ch (count as 1dc), skip 1st tr, work dc2tog over next 2tr, *3ch, 1sc into next sc, turn, 1ch, 1sc into last sc worked, 3sc into last 3ch sp formed, [turn, 1ch, 1sc into each of the 4sc] 3 times, work 1 Cluster over next 5tr; rep from * to end but working Half Cluster at end of last rep placing lastdc of Half Cluster into 4th of 4ch at beg of previous row, turn.
  • Repeat row 2 and 3 ending with a 2nd row until you have reached your desired length.

Stitch Pattern Swatch Photos

Example of the Rapids Stitch. (Right Side)
Example of the Rapids Stitch. Right Side (Click for Larger Image)

Stitch Pattern Attributes

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