Sledge Stitch Tutorial
**Below is a step-by-step picture tutorial for the sledge stitch, the concise written pattern is located at the bottom of this post**
Starting tomorrow and over the next few weeks, I will be launching our “In The Kitchen” line of patterns.
To kick this line off, I will be sharing a free pattern for each of the following; The Sweet Mint Washcloth, The Chamomile Tea Towel and The Earl Grey Pot Holder.
I hope to add more patterns to this line as our blog continues to grow over the next few months or so, but I cannot wait to share these patterns with you in the meantime!
To make all three patterns you will need a total of 5 skeins of Lion Brand’s 24/7 Cotton, a 3.5mm crochet hook and knowledge of how to work the sledge stitch.
Since every one of these patterns is completely made in the sledge stitch, I figured it might be helpful to share a little tutorial of how to work that stitch. This stitch works wonderfully for these patterns as it offers a bit of texture for the washcloth, looks beautiful for the tea towel and has little, to no gapping for the pot holder. It’s also INSANELY beginner friendly but looks very complex which is a win-win in my book!
You only need to know basic crochet knowledge of chaining, single, half double and double crochets to work this particular stitch.
To get started you will work a chain row in a multiple of 3.
Then, starting in the 2nd chain from your hook you will; half double crochet, and double crochet (into the same chain).
Skip 2 chains, and work a; single, half double and double crochet in the next chain.
Repeat this process across your chain row until you have one chain left.
Single crochet in the last chain, turn your work and chain 1.
In that very first single crochet from the previous row you will; half double and double crochet.
Then you will repeat the process of working a; single, half double, and double crochet into the next single crochet. (you will be skipping every double and half double crochet stitch, and working exclusively into the single crochets for the remainder of the pattern).
Repeat this process for the remainder of your pattern. You’ll fasten off at the end of your pattern and that’s all there is to it
sc= single crochet
hdc= half double crochet
dc= double crochet
fo= fasten off
The Sledge Stitch Pattern
- ch in multiple of 3
- starting in the 2nd ch from your hook (hdc, dc), *sk 2, (sc, hdc, dc) in next ch, repeat from * to last ch, sc in last ch, turn
- ch 1, (hdc, dc) in 1st sc, *sk dc and hdc, (sc, hdc, dc) in next sc, repeat from * across, sc in last, turn
- repeat row 3 for pattern, fo.
It’s really that simple! I hope you are able to find plenty of uses for this stitch, and stay tuned for our three upcoming patterns that utilize it!