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Close Scallops Stitch [FREE Crochet Stitch Pattern]

The Close Scallops Stitch pattern is another interesting stitch pattern to learn. This stitch is quite popular and fairly simple to memorize and master, making it ideal for those who are new to crocheting.

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Similar to the Open Scallop Stitch, the Close Scallop Crochet Stitch also needs a multiple of 6 chains plus 1 for the foundation chain.

If you are not familiar with how to crochet the Open Scallop Stitch, we have a great step-by-step tutorial that you can find here: Open Scallop Stitch.

You can make the scallops or “fans” by working four doubles into one stitch, skipping two stitches, then anchoring the scallop with a single crochet.

In fact, this stitch is fairly flat and creates beautiful fan-like patterns that will give your fabric a very attractive texture. This feature makes it a great choice for a variety of projects, especially baby garments and accessories.

Additionally, the close scallops stitch pattern is a reversible stitch pattern, which also makes it an excellent choice for projects that have both sides exposed, like afghans or baby blankets.

So, if you’re a new crocheter who would like to try an easy yet mesmerizing pattern, this stitch is definitely for you.

It is important to note that this stitch pattern is using US crochet terms. In fact, the term single crochet is not used in UK crochet patterns. Single crochet is called double crochet in UK terms.

You can learn more about the differences between US and UK terms in this article here: Crochet Terms: The Differences between US vs UK Crochet Terms Explained.

Techniques Used for Close Scallops Stitch Pattern

Abbreviation   

Description 

Tutorials

ch

chain     

sc

single crochet

dc

double crochet

sp

space

ch sp

chain space

See below.

Working Into A Chain Space (ch-sp)

A double crochet stitch is being worked into a one chain space.

The hook is inserted into the space below one or more chains. Here, a double crochet stitch is being worked into a one chain space (ch-1 sp).

Crochet Instructions – Step by Step

Multiple: 6 stitches plus 1 for the foundation chain.

Step 1 Row 1
1.

2 dc in 4th ch from hook.

2.

skip 2 ch.

3.

1 sc in next ch.

Step 2 Row 1 Continuation

1.

* skip 2 ch.

2.

4 dc in next ch.

3.

Skip 2 ch.

4.

1 sc in next ch.

5.

Rep from * to end.

6.

Turn.

Step 3 Row 2

1.

Ch 3.

2.

2 dc in first sc.

3.

Skip 2 dc.

4.

* 1 sc between 2nd and 3rd dc of next group.

5.

Skip 2 dc.

6.

4 dc in next sc.

7.

Skip 2 dc.

8.

Rep from * ending 1 sc in sp between last dc and ch-3.

9.

Turn.

Step 4
1.

Repeat Step 3.

Crochet Chart for Close Scallops Stitch

For those who prefer a visual representation of a crochet stitch pattern, I have included a crochet diagram for your reference.

Stitch Key

Symbol 

Abbreviation

ch

dc

sc

Close Scallops Stitch Chart

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