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The Open Scallops Stitch is an interesting and versatile stitch that produces beautiful fan-like patterns. This stitch needs a multiple of 6 chains plus 1 for the foundation chain.
In fact, it is called Open Scallops because it is a looser version of the Close Scallop Stitch.
If you are not familiar with how to crochet the Close Scallop Crochet Stitch, we have a great step-by-step tutorial that you can find here: Close Scallop Stitch.
In addition, it makes use of special group stitches. The group of four doubles will now have an additional chain in the middle of it. Then, the groups are broken up by another group of stitches.
Moreover, with its more openwork network, it increases the drape of your fabric. This makes it an ideal stitch pattern for shawls, scarves, and wraps.
You can also stitch it in cotton and make your kitchen look fabulous with great-looking dishcloths and kitchen towels.
Furthermore, this stitch pattern will give you a unique look in different yarns. Whether you stripe it with multi-color or solid yarns, you are guaranteed to get fantastic-looking fabrics.
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.
If you want to learn more about the differences between US and UK crochet terms, check out this article: Crochet Terms: The Differences between US vs UK Crochet Terms Explained.
Techniques Used for the Open Scallops Stitch Pattern
Working Into A Chain Space (ch-sp)
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 sts, plus 1 for the foundation chain.
[2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc] in 4th ch from hook.
[2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc in next ch].
Rep from * to last 3 ch.
Wdc2tog working last leg in last ch.
Ch 3, skip 2 sts.
1 dc in next dc.
* [2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc] in ch-1 sp.
Rep from * working last leg in tch.
Repeat step 3
Special Stitch – Wdc2tog
(wide double crochet 2 together):
* yo, insert hook in next st.
yo, pull loop through.
yo, pull loop through first 2 loops * *.
skip next 3 sts.
Rep from * to * * in next st.
[yo, pull through 2 loops on hook] twice.
Crochet Chart for the Open Scallops Stitch
For those who prefer a visual representation of a crochet stitch pattern, I have included a crochet diagram for your reference.