The Wattle Stitch is another paired stitch that you can use to make beautiful, tightly textured fabrics that both beginners and more experienced crocheters will enjoy working on.
In fact, it’s a simple and easy stitch that is fully reversible, making it ideal for baby blankets, scarves, afghans, and other projects with both sides exposed.
This tutorial will show you how to make the Wattle Stitch. You will learn how to link a single crochet and a double crochet with a chain. Actually, once the foundation row is set up, it becomes much quicker to work the pattern..
However, take care to check that you have the right number of groups of stitches at the end of the row, and that you don’t miss working into the turning chain.
This stitch pattern is using US crochet terms. You can learn more about the differences between US and UK terms in this article: Crochet Terms: US and UK Terms Differences Explained.
Techniques Used for the Wattle 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: 3 stitches + 2, plus 1 for the foundation chain.
Skip 2 ch (counts as 1 sc).
* (1 sc, ch 1, 1 dc) in next ch, skip 2 ch.
Rep from * to last ch.
1 sc in last ch.
Ch 1 (counts as 1 sc), skip first sc and next dc.
* (1 sc, ch 1, 1 dc) into next ch sp, skip next sc and next dc.
Rep from * to last ch sp.
(1 sc, ch 1, 1 dc) into last ch sp.
Skip last sc, 1 sc in tch.
Repeat Step 3.
Crochet Chart for the Wattle Stitch
For those who prefer a visual representation of a crochet stitch pattern, I have included a crochet diagram for your reference.