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This tutorial will teach you how to crochet the carrot stitch which is perfect for borders, blankets, hats, scarves, baskets and so much more.
It’s almost Spring. As we are transitioning from Winter to Spring, the flowers are starting to bloom, the ground is thawing out and the crocheters are getting ready to crochet anything else, but hats, scarves, and blankets. Am I right? Well, let’s get ready for Easter now so we are ready when it’s time to celebrate.
This Carrot Stitch can be added to any project you like. I can see it on the edge of an Easter basket. Or even a border on a blanket. Let’s be real, they can take a long time and we continue to crochet them all year long, no matter the theme.
This makes this stitch so special. It’s easy and can be used for so many different projects.
To make it easier, I created a written as well as a video tutorial for this stitch. So no matter how you learn new stitches, you will be able to learn this one easily and quickly.
Did I mention it’s easy? lol Yes, it sure is. You simply need to know how to crochet the single crochet and double crochet stitches.
If you love learning new stitches, you might also love these crochet patterns:
If you want to learn even more stitches, then this collection will be perfect for you. It even comes with VIDEOS – lots of them – for each stitch!
How to Crochet the CARROT Stitch Written Tutorial
You will need 3 different colored yarn. I picked orange for the carrot, green for the leaves and grey for the dirt. Feel free to pick any colors you like. I also used a corresponding crochet hook for the worsted weighted yarn I used.
- In order to crochet the Carrot stitch, first, crochet 3 rows of single crochet stitches (for this example I have 15 stitches per row). Next, you will crochet 1 sc in each of the next 3 stitches, **finish the last stitch with grey, then change to orange. *Go down 3 rows, insert the hook into that stitch and pull up the orange yarn, yarn over, and repeat this process from * 2 more times all in the same stitch. Now, yarn over with grey and pull through all the loops. 1 sc, in the next stitch and repeat from ** Finish the row with just sc. Turn
- Crochet an Alternative Turning chain (or a chain of 3 and skip the first stitch), 1 dc (finish the last yarn over and pull through with green), *yarn over (to make a dc) insert the hook through the orange carrot, yarn over and pull through and finish the dc, chain 1, 1 more dc in the same stitch. Now repeat from * for all the leaves for the carrots. During the last green dc, finish the stitch with grey. Place 1 dc in grey in the remaining stitches in that row. Turn
- Now crochet 1 sc in each grey stitch and between the leaves and between the set of leaves (so between the carrots) so you end up with 15 sc’s again (for this example).
- Now you can repeat the process from step 1 as many times as you wish.
If this written tutorial was not clear enough, please watch the video tutorial below for a more detailed visual representation.
Crocheting the Carrot Stitch
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If you would like to try out other carrot stitches, try this version from my friend Linds from Winding Road Crochet.