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This crochet tutorial will teach you how to crochet the beautiful Catherine’s Wheel Stitch. A photo and video tutorial
As it is winter time, I really enjoy using colors that reflect the season. Blues, whites and light blue colors come in mind that represent ice and snow and cold winter weather. They make you want to cozy up with a blanket in front of the fireplace and enjoy the time with family while the winds are strong and snow is falling. Or in my case, rain is falling.
As I was very curious about how the name “Catherine’s Wheel” came about, I really wanted to tell you the story behind it after I found out about it. But it is too gruesome and I don’t want to ruin your mood. I will tell you this much, it definitely has to do with a wheel. But how the name was attached to this stitch, I do not know. Besides that it looks like wheels, I don’t see a direct connection.
But in a more positive thoughts, I believe that the Catherine’s Wheel Stitch really looks like a huge flower garden. It makes me think of the time my family and I visited the rose gardens in Germany. My parents love roses and have hundreds of different kinds and colors.
The smell of roses or flowers and the beauty of sitting on a bench make me dream of so many romantic movies I have watched. I am a true romantic and love roses just as much as my parents do which is why I created a crochet Rose pattern as well. If you are interested in more Stitch Tutorials, I have a huge list also.
Speaking of crochet again, the Catherine’s Wheel Stitch is ideal for so many different projects. You can easily use it for blankets, scarves, bags and so much more. In fact, in just a few days I have a hat pattern using this stitch coming out. So try to learn this stitch using the below tutorial, so you are ready to make the hat when the pattern is released.
The Most Important Part of all: Catherine’s Wheel Stitch Photo Tutorial
Chain a multiple of 10 plus 6 plus 1 for the turning chain. Next, starting from the 2nd ch from the hook, crochet 1 sc in the next 2 chs. *Then skip 3
Start with crocheting 2 sc’s in the first 2 sts, then ch 3. After that *crochet a 7 dc cluster over the next 7 sts (see the video below if you don’t know how to do a cluster). Ch 3 and crochet 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts and ch 3. Repeat from * until you have 4 sts left where you crochet a 4 dc cluster. Turn.
Crochet an alternative turning chain and 3 dc in the same st. Then *crochet 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts. After that crochet 7 dc’s in the same st which is the top of the cluster from the previous row. Repeat from * until you have 2 sts left where you crochet 1 sc in each. Change colors during the last st. Turn.
Crochet an alternative turning chain that you don’t finish (just a sc – see video for more details) and 3 dc in the next 3 sts, all together as a cluster (equivalent to a 4 dc cluster). Ch 3 and crochet *1 sc in each of the next 3 sts. Ch 3. After that crochet, a 7 dc cluster over the next 7 sts, then ch 3. Repeat from * until you have 2 sts left where you crochet 1 sc in each. Turn.
Crochet 1 sc in the next 2 sts. *Then skip 3 sts, and crochet 7 dc’s in the next st. Skip 3 sts and then crochet 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts. Repeat from * until you have 4 sts left. Skip 3 sts and then crochet 4 dc’s in the last st. Change colors during the last dc. Turn
Now repeat rows 2 through 5 as many times as you need to finish your project. It really makes such as beautiful texture and picture when you finish it.
If you had any trouble with the above photo tutorial, I highly recommend for you to check out my below video tutorial for the Catherine’s Wheel Stitch. It is very detailed and shows every step.
The Break-Through Moment: Video Tutorial for the Catherine’s Wheel Stitch
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