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This is a free tutorial to crochet the Silt stitch. The tutorial has both step-by-step photos and a video tutorial.
One of my favorites. Not only the stitch itself but also stripes. WHY? Cause this stitch has a natural separation of 2 totally different rows which makes the stitch stripe-like. That also means, to make this stitch really stand out, it’s ideal to use two colors of yarn skeins when crocheting the silt stitch.
The Silt stitch is used for so many different varieties of patterns. It’s an ideal advanced beginner crochet stitch that allows you to test out increasing in the same stitch without increasing the number of stitches per row.
And the best part is, it only uses two basic crochet stitches: single crochet (sc) and double crochet (dc). So, are you ready to learn this fun stitch?
Table of contents
- Silt Crochet Stitch Alternatives
- How to crochet the Silt Stitch – Video Tutorial
- How to create the Silt Crochet Stitch – Photo Tutorial
- What Projects can I use the Silt stitch for?
- More Crochet Stitch Inspiration
- THE CROCHET CLUB – CROCHET PATTERN, TIPS & TUTORIAL VAULT
Silt Crochet Stitch Alternatives
After many years of crocheting the Silt Stitch, I came across many different alternatives of the Waffle Stitch. Does that mean one is the correct one and the rest are versions of the original? NO!
WHY? Because likely this stitch was created using different stitches. In order words, you may see the name “silt stitch” using different stitch patterns. I’ll focus on the one I know best and learned to love the most. But don’t be confused if you see different versions in the crochet world.
How to crochet the Silt Stitch
– Video Tutorial
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How to create the Silt Crochet Stitch
– Photo Tutorial
The silt stitch is made with a multiple of 3 plus 1 plus 2 (or 3+1+1 if you are using the alternative turning chain instead of a traditional turning chain).
In order to see the way the silt stitch is made, I used a different color, hook, and yarn for the pictures below. Also, I have a full video tutorial above on the silt stitch. Be sure to watch it if you have never made it before.
Starting from the 3rd ch from the hook place 1 dc in each st, ch 2, turn
OR if you use the Alternative Turning Chain (ATC) to make it prettier, start from the 2nd ch from the hook, 1 atc, 1 dc in each st, turn
*[1sc, 2 dc] in the same stitch, sk 2, repeat from *, finish with 1 sc, turn
I don’t do ch 1 turning chains, read here how to get smooth edges and skip the turning chains for sc and hdc.
1 ATC (or ch 3 and count as stitch), 1 dc in each st, turn
Repeat Silt Stitch Pattern
In order to see the full effect of this beautiful stitch, keep crocheting rows 2 and 3
What Projects can I use the Silt stitch for?
This silt crochet stitch would be an ideal stitch for a striped crochet blanket, especially for the winter. As the stitch has a natural separation of 2 different rows, using two colors and making the pattern really shine, would be ideal for a blanket.
Of course, you can use this stitch also for hats, scarves, and even cardigans, or any other crochet project you might want to make.
However, if you fancy a quick project just to try and practice the silt crochet stitch, you could make a quick dishcloth.
In fact, I used this beautiful silt stitch to make this gorgeous crochet silt hat pattern. It’s a quick and fun crochet project. Hope you give it a try.
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More Crochet Stitch Inspiration
- 30+ Easy Crochet Stitches for Blankets
- Blooming Shell Stitch
- Herringbone Double Crochet
- Waffle Crochet Stitch
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