When writing my patterns up in both a crochet and a knit version, I can sometimes run across a challenge. Transferring stitches from one to the other doesn’t always work, and can take some creativity on my part.
This was exactly the trouble I had when I decided to write up a Smock Stitch Beanie pattern. The smock stitch is a gorgeous knit stitch that I’ve always been in love with…..but I’ve never seen a crochet version! Perhaps I just haven’t looked in the right places, and it’s out there somewhere. I’ve never been able to find it though.
So I set out to create a crochet version of this lovely knit stitch. The gorgeous texture that I came up with will be featured in a couple of my upcoming patterns, including this Smock Stitch Beanie Crochet Pattern.
Since I created this stitch, I wanted to be sure to create a tutorial to accompany the patterns that use it. Hopefully this tutorial comes in helpful and you love the stitch as much as I do! Let me know what you think ♥
Here’s a quick little video to reference:
Follow your pattern up until the point that it specifies to complete a smock stitch.
Your smock stitch will be worked over the next six stitches.
Front Post Double Crochet the first two stitches in the sequence.
Next, you’ll do a yarn over before inserting your hook, from back to front, between the last stitch worked before starting the smock stitch sequence, and the first FPDC stitch in the sequence.
Next, insert your hook from front to back between the sixth (last) stitch of sequence and the next stitch.
Yarn over and draw a loop through from the back side, all the way back to the back side where you first started.
You should now have three loops on your hook. Complete the Double Crochet Stitch by doing a yarn over, pulling through two loops, and then doing another yarn over and pulling through two loops.
Skip the next stitch (third stitch) of sequence, and Back Post Double Crochet the next (fourth stitch).
Front Post Double Crochet the last two stitches to complete the Smock Stitch.
Ready to give it a go for yourself!? Grab one of my Smock Stitch Patterns and get hooking!