Crochet Smock Stitch Tutorial

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.

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Smock Stitch Beanie Crochet Pattern

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.

Ready to start crochet smock stitch

Ready to Start a Smock Stitch

Front Post Double Crochet the first two stitches in the sequence.

Front Post Double Crochet First Two Stitches

Front Post Double Crochet First Two Stitches

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.

Yarn Over

Yarn Over

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Insert hook, from back to front, between last stitch worked before smock stitch sequence and first FPDC stitch of sequence.

Next, insert your hook from front to back between the sixth (last) stitch of sequence and the next stitch.

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Insert hook from front to back between sixth (last) stitch of sequence and next stitch.

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Insert hook from front to back between sixth (last) stitch of sequence and 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.

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Yarn over and draw loop through from back side.

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Draw loop all the way to the back side where you originally 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.

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Complete Double Crochet Stitch. You should now have one loop left on hook.

Skip the next stitch (third stitch) of sequence, and Back Post Double Crochet the next (fourth stitch).

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Back Post Double Crochet fourth stitch in sequence.

Front Post Double Crochet the last two stitches to complete the Smock Stitch.

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Front Post Double Crochet last two sts to complete Smock Stitch

 

Ready to give it a go for yourself!?  Grab one of my Smock Stitch Patterns and get hooking!

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Smock Stitch Beanie Crochet Pattern

3 Comments On “Crochet Smock Stitch Tutorial”

  1. Melody- So I think I have the Smock stitch- but I’m having trouble next round trying to do the fpdc- can’t figure out how I will still maintain 112 stitches- looks like I’m decreasing. Please help- trying to make this for my grand daughter. thanks Julie

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    • Hi Julie! Are you making sure to work each of the six stitches you did the smock over? They get kind of bunched up and hard to see when you do the smock. You should have 2 Front Post, 2 Back Post, and then 2 Front Post again. It’s easy to lose one or two of the Back Post ones. Maybe could you e-mail a photo to melody@melodys-makings.com? I’m better at keeping up with my e-mail 🙂

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