The Thicket Stitch is a fun and easy crochet stitch set that offers great texture. Great for crocheting everything from washcloths to cardigans, let’s learn how to crochet the Thicket (Suzette) Stitch with this written and video tutorial!
How to Crochet the Thicket Stitch
The Thicket Stitch (aka the Suzette Stitch) is great to use for everyday crochet and is definitely beginner-friendly. In fact I like this stitch so much, I may end up using it in a cardigan pattern or an afghan! This is much easier to crochet than you might think.
To crochet the this stitch we need to start with an even number of chains. It doesn’t matter how many, just that the number is even. Grab your hook and yarn and let’s do this!
To start the Thicket Stitch
1. Chain an even number of chains.
2. In the second chain from the hook, make a single crochet and a double crochet.
3. Skip the next chain, and in the following chain again make a single crochet and a double crochet. Skip the next chain, and repeat the sequence for the remainder of the row.
4. When you get to the end, skip the second to last chain and place just one single crochet in the last remaining chain.
Yay! You have now completed your first (foundation) row and are ready to continue on.
To continue the Thicket Stitch
5. Chain one and turn your work.
In the first stitch (should be the last single crochet from the previous row) make one single crochet and one double crochet. Skip the next stitch and, in the next stitch, make one single crochet and one double crochet. Repeat this sequence to the end of the row. When you get to the end, skip the second to last stitch and place just one single crochet in the last stitch.
Repeat step 5 until the piece is as tall as you’d like. Yes, really. That’s it!
Helpful tips when crocheting the Thicket Stitch
Once you have established the stitch pattern (ie: you are on or past step 5), each set of (sc, dc) should be placed in a single crochet from the previous row. (The single crochets look shorter/smaller than the double crochets.)
Are you a visual learner? Watch the VIDEO tutorial for this stitch below!
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