How to Crochet the Suzette Stitch
Today’s stitch tutorial makes such a great crochet texture. I love using easy crochet stitches to make my work look just a little better without too much fuss. One of the best stitches to do that is the Crochet Suzette Stitch. Using only single crochet and double crochet, the Suzette stitch makes such a lovely, reversible texture. I’ll be sharing a simple spa washcloth with the Suzette Stitch soon, and I’m sure I’ll use it again in the very near future!
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The Suzette Stitch looks absolutely fantastic in this shade of coral, doesn’t it? I love that the pattern is just a two stitch repeat. No complicated fussing or counting stitches! But it still makes a huge effect on the look of your of your finished crochet piece. I can see myself using this in a headband pattern, some slouchy legwarmers, or any number of projects!
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Let’s get started! Here’s what you’ll need:
Materials for Crocheting the Suzette Stitch:
- Scrap amount of worsted weight yarn. For this tutorial, I’m using Peaches ‘n Creme yarn in Ocean Coral, but any cotton yarn (like Lion Brand Kitchen Cotton) will do for a spa washcloth or dishcloth (I used less than half for one spa cloth), and a practice swatch would look great in Red Heart Soft.
- For this tutorial, I’m using an H8 5.0mm Clover Soft Touch ergonomic hook. The set is definitely worth investing in!
Feel free to substitute the yarn and hook of your choice! I have a fairly average tension, so I usually use the hook size recommended by the manufacturer.
Dc: double crochet
Sc: single crochet
Suzette Stitch Instructions:
Begin by chaining an odd number of stitches, plus one more for your turning chain. You’ll end up with an even number of chains.
Row 1: (Sc, dc) in second ch from hook. *Sk 1, (sc, dc) in next ch.* Repeat * to * across the row.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn. *Sk 1, (sc, dc) into sc from previous row.* Repeat * to * across the row.
Repeat row 2 until you’ve reached your desired length, or you feel comfortable with the stitch.
Suzette Stitch Crochet Photo Tutorial
Now that you’ve read through the instructions, let’s break it down into more workable steps. If you notice an extra yarn tail coming along for the ride, that’s my special way of working in my yarn tail. You can read more about the Locked Loop Ends method HERE.
First, start with your chain- remember you want an even number of chains.
Next, you’ll skip one chain (your turning chain) and place both a sc and a dc into the second chain.
Skip the next chain. Working into the one after that, make a sc and a dc.
Continue across the row in this fashion. Skip 1, (sc, dc) in the next chain.
Your last set of (sc, dc) stitches will be placed into the final chain.
Next, you’ll chain one and turn. Remember that you skip the first stitch (a double crochet) and work your (sc, dc) into the single crochet of the previous row.
Continue your Suzette Stitch pattern across this row. You’ll be skipping each double crochet, and working both a single crochet and a double crochet into the single crochets of the previous row.
That’s really it! From here you should have no problems completing a simple project using the Suzette stitch crochet texture. It’s fairly straightforward, but if you’re like me and tend to mix things up, here are some helpful hints to help you better understand how to crochet the Suzette stitch.
Tips for Understanding the Crochet Suzette Stitch
The basic repeat of the Suzette Stitch Crochet pattern is (sc, dc) into the stitch from the previous row. Because we are skipping every other stitch, you won’t end up increasing.
Always work your stitches into the single crochet. This will help you remember to skip the first stitch of the second row. It also ensures you’ll end your row in the first stitch of the previous row, avoiding any pesky gaps in the work.
Your initial chain count will always equal the stitch count of your rows. This happens because while you subtract one for the turning chain, you will place two stitches into the last chain, adding one stitch. Neat, huh?
One more thing I do to save time in the end is using the Locked Loop End method for weaving in my yarn tail. I never weave in more than one end for projects like this! That’s why there’s an extra loop of yarn in the tutorial.
You can check out the handy Facebook Live video below that features the Suzette Stitch Washcloth pattern I made from this tutorial swatch!
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