Braid Crochet Stitch Tutorial

Discover the timeless elegance of the Braid Crochet Stitch – a versatile technique that adds sophistication to your handmade projects.


Braid Crochet Stitch Tutorial

The Braid Crochet Stitch

The Braid Crochet Stitch is characterized by its interwoven pattern that mimics the appearance of braids. This stitch introduces an element of texture and depth, making it perfect for a variety of projects, from cozy blankets to stylish accessories. The careful combination of stitches creates a stunning visual effect that captures the eye and elevates the overall aesthetic of your crochet work.

While the Braid Crochet Stitch may seem intricate at first glance, fear not! With a bit of patience and practice, you’ll find yourself mastering the art of creating these beautiful braids. Online tutorials, crochet communities, and detailed patterns can serve as valuable resources on your journey to mastering this elegant stitch.

Scroll down for the free step-by-step tutorial.

Braid Crochet Stitch Tutorial

Video Tutorial for the Braid Crochet Stitch:

MATERIALS:

  • your favorite yarn and hook combination

SKILL LEVEL:

  • Intermediate beginner – the maker should know and be comfortable with basic crochet stitches first.

TUTORIAL NOTES:

  • chain 1 does not count as a stitch
  • this stitch is a one-row repeat
  • start with any multiple of 2

STITCHES USED AND ABBREVIATIONS:

  • ch/chs = chain/chains
  • yo = yarn over
  • st/sts = stitch/stitches
  • sk = skip
  • sp = space
  • dc = double crochet

Instructions for the Braid Crochet Stitch:

This tutorial is just for a practice swatch. However, if you’re a confident crocheter and want to just jump into making a project (dishcloth, scarf, etc.) then go for it!

Step 1: Start by making a ch of any multiple of 2. I started with 20.

Step 2: Locate the 5th ch from the hook.

Step 3: Work one dc in the 5th ch from the hook. Ch 1.

Step 4: Now, locate the ch right before the double crochet you just made.

Step 5: Work one puff st in that ch. So, yo, insert your hook into the ch and pull up a loop 5 times. You will have many loops on your hook.

Step 6: Yo and pull through all the loops.

Step 7: Ch 1.

Step 8: Skip the next ch.

Step 9: Work one dc in the next ch and ch 1.

Step 10: Now, go back and work a puff st into the skipped ch.

Step 11: Ch 1.

Step 12: Repeat steps 8-11 to the end of the row, ending with a dc in the very last ch. Row 1 is complete.

Step 13: Ch 3, turn. This space counts as the first ‘ch 1 space’. You will skip this space at first.

Step 14: Working into the spaces between the puff sts from now on, you will make one dc in the next ch 1 space (between the puff sts). Ch 1.

Step 15: Now, go back to the first space and work a puff st into that space. Ch 1.

Step 16: Working into the next space, work one dc and ch 1.

Step 17: Now, go back to the previous space and make a puff st. (You will be sharing this space with the dc in this same space) Ch 1.

Step 18: Continue to repeat steps 16 – 17 to the end of the row.

Step 19: To make the edges even, work one more dc in the very last space. Row 2 is complete.

Step 20: Continue to repeat row 2 until your practice swatch is your desired size

Don’t worry if your work is curling. This is normal and will straighten out as you add more rows.

Ready to bring the allure of the Braid Crochet Stitch to your own creations? Consider incorporating it into your next project for an added element of style. Whether you’re creating a stunning afghan, a cozy shawl, or even experimenting with smaller accessories like headbands, the Braid Stitch is sure to leave a lasting impression.

Braid Crochet Stitch Tutorial

What will YOU make using this stitch? Did you make a practice swatch? Did you just go for it and make a project with it? Either way, I’d love to your work! Please do share and tag me @spottedhorsedesignco on social media. I absolutely love seeing all your makes ❤️

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