This is a fun and easy crochet lotus stitch tutorial that contains written instructions as well as a video tutorial.
I am so excited to be bringing you the crochet lotus stitch tutorial and teach you how to crochet this fun stitch!
This stitch essentially belongs to the family if crochet shell stitches. It is a group of stitched worked into the same stitch.
That means the bottom is pulled together whereas the top of the group of stitches fans out like a shell.
I have previously released a tutorial for the Free Lacy Shell Crochet Stitch Tutorial which is based on the same principle.
Both the lacy shell and crochet lotus stitch are a variation on the standard crochet shell stitch. The lacy shell stitch omits a couple of stitches from the group of five and replaces them with chain spaces to open the stitch up.
The crochet lotus stitch then goes further and replaces the standard double crochet stitch with a puff stitch.
Isn’t it great that one simple concept of grouping five stitches into one can have so many different variations!
How do you crochet lotus stitch?
Firstly, I simply love the name of this stitch. I am only assuming but this stitch most likely got its name from the lotus flower.
The three puff stitches create a very good crochet version of the flower.
As I mentioned above, the crochet lotus stitch is a variation on the classic crochet shell stitch.
It groups five stitches into one so that the bottom if pulled in together and the top flares out giving it a nice shell or fan shape.
The variation is to replace the standard double crochet stitches with puff stitches. Secondly, you omit two puff stitches and replace them with chain spaces.
Trying to replace five double crochet with five puff stitches would get a little tight on space.
Crochet Lotus Stitch Video Tutorial
I have also filmed a step by step video tutorial for the visual learners. You can find it on my YouTube Channel.
For this stitch to work out you will need to chain multiples of 6 + 2 chain stitches.
ch- chain stitch
sc- single crochet
puff st – puff stitch – (yarn over, insert hook and pull up loop) 3 times, yarn over and pull through 6 loops on the hook
ch-sp – chain space
Chain 14 for a quick swatch.
Row 1: starting in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc, * miss following 2 sts, (1 puff st, 2 ch, 1 puff st, 2 ch, 1 puff st) into the next ch, miss 2 sts, 1 sc in next; repeat from * to end, turn.
Row 2: 2 ch (counts as first part of puff st), (yarn over, insert hook and pull up loop) twice, yarn over and pull through 6 loops on the hook (1st puff st made), 2 ch, 1 puff st in same st, miss following (1 puff st, 2 ch-sp), 1 sc into the next puff st, * miss following (2 ch-sp, 1 puff st), work (1 puff st, 2 ch, 1 puff st, 2 ch, 1 puff st) into the next sc, miss following (1 puff st, 2 ch-sp), 1 sc into the next puff st, miss following (2 ch-sp, 1 puff st), work (1 puff st, 2 ch, 1 puff st) into last sc, turn.
Row 3: 1 ch (does not count as a st throughout), 1 sc in same st, * miss following (2 ch-sp, 1 puff st), work (1 puff st, 2 ch, 1 puff st, 2 ch, 1 puff st) into the next sc, miss following (1 puff st, 2 ch-sp), 1 sc into the next puff st; repeat from * to end working the last sc into top of first puff st, turn.
This beautiful crochet lotus stitch combined both texture and open spaces so it is a great versatile stitch to use in your crochet projects.
You can use it for various crochet projects. Use stronger cotton yarn and smaller hook for a sturdy items like baskets, cushion covers, rugs or table runners.
You could also use this stitch for garments and accessories. Because the finished fabric is a little more bulky, you can use this stitch for fall or winter garments.
Items like jackets, cardigans and sweaters will look stylish and full of texture.
If you choose thinner yarn and a larger hook, the finished fabric will have a lot more drape and movement. In this case you could use it for lighter pullovers or accessories like shawls and wraps.
It is a versatile stitch to use, you just have to be mindful what stitch and yarn weight you are choosing for the desired effect.
I hope you enjoyed this crochet tutorial. I have more free crochet tutorials that you might enjoy right here on the blog.
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