The Faux Crochet stitch pattern (“Fake Crochet” in French) is an easy to knit and textured lace stitch; ideal for knitting light Summer garments or for Spring and Autumn layering.
I love it, especially for a wrap or a blouse…
Top tip: The smaller the needles, the better!
First I knitted a swatch (shown on the pics below) using cotton yarn (worsted weight yarn) and 4.5 mm needles (US 7), and yet the holes were still too big… too open for my liking.
So I tried with smaller needles (3.5 mm / US 4), and the result is just perfect. More texture and much better definition : )
CO: Cast on
WS: Wrong side
RS: Right side
YO: Yarn over
s2kp2: Slip 2 stitches at once knitwise, knit the next, pass the 2 over.
BO: Bind off.
Faux Crochet knitting stitch pattern
CO multiples of 3 + 5 (i.e.: 3*6=18+5=23 puntos).
1º Row (RS): K every st.
2º Row: P every st.
3º Row: K1, yo, *s2kp2, [yo] twice*. Repeat from * across, ending with s2kp2, yo, K1.
4º Row: P3, *[K1, P1] into the double yarn over, P1. Repeat form the * across, ending with P2.
Repeat these 4 rows until the desired length is reached. BO knitwise after a 4th row.
And don’t forget to block the work to get a flat garment and a defined pattern!
And this is how the wrong side of the work looks:
Enjoy the video tutorial:
PS: Looking for more easy lace stitches? Find the whole list here.