HOW TO Crochet the Woodland Stitch

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Keep reading to learn how to crochet the woodland stitch. This crochet stitch pattern might be known under other names. However like many of my other favorite stitches, I don’t remember where I first came across it. The Woodland stitch gives a lovely texture & quite a “romantic” & traditional crochet look. It is a fan stitch & it is quite easy.

If you have bought one of my crochet patterns, you might wonder how it is done. The pattern always offers written text in addition to charts, but now I will give you a lot of additional explanations. In addition there is a video of how to crochet this stitch on the bottom.

Today I suggest that you learn the stitch & then you should use it in a project! You can make you own project, but on the bottom of this post I have also included all crochet patterns that are using the woodland stitch.

HOW TO Crochet the Woodland StitchPin Pin

OTHER CROCHET STITCHES YOU MIGHT WANT TO LEARN:


Before you start learning the crochet stitch for this post, I want to share other crochet stitch tutorials from Joy of Motion. Just click the link & open them in new tabs to learn them later.

MATERIALS YOU’LL NEED TO LEARN THE WOODLAND STITCH:


Crochet Hook:

To follow this crochet tutorial you’ll need a crochet hook. When I crochet I usually use 2 types of crochet hooks. I’ve listed them below:

  • Knitpro – Symphonie Rose Crochet Hooks – My first choice as of now is the Symphonie Rose Crochet Hooks from KnitPro. They opened my world to wood hooks &  impressed me with their amazing lightness & how they feel in my hand. Even though they’re not padded, they never give me any strain while using them. I’ve only come across them in sets They are available here:
  • KnitPro – Waves Crochet Hooks – Are the crochet hooks I use almost as my favorite. They are padded hooks & are comfortable to crochet with.  They are a little heavier than wooden hooks, but the padded comfort is truly amazing. You can purchase these both in sets & alone. They are available here:
  • Love Crochet
  • Wool Warehouse
  • Wool Warehouse (set)
  • Amazon
  • Amazon (set)
  • Etsy

Yarn:

You’re going to need some yarn to follow this crochet tutorial to learn a new crochet stitch. I really do love purchasing my yarn online. Here’s my top yarn resources:

Crochet a blanket!

Use this crochet stitch pattern to crochet a blanket! Learn more about crochet blanket sizes & making one with any size crochet hook & yarn:

  1. Crochet Blanket Sizes
  2. Any Yarn & Hook Blanket Calculator
  3. Other Crochet Stitches for Blankets

HOW TO CROCHET THE WOODLAND STITCH – THE STITCHES YOU’LL NEED TO KNOW:


I have linked to the blog posts that are covering these quite easy stitches.

– Chain

– Single Crochet

– Double Crochet

– Half Double Crochet

If you know how to crochet them, you should be good to go to master this stitch.

HOW TO CROCHET THE WOODLAND STITCH – WRITTEN DESCRIPTION:


Work in rows:

                Row 1: Ch as many st as the pattern specifies.

Row 2 (preparation row): Sc in third ch from hook, ch 2, sc in same st, skip two st, *sc in next st, ch two, sc in same st*, repeat until end of row, end with hdc, turn.

Row 3: Ch 3, *dc 3 st in ch loop* repeat until end of row, end with dc in last st, turn.

Row 4: Ch 2, *sc in middle dc from last row, ch 2, sc in same stitch*, repeat until end of row, end with hdc, turn.

Repeat row 3-4.

Work in rounds:

                Follow the instructions as in rows. Start every round with ch 2 or 3 st. But end rounds with sl st in third ch from the beginning of the round, not hdc or dc. No need to turn.

Crochet Abbreviations

We try our best to include all crochet abbreviations in the list above for the crochet stitch pattern, but sometimes we may forget one or two.

Learn more about crochet abbreviations & find a complete list on our Crochet Abbreviations & Terms post.

HOW TO CROCHET THE WOODLAND STICH – VIDEO GUIDE:


This soundless video shows you how to crochet the Woodland Stitch.

Compare this With the written instructions & you should have a feel about how it’s done.

CROCHET PATTERN DESIGNS USING THE WOODLAND STITCH:


I hope you enjoyed learning how to crochet the Woodland Stitch. Comment below to let me know what you used the crochet stitch for, I’d love to see what you’ve made!

Janne Kleivset

Janne Kleivset

Founder, Crochet Pattern Designer & Owner of Joy of Motion Crochet.

Janne has helped millions of crocheters find their next crochet project with more than 250 free crochet patterns and 110 crochet tutorials on her blog.

With more than two decades of crochet experience, and crochet designing since 2011, she's been featured on multiple prominent sites such as Lion Brand Yarn, in crochet magazines and the OML "Make" book.

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