HOW TO CROCHET Bar Stitch: TOTALLY TEXTURED TUESDAY
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This week we are learning to crochet the Bar Stitch. Join us for our Totally Textured Tuesday series, where you’ll learn a new crochet stitch every week!

BQUEEN COLLECTION #TOTALLYTEXTUREDTUESDAY

Hi again! Makenzie from BQueen Collection sharing another Totally Textured Tuesday stitch for our 12 week series. I’ve handpicked my favorite 12 stitch patterns that are full of texture and dimension – no flatwork here! First, a quick a recap of what we’ve done so far:

Week 1: Single Crochet Back Loop Only (sc BLO)

Week 2: Blanket Stitch

Week 3: Even Moss Stitch

Week 4: Mini Basket Weave

WEEK 5: Crochet the Bar Stitch

An image of hands holding a wooden crochet hook and crocheting into a turquoise crocheted swatch with vertical lines of front post double crochet spanning up and down the swatch.

Now that you’ve had a chance to get used to FPdc (Front Post Double Crochet), let’s try spacing them out and working with stitches two rows below for a little for a different effect! The Bar Stitch is super simple, but creates a nice vertical texture.

We want to see it! If you try any of the stitches with us during the series, tag us @WeCrochetOfficial and @BQueenCollection AND use #totallytexturedtuesday so we can share!

MATERIALS

An image of a turquoise crocheted swatch with vertical lines of front post double crochet spanning up and down the swatch. A wooden crochet hook lays across the swatch, and a ball of yarn sits on the corner.

Any yarn or hook will do, but here is what I am using:

ABBREVIATIONS

  • ch: chain
  • dc: double crochet
  • rep: repeat
  • FPdc: front post double crochet
  • sc: single crochet
  • RS: right side
An image of a turquoise crocheted swatch (sitting diagonal across the image) with vertical lines of front post double crochet spanning up and down the swatch.

INSTRUCTIONS

Multiple: 3 + 3

Row 1 (RS): Ch to desired length, sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across, ch1, turn.

Row 2: Sc in each sc across, ch1, turn.

Row 3: 1sc into each of the first 2 sc, *FPdc around next sc 2 rows below, 1sc into each of the next 2 sc; rep from * to end, ch 1, turn.

Row 4: Sc in each sc across, ch1, turn.

Row 5: 1sc into each of the first 2 sc, *FPdc around next dc 2 rows below, 1sc into each of the next 2 sc; rep from * to end, ch 1, turn.

Repeat Rows 4 – 5 until desired measurement.

Now you have some experience in working rows below! Don’t be afraid to go in to that territory – there are a lot of awesome possibilities. Until next week…

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a photo of Makenzie of BQueen and her husband

Hi! I’m Makenzie from BQueen Collection and my husband I make custom wood crochet hooks while I also dabble in pattern design. We live in eastern Colorado, enjoy fishing and the outdoors, and have three young boys who keep us very busy (plus eight chickens because we eat soooo many eggs). We’d love to connect – follow us on Instagram @bqueencollection and see what we’re up to!


3 comments

  1. WENDY / July 10, 2020 / Reply

    Found a new stitch to use on my DISHIE for dishcloths.

  2. Cara D Mark / July 10, 2020 / Reply

    Hi there! Is there a video or recording of this stitch? I’m terrible at reading patterns 😭

    • Heather Mann / July 27, 2020 / Reply

      Hi Cara! We don’t have a video tutorial for this right now.

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