When I posted the Snuggle Stitch blanket I am making on Instagram, a few people asked me how to do the stitch, so here is a photo how-to, in case that inspires you to get snuggling too!
I have posted a LOT of pictures, but it’s just to give you a jolly good rundown on how to snuggle. As you an see, it’s just two TREBLE – skip two stitches – two CHAIN and repeat! The foundation chain is an even number – and any width you like…
I am using Australian/UK terminology in this tutorial (it differs from the US terminology, so note that!)
A few notes:
a) the edges of this will be a bit bumpy, but still pretty straight. You can leave as is, or you can crochet an edge around it, once done
b) I like to weave in ends with a needle, rather than crochet over loose ends, as it creates a neater finish and hides the ends more efficiently. You might like to do that too
c) I used DK/8ply acrylic yarn – in various brands – because I love bright colours
d) Stitches used in this project are: Chain Stitch and Treble Stitch
e) I used a crochet hook I found at the Camberwell Market, but I suggest using a 3.5mm or 4.0mm hook for this project, for best results!
A few more notes on colour:
In these pics you can see:
a) Snuggle Stitch in messy, glorious, random colours – particularly leaning to brights and whites
b) Snuggle Stitch in a neat three colour pattern choice and
c) Snuggle Stitch in minimalist white, with a row of neon pop, which would be a great way to continue on and make the neon truly sing. This idea of mostly ONE colour with pops of others would be beautiful if GREY was the mostly one colour, too.
How to Crochet A Snuggle Stitch Blanket
These photos are a basic guide for you to follow along with, and each one has some notes about what to do and when to do it.
This is an easy stitch to do – the volume of photos is to do with showing things clearly, rather than the difficulty of the stitch – so never fear!
It’s pretty much a pattern of two trebles, skip two stitches, two chain – and the trebles reach WAY down to stitches TWO ROWS BELOW! A bit like Larksfoot stitch. 🙂 Easy. Peasy.
Once you have crocheted 3 or 4 rows, you will understand the stitch and not even NEED this how to anymore! Simply follow the pattern in the previous alternating rows, if that makes sense! Copycat along!
I am not sure if this stitch has an official name, but my friend Natalie Mason thinks it looks like two people hugging, if you squint, so we are going with that, because the world needs more love – hence the Snuggle Stitch name.
Continue on by repeating Row 3 + Row 4 – over and over.
I hope this helped you to better Snuggle Stitch! Now I better get on with my blanket – which is only 1/5th finished – instead of making tutorials for my blog. 🙂