Catherine Wheel Stitch

Catherine Wheel Stitch

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Catherine Wheel Stitch

Catherine Wheel Stitch

Catherine Wheel Stitch

The Catherine Wheel Stitch is one of my ultimate favourite crochet stitches. I love how the stitches are tighter together and the circles it leaves behind leaves me with a sense of pride at the end of the project.

This article will have the written and video format for this stitch. The written instructions consist of 5 lines before the repeat pattern kicks in. It’s due to the circles locations. I explain this thoroughly in the video tutorial.

Written Instructions

You will need at least 2 colours of yarn to work with. Even more if you prefer to have even more colours. This particular afghan looks really effective using 3 or more colours.

See video instructions for learning how to do the TOG DEC stitches.

To Make Different Sizes

Multiple of 8 sts + 2.

Remember the + number at the end of the sentence means that you are to add chains at the very end to maintain the pattern as written.

Chain Length – Sets of 8 + 2 (see paragraph above)

  1. Sc 2nd ch from hook and next chain. *skip 2 chains, put 7 dc into next chain. Skip 2 chains, 1 sc into each of the next three stitches. Repeat * across. Final two stitches left over should be 1 sc into each. Fasten off yarn. Turn.
  2. Fasten on new colour. Ch 3, 3 dc tog dec, ch 3. 1 sc into next 3 stitches. *Ch 2, 7 dc tog dec, ch 3, 1 sc into next three stitches. Repeat * Across. Final semi circle is ch 2, 4 dc tog dec, ch 1. Turn.
  3. Ch 3, 3 dc into same stitch where the ch 3 started. 1 sc into next 3 sc stitches on the row below. *7 dc into middle of the next Catherine Wheel Stitch, 1 sc into next 3 sc stitches from the row below. Repeat * across. Final 1/4 circle is 4 dc into the middle of the Catherine Wheel. Fasten off.
  4. Fasten on new colour. Ch 1 sc into same stitch, sc into next stitch. *ch 2, 7 dc tog dec, ch 3, 1 sc into each of the next 3 stitches. Repeat * across. Final two stitches are 1 sc into each. Turn.
  5. Ch 1, 1 sc into the same stitch and the next stitch. *7 dc into middle of the next Catherine Wheel Stitch, 1 sc into next 3 sc stitches from the row below. Repeat * across. Final 2 stitches are 1 sc into each.
  6. Repeat rows 2 – 5 over and over until you get to the desired length of project you want.

Video Tutorial (Right & Left)

Mikey, aka Michael Sellick, of The Crochet Crowd, started this online journey back in 2008. A mere hobby in trying to reach out to others as he was mentally struggling with his own issues. His goal was simple, find others in the yarn communities, like him, that have a common interest.

The journey and main baby of the whole idea started with a YouTube Channel and then in 2011, an official website was developed. Michael is not only the face of The Crochet Crowd but also the working engine behind the crowd in self-taught programming, social media and so much more.

Enjoy the stitching journey. Life is short, enjoy this wonderful hobby and all of the learning opportunities that come with it.