Side Lean Stitch

Side Lean Stitch

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Side Lean Crochet Stitch

Side Lean Crochet Stitch

Side Lean Stitch

The Side Lean Stitch is similar to the concept of the Corner to Corner (C2C). The stitch counts are almost identical but this stitch doesn’t go from corner to corner. It works up in straight rows back and forth.

Like the corner to corner (C2C), the stitches create a texture raise and fall look. It’s pretty neat.

To Make Different Sizes

Multiple of 4 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.

Hook size and yarn doesn’t matter for this stitch. Just ensure the hook compliments the yarn gauge so it sits properly.

Side Lean Crochet Stitch

Side Lean Crochet Stitch

Recommended Pattern

Baby Sampler Afghan Pattern

Baby Sampler Afghan Pattern

This stitching pattern appears in the Baby Sampler Blanket. You can use that free pattern to help you. If you prefer to make different sizes using this stitch, just follow the multiple count above to customize your own design.

Ch 42.
Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each remaining ch across, turn—42 sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, [(sc, ch 2, 4 dc) in next sc (cluster made), sk next 3 sc] 10 times, sc in last sc, turn—10 clusters.
Rows 3–22: Ch 3, 4 dc in first sc, (sc, ch 2, 4 dc) in next 9 ch-2 sps, sc in last ch-2 sp, turn.
Round 23 (RS): Ch 3, [dc in next dc, hdc in next dc, sc in next 2 dc, sk next ch-2 sp, sk next sc] 9 times, dc in next dc, hdc in next dc, sc in last 2 dc, do not turn at end of row; work 3 sc in corner, working in ends of rows, work 41 sc evenly across side edge; work 3 sc in corner, work 41 sc evenly across opposite side of foundation ch, work 3 sc in corner; work 41 sc evenly across other side edge, work 3 sc in corner; join with sl st in top of beginning ch. Fasten off.

Video Tutorial for this Stitch

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.

9 thoughts on “Side Lean Stitch”

  1. Christian says:

    Can this pattern be used for a graphgan? If so, how would that work? I have a graph that is meant to be worked in single crochet that requires a chain of 84, so how would the initial chain count change for this stitch?

    1. Marina King says:

      I personally have never done a graphgan so I asked the rest of the team, the response was none have tried it, so they couldn’t honestly tell you if it would work or not.

  2. Robin says:

    Is there a YouTube video on this stitch? I cannot find it? I love learning from you, Mikey!!♥️

    1. Marina King says:

      If you type Baby Sampler Blanket on The Crochet Crowd page it should bring up all 4 videos used for the blanket, one should be the one you are looking for.

  3. Lana says:

    I am so happy I found this stitch as I’m going to make ear warmers with this pattern. Thank you

  4. Sherry says:

    I haven’t seen this stitch before. Looks interesting!

  5. Mary Ellen says:

    I have been looking for this stitch. So glad to have found it. Is there a video for the Baby Sampler Blanket?

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