The Suzette crochet stitch is surprisingly easy and a perfect "fancy" stitch for beginners. Use it in my free Suzette bag pattern!
I recently shared a free crochet tote bag pattern that is made entirely using this one, simple stitch--the Suzette stitch! This pattern is perfect for beginners who want to move on from scarves and washcloths, but don't want to have their head buried in a pattern while they crochet.
Once you master this one stitch, you'll be well on your way to crocheting your own modern tote bag!
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How To Crochet the Suzette Stitch - Written Instructions
This stitch is worked on a foundation chain in multiples of 2. (This means you’ll end up with an odd number of stitches to work with because one chain will be lost to turning.)
Row 1: (1 sc, 1 dc) into second st from hook, *skip next st, (1 sc, 1 dc) into next st; repeat from * to last 2 st, sk 1 st, 1 sc in last st; turn.
Row 2: ch 1, (1 sc, 1 dc) into first sc, sk next dc, *(1 sc, 1 dc) into next sc, sk next dc; repeat from * to end finishing with 1 sc in turning ch; turn.
Repeat Row 2 for pattern.
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