Hey everyone! In today’s Crochet 101 lesson, I’m going to teach you how to make the granule stitch. This stitch is a good preparation in understanding how bobbles are constructed. The granule stitch has a knobby texture to it, that’s made using the picot stitch. You are working additional chains into these picots as part of a single crochet. The single crochet stitches help anchor the chain, which creates the tiny bobble effect.
For today’s tutorial, you will need worsted weight yarn (I’m using Red Heart Super Saver) and a size I-9 crochet hook (I’m using Clover Amour). The granule stitch looks great in a solid color, but feel free to change colors for a more interesting look. Learn how to change colors here. Gather up your supplies and let’s begin!
To begin, you will need a multiple of 4 plus 1 and then 1 more for the foundation chain. For the purposes of this tutorial, I am making 18 chains.
ROW 1: Make 1 single crochet into the 2nd chain from hook and in each stitch across. Chain 1 and turn.
ROW 2: Make 1 single crochet into 1st stitch. Working on the wrong side, *make 1 picot single crochet in next stitch. To make a picot single crochet, insert your hook into the next stitch and pull up a loop. [Yarn over and pull through 1 loop] 3 times (as for a chain 3). Yarn over and pull through both loops on your hook. Push the chain 3 to the back (right side) when working the next stitch.
Next, make 1 single crochet into the next stitch. Repeat from *to the end. Skip the turning chain, chain 1 and turn.
ROW 3: Make 1 single crochet into the first stitch and in each stitch across. Skip the turning chain, chain 1 and turn.
ROW 4: Single crochet into the 1st 2 stitches. *1 picot single crochet into next stitch and 1 single crochet in the next stitch. Repeat from * to last stitch, 1 single crochet into the last stitch. Skip the turning chain, chain 1 and turn.
ROW 5: 1 single crochet into the 1st stitch and in each stitch across. Skip the turning chain, chain 1 and turn.
That’s how to make the granule stitch! Repeat rows 2-5 until you have reached your desired length and to practice. The granule stitch might require some practice at first, but the more you practice, the easier it will become. Use this stitch to create some fun texture in your next crochet project.
I hope you enjoyed today’s tutorial on how to make the granule stitch. If you have any questions about today’s tutorial, please leave a comment below. I’d love to hear from you!
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