I am a crocheter through and through, but I am also a sucker for the look of knitted stitches. For today’s Scarf Week scarf, it’s a blend of both looks.
The stitch is called a Camel stitch, and is probably my new favorite crochet stitch of ever. I love it so much, my next two scarves after this one will feature the stitch as well, but with variations.
I first learned about the stitch from the fabulous and amazing crochet blogger Stephanie from All About Ami. She provides great instruction on how to crochet in the third loops, which is how the camel stitch comes together.
Today’s pattern is a smaller cowl version of her Triple Luxe Cowl pattern….which is a must crochet btw. It is gorgeous with a capital G! Once you’ve learned how to camel stitch from Stephanie, you’ll be ready to complete this pattern. (Note: A camel stitch can also be called a knitted- v stitch which is what she calls it…so don’t let that confuse you.)
Alright! Let’s get going…
MATERIALSSuper Bulky Category 6 Yarn – 2 skeins or about 135 total yards* N15/10.00 mm hook yarn needle * I used about a skein and a half of Wool-Ease, Thick and Quick in Grey Marble from Lion Brand Yarns.
4 x 4 inch square = 6 stitches x 6 rows
ABBREVIATIONSch – chain sl st – slip stitch hdc – half double crochet
That’s all there is to it!
Camel stitches are a cinch to work up, with really pretty results.
Oh and the back side, or inside, looks almost like purl stitches. I wish I had thought to take a picture of it. Maybe I’ll instagram about it this weekend (I’m @deliacreates).
I don’t know if you have noticed, but the scarves are getting incrementally more complicated as Scarf Week continues. We started with a fast, chunky infinity scarf great for beginners, a simple fur cowl made from all hdc stitches, and now a slightly more challenging (but still super simple and easy) camel stitched cowl. Come back tomorrow to see how I throw in some color changes and a different variation to this camel stitch!