Sieve stitch an easy crochet stitch pattern that you can use as an all-over fabric or mix-and-match it with other stitch patterns. It uses only chains and single and double crochet stitches.
I’ve sampled it here in the wonderful color-changing Schoppel Wolle Zauberball. You can see the green shading taking place in the swatch. This is a sock-weight yarn which creates a lovely drape in this openwork pattern.
What will you make with Sieve Stitch?
Chain a multiple of 3 + 2.
Set-Up Row (WS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook, *ch 3, skip 2 ch, sc in next ch; rep from * across, turn.
Row 1: Ch 1, sc in first sc, 4 sc in next ch-sp, 5 sc in each ch-sp to last ch-sp, 4 sc in last ch-sp, sc in last sc, turn.
Row 2: Ch 5 (counts as dc, ch 2 here and throughout), skip 1 sc, sc in next sc, ch 3, skip 4 sc, sc in next sc; rep from * to last 2 sc, ch 2, dc in last sc, turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first dc, 2 sc in next ch-2 sp, 5 sc in each ch-3 sp across, 2 sc in last ch-2 sp, sc in 3rd ch of ch-5 turning ch, turn.
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *ch 3, skip 4 sc, sc in next sc; rep from * across, turn.
Rep Rows 1-4 for pattern.
dc: double crochet
sc: single crochet