Flame Stitch Crochet Stitch Pattern

Show your colors with the Flame Stitch crochet stitch pattern! There are several variations of this stitch, but they are all great ways to use different yarn colors. Try it in vibrant hues, or more subtle gradient shades.

This pattern uses American crochet terminology. You’ll be using single crochet, double crochet, and long double crochet (also know as spike double crochet). Watch the video below for more details.

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You’ll need at least thee colors of yarn, in any weight, and a hook in an appropriate size for the yarn.  The yarn I’m using is Red Heart Chic Sheep by Marly Bird. I’m using a 5.5 mm Clover Amour crochet hook.

Flame Stitch

Flame Stitch stitch chart

Worked in three colors: A, B and C.

With A, chain a multiple of 4 + 2.

Set-Up Row 1 (WS): Working in back bumps of chains, sc in 2nd ch from hook, *ch 3, skip 3 ch, sc in next ch; rep from * across, changing to B on last st, turn.

Set-Up Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc throughout), *dc in next ch-space, skip 1 ch of foundation ch, dc in back bump of next foundation ch; dc in same ch-3 space**, ch 1; rep from * to last st, ending last rep at **, dc in last sc, turn.

Row 1 (WS): Ch 1, sc in first dc, ch 1, skip 1 dc, sc in next dc, *ch 3, skip (dc, ch 1, dc), sc in next dc; rep from * to last 2 sts, ch 1, skip 1 dc, sc in last st changing to C, turn.

Row 2: Ch 3, dc in next ch-1 space, *ch 1, skip 1 sc, dc in next ch-3 space, dc in next sc 2 rows below, enclosing the ch-3 and ch-1 spaces, dc in same ch-3 space; rep from * to last 3 sts, ch 1, skip 1 sc, dc in next ch-1 space, dc in last st, turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first dc, *ch 3, skip (dc, ch 1, dc), sc in next dc; rep from * across, changing to A on last st, turn.

Row 4: Ch 3, *dc in next ch-3 space, dc in next sc 2 rows below, dc in same ch-3 space; rep from * to last st, dc in last st, turn.

Repeat Rows 1-4, continuing in established A, B, C color sequence, for desired length. End with a RS row.

Last row (WS):  Ch 1, [sc in each dc and long dc, and long dc in sc 1 row below each ch-1 space] across. Fasten off. Cut other two colors.

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Free Crochet Pattern: Avery Hat

Lately I’ve been on a hat-making kick. Grab a ball of yarn, start crocheting or knitting and a couple of TV shows or a movie later, I have a hat.

OK, I’ll admit that sometimes it takes two movies to finish the hat, but they are still pretty quick.

Good news: I’ve been writing down the patterns as I work, so it should be easy to get them into shareable shape.

Bad news: My good intentions fail when it comes to photographing, preparing a stitch chart, and finalizing the pattern. I want things to be Just So, but that takes time and money!

More Good news: In 2017, I’m making a real attempt to shed some of my hang-ups about perfection (that is, not using a professional technical editor for free patterns). Let’s make a deal: I provide some patterns at no charge, and if you find any errors, you’ll let me know in a kind manner, and I’ll get them fixed. OK? Let’s get on with the hat!


Avery Hat

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I’ve long been a fan of Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride, a cozy singles (one-ply) blend of wool and mohair. It’s a heavy worsted weight, but it’s plenty lofty, so it crochets up into a warm hat that’s not too stiff. Work it in exuberant hues or in your favorite solid color. The unisex style will be a hit with everyone! The waffle stitch pattern uses a combination of chains, single and double crochet stitches, and front post stitches to create the texture.


Finished Dimensions

20” [51 cm] circumference to fit 22” [56 cm] head

Stitch Pattern CloseupMaterials

Worsted-weight yarn: 160 yds [146 m] total; approximately 109 yds of MC and 17 yds each of A, B and C

The sample used Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride (85% wool/15% mohair, 4 oz [113 g]/190 yds [173 m]):

1 skein each M-140 Aran (MC), M-149 Hawaiin Teal (A), M-155 Lemon Drop (B), M-157 Orchid Blush (C) for Version A

1 skein M-178 Warm Carmel for Version B

Size I-9 [5.5 mm] crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge

Gauge

Rnds 1-4 = 4” [10 cm] diameter
To save time, take time to check gauge. Seriously, gauge matters even for hats.


  
Instructions

With A, ch 4, join with slip st to form a ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc throughout), 11 dc in ring, join with sl st in top of beginning ch-3—12 dc.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in first st, (ch 3, skip 1 dc, sc in next dc) 5 times, ch 1, hdc in top of first sc—6 sc and 6 ch-3 spaces.

Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc in space formed by joining hdc, *FPdc in next sc, 3 dc in next ch-space; rep from * around, ending last rep dc in same sp as join, sl st in top of beginning ch-3—6 FPdc and 36 dc.

Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in first st, *ch 2, skip 1 dc, sc in next st; rep from * around, ending ch 1, sc in first sc—12 sc and 12 ch-2 spaces.

Rnd 5: Ch 3, *FPdc in next sc, 2 dc in next ch-space; rep from * around, ending FPdc in next sc, dc in same space as beginning ch-3, slip st in top of ch-3, slip st in next st—36 sts.

Rnd 6: Ch 1, sc in same st, *ch 2, skip 2 dc, sc in next st; rep from * around, ending ch 1, sc in first sc—12 sc and 12 ch-spaces.


Rnd 7:
Ch 3, dc in space formed by joining sc, *FPdc in next sc, 3 dc in next ch-space; rep from * around, ending FPdc in next sc, dc in same space as beginning ch-3, slip st in top of ch-3—48 sts.

Rnd 8: Ch 1, sc in first st, *ch 2, skip 1 st, sc in next st; rep from * around, ending ch 1, sc in top of first sc—24 sc and 24 ch-2 spaces.

Rnds 9, 11 and 13: Rep Rnd 5—72 sts.

Rnds 10 and 12: Rep Rnd 6.

Note: Do not change colors for solid color hat.

Rnd 14: Rep Rnd 6, changing to B on the last st.

Rnd 15: With B, rep Rnd 5 changing to A on the last st. Cut B.

Rnd 16: With A, rep Rnd 6 changing to C on the last st.

Rnd 17: With C, rep Rnd 5 changing to A on the last st. Cut C.

Rnd 18: With A, rep Rnd 6 changing to D on the last st.

Rnd 19: With D, rep Rnd 5 changing to A on the last st. Cut D.

Rnds 20-22: With A, work even in pattern.

Rnd 23: Ch 1, sc in each sc and 2 sc in each space around, slip st in first sc—72 sc.

Rnd 24: Ch 1, sc in each sc around, slip st in first sc. Fasten off.
Weave in ends.

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