Learn how to crochet a stitch that looks just like knitting! In this quick crochet tutorial, I’m going to be showing you how you can get a knit effect in your crochet work without picking up two needles!
All you need for this crochet knit-stitch tutorial is your crochet hook and some yarn.
Continue to read through some of the things you can make with this knit-like crochet stitch or scroll down for the step-by-step photo + video tutorial.
Crochet a Knit Stitch
One of my favorite things about crochet is learning new stitches and techniques. I especially love creating crochet stitches that look like knitting.
Today’s easy tutorial will show you how you can create a knit-like effect by using basic crochet stitches. So if you know how to half double crochet and slip stitch, you’re good to go!
Crochet Stitch That Looks Just Like Knit Ribbing
One of the great things about this crochet knit-stitch is that you can use it for many different crochet projects. For example, you can use this stitch to create a ribbing effect in your project or use it as a border on crochet blankets.
This knit-like crochet stitch would also work great for crochet beanies. You could create a border using this stitch and then use another stitch to complement it.
Here are some other crochet stitches that look like knitting:
- Waistcoat Stitch
- Single Crochet Slip Stitch
- Half Double Crochet Back Loop Only
- Granite Stitch
- Tunisian Crochet Knit Stitch
Stitch Abbreviations (U.S. terms):
ch – chain: Yarn over, pull through loop on hook.
sl st – slip stitch: Insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull through stitch and loop on hook.
hdc – half double crochet: Yarn over, insert hook into stitch, yarn over and pull through stitch. Yarn over one more time and pull through last three loops on hook.
hdc sl st – half double crochet slip stitch: yarn over, insert hook into stitch, yarn over and pull through stitch and all loops on hook.
Note: there is no multiple required for this stitch pattern.
To start this stitch, chain any number and start with one regular row of single crochet.
For row two, you want to start of by creating an uncompleted half double crochet and finishing it off by making a slip stitch in the back loop.
So it goes as follows: yarn over, insert hook into stitch, yarn over and pull through stitch and all loops on hook.
Continue repeating this stitch to create a knit like effect in your crochet projects.
What do you plan on making with this stitch?
Other pretty crochet stitches you might like
- Shell Stitch Tutorial / 2. Reverse Blanket Stitch / 3. Triple Puff Lotus Stitch / 4. V-Stitch Tutorial
I hope you enjoyed this fun quick knit-stitch tutorial!