Greta Stitch – Photo tutorial

I have been asked by some people lately, to provide a better explanation of the Greta Stitch I used for my Greta’s Blankie Pattern, which I have posted on this blog some years back already.

Therefore I have decided to write photo tutorial πŸ™‚

The stitch is actually not difficult itself, but I understand that reading a written pattern can get tricky somehow, so i hope this will help.

Here is the stitch I am talking about

"Greta stitch"... Photo tutorial coming soon!

As you can maybe already notice, it is nothing else than a 3dctog (3 double crochet stitches worked together), which repeatedly worked on the wrong and right side produce this kind of wavy pattern.
Using a relatively think yarn and a hook slightly bigger than it would call for, will also give to the end product this soft and “spongy” look.

In this case, I have worked a yarn that calls for a 3-4 mm hook, with a 6 mm hook instead.

Now, on to the photo tutorial. You will find two kinds of directions, since the first row (after the foundation chain) is worked differently than the rest of the pattern.

If you have any questions, please feel free to comment below and I will get back to you asap!

Greta Stitch photo tutorial

GRETA STITCH

by Giulia Pezzi

PATTERN IS WORKED ON A MULTIPLE OF 3 PLUS 2

Greta Stitch Photo tutorial - STEP 1

ROW ONE – first row after having crocheted the foundation single crochet chain

yarn over, insert hook into 3rd chain from hook

ROW TWO (displayed in picture) – second row after having crocheted the previous one

yarn over, insert hook into *GS* cluster from the previous row

Greta Stitch Photo tutorial - STEP 2

ROW ONE – first row after having crocheted the foundation single crochet chain

yarn over

ROW TWO (displayed in picture) – second row after having crocheted the previous one

yarn over

Greta Stitch Photo tutorial - STEP 3

ROW ONE – first row after having crocheted the foundation single crochet chain

pull up a loop

ROW TWO (displayed in picture) – second row after having crocheted the previous one

pull up a loop

Greta Stitch Photo tutorial - STEP 4

ROW ONE – first row after having crocheted the foundation single crochet chain

yarn over, pull yarn through 2 loops

ROW TWO (displayed in picture) – second row after having crocheted the previous one

yarn over, pull yarn through 2 loops

Greta Stitch Photo tutorial - STEP 5

ROW ONE – first row after having crocheted the foundation single crochet chain

2 loops left on hook

ROW TWO (displayed in picture) – second row after having crocheted the previous one

2 loops left on hook

Greta Stitch Photo tutorial - STEP 6

ROW ONE – first row after having crocheted the foundation single crochet chain

Repeat steps 1-4 inserting hook in the next chain, 3 loops left on hook

ROW TWO (displayed in picture) – second row after having crocheted the previous one

Repeat steps 1-4, 3 loops left on hook

Greta Stitch Photo tutorial - STEP 7

ROW ONE – first row after having crocheted the foundation single crochet chain

Repeat steps 1-4 once more, inserting hook in the next chain, 4 loops left on hook

ROW TWO (displayed in picture) – second row after having crocheted the previous one

Repeat steps 1-4 once more, 4 loops left on hook

Greta Stitch Photo tutorial - STEP 8

ROW ONE – first row after having crocheted the foundation single crochet chain

yarn over, pull yarn through all 4 loops, chain 1

ROW TWO (displayed in picture) – second row after having crocheted the previous one

yarn over, pull yarn through all 4 loops, chain 1

psssss! if you click on the pictures you will get redirected to a bigger version on Flickr! enjoy! πŸ˜€

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3 thoughts on “Greta Stitch – Photo tutorial

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  3. This looks like a lovely blanket. I don’t seem to be able to grasp it thought.. Could you possibly do visual video for us to follow as I think I need to see how you do it from start to continuing the pattern and then to finish.
    Thanks

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