The Camel Crochet Stitch, also known as the Camel Stitch, is a textured crochet stitch that creates a unique and raised fabric. It gets its name from the way the stitches are worked around the “hump” or “bump” of the previous row’s stitches. This stitch is commonly used in various crochet projects to add depth and a plush texture to the finished piece.
Here’s a basic description of how to work the Camel Crochet Stitch:
- Yarn of your choice
- Appropriate crochet hook for your yarn
- Foundation Row: Start by making a foundation chain with a multiple of two stitches.
- Row 1: Single crochet (sc) in the second chain from the hook. Skip the next chain. Work a camel stitch into the next chain. Repeat the sequence between the asterisks until the end of the row.To work a camel stitch: Insert your hook under the “hump” or “bump” of the single crochet stitch in the previous row (the one you skipped), from front to back. Yarn over and pull up a loop, making sure to keep the loop a bit loose. Yarn over again and pull through both loops on the hook. This completes one camel stitch.
- Row 2 and beyond: Chain 1 (does not count as a stitch). Work a camel stitch in the first camel stitch of the previous row. Repeat the camel stitch in each camel stitch across the row. Single crochet in the last stitch of the row.
- Repeat Row 2: Continue repeating Row 2 for the desired length of your project.
- Finishing: When you’re ready to end your project, fasten off the yarn and weave in any loose ends.
- The Camel Crochet Stitch is known for its tight and textured appearance. This makes it a great choice for creating warm and cozy blankets, scarves, hats, and other cold-weather items.
- It’s important to keep the loops of the camel stitches slightly loose to achieve the desired texture. If the loops are pulled too tight, the stitch pattern might not show as well.
- You can experiment with different yarn colors to enhance the stitch’s visual impact and create beautiful color patterns.
Remember that crochet terminology can sometimes vary, so it’s a good practice to consult the pattern you’re working with for any specific variations or instructions. Enjoy crocheting with the Camel Crochet Stitch!