Creating the Dragonfly Stitch in crochet can result in a beautiful and delicate lace-like pattern that resembles the wings of dragonflies. This stitch is perfect for adding intricate details to your crochet projects, such as shawls, blankets, or even clothing. Here’s a free pattern and description of how to crochet the Dragonfly Stitch:
- Yarn of your choice (choose a weight that suits your project)
- Crochet hook that matches your yarn weight
- Yarn needle for weaving in ends
Step 1: Foundation Chain Start by making a foundation chain with a multiple of 7 chains, plus an additional 4 chains for turning. For example, you can chain 25 for a small sample swatch.
Step 2: Row 1
- Skip the first 4 chains (these will count as your first double crochet and a chain-1 space).
- In the 5th chain from your hook, make a double crochet (dc).
- Chain 1.
- *Skip the next 2 chains, then in the next chain, make 5 double crochets (5 dc) all in the same chain.
- Chain 2.
- Skip the next 2 chains, then in the next chain, make 1 double crochet (dc).*
- Repeat from * to * across the row until you have 3 chains left.
- Skip the next 2 chains, then make 1 double crochet (dc) in the last chain.
- Turn your work.
Step 3: Row 2
- Chain 3 (counts as your first double crochet).
- In the chain-2 space from the previous row, make 2 double crochets (2 dc), chain 2, and make 2 more double crochets (2 dc) all in the same space (this creates a shell).
- In the next chain-1 space, make 1 double crochet (dc).
- Repeat from * to * across the row until you reach the last chain-1 space.
- In the last chain-1 space, make 1 double crochet (dc).
- Make 1 double crochet (dc) in the top of the turning chain from the previous row.
- Turn your work.
Step 4: Repeat Row 2 Repeat Row 2 until your project reaches the desired length.
Step 5: Finishing Once you’re satisfied with the length of your Dragonfly Stitch pattern, fasten off your yarn, leaving a tail for weaving in the ends. Use a yarn needle to weave in any loose ends.
This pattern creates a lovely and delicate dragonfly-inspired lace. You can experiment with different yarn colors and weights to achieve various effects. Enjoy incorporating the Dragonfly Stitch into your crochet projects!