Crochet Bar Stitch Tutorial

Crochet Bar Stitch Tutorial – The stitch is super simple, but creates a nice vertical texture, it is a lovely design to crochet baby blankets with while watching TV, have you tried my rib baby blanket.

Use different colour blocks with solid colours or pretty variegates.

crochet bar stitch tutorial

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The finished effect produces a close pattern with vertical bars coming down the front of your work. The back will be a smooth look single crochet (dc for UK) stitch.

bar stitch

It can be crocheted in any ply, I have used King Cole Comfort DK (light worsted #3 for USA) yarn and a 4.50mm hook for the samples, for blankets I would suggest a #4 worsted (Aran) yarn and larger hook size.

two bar swatches

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crochet bar stitch tutorial

Crochet Bar Stitch Tutorial UK

Abbreviations UK
ch.    Chain
dc.    Double Crochet
tr.     Treble Crochet
rpt.   Repeat

fptr.  Front Post Treble Crochet
Work tr around the front post of the stitch

Base of ch. Work in first stitch

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variegate stitch

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UK INSTRUCTIONS:

Made in multiples of 3.

I started with a chain length of 36, (RS) 1dc into 2nd ch from hook, 1dc into each ch to end. Turn. (35dc)

2nd Row – 1ch, 1dc into stitch at base of 1ch, 1dc into each dc to end. Turn.

3rd Row – 1ch, 1dc into stitch at base of 1ch, 1dc into next dc, work fptr around dc on 2 rows below (see pic), * 1dc into each of next 2dc, fptr around dc 2 rows below, * rpt from * to * until last 2dc, work 1dc into each dc. Turn. Fasten off.

wip bar

Join in colour 2.

4th Row – 1ch, 1dc into stitch at base of 1ch, 1dc into each stitch to end. Turn.

5th Row – 1ch, 1dc into stitch at base of 1ch, 1dc into next dc, work fptr around tr on row below, * 1dc into each of next 2dc, fptr around tr on row below, * rpt from * to * to last 2dc, 1dc into each dc. Turn.

Rpt 4th & 5th Rows until required length, changing colours every four rows.

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USA format below:-

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bar stitch

Crochet Bar Stitch Tutorial USA

Abbreviations USA
ch.     Chain
sc.     Single Crochet
dc.     Double Crochet
rpt.    Repeat

fpdc. Front Post Double Crochet
Work dc around the front post of the stitch

Base of ch. Work in first stitch

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straight edge

USA INSTRUCTIONS:

Made in multiples of 3.

I started with a chain length of 36, (RS) 1sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1sc in each ch to end. Turn. (35sc)

2nd Row – ch1, 1sc in stitch at base of ch1, 1sc in each sc to end. Turn.

3rd Row – ch1, 1sc in stitch at base of ch1, 1sc in next sc, work fpdc around sc on 2 rows below (see pic), * 1sc in each of next 2sc, fpdc around sc 2 rows below, * rpt from * to * until last 2sc, work 1sc in each sc. Turn. Fasten off.

wip bar

Join in colour 2.

4th Row – ch1, 1sc in stitch at base of ch1, 1sc in each stitch to end. Turn.

5th Row – ch1, 1sc in stitch at base of ch1, 1sc in next sc, work fpdc around dc on row below, * 1sc in each of next 2sc, fpdc around dc on row below, * rpt from * to * to last 2sc, 1sc in each sc. Turn.

Rpt 4th & 5th Rows until required length, changing colors every four rows.

crochet bar stitch tutorial

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