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Once you’ve mastered this really simple stitch, you should check out our Easy Crochet Soap Saver Tutorial, which uses the Suzette Stitch.
Items made using Suzette Stitch also have a lovely, dense fabric without holes, which is great for spa products and anything you want to be really warm and cosy. I’ve also found that the denseness works really well when making crochet baskets, or anything you want to hold its shape well.
It’s basically done by crocheting one single crochet stitch and one double crochet stitch in the same stitch, and then skip the next stitch. In the next stitch you’ll once again do one single crochet and one double crochet stitch, then skip a stitch and continue.
Yarn – any yarn is fine, but I find the stitch definition shows up really beautifully when you use cotton yarn. In this tutorial I’m using Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton Yarn, which I love because it really does show off the stitch definition, and is very sturdy for items that are going to be washed a lot.
Crochet hook – use whatever size is recommended for the yarn weight you’re using. When making spa items – washcloths and soap savers – I tend to go down in hook size just a tiny bit so I get a really dense fabric, which works well when using the cloths.
That’s just optional, though. If you are making a blanket, or anything else you’d like to have a bit more drape, you may want to go up half a size. Just try out a few combinations until you find one that works for you.
In this tutorial I’m using my trusty Clover Amour hook in a size 4mm (US size G). These are pretty much the only hooks I ever use, and trust me, I’ve tried every brand there is! I just find their brushed aluminium tips allow the yarn to glide really smoothly over the yarn, and the soft handles are the only ones that don’t give me wrist and shoulder pain if I’m on a crocheting marathon session!
Please note that I use US terminology throughout in this tutorial.
Starting Chain – this is the first set of chain stitches you make to work into, which will end up creating the very foundation row of your finished item. If you need help making a starting chain, there are lots of excellent online video tutorials you can search for.
Single Crochet – this is called double crochet in the UK.
Double crochet – this is called treble crochet in the UK, and, again, if you need a quick refresher, there are hundreds of online video tutorials available online. I’ll be making some myself soon, so be sure you subscribe so you don’t miss out on new tutorials and patterns coming soon!
That’s it! All you need to know how to do is to chain, single crochet and double crochet – yes, it sounds easy, and that’s because it is!
Start by making a slip knot on your hook and then chaining an even number of chains. In this tutorial I’ve done 22.
In the 2nd chain from the hook (don’t count the loop that’s actually on the hook) make one single crochet stitch.
In that very same stitch, make one double crochet stitch.
SKIP the next chain stitch.
In the following stitch make one single crochet and one double crochet stitch.
SKIP the next chain stitch and repeat along the row until there are 2 stitches remaining.
Skip the 2nd to last chain, and crochet just one single crochet into the last chain stitch.
Turn your work and chain one.
In the very 1st stitch, the one with the turning chain 1, do one single crochet stitch and one double crochet stitch.
SKIP the next stitch. In the next stitch (this will be on top of a single crochet from the previous row) crochet one single crochet stitch and one double crochet stitch.
Continue to repeat this along the row until you have 2 stitches remaining in the row.
Skip the 2nd to last chain, and crochet just one single crochet into the last stitch.
Turn your work and chain one.
Repeat Row 2 until you’ve achieved your desired length.
So, there you go, now you have mastered the beautiful Suzette stitch! Let me know in the comments what you’re planning on making using this stitch. Also let me know if you have any questions at all, I’m happy to help.
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