How to crochet the Shuttle stitch

from Annalisa Chelli - 8 August 2020

Annalisa Chelli

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We’re back ready for a new knit stitch! Today’s one is the Shuttle crochet stitch with a solid texture and a prominent motif. Perfect for a blanket or a scarf. We’ve chosen the soft and lightweight Fluffy, a mohair and silk yarn, for this knit stitch. Here it’s in the colour Hydrangea but you can find loads of other colours on the shop.

Let’s get started.

crochet shuttle stitch

Let’s learn how to crochet the shuttle stitch

It’s done on a multiple of 4 + 3 foundation chains.

Round 1st: chain 1, skip 2 chains from the hook, 1 single crochet in each of the following chains
round 2nd: chain 1, 1 single crochet in each single crochet of the previous round
round 3rd: chain 3, * double crochet 1 in each of the following 2 stitches, 1 pineapple in relief [=(1 yarn over the hook, insert the hook from the front towards the back around the corresponding single crochet of the 1st round, 1 yarn over the hook and pull the loop out, pulling it to the height of the double crochet), repeat the part in the round brackets 1 more time, 1 yarn over and bind off 4 loops on the hook, yarn over 1 and bind off the last 2 loops, skip the corresponding stitch of the previous row], double crochet 1 in the following stitch *, repeat always from * to * finish off with 1 double crochet on each of the last 2 stitches
round 4th – 6th: chain 3, 1 double crochet on each stitch of the previous round
round 5th: chain 3, * 1 pineapple in relief (= around the double crochet of the 2nd round below, work as said for the previous pineapple in relief), 1 double crochet in each of the following 3 stitches *, 1 pineapple in relief, 1 double crochet on the initial stitch of the previous round
round 7th: chain 3, * 1 double crochet in each of the following 2 stitches, 1 pineapple in relief, 1 double crochet on the following stitch *, 1 double crochet on each of the last 2 stitches
round 8th: repeat from the 4th round.

Start with the part that comes before the 1st asterisk, repeat from * to * for all the round and finish off with the part which comes after the 2nd asterisk.

shuttle stitch tutorial - mohair and silk yarn

If you liked this stitch you might also like How to make a crochet Calendula flower too.

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