The Catherine’s Wheel stitch is a crochet classic!
I rate it intermediate but don’t be shy of a challenge, just be patient with yourself and practice before using it in a project.
I’m using Caron Simply Soft in light country peach and off-white for this sample with an H-5.00mm hook. Scroll to the end of the post if you want to skip straight to video instruction.
Start with 27 chains. Pattern repeat is 10 + 6 + 1. That means you can make a chain any multiple of 10, then add 6, then add one for the turning chain.
ROW 1: Work 1 SC in the 2nd CH from the hook. Work 1 SC into the next CH. *Skip over 3 chains, work 7 DC in the next chain. SKip 3 CH, 1 SC into each of the next 3 chains. Repeat from the * to the last 4 chains. Skip over 3 of them and work 4 DC into the very last chain on the row. Turn.
ROW 2: CH 1, 1 SC into each of the first two DC. *CH 3, work 7 double crochet together across the next 7 stitches.
(7dctog= Yarn Over, insert your hook, YO and pull through, YO and pull through 2 loops on hook, *YO and insert your hook into the next stitch, YO and pull through, YO and pull through 2 loops on hook. Repeat from * 5 more times. When you have 8 loops on your hook, YO and pull through them all.)
CH 3, 1 SC in each of the next 3 stitches, Repeat from * to last 4 stitches. CH 3, DC4tog across last 4 sts. Turn.
ROW 3: CH 3, 3 DC in first stitch, (turning chain counts a DC). *Skip 3 CH, 1 SC in each of the next 3 SC. SK 3 CH, 7 DC in the loop that closed the 7dctog, Repeat from * and end by skipping 3 CH, work 1 SC in each of the last 2 SC. Turn.
ROW 4: CH 3, DC3tog across the next 3 stitches, *CH 3, 1 SC in each of the next 3 stitches, CH 3, 7DCtog across the next 7 stitches, repeat from * to the ending 2 stitches. CH 3, 1 SC in last stitch, 1 SC in the top of the turning chain. Turn.
CH 1, 1 SC in each of the next 2 SC. *SKip 3 chains, 7 DC in closed loop of the 7dctog. Skip 3 chains, 1 SC in each of the next 3 SC. Repeat from * to the end, skip over the last 3 chains and work 4DC into the top of the turning chain from the row below. Turn.
Repeat rows 2-5 for the pattern to continue. And, change colors however you wish!
Video demonstration is available, watch below, or watch on YouTube.
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