The Marshmallow Stitch – Pattern Description
The Marshmallow Stitch is the pattern to try if you want to give your work a beautiful 3D texture.
Its 3D effect and unique look can be intimidating, but it’s honestly not complicated. The pattern is mainly made up of double crochet variations and clusters, and the construction is relatively easy.
This adorable pattern works great for blankets and wearables that need a thick and fun fabric. It looks good in a single color and stunning in multiple colors.
Scroll down for the step-by-step written and photo instructions and the video tutorial I made for those of you who are visual learners.
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- Multiples of 8chs plus 2chs
- 2-row repeat
- Acrylic DK Yarn
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- 4mm crochet hook
Multiple Color Use
- When using 2 or more colors, you could either carry the yarn or cut the yarn after every row
Pattern written in US terms using Craft Yarn Council abbreviations.
- st(s) – stitch(es)
- ch(s) – chain(s)
- sk – skip
- yo- yarn over
Front Post Double Crochet 5 Together (fpdc5tog) – *yo, insert hook, from front to back and around the dc post below, yo, pull up a loop, yo and pull through only the first 2 loops on the hook* x 5, yo and pull through all 6 loops on the hook, ch1
Front Post Double Crochet 10 Together (fpdc10tog) – *yo, insert your hook, from front to back and around the dc post below, yo, pull up a loop, yo and pull through only the first 2 loops on the hook* x 10, yo and pull through all 11 loops on the hook, ch1
- ch1 at the end of each row does not count as a stitch
- stitches contained within ** are the repeat section for that row
- the section between ( ) is crocheted in the same stitch or chain space
Starting Chain: This pattern requires you to chain multiples of 8 + 2. My starting chain is 42chs.
Row 1: sc in 2nd chain from the hook, *ch3, sk3, sc in next*, repeat from * until the end of the row, turn.
Row 2: ch3 (counts as a dc), *(5dc) in next ch3 space*, repeat from * until you crocheted in last ch3 space, dc in last stitch, ch1, turn.
Row 3: sc in first stitch, *ch3, fpdc10tog, ch3, sc in the space between the groups of 5dc below*, repeat from * until the end of the row (at the end, you sc in the space between the 5dc and the ch3 made on Row 2), turn.
Row 4: ch3 (counts as a dc), *(5dc) in next ch3 space*, repeat from * until you crocheted in last ch3 space, dc in last stitch, ch1, turn.
Row 5: sc in the first stitch, fpdc5tog, ch3, sc in the space between the groups of 5dc below, *ch3, fpdc10tog, ch3, sc in the space between the groups of 5dc below*, repeat from * until you have 1 group of 5dc left, ch3, fpdc5tog, sc in the space between the group of 5dc and the ch3 you made on Row 4
Repeat Rows 2-4 until you have the desired length
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