How to crochet the decorative column stitch

Today's stitch is called the decorative crochet column stitch and is very interesting. It comes under the umbrella of a fabric stitches and as so has a rather consistent texture even if, this stitch in particular, is made lighter by the empty spaces that give it a certain delicacy. We are avid admirers of this stitch because, looking at it closely, it's reminiscent of a silent and magnificent cloisters with columns that are found at the centre of monasteries and convents. With their long shadows that move silently in the corridors and between the arches.

The yarn chosen for the crochet column stitch is Cleopatra in cotton and linen, ideal for an elaborate stitch like this. On the shop you can find many other beautiful colors.

Now let's get going.


Tutorial: how to crochet the decorative column stitch

MATERIALS
Cleopatra yarn col. Cobalt 100 g / 3.5 oz
Crochet hook n° 5 EU / H-8 US

Cleopatra - 100 g - The Classics Collection
Orchid
1 pc. € 12,17
Cleopatra - 100 g - The Classics Collection
Purple
1 pc. € 12,17
Cleopatra - 100 g - The Classics Collection
Cobalt
1 pc. € 12,17
Cleopatra - 100 g - The Classics Collection
Dark
1 pc. € 12,17

DIFFICULTY LEVEL
Easy

METHOD

We work off chain stitches in multiples of 8 + 7. 

Row 1 (we work from the wrong side): chain 4 (1 initial double crochet + chain 1), skip 6 chains starting from the hook, crossed double crochet 3, that is skip again 1 chain, double crochet 1 in each of the 2 following chains, then from left to right double crochet 1 in the previously skipped chain, wrapping also the 2 double crochets just stitched; *chain 1, miss 1 chaindouble crochet 1 in the 3 following chainschain 1skip 1 chaincrossed double crochet 3*, repeat from * to * until the last 2 chains, finish with chainskip chaindouble crochet 1 in the last chain
row 2: chain 4 (1 initial double crochet + chain 1), skip the arc of 1 chain, *crossed double crochet 3, that is skip 1 double crochetdouble crochet 1 in each of the following 2 double crochets, then from left to right double crochet 1 in the previously skipped double stitchwrapping also the 2 double crochets just stitchedchain 1skip the arcdouble crochet 1 in relief taken from the front around each of the following 3 double crochetschain 1skip the arc of 1 chain*, repeat from * to * and finish with crossed double crochets, chain 1, skip the arc of 1 chain, double crochet 1 on the 3rd initial chain of the preceding row
row 3chain 4 (1 initial double crochet + chain 1), skip the arc of 1 chaincrossed double crochet 3, *chain 1skip the arc of 1 chaindouble crochet 1 in relief taken from behind around a each of the following 4 double crochetschain 1skip chaincrossed double crochet 3*, repeat from * to * and finish with chain 1skip 1 chain, double crochet 1 on the 3rd initial chain of the preceding row
row 4: repeat from row 2.


With reference to the right side, start with the part that precedes the first *, repeat from * to * for the whole row and finish with the part that follows the second *.

If you enjoyed reading how to make the decorative column stitch and you are a big fan of crochet, then we recommend that you also take a look at all the other crochet stitches that we have crocheted.

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