Last Summer (2019) I came across an awesome stitch that I absolutely love for lace and Summer designs! This stitch is called the Y-Stitch. The Y-stitch consists of 3 parts – a treble crochet stitch, a chain stitch and a double crochet stitch. The combination of these 3 stitches is what creates the awesome Y-stitch.
I first used this stitch to create my very first garment design – The Sweet Summertime Vest – can be found HERE. A lightweight lace vest perfect for warmer days.
Follow along below with the picture tutorial to find out how you can create this awesome stitch to use in your very own projects.
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Stitches/Abbreviations: US Terms
- ch – chain
- st – stitch
- sk – skip
- dc– double crochet
- tr – treble crochet
- Y-st – Y-stitch
Y-Stitch – (tr in indicated st, ch 1, dc in bottom 2 vertical bars of tr st)
Note: Y-stitches are worked in multiples of 3 plus 2
Other Important Notes & Swatches:
When working a swatch or project using the Y-stitch, you can decide to make all rows Y-stitches or you can separate the Y-stitch rows with another stitch row such as a single crochet or a half double crochet.
If you want to make a project using all Y-stitches then see Swatch Example 1 below.
When you want to separate the Y-stitch rows with a row of another stitch between them see Swatch Example 2.
Swatch Example 1: Chain multiples of 3 plus 2
Row 1: Y-st in 6th ch from hook (beginning ch count as a tr st), *sk 2, Y-st in next; repeat from * across until 2 chs remain, sk 1, tr in last, turn – 2 tr, 4 Y-sts.
Row 2: Ch 4 (counts as s tr st), Y-st in each ch sp of each Y-st across, tr in last, turn – 2 tr, 4 Y-sts.
Rows 3 +: Repeat Row 2.
Example Swatch 2: Chain multiples of 3 plus 2 plus 1
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each across, turn – 17 sc.
Row 2: Ch 4 (counts as a tr st), sk 1, Y-st in next, *sk 2, Y-st in next; repeat from * across until 2 sts remain, tr in last, turn – 2 tr, 5 Y-sts.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each st and ch sp across, turn – 17 sc.
Rows 4 +: Repeat Rows 2-3.