How to dragonfly stitch

Published on 3 February 2020 2 min read

Give your crochet wings with this gorgeous dragonfly stitch tutorial by Hopeful Honey. This pattern uses US crochet terminology.

The dragonfly stitch is a crochet technique that incorporates simple crochet stitches in sequence to create a lovely dragonfly effect in your fabric. This easy step-by-step tutorial by Hopeful Honey will show you how to create this pretty design that’s just beautiful in shawls, blankets, homeware and accessories. Talk about our hearts skipping a stitch!

How to crochet dragonfly stitch

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Chain in multiples of 12 plus 17.

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Row 1: Skip 3 chains, and in the 4th chain stitch a double crochet (DC).

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Continue to DC until you’ve completed the first row.

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Row 2: Chain 2, turn your work. DC in the next two stitches.

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Row 2 repeat: *1 DC in each of the next 4 stitches. Ch 1, skip one stitch. 1 DC in each of the next 7 stitches. Ch 1, skip 1 stitch. 1 DC in each of the next 7 stitches.

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Repeat row 2 sequence: *1 DC in next 4 stitches, Ch 1 then skipping next stitch. 1 DC in the next 7 stitches until you reach the end of row 1.

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Row 3: Chain 2, turn work. 1 DC in next 2 stitches.

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Row 3 repeat: **1 DC in the next stitch. Chain 3. Skip 3 stitches. Crochet 1 SC in chain 1 space. Chain 3. Skip 3 stitches. Crochet 1 DC in each of the next 4 stitches.

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Repeat row 3 sequence **until you reach the end of row 3.

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Row 4: Chain 2, turn work. 1 DC in the next 2 stitches.

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Row 4 repeat: ***Ch 4, skip 1 stitch, Ch 3 space. SC in the SC. Chain 4. Skip Ch 3 space and 1 stitch. Crochet 1 DC in each of the next 3 stitches.

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Repeat row 4 sequence*** until you reach the end of row 4.

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Row 5: Ch 2, turn work. 1 DC in the next 2 stitches.

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Repeat for row 5**** 4 DC in chain 4 space. 1 DC in single crochet. 4 DC in Chain 4 space.

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Repeat row 5 sequence**** until the end of the row.

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Optional to add new colour here. Chain 2, turn work. 1 DC in the next stitch. DC until the end of row.

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Now repeat Rows 2-6 until you’ve reached the desired length.

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