Are you in need of a simple, textured stitch pattern? If so, I have just the stitch for you, the pebbled stitch. The pebbled stitch is a simple 4-row pattern repeat that requires little attention or counting and creates just the right amount of texture for nearly any project. The use of the extra extended single crochet stitches paired with the single crochet is a unique way to create “bumps” on the right side of the work. If you haven’t ever heard of the extra extended single crochet, you will definitely want to check this out.
The pebbled stitch is non-reversible, so there is a clear right and wrong side. On the right side of the fabric are the characteristic “bumps” of this stitch. Here’s a close look:
From this angle, you can see the “bumps” pretty well! The pebbled stitch is perfect for any project where you want a slightly thick fabric, worked as a flat or round piece. Some ideal projects include:
- iPad Cozy
- Wash/Dish Cloth
- Hot pad
- Animal-themed Hood
In the video demonstration, I will be using Lion Brand Heartland yarn in the color Acadia. The pebbled stitch is ideal for smooth yarns that allow for nice stitch definition, in any weight category.
Pebble Stitch Video Tutorial
This video is also available in a left handed version. Click here to be directed to the left handed tutorial on YouTube.
The pebbled stitch is worked in multiples of 2.
- Ch – Chain
- Sc – Single Crochet
- Eesc – Extra Extended Single Crochet*
- YO – Yarn Over
* Extra Extended Single Crochet – Insert hook in designated stitch, YO and pull up a loop. YO and pull through one loop on your hook. YO and pull through one loop on your hook. YO and pull through 2 loops on your hook.
Row 1 (Foundation Row): Chain the desired number of chains in multiples of two. Your final number of chain needs to be an even number. Sc in the 2nd chain from the hook and in each chain.
Row 2: Ch 1. Sc in the first stitch. Eesc in the second stitch. *Sc in the next stitch and eesc in the next. Repeat from * to the end of row. Turn your work.
Row 3: Ch 1. Sc in every stitch. Turn your work.
Row 4: Ch 1. Sc in the first two stitches. Eesc in the third stitch. *Sc in the next stitch and eesc in the next. Repeat from * to the end of row. Your last two stitches should be Sc. Turn your work.
Row 5: Ch 1. Sc in every stitch. Turn your work.
Repeat rows 2-5 until your project is the desired length.