Crochet Wattle stitch


This stitch pattern is similar to the Suzette stitch in that you are adding an sc and dc in the same stitch and then skipping. The difference with this stitch pattern is that you're adding in a ch 1 between the sc and dc and then skipping 2 stitches instead of 1. Each row is started and ended with a single crochet so that you get nice straight edges rather than jagged ones from having to skip to the ch 1 space in subsequent rows. Because of the need for the extra space at each end, I've made this little square a bit wider than some of the other ones. Rather than starting off with 11 chains (which I aim for with most of these squares), I began with 14 so that you get 3 repeats of the "wattle" pattern in each row. The notes below are instructions for what I did to make my small square.

Ch 14

Row 1   Sc in the 2nd ch from hook, *sk 2, (sc, ch 1, dc) in the next ch* 3 times. Sk 2, sc in the last ch, ch 1 and turn.

Rows 2-8  Sc in the first st, sk 1, (sc, ch 1, dc) in the next ch sp, *sk 2, (sc, ch 1, dc) in the next ch sp* 2 times. Sc in the last st, ch 1 and turn.

As usual, I added an extra round at the end so I could use this for my stitch challenge project but I"ll save the photo of that for when I do the stitch challenge. 

Rnd    Sc evenly all round the square (12 stitches per side - skipping the ch 1 spaces and doing 2 sc at each end of the rows). Fasten off and weave in the ends (not pictured below)

The photo above shows my small square made with the wattle stitch. As mentioned above, it is unfinished in the photo because I haven't added my crochet border yet. When I post my stitch challenge for the Suzette stitch, I will post a comparison of the Suzette stitch with the Wattle stitch.