To teach the Siberian Stitch, let's make a basic potholder. You've
probably seen hundreds of crocheted potholders similar to the one on
This pattern will show you how to do something similar in one pass,
making the double-thick layer without having to go through any of the
mental gyrations of the "diagonal design" of the usual style.
If you look closely at a basic chain stitch, you'll notice there are three
strands of yarn. The Siberian Stitch takes advantage of all three
strands to weave one row into the two previous rows. This makes it
tighter, keeping out the wind and giving better insulation value.
Hook size: G
Worsted weight yarn, approx 2 oz.
Siberian difficulty rating: 1
Sc second chain from hook - FRONT LOOP ONLY - 25 sts. Chain 1,
Row 1: Insert hook through the front loop of your chain row, through
the front loop of your sc row. Yo, draw through both loops, yo,
complete stitch. THAT is a Siberian crochet (called sbc hereafter).
25 sts. Chain 1, turn.
Rows 2 - 36: Sbc 25 sts. Chain 1, turn.
Row 37: (The finishing row): When inserting your hook into the
next-to-last row (36 in this example), catch BOTH remaining loops.
Yo, draw through all three loops, yo, complete stitch. This will be
called sbf hereafter.
You have a potholder, and now can perform the Siberian Stitch.
Here is a tutorial video that will explain how to do the Siberian Stitch
the new way to crochet. If you still have questions or comments please
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Here is a tutorial video that will explain how to increase and
decrease as well as changing colors. If you still have questions or
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