How to Crochet the Suzette Stitch (Easy Tutorial & Pattern)
Learn how to crochet the Suzette Stitch using written and video instructions. This beautiful, reversible stitch is perfect for dishcloths, blankets, and more!
I’m always on the lookout for a beautiful new crochet stitch to try. This simple combination of double and single crochets is called the Suzette Stitch. While it’s simple to make, this easy crochet stitch has beautiful texture.
Believe it or not, I think it might be in my list top 5 favorite stitches.
The Suzette Stitch would be perfect for crochet dishcloths, baby blankets, and so much more. Can’t you picture a beautiful scarf using this stitch?
It’s a closed stitch, but when you use the proper size hook, it has a lot of movement. In the crochet world, we might also say it has great drape.
Grab your favorite hook and some yarn and learn a new stitch with me!
What is the suzette stitch?
As with the Lemon Peel Stitch, this pattern alternates between single crochets and double crochets. With this stitch, though, you work the single crochet and the double crochet into the same stitch and then skip the next stitch.
Sound a little confusing? Don’t worry!
I’ll walk you through exactly how to make this stitch below. I promise, it’s not hard at all!
Even a beginner crocheter can enjoy the Suzette Stitch Pattern!
Suzette Stitch Video Tutorial
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Suzette Stitch Crochet Tutorial (Plus a Dishcloth Pattern)
Whenever I find a new stitch tutorial that I want to try, I grab cotton yarn from my stash and start with a chain of about 30.
That way, my “swatch” turns into a dishcloth rather than something that I have to frog (unravel) or toss into a basket of random crochet clutter.
While you learn this new stitch, you’ll actually be making a dishcloth!
Skill Level: Beginner
- Hook Size: I/9 (5.50 mm)
- 85-90 yards of worsted weight yarn. If you’re making a dishcloth, use 100% cotton yarn. If you’re just making a swatch, any type of yarn will do.
- I used Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn! in the following shades:
- Serene Spa
- Rosey II
- Yarn Bee’s Cotton Et. Lin in the shade Parchment.
- Tapestry Needle & Scissors
- Finished squares measure approximately 8.5-9 inches square.
- Ch 1 does not count as a stitch.
- To adjust the size, chain an odd number of stitches.
- This pattern uses US terms
- You can find a video tutorial for this stitch here.
- Please use #daisycottagedesigns to share your work with me on Instagram! I’d love to see it.
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- Though you won’t notice any “special stitches” used in this pattern, the combination of stitches is referred to as the Suzette Stitch. Less often you’ll hear it referred to as the Thicket Stitch.
- ch – Chain
- st – stitch
- sc – single crochet
- dc – double crochet
- hdc – half double crochet
Suzette Stitch Dishcloth Pattern
Chain 31 or any odd number of stitches.
Row 1: sc in the 2nd ch from the hook and in each ch across to the end of row. Ch 1, turn.
(You should have 30 single crochet stitches)
Row 2: hdc in the first stitch (don’t skip anything). *skip a stitch, work a sc and dc in the next stitch* across. End with a hdc in the final stitch. Ch 1, turn.
(You should have a total of 30 stitches. 14 single crochet, 14 double crochet, and a half double crochet on each end).
Row 3: hdc in the first stitch. *skip a stitch, work a sc and dc in the next stitch* across. End with a hdc in the final stitch. Ch 1, turn.
Note: you will be working into the sc stitches from the previous row.
Rows 4-26: Repeat row 3.
Row 27: sc in the first stitch and in each stitch across.
If you’re making something other than a dishcloth you may have a different number of rows. Regardless, your final row should be all single crochets.
To create the dipstick/color-block effect shown in my photos, follow these row counts:
- Mustard: work the first 7 rows in mustard and the remaining 20 rows in cream.
- Red: work the first 11 rows in red and the remaining 16 rows in cream.
- Teal: work the first 15 rows in teal and the remaining 11 rows in cream.
Need a little help changing colors? Learn how I seamlessly change colors.
Optional Border (not shown in photos):
Single crochet evenly around the entire project working three sc in each corner. Sl st to the top of the first stitch to join.
Other Project Ideas Using the Suzette Stitch
This perfect stitch is very versatile. If you’ve fallen in love and you’d like to make something else with it, grab your favorite yarn and make one of these other items.
I’ve given suggested size information below, but feel free to experiment. Remember, crocheting is an art, not a science!
- Dishtowel – I’d start with a chain of 51 and crochet until my towel was 18 inches long.
- Scarf – making a scarf using the Suzette Stitch would be gorgeous and it’s on my “to make list.” I’d start with a chain of about 27 and work until my project was about 70 inches long.
- Baby Blanket – I’d start with a chain of 101 and work until my blanket was square.
- Washcloth – simply follow the directions above. A dishcloth and a washcloth are exactly the same when it comes to crochet 😊
If you make one of these projects, be sure to work your last row using the single crochet stitch.
This stitch looks beautiful using stripes, but there’s plenty of visual interest to work your project all in one color.
Other Stitch Tutorials
If you’ve mastered this stitch and you’re ready to try another easy crochet stitch pattern, try one of these:
Share Your Work!
From the first stitch to the last, I hope you enjoyed learning this crochet stitch tutorial. I know it’s a beautiful stitch that I’ll be using over and over again.
If you did enjoy it, I’d be thrilled if you’d share a photo of your work with me. You can share it on Facebook or Instagram using #daisycottagedesigns.
You’re welcome to sell items you make using the Daisy Cottage Designs Patterns, but please be sure to take your own photos for your listings.
Love your work. Was hoping to see the tutorial but says it is private
Mary Jo says
Love the looks of the Suzette stitch. I wasn’t able to find it on You Tube and the video posted above isn’t available. Do you have any info about where we migh be able to find your video? Thanks so much for all you offer to us; I love your patterns.
Claudia B says
I was really interested in learning how “seamlessly change colors”, but I don’t see where you explain the “how” . . . you left me hanging on that one! I’m always interested in ideas on changing colors, is that available?
Lovely stitch! I’ll be incorporating this one for sure – I have so loved the star stitch, but this would work for many more projects.
Love this pattern, can’t wait to try it, a video popped with the reminder tags you add to your projects, was wondering if you have a link to those, by the time I looked at the video it was gone and it won’t show again.
Alicia Llano says
Great!, an excellent idea, I’ll do it. Just discovered you in Instagram!, lovely projects. Warm Regards from Argentina, Ali
Jane S says
Hi! Your patterns and tutorials have taught me so much and ENABLED me to crochet better. It took me 30 years to learn how to crochet. I learned via a C2C video and your Moss Stitch C2C is my favorite. But I so desired to begin with a chain…especially seeing all your other patterns. I tried and struggled so many times. But I finally caught on to what you were saying about beginning in the back bump. Oh my! I can begin with a chain now!! I’m off into the dishcloth world now trying various patterns. I seem to like yours the most. 🙂 I do have a question though. How can I decrease using the lemon peel or suzette stitch. I found one video but I ended up with hard knotty bumps on the edge. So if you need an idea for a technique video, I would love to see one on decreasing the lemon peel or suzette stitch. Thank you! And thank you for sharing your talent with us!
i WOULD REALLY APPRECIATE APPROXIMATE YARDS USED IN EACH AND EVERY PROJECT, AS I ALWAYS FIND MYSELF GOING BACK (HOBBY LOBBY) TO BUY AT LEAST ONE MORE SKEIN… I THINK YOU PATTERN / STITCHES ARE AWESOME.. JUST LOVE THEM. MAKING THE WASH CLOTHES FOR ” LITTLE THINKING OF YOU” HOLIDAY GIFTS,!!
Jean fucich says
How do you crochet in the knob on your first row of crocheting. I love your video. You got me interested in learning to crochet