The Dash Stitch is a beautiful lightly textured crochet stitch for blankets. Scroll down for ideas on how to use this stitch, along with the step-by-step crochet stitch pattern.
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What to make with the Dash Stitch?
The dash stitch is a fun stitch creating a little texture that looks (to me) like vertical dashed lines. The backside looks nearly like plain single crochet fabric.
It is therefore a great stitch for projects such as blankets, cozy winter garments and accessories. I can easily imagine it for snuggly winter mittens for example.
Crochet Stitch Dictionary
This easy crochet stitch is part of the Stitchometry CAL (crochet along). Join the fun and discover all-new crochet stitches here.
All stitch tutorials are available on our blogs but if you want a printable PDF version for easy recording and to take notes etc. You can grab the Stitchometry Dictionary with all 16 stitch patterns here.
Sometimes it’s just easier to have a stitch dictionary on hand when you’re deciding on your next project rather than having to search online and remember where you saved that stitch you want to use.
Before You Start
- 5mm / US H-8 hook
- Hobbii Amigo (DK weight 3, 100% acrylic, 175 m / 191 yd, 50 g / 1.75 oz)
- Tapestry needle to weave in the ends. I love this set as it has different eye sizes for different yarn thicknesses, and it comes in a small tube which is very convenient so I don’t lose them.
- 6 stitch markers
The patterns are written for a 15cm by 15cm / 6” by 6” square.
This pattern uses US notations.
- st = stitch
- ch = chain
- sc = single crochet
- dc = double crochet
- fpdc = front post double crochet
The pattern needs a multiple of 4 + 3 number of stitches; your starting chain will be a multiple of 4 + 4 for an extra turning chain.
The gauge for this pattern is 15 st by 17.5 rows in stitch pattern for a 10 cm by 10 cm square (4” by 4”).
Work instructions between  the indicated number of times or until the end of the row.
The final number of stitches is indicated at the end of the row between < >.
The turning ch 1, ch 2, ch 3 don’t count as a stitch throughout the pattern except if mentioned otherwise.
Stitches above a ch-1 space are worked in the ch-1 space except if mentioned otherwise.
The pattern is written in crochet shorthand. For example:
- “sc 1” means to single crochet in the next stitch,
- “sc 2” means to single crochet in each of the next 2 stitches,
- and “2 sc” means to single crochet twice in the next st.
All pictures show lefthanded crochet. All stitches are symmetrical and can be worked by both right and lefthanded crocheters.
The Actual Crochet Stitch Pattern
With your 5 mm / US H-8 hook ch 24,
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc 2, [dc, sc 3] across, turn. <23 st>
Row 2: Ch 1, sc 3, [fpdc, sc 3] across, turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc, dc, sc, [sc 2, dc, sc] across, turn.
Row 4: Ch 1, sc, fpdc, sc, [sc 2, fpdc, sc] across, turn.
Row 5: Sc 3, [dc, sc 3] across, turn.
Repeat Row 2 to 5 until you reach 15 cm /6″. Finish on a row 2 or 4.
Fasten off and weave in the ends.
When you’re done with the crocheting part, make sure to weave in all the ends.
To make your stitch pattern even prettier and help straighten your edges block your project lightly.
Don’t skip this step as it can make a huge difference. Read my detailed tutorial on why block, how-to, and all my tips and tricks if you need help.