The Vase stitch is an easy open crochet stitch combining bead stitches with basic crochet stitches form an open and textured stitch.
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What to make with the Vase Stitch
The vase stitch is an elegant yet simple lace crochet stitch.
It looks great as a border on a garment. For example, I used this stitch pattern for the Cache Coeur Dress.
Crochet Stitch Bundle
This easy crochet stitch is part of a fun stitch exploration. You can find all 30 stitches here.
Or grab the convenient PDF bundle with all 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
- 4 mm / US G – 6 hook.
- Worsted weight yarn.
- 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.
The pattern is written for a 15cm by 15cm / 6” by 6” square.
You can easily adapt the size to your desired project size. The pattern needs a multiple of 3 number of stitches; your starting chain will be a multiple of 3 + 2 for an extra turning chain.
The gauge for this pattern, in stitch pattern, is 16 st by 11.5 rows for a 10 cm by 10 cm square (4” by 4”).
Confused on how to make or measure gauge? Check out my detailed post all about crochet gauge.
This pattern uses US notations.
- st = stitch
- ch = chain
- dc = double crochet
- yo = yarn over
- skip = miss
Work instructions between  the indicated number of times or until the end of the row / round.
The final number of stitches is indicated at the end of the row / round between < >.
The turning ch 2 doesn’t count as stitches throughout the pattern except if mentioned otherwise.
Stitches above a ch-1 or ch-2 space are worked in the ch-1/ch-2 space.
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.
Bead stitch: The bead stitch is similar to a puff stitch but done horizontally. It’s worked up around a dc stitch.
Bead stitch = Work dc in indicated stitch, [yo, working around the dc post just made pull up a loop] 3 times, yo and pull through the next 6 loops on the hook. This leaves 2 loops on the hook. Yarn over and pull through the remaining 2 loops. The bead stitch has the width of 2 stitches.
The Actual Crochet Stitch Pattern
With your 4mm / US G- 6 hook ch 24 + 2,
Row 1: Dc in the 3rd st from the hook, dc across, turn. <24 st>
Row 2: Ch 2 (doesn’t count as a stitch), ch 2 (counts as 2 st), skip 2, [bead st (counts as 2 sts), ch 1, skip 2] 7 times, dc in the last st, turn.
Row 3: Ch 2, 2 dc in the ch-2 space, [dc in the top of the bead st, 2 dc in the ch-1 space] 7 times, dc in the 2nd ch, turn.
Repeat Rows 2-3 five more times.
Fasten off and weave in the ends.
All done with the crocheting part. Make sure to weave in all the ends.
To make your stitch pattern even prettier, help straighten your edges and make the lacing of the bead stitch come out even more, 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.