Having lived most of my life in a small town surrounded by rolling hills and peaceful meadows, I’ve become accustomed to spotting dry stone walls running along the edges of quiet little farms, acting as a whimsical border. Built hundreds of years ago, these walls hold so much history and beauty, which inspires many an artist living in the area.
Recently while I was out and about (enjoying an evening stroll) I noticed the unique texture of these stone structures, and couldn’t help but see crochet stitch possibilities!
The Arruga Stitch is a simple yet sturdy stitch, featuring a unique pebbled design… Perfect for when crocheting those cosy sweaters, scarves and chunky afghans, as this stitch works up into a delightfully warm fabric.
Learning a new crochet stitch or technique is always such fun, don’t you agree? If you’re keen to challenge yourself this weekend, you’re in luck as this helpful step-by-step video tutorial will guide you through all the necessary steps needed to learn the “Arruga Stitch“; In an easy to follow speed!
bpsc – back post single crochet fpsc – front post single crochet
Chain in multiples of 2.
Row 1-Skip 3 ch (counts as 1st dc), 1 dc in 4th ch from hook. 1 dc in every ch. Turn your work. Row 2- Ch1, 1 sc in same st. *Bpsc in next st, fpsc in next st. Repeat from the * all across. 1 sc in turning ch. Turn your work.
Row 3- Ch2 (counts as 1st dc), 1 dc in every st. Turn your work. Row 4- Ch1, 1 sc in same st. *Fpsc in next st, bpsc in next st. Repeat from the * all across. 1 sc in turning ch. Turn your work.
Row 5- Ch2 (counts as 1st dc), 1 dc in every st. Turn your work.
Row 2 – 5 until you reach your desired length.
Are there any other unique crochet stitches or interesting techniques you’d love to learn?
I’m always open to new ideas and inspiration when it comes to sharing crochet with the world!