The wattle stitch is a great and super beginner-friendly stitch! It creates a lovely floral design with great structure which makes it an excellent choice for many projects from blankets and shawls to re-usable cotton pads and dishcloths. The even better news is that you only need to know the single and double crochet stitches to make it. And also it is a one row pattern repeat!
To make the wattle crochet stitch:
To start, chain (CH) a multiple of 3. Once you are happy with the length of your piece add another 3 CH.
Row 1: Put 1 single crochet (SC) in the second CH from hook. *Then place the following stitches in the next CH: 1 SC, CH 1 and 1 double crochet (DC). Skip the next 2 CH. Repeat from * until you have one CH left. Make 1 SC. CH 1 and turn.
Row 2: Make 1 SC in the fist stitch. Then place the following stitches in the CH 1 space created in row 1: 1 SC, CH 1 and 1 DC. Repeat this across your piece working in all the CH 1 spaces. Finish the row by placing 1 SC in the last stitch. CH 1 and turn.
Repeat row 2 until you are happy with the length of your project.
Check out the wattle stitch video tutorial:
The texture of the wattle stitch really stands out when you work it using a thicker yarn but a DK cotton yarn will also give you a very elegant result.
And if you are looking for a step by step tutorial on the single and the double crochet stitches, you can check out these two videos as well:
If you try the wattle stitch, leave me a comment below with how you liked it and how your project turned out.