How to Crochet Dragonfly Stitch?

The Dragonfly Stitch is an interesting crochet stitch pattern.  It is a beginner-friendly lace stitch that adds to the beauty of any simple project with any crochet hook that you own. Though the pattern looks detailed and complex, it can be made with just basic crochet stitches and techniques. Many yarn crafters who are also knitters believe that lace patterns are easy to make in crochet. If you are wondering how to crochet the dragonfly stitch, we’ll walk you through it. In this blog, we’ll see how it’s made but first gather your supplies.

        Crochet hook – You will need a crochet hook, this can be any hook (single-ended or even Afghan/ Tunisian hook but don’t attach the interchangeable cord). Just make sure you are comfortable with it. You can use bamboo, wood, steel, aluminum, or anything. Having the right crochet hook size is most important. If you are following a pattern, you will have all the details. If you are planning your design, you can guestimate with your yarn. Most yarn labels have the information. You can also make a gauge swatch to see if you are getting the look you wanted.


Crochet hook

        Yarn – The yarn for the dragonfly stitch can be anything from your stash or as a pattern instructs. Do not attempt with heavy-weight and light-weight yarn, stick to medium ply so that you can see the stitches easily.

This pattern in US crochet terms is a small swatch of 6 inches.

Before you start, practice the double crochet stitch. To make a DC stitch, yarn over the hook and insert it into the 4th chain. Pull up three loops on the hook. Yarn over and pull yarn through two loops on the hook. Yarn over and pull the loop through. You will have a double crochet stitch on hand.

Step 1 – Make a slip knot on the crochet hook. Start with a chain of 12 plus 3 extra for turning rows for the double crochet (DC) stitch. You can also start with a chainless foundation and get started with a row of double crochet stitches.

Row 1 - Make double crochet stitches in each chain until the end of the row. If you’ve started with a chainless foundation, skip this row.

Row 2 - Chain 3 and double crochet (DC) 5 stitches. Make 1 chain. Do not chain it on a stitch but in the air. Skip 1 stitch and then make double crochet stitches on the other six stitches.

Row 3 – Start with a chain of 3 stitches. Make 2 double crochet (DC) stitches. Chain 3 in the air and then skip 3 stitches. Make 1 double crochet stitch in the space of the chain of the row below. Once again make a chain of 3 stitches in the air and then skip 3 stitches. Finish the row with 3 double crochet stitches.

Row 4 – For this row, chain 3 stitches and make 1 double crochet (DC). Chain 4 stitches in the air and then skip 1 stitch. Make a double crochet stitch on the stitch of the row below. Once again follow the pattern of 4 chain stitches in the air, skip over 1 stitch, and finish off with 2 double crochet (DC) stitches.

Row 5 - Chain 3 and make 1 double crochet stitch (DC). Continue with 4 double crochet stitches in the space formed by the chains of the row below. Make a double crochet stitch 1 above the double crochet of the row below, 4 double crochet in the space formed by the chains of the row below, and 2 double crochet.

Row 6 - Make 1 double crochet in each stitch.

Continue the steps of crochet rows 2 to 6 till you have reached the desired length or the pattern instructs you to.

With these steps, you can easily crochet this fancy lace texture. The Dragonfly looks beautiful in the pattern. The stitch pattern can be easily made into projects such as shawls, scarves, blankets and more. You can also add the swatches to a knitting project and make them all the more special. If you know how to read a pattern chart then you can also plan your own project.

Happy Crocheting!

Best Knitted Gifts for Valentine's

Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to express your love for someone special and what better way to do so than with handmade gifts? Whether you’re a seasoned knitter or just starting out, plenty of knitting projects will show your loved ones how much you care. From sweaters and scarves to mittens and hats, all you need is a pair of knitting needles and some patience to create something beautiful that your special someone will treasure. So why not make this Valentine’s Day extra special with a one-of-a-kind gift crafted with love and care?

Hearts Aflutter Dishcloth

The Hearts Aflutter Dishcloth is a perfect way to show your love and appreciation to someone special this holiday. Make a pattern of small hearts with stranded colorwork or with duplicate stitches. A big heart with knit and purl completed with beautiful edge also looks special. This simple and cute knitting project is both functional and decorative. You can make them with any pair of single-pointed needles or circulars. It will make a great addition to any kitchen, or even a lovely gift for your favorite Valentine. The pattern features an array of beautiful hearts, perfect for expressing your love. Best of all, it’s an easy pattern that won't take too much time or too much yarn. Knit up a batch in red, pink, purple and other shades. This will hardly take a day or the weekend to be done.

Hearts Aflutter Dishcloth

Sweet Socks with Hearts

Knitting a pair of socks is an easy way to show how much you care. And socks are for every season. This Valentine’s Day make a pair of socks. Beginners as well as advanced knitters can knit a pair in days at the most. You can choose to make them as a gift for someone special or keep them all to yourself! Either way, these are sure to bring a smile to the face of your loved one. Get yourself a 2mm or 3mm double-pointed needle or a circular needle in 9-inch or 12-inch lengths. If you are a fan of the magic loop technique then you can knit socks with circular needles of 32 to 40 inches in length. Knitting two socks at a time with two circular needles is an advanced method to complete your task quickly.

Sweet Socks with Hearts

Kisses and Hugs Scarf

Kisses and Hugs are a way to show your love. While you may not be able to give them physically to your loved one all the time, a pattern of kisses and hugs will do it for you. XOXO is the modern lingo for hugs and kisses. Knit this language of love and affection in a scarf and gift your Valentine to be wrapped in love. There are many patterns out there for projects but you can easily plan one too.

Kisses and Hugs Scarf

The double knitting technique will create a fabric that is reversible with Xs on one side and Os on the other side, making a cute combination. If you are fond of colorwork knitting, the Intarsia technique will finish the task smoothly. If you do not have the time and resources just make a simple scarf and then make the X and Os with duplicate stitches. Use a wool needle and a contrasting shade of yarn to make the kisses and hugs stand out.

Cupid's Arrow and Heart Hat

Hats are for every season. For every day or a special day, hearts make for wonderful gifts. Cast on stitches on a circular needle and make a seamless pattern. Double-pointed needles are also perfect for the task as long as you are confident knitting with DPNs and have the right needle length. The design of Cupid’s Arrow and a red heart can be made with duplicated stitches or knit them separately and attach to the hat giving it a beautifully textured look.

Cupid's Arrow and Heart Hat

Be My Valentine Pillow

This one’s for chunky yarn lovers. Knitting a pillow is easy and quick. You simply have to knit two squares or rectangles and stuff them up. Single-pointed needles can be used, or you can go ahead with knitting with your regular circular needles to support the chunky weight of the yarn. The alphabet can be made over knitted fabric or with different types of colorwork. While you can make them with any yarn weight, chunky yarn will give them a plush look and enjoy snuggling into.

Besides the quick-knitted gifts, you can make anything else too. Just make sure to use knitting needles that you are comfortable with and yarn in colors that express your love.

Happy Valentines!