The Flame stitch is a decorative lace crochet stitch that uses a variety of basic stitches. It works in multiples of 10 sts + 2 over a 4 row repeat. The Flame stitch would be great for a scarf or a lightweight blanket. It also looks great with fingering / sock weight yarn.

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To see a video tutorial of this stitch, click on the box above or click HERE. There is also a chart below for your reference.

Stitches and abbreviations used:

Ch: Chain

Dc: Double crochet

Rep: Repeat

Sc: Single crochet

Sk: Skip

Sp: Space

St (s): Stitch (es)

Tr: Treble

Pin of the crocheted Flame stitch from Handmade by Stacy J
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Special Stitch / Abbreviation:

Dc2tog: Double crochet 2 together – Yarn over and insert hook into designated chain space, draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops (2 loops remain on hook), yarn over, insert hook into same chain space and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops (3 loops remain on hook), yarn over and then draw through all 3 remaining loops on hook.

Directions for the Flame Stitch

Written using US terms

  • Chain in multiples of 10 + 2
  1. (WS): Work 1 sc in second chain from hook, *ch 3, sk 3 ch, 1 sc in next ch, ch 3, sk 1 ch, 1 sc in next ch, ch 3, sk 3 ch, 1 sc in next ch; rep from * to end, then turn
  2. (RS): Ch 1, 1 sc in first sc, *ch 1, sk next ch-3 sp, in next ch-3 sp work (dc2tog, ch 3) four times, then work one more dc2tog in same ch-3 sp, ch 1, sk next ch-3 sp, 1 sc in next sc; rep from * to end, turn
  3. Ch 7 (counts as 1 tr and ch 3), sk next ch-3 sp, 1 sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, 1 sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sk next ch-3 sp, work 1 tr in next sc, *ch 3, sk next ch-3 sp, 1 sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, 1 sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sk next ch-3 sp, work 1 tr in next sc; rep from * to end, turn
  4. Ch 1, 1 sc in first sc, *ch 1, sk next ch-3 sp, in next ch-3 sp work (dc2tog, ch 3) four times, then work one more dc2tog in same ch-3 sp, ch 1, sk next ch-3 sp, 1 sc in next sc; rep from * ending with last sc in the 4th ch of ch-7 at beginning of previous row, turn

Repeat rows 3-4 to desired length

Chart showing how to crochet the Flame stitch from Handmade by Stacy J

I hope you enjoyed learning this stitch as much as I did. When you make something with it, could you please tag me @handmadebystacyj or #handmadebystacyj – I’d love to see what you create!

Stacy J

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