The Catherine’s Wheel Crochet Stitch is another beautiful stitch that any crochet enthusiast should have in their collection.
This tutorial will explain step-by-step how to make the Catherine’s wheel crochet stitch step-by-step.
Keep reading to discover how to create the Catherine’s wheel crochet stitch.
Catherine’s Wheel Crochet Stitch Tutorial
As a crochet enthusiast myself, I am always on the lookout for new stitches. I don’t tend to follow entire patterns for projects, so I like to learn different stitches that I can then turn into my own patterns.
The Catherine’s Wheel crochet stitch is a perfect addition to my personal collection of stitches.
The stitch looks similar to the Sunburst and Harlequin stitches but is just different enough to be its own stitch.
The Catherine’s Wheel crochet stitch is made from of fans and clusters. These fans and clusters are created using a combination of chain stitch, single crochet and double crochet.
You can change up the finished look by using one, two or three colors.
Each of these color combinations really changes up the finished product so it is fun to play around with different colors and keeps the pattern fresh!
The Catherine’s Wheel crochet stitch can be used for afghans, wrist warmers, hats, boot cuffs and more!
How to Crochet the Catherine’s Wheel Stitch
This is considered an intermediate level crochet stitch. One thing that is really great about this stitch is that it looks much more complicated than it really is!
- Your choice of yarn
- Your choice of hook size
The size, weight, and any other dimensions will be affected by the yarn and hook you choose. Generally, I would probably use a medium or sport weight yarn and a size I hook as my tension tends to be a little tight.
Crochet Stitches Needed
Cluster Stitch Instructions
The cluster stitch will always be worked over multiple stitches: 3, 4, or 7 stitches.
To work a cluster stitch, you will begin by:
- Yarn over. Insert hook into the stitch specified in the tutorial.
- Yarn over. Then pull up 1 loop.
- Yarn over. Then pull 2 loops through.
- Yarn over. Then pull 3 loops through.
- Continue in the same manner over the indicated number of stitches.
- Yarn over and pull the remaining loops through.
Catherine’s Wheel Crochet Stitch Instructions
Foundation Row: Chain 16 plus 1 for the foundation chain. If you want to work on a larger project, just make sure your foundation chain is a multiple of 10 plus 6 plus 1.
On the “Wrong Side” you will skip the FIRST chain. Then in each of the next TWO chain stitches, you will work ONE single crochet.
(Then skip THREE next chain stitches. In the following chain stitch, you will work SEVEN double crochet. Skip the following THREE chain stitches. In each of the next THREE chain stitches work ONE single crochet stitch.)
Repeat () until you reach the final FOUR chain stitches in the row. Skip the first THREE chain stitches and in the FINAL chain stitch you will work FOUR double crochet stitches.
IF you are going to change colors, do it here.
On the “Right Side” you will begin by chaining 1. In the next TWO stitches you will work ONE single crochet in each.
(Chain THREE more. Over the next SEVEN stitches, you will work ONE CLUSTER stitch. Then chain THREE more stitches. In the following THREE stitches, you will work ONE single crochet in each.)
Repeat () until you reach the final FOUR stitches of the row. Chain another THREE. Over the next FOUR stitches you will work another CLUSTER STITCH. Change colors here.
Begin by chaining THREE. In the BASE stitch of the chain you just crocheted, you will crochet THREE double crochet stitches.
(Skip the first stitch. In each of the next THREE stitches, you will work ONE single crochet. Skip the next stitch. In the top of the CLUSTER stitch, you will work SEVEN double crochet stitches.)
Repeat (). Once you reach the last three stitches, skip the first stitch. In the last TWO stitches, you will work ONE single crochet in each. Change colors here.
Begin with THREE chain stitches. Skip the next stitch. Over the next THREE stitches, work ONE CLUSTER stitch.
(Chain another THREE stitches. In the following THREE stitches, work ONE single crochet in each. Chain another THREE stitches. Over the following SEVEN stitches you will work ONE CLUSTER stitch.)
Continue () until you reach the final TWO stitches of the row. Chain another THREE. Over the next TWO stitches you will work ONE single crochet in each.
Begin by chaining ONE. Then in the following TWO stitches, work ONE single crochet in each.
(Skip the next stitch. Into the top of the CLUSTER stitch, you will work SEVEN double crochet stitches. Skip the next stitch. In each of the next THREE stitches, you will work ONE single crochet.)
Repeat () until you reach the stitch just before the last CLUSTER stitch. SKIP the stitch just before the CLUSTER and the CLUSTER. In the LAST DOUBLE CROCHET stitch, you will work FOUR more double crochet stitches.
Continue repeating the pattern until you reach the desired length of your project.
How to Finish the Catherine’s Wheel Crochet Stitch
The easiest way to finish is to work a single crochet stitch edging around the finished product.
This will create a nice, professional looking finished product as well as hiding the loose ends from changing colors along the way.
You can work the edging all in one color or a row each of each color you used. However, you would like your finished project to look!
How to crochet Catherine’s Wheel Stitch Video Tutorial
If you would like to give this stitch a try, here are some patterns that use the Catherine Wheel stitch.
- 16 circles square – interesting variation
- Bernadette wrap
- Blossom hat
- Catherine Wheel Afghan ( Also has video)
- Catherine Wheel Shawl
- Hooks and needles case
- Wheel of Dreams baby blanket
- Meadow afghan square
- Catherines Wheel throw
- Ancient Mariner Lapghan
- Breaking Bad blanket
- Tissue box cover
There you have it! Yet another fun and interesting looking stitch to add to your collection! Give it a try and make up something fun! Make sure to post all of the amazing pieces you crochet to our Facebook page.
It takes just a bit of practice, but is totally worth learning the Catherine’s Wheel Crochet Stitch.