The Astrakhan Stitch is one of the nicest, puffy crochet stitches to use for a variety of purposes where thickness and warmth might be desired.
Crochet Stitches How To: Astrakhan Stitch
Any number of stitches.
(add 2 for base chain)
Note: work all rows with RS (right side) facing, viz. work even numbered rows from LTR (left to right)
R1 (RS): Miss 3ch (counted as 1tr). 1tr into each chain to end. DO NOT TURN.
R2 (RS): *7ch, sli st into front loop only of next tr to right; rep from * ending 7ch, sl st into top of tch at beginning of row. Do not turn.
R3: 3 ch (counted as 1tr), miss 1 st, 1tr into back loop only of next and each st of last-but-one row to end. Do not turn.
Repeat R2 and R3.
- The Harmony Guide to Crochet Stitches, Volume One, 1986 Lyric Books Limited, p37