Crochet

Catherine’s Wheel Crochet Stitch (and a purse pattern)

how to crochet the catherine's wheel crochet stitch

Beautiful and elegant, the Catherine’s Wheel Crochet Stitch is a lovely “lace-like” stitch that creates a solid fabric with a beautiful texture that is great for blankets, bags, and purses (I made an envelope purse with this lovely stitch, you will find the instructions below).


I really love this stitch, I think it resembles a shape of a delicate flower.
You may think this stitch is complicated, or even for more “advanced crocheters”, but you will be surprised to see that this is not the case 🙂 If you will scroll down and follow this tutorial, you’ll see it actually quite simple and repetitive.

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Abbreviations (US)

st – stitch
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet

Notes

This pattern consists of multiples of 10 stitches + 6 stitches + 1 stitch (for initial chain). This means that you make any multiple of 10 stitches, then add 6 +1 stitches.

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Pattern
For this tutorial chain 37 stitches (10×3 + 6 +1).

ROW 1:  1sc in the second ch from hook, 1sc in next ch.
* Skip 3 ch’s, work 7 dc in next ch, skip 3 ch’s, 1sc in next 3 ch’s; Repeat from * to last 4 ch’s. Skip 3 ch’s, work 4 dc in last ch, turn.


ROW 2: ch1, 1sc in next 2 dc.
* ch3, 7dc together over next 7 sts, ch3, 1sc in next 3 sts; Repeat from * to last 4 ch’s. ch3, 4dc together over last 4 sts, turn.

ROW 3: ch3, 3dc in first st (top of 4dc cluster).
* Skip ch-3, 1sc in next 3 sts, skip ch-3, work 7 dc into the top of 7dc cluster; Repeat from * to last ch-3 space, skip ch-3, 1sc in next 2 sts, turn.

ROW 4: Ch3 (counts as first st), 3dc together over next 3 sts (skip first st).
* ch3, 1sc in next 3 sts, ch3, 7dc together over next 7 sts; Repeat from * to last 2 sts, ch3, 1 sc in next 2 sts, turn.


ROW 5: Ch1, 1sc in next 2 sts.
* skip ch-3, work 7 dc into the top of 7dc cluster, skip ch-3, 1sc in next 3 sts; Repeat from * to last ch-3 space, work 4dc in beginning ch-3 of the previous row.

Repeat rows 2-5.

Looking for more fun crochet ideas? Check these out!
Joyful Mandala
Christmas Tree Ornament
Flower Face Scrubbies

Catherine’s Wheel Envelope Purse

Materials

Crochet hook 3.5 mm / E
100% cotton yarn – sport weight (you can use Schachenmayr Catania Color) – 35 gr (90 m / 96 yds)
0.2” (0.5 cm) diameter button
Tapestry needle

Finished size

6.3 x 4 ” (16 x 10 cm)

Pattern

chain 47 stitches.

ROW 1:  1sc in the second ch from hook, 1sc in each st to the end of the row, turn.

ROW 2: ch1, 1sc in the first sc from hook, 1sc in next sc.
* Skip 3 sc’s, work 7 dc in next sc, skip 3 sc’s, 1sc in next 3 sc’s; Repeat from * to last 4 sc’s. Skip 3 ch’s, work 4 dc in last sc, turn.

ROW 3: ch1, 1sc in next 2 dc.
* ch3, 7dc together over next 7 sts, ch3, 1sc in next 3 sts; Repeat from * to last 4 ch’s. ch3, 4dc together over last 4 sts, turn.

ROW 4: ch3, 3dc in first st (top of 4dc cluster).
* Skip ch-3, 1sc in next 3 sts, skip ch-3, work 7 dc into the top of 7dc cluster; Repeat from * to last ch-3 space, skip ch-3, 1sc in next 2 sts, turn.

ROW 5: Ch3 (counts as first st), 3dc together over next 3 sts (skip first st).
* ch3, 1sc in next 3 sts, ch3, 7dc together over next 7 sts; Repeat from * to last 2 sts, ch3, 1 sc in next 2 sts, turn.

ROW 6: Ch1, 1sc in next 2 sts.
* skip ch-3, work 7 dc into the top of 7dc cluster, skip ch-3, 1sc in next 3 sts; Repeat from * to last ch-3 space, work 4dc in beginning ch-3 of the previous row.


Repeat rows 3-6 until the work measures 9.5” (24 cm), I work it 7 times.
Fold the work up, leaving 1/4 of its length to cover the front of the purse and sew the sides of the work together.
Sew a button at the center.

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(5) Comments

  1. Danielle says:

    Beautiful technique and the explanation makes it very easy. I love your site, thank you!

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  3. Collene Van Noord says:

    Neither the Ravelry or ‘Download’ links work for me. Help.

    1. I just checked the links, and both of them work.
      Can you try again please?

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