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How to Crochet the Knit Purl Stitch

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After a video I posted over on TikTok, I had a lot of crocheters as How to Crochet the Knit Purl Stitch. It’s a fun, therapeutic, and easy stitch combination. Check out the viral video below:


WATCH this easy and textured crochet stitch. I love this combo that creates a mimic knit & purl. #crochet #crochetersoftiktok #crochettutorial #yarn

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I have to thank everyone for the love and attention on this video. You keep inspiring me to share and create. If you want to see this clip on Instagram click HERE.

In this post, I detail how this stitch is worked and include a Crochet Stitch Video Tutorial.


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How to Crochet the Knit Purl Stitch Supplies:

Crochet Hook:

Use the size of hook that works for your yarn, the hook I use in the video is size M (8.0mm)

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Any yarn can be used, the yarn in the video is Hue + Me by Lion Brand


blo – back loop only
ch – chain
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet
ssc – split single crochet
st(s) -stitch(es)

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How to Crochet the Knit Purl Stitch Notes:

Haven’t ever done the Split Single Crochet (ssc)? Click on the link to learn more about this crochet stitch and the tips for success.

This stitch pattern works best in the round without joining. I hope to find a way to work this stitch flat, but I haven’t been happy with my swatches yet. I’ll update this post if I am ever happy with working this stitch pattern in rows.


Round 1: Chain an even number of stitches, for the video I chained 42.

Round 2: Working in the round, single crochet in each chain around, do not join.

Round 3: *In blo sc 1, ssc in next*; repeat from * to * around, do not join.

Repeat Round 3 until desired height.

How to Crochet the Knit Purl Stitch Video:

More Patterns To Come

There are a lot of patterns in the works for this stitch and I will be releasing them in the coming weeks. Stay tuned for more!

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