Orla’s Wattle Stitch Crochet Blanket

Hello and Welcome!

I had a lot of fun coming up with ideas for this month, and this project was probably my fave. St. Patty’s day is just around the corner and while I don’t typically celebrate it, I do love the greens and golds associated with it.

For this blanket, I thought the wattle stitch was perfect with this color way. I mean, the wattle stitch is the bomb anytime, but ya know. 

An ombre of greens with just a touch of gold pair perfectly with the wattle stitch!

What is the Wattle Stitch?

A cousin to the Sedge stitch, the Wattle stitch on a cluster of stitches consisting of the single crochet, chain 1 and double crochet (sc, ch 1, dc). Your chain is worked in Multiples of 3. This stitch works up surprisingly fast and creates fabulous texture!


YO – Yarn Over

REP – Repeat

CH – Chain

SC – Single Crocher

ST – Stitch

DC – Double Crochet

SK – Skip


*All stitches are in U.S. Terms.

Gauge: 18 sts and 12 row = 4” (10cm)

Crochet hook size I (5.5 mm) or size needed for gauge.

SC (SC) – Insert your hook, YO, pull up a loop, pull through 2 loops on the hook.

Double Crochet (DC) – YO, insert your hook, YO pull up a loop, YO and pull through 2 loops, YO and pull through remaining two loops.

Wattle Stitch

Chain – Multiple of 3


Starting in the 3rd chain from the hook, *work SC, CH 1, DC. SK 2 CH. Repeat from * across the row. When 3 chains remain, SK 2 CH and work 1 SC in last CH. CH 2 and turn.


SK the first two ST, start in the first CH space with *SC, CH 1, DC into the same CH space. SK two ST. REP from * across the row ending with 1 SC in turning chain. CH 2 and turn.


The tutorial

If you’re not familiar with the Wattle Stitch or you need a refresher we recommend THIS video.

In today’s post I will share everything you need to make the lovey, but if you’re interested in making this bigger you can get the downloadable pdf HERE.


Wattle Stitch Lovey


Aprox. 20”X20”


Michael’s Loop & Threads Impeccable (MLTI) medium (worsted)
weight 100% acrylic yarn (127.5g/4.5oz./285 yd./skein)

1 skein each (unless otherwise noted):
(D) Deep Forrest, (F) Forrest, (FE) Fern, (A) Aran, (G) Gold

***Yarn qauntities do not include border. ***

Size I/9/5.5mm crochet hook

Tapestry Needle



Row Counts

The graphic above is a digital mock up of the finished blanket.

You can find Michael’s Loop & Threads Impeccable HERE


  • DEEP FORREST – 6 *
  • FORREST – 2
  • FERN – 2
  • ARAN – 2
  • GOLD – 2
  • ARAN – 2
  • FERN – 2
  • FORREST- 2
  • **DEEP FORREST – 5



Want an easy way to keep track of each row? We sure do, so we include row trackers in our PDF’s! You can download that HERE.  I don’t know about you, but if I don’t have something to physically check off, I spend more time counting and recounting instead of crocheting! 


While the Wattle stitch is super easy to crochet, we have a few tips for ya to make it (hopefully) smooth sailing. You can always do what works the best for you, but these are what we find to be tried and true for us!

  • It’s a good idea to weave in those ends with a darning/tapestry needle instead of crocheting over the top of them, Since you skip 2 chains/stitches there isn’t a lot of opportunity for security.
  • If you’re having a hard time finding that list stitch at the end of the row to crochet into, try chaining 2 before you turn. It creates just a wee bit more height and loosens then end of the row up.
  • Not every blanket needs a border! Don’t be afraid to skip it. If you edges are straight and consistent, there’s really no need!


If I had my way I would do a double crochet front and back post border and every blanket I make. I don’t know what it is, but I find them extremely satisfying. My husband says it would be like wearing the same shirt everyday. Eventually it’ll get stinky and people will look at me funny. I feel he probably should have stretched before the reach, but I appreciate what he’s getting at!


Sometimes it’s easier to shop your stash so we worked out some alternative brands for ya. We’ve matched each one in person so we know first hand they’ll play nice and look lovely! To see the exact amounts of each you will need to purchase and doweled the pdf. You can do that HERE.

That’s it! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Be sure to show us you finished blanket and tag us using #rubygraceinspo.

Love. your. Face. – Ruby Grace

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