If you like the way crochet stitches look and would like to replicate it via knitting, then you must consider the Mock Crochet stitch in your next knitting project. The design of this stitch pattern resembles the traditional eyelet crochet stitch pattern. With an easy four-row repeat, the Mock Crochet stitch is rated intermediate because it requires the use of the s2kp2 (slip 2, knit, pass 2) technique as well as knitting and purling into the previous yarn over stitches. But if you’re familiar with these techniques, you’ll find that this stitch pattern is a very quick knit.
Multiple of 3 sts + 5
Row 1 (RS): knit.
Row 2: purl.
Row 3: k1, yo, *s2kp2, (yo) x2; rep from * to the last 4 sts, s2kp2, yo, k1.
Row 4: p3, *(k1, p1) into the double yo, p1; rep from * to the last 2 sts, p2.
Repeat Rows 1-4.
S2kp2 (slip 2, knit, pass 2) or CDD (central double decrease): on the right side (RS) slip 2 stitches at once knitwise, knit the next stitch, then pass the 2 slipped stitches over the previously knit stitch.
On the wrong side (WS) or purl side, insert the needle into the second stitch and then the first stitch (in that order). Slip both stitches at once onto the right-hand needle. Purl the next stitch, then pass the 2 slipped stitches over the purled stitch.
yo (yarn over): wrap the yarn around the right-hand needle from back to front counterclockwise before knitting the next stitch. Then work the next stitch as normal.
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