Crochet Waistcoat Stitch

How to Crochet Waistcoat Stitch

Crochet Waistcoat Stitch for Beginner

Learning new crochet stitch is like a turning new page of the book of your crochet life. In this chapter, we are going to learn how to crochet Waistcoat stitch.

This knit look stitch great for making baskets, tots bags, gloves, hats and more cozy and sturdy projects.

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The waistcoat stitch also known as “center single crochet” or “crochet knit stitch”
Crochet Waistcoat Stitch

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Watch the video tutorial below

This crochet waistcoat stitch great to achieve knit look texture into your crochet project. It looks like stockinette stitch in knitting.

You can crochet this stitch in rounds or rows. I have not tried in rows yet. But I think this stitch easy to work in rounds than rows.

In this tutorial we are going to learn how to crochet waistcoat stitch in rounds.

Keep in mind

  • Always use a larger hook instead of recommended hook size for the yarn weight you selected. (I recommend going up the hook size at least 0.5mm from the recommended hook size on the label of the yarn)
  • The stitches needs to be crocheted little bit loosely than you normally do.


  • The knit stitch can be worked with any number of chains.
  • You can work this stitch with solid or multiple colors.
  • Also best to work graph/tapestry crochet/colorwork patterns.

You will need

Any weight of yarns you wish to use and a larger hook from the recommended hook size on the yarn label.

And other essential materials and tools like

Abbreviations (US Term)

  • ch = chain
  • sc = single crochet
  • csc = center single crochet
  • st = stitch
  • sl st = slip stitch

Special stitches (photo collage below)

  • Center single crochet (csc) = insert the hook in between the front posts of single crochet in previous round (image 1 & 2), yarn over, pull through the stitch, the loop you just make should be taller than 1st loop (image 3), yarn over, pull through two loops on the hook. (image 4)
Crochet Waistcoat Stitch

How to Crochet Waistcoat Stitch

Crochet Waistcoat Stitch

Crochet any number of chain stitches, slip stitch into the first stitch. (be careful not to twist)

Round 1: chain 1, single crochet in each stitch around, slip stitch to the first stitch.
Round 2: chain 1, Center single crochet (csc) in each stitch around (see the special stitches above), slip stitch to the first stitch.
Repeat row 2 until your desired length. When you finish, cut the yarn and weave the end.

Watch the video tutorial 

Click here to watch the left-handed tutorial

Crochet Waistcoat Stitch

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