Can anyone name this stitch pattern?

little love mustard mitts

This pretty photo apparently came from a now-defunct Big Cartel shop called Little Love. I have more than a little love for these mitts and am trying to figure out what the stitch pattern is. Does anyone know? Here’s another shot. It looks a bit like the slipped-purl stitch in the wildly poplar Honey Cowl if you didn’t stagger the pattern. Am I right? Or is it something else entirely?

ETA: Check the comments — apparently these are crocheted! Who knew.


14 thoughts on “Can anyone name this stitch pattern?

  1. I love these, too! Great find. It does look similar to the honeycomb slip stitch, however I believe these are actually crocheted not knit. I’m trying to figure out the exact stitch (a little tough without a larger photo) but still working on it…

    I looked at the other items from the Little Love shop and they were all crochet, as well. I didn’t see any knits.

    • Oh wow, it never even occurred to me to wonder if they might be crocheted. I’d love to know how to crochet like that, if that’s what it is.

      • Looking at them again – I believe it is a very simple single crochet stitch! But instead of crocheting through both loops of the stitch just crochet through the back loop of the stitch every RS row and crochet through the front loop of the stitch every WS row. That is what leaves the ‘ridges’ – the front loop texture.

        I hope this is helpful. Let me know if you’re able to work it out or if you need any other tips!

  2. I think I pinned these from you a while ago. It never occurred to me that they were crochet!

    • Looks like that one might be linen stitch but I’ll have to take a closer look when not in transit. Whatever it is, it’s a pretty stitch.

  3. Hello! This is tunesian crochet; it’s like crochet, but with a long hook. The stitch is the basic stitch of tunesian crochet. I’m sure you will find it shown on youtube. Greetings, Bettina from Amsterdam. Ps: love your blog!

    • Thanks, Bettina. I’m a big fan of Tunisian crochet, and you’re right that it’s similar, but in this case it’s been identified as regular crochet wherein you work into the back side of each stitch. I have yet to give it a try, so thanks for reminding me!

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