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Camel Stitch

Updated January 17, 2023
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Camel Stitch

The Camel Stitch is a beautifully braid-like stitch which gives the look of knitting. This stitch is great for whole projects and also incorporated into blankets as a simple but effective border, Cuffs on a garments or bands on a hat.



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Yarn: Bella Coco Crochet Irresistible Aran Glacier  60% Cotton 40% Acrylic

Hook: 4.5mm (7)

Darning Needle


Materials and Tools Needed


Written in UK terms (See the UK to US Conversion chart)

This pattern gives you the basic principles for the camel stitch, designed to help you create your own projects.

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Slip Stitch(s): ss(s): Insert hook, yarn over pull through stitch and loop on hook

Chain(s): ch(s): Yarn over, pull through

Half Treble Crochet(s): htc(s):  Yarn over, insert into stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, you will have three loops on the hook. Yarn over, pull through all three loop.

WSF: Wrong side facing

RSF: Right side facing

Unsure of the differences between UK and US terms? Need a refresher on how to do your stitches? In my ‘How to crochet: A handy reference guide’ EBook I help you with all of these terms and you can always have them to hand! You will also get exclusive access to free video instructions. Learn more about the eBook here.

How to Crochet: A Handy Reference Guide


Foundation: work in any amount of stitches to your desired width + 2

Row 1: Htc in 3rd ch from hook and across. Turn

Row 2 (WSF): Ch 2, htc in each st working into 3rd post facing you (this is diagonal the post which can be found just under the top front and back loops it’s sometimes known as the back bar). Turn

“Back Bar’
Crocheting into the front & back loops and demonstrating the back bar

Row 3 (RSF): Ch 2, htc in each st working into 3rd post facing away from you. Turn

Repeat or 2 and 3 until you reach your desired height


You can find the video tutorials below which are available in both right and left-handed versions. If you like my videos, don’t forget to click the subscribe button to keep up to date on all of my latest videos and grow your crochet skills.

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  • Lesley
    November 11, 2022 at 2:41 pm

    I’m left-handed and really appreciated your clear and easy-to-follow camel stitch tutorial, Sarah-Jayne. Am looking forward to trying this in a project and will definitely be looking to try many of your other different stitches to what I would normally use.

    • BellaCocoTeam
      November 15, 2022 at 10:49 am

      Hi Lesley I’m so happy that they are of help to you and wish you luck with your crochet journey 🙂


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