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Royal Ridge Stitch

Updated April 27, 2023

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I’m so excited to share this tutorial with you. The Royal Ridge Stitch is a wonderfully decorative double sided crochet texture. Ideal for projects that need a thick, dense fabric such as potholders or dishclothes, or projects like scarves where both sides can be visible.

PATTERN USE IDEAS

Potholders

Dishclothes

Scarves

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MATERIALS & TOOLS NEEDED

Yarn: Caron Simply Soft

Hook: Hook to match yarn and your desired gauge. I used a 5mm.

Scissors

Darning Needle

PATTERN NOTES

Written in UK terms

This pattern gives you the basic principles for the Royal Ridge Stitch, designed to help you create your own projects.

The video tutorial can be found at the base of the post.

CROCHET TERMS

Chain (ch): Yarn over, pull through one loop on hook

Double Crochet (dc): Insert your hook into the chain or stitch, yarn over and pull through (you will have two loops on the hook) yarn over and pull the yarn through both loops on the hook.

UK Half Treble (htr): Yarn over and insert your hook into the chain or stitch, yarn over and pull through (you will have three loops on the hook) yarn over and pull through all three loops on the hook

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

Stitch(es) (st(s))

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ROYAL RIDGE STITCH

Foundation Row: Chain to your desired length PLUS 1

Row 1: Starting in 2nd ch from hook, dc across. Turn. 

Row 2: 1 ch, htr across. Turn.

Rows 3: 1 ch, *1 htr in 3rd loop; rep from * to last st, 1 htr. Turn.

Repeat row 3 until you reach your desired height.

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10 Comments

  • Gisèle
    December 6, 2020 at 4:30 pm

    Could you please explain what is the difference between this stitch and the camel stitch? I don’t see anyone.
    Kindregards,

    Reply
    • BellaCocoTeam
      December 10, 2020 at 3:58 pm

      Hi Gisele, The royal ridge stitch is reversible as the ‘ridge’ is on both sides of the work. With camel stitch we are always working the ridge on one side of the work only

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  • Karen
    February 26, 2021 at 11:53 pm

    What stitch would go along with this in terms of stitch height? For example, if I wanted to use this as ribbing on a blanket by stitching 15 in on either side, what would fit for the interior? Thanks!!

    Reply
    • BellaCocoTeam
      March 2, 2021 at 3:59 pm

      Hi Karen If you wanted to work this as a border on a blanket you can use it with any stitch; as you work the border last the height of the stitches used in the blanket shouldn’t affect it

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  • Pat Case
    April 2, 2021 at 12:01 am

    I ❤️ The pattern Royal ridge stitch. Ive found the caron yarn. I cannot find anywhere how many skeins I need to make a twin size blanket. Please help as I wish to buy all the same dye lot. Thank you!! Pat

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    • BellaCocoTeam
      April 8, 2021 at 6:20 pm

      This would really depend on your hook size and your personal tension 🙂

      Reply
  • Laura
    September 16, 2022 at 4:06 pm

    I love this pattern so much! I used it to make a weighted blanket with an extra chunky yarn and it turned out beautifully. I realized after starting a second blanket that I was accidentally using doubles instead of half-double stitches throughout. Is that going to be a problem? Or can this pattern be done with either? Thanks!

    Reply
    • BellaCocoTeam
      September 29, 2022 at 1:59 pm

      If you’re happy with how the blanket looks with the doubles then I would go ahead and continue – you will just end up with a slightly looser/more drapey texture than if you had used half doubles

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  • Dominika Kisiel
    October 27, 2022 at 7:40 am

    Thank you for promoting this beautiful stitch. I love stripy stitches and this one is the perfect replacement for my DC (USA) stripes – less gaps, more texture 🙂

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    • BellaCocoTeam
      October 27, 2022 at 8:41 am

      You are very welcome, it’s such a lovely stitch 🙂

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