Catherine Wheel Stitch Ideas

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Catherine Wheel Stitch Ideas Free Resources

Some time ago I wrote two articles – one was about Harlequin Stitch, and the second explored Bavarian Stitch. I thought back then that these two are so similar to each other! Until I’ve found Catherine’s Wheel…

Sometimes stitches are so alike, that it causes confusion among crocheters. Techniques differ in details and it’s often hard to know which one’s which. Well, here I come, diffusing any confusion on the topic! ūüôā Today’s hero is easy, sweet and creates lovely circular motifs, in which one row fits perfectly into the next.

Looking good? Great, let’s start our explorations!

Catherine Wheel Stitch Ideas Free Resources (2)

Fun and versatile

This lovely stitch is perfect for baby blankets, because of the fun pattern it creates, but it will look nice in bigger projects, too. Try it for afghans, throws or crochet bedspreads. I’ve seen a lot of beautiful winter accessories, such as cowls, scarves or beanies using this technique, so it’s worth consideration. In addition, many designers come up with their own variations.

Materials

Author is using Caron Simply Soft in two soft colors – peachy and off-white. She uses an 5.00 mm hook. Of course, you can use any yarn and corresponding crochet hook for your project.

Catherine Wheel Stitch Tutorial by Daisy Farm Crafts

You start by chaining multiple of 10 + 6, and add one more chain stitch, which will be your turning chain. The whole pattern uses only basic stitches, such as chain stitch, single crochet and double crochet, so it’s great for ambitious beginners.
Check out Daisy Farm Crafts’ Catherine‚Äôs Wheel Stitch Tutorial for full instructions. If you prefer visual learning, be sure to try their video tutorial, which can be found here.

talking about stitches…

Our growing website and library of free crochet patterns has some projects that might interest you, too. On top of that, my list of Stitch Series is still growing! For example, check out my article on Fantastic Harlequin Stitch Ideas!

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or…

Explore the article I wrote about Elegant Jasmine Stitch Ideas, because it’s full of free resources!

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crochet roundup!

Research for today’s theme was a true pleasure. I think I’ve managed to find really beautiful realizations for you, so I hope that you will be inspired just as much as I am.

Read carefully for free crochet patterns and tutorials.

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Classic Crochet Catherine’s Wheel Blanket by Daisy Farm Crafts

~ Free Crochet Pattern ~

Catherine Wheel Stitch Ideas Free Resources (2)

Always start with classics, especially if you are a beginner. After you’ve made a swatch or two, choose your colors and make a proper Catherine’s Wheel Blanket! It will look stunning in modern nursery.

Free crochet pattern is available here.

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Catherine’s Wheel Blanket by Dear To My Art Creations
Catherine's Wheel Blanket by Dear To My Art Creations

Go for bolder colors if you don’t like candy-sweet designs, because it’s your crochet work and your rules! This palette will look perfect in boys’ room, as a rug or incorporated in winter accessories.

If you would like to make a nice accessory using this technique, try this¬†free crochet pattern for Catherine’s Wheel Envelope Purse by Gootie (Agat Rottman).

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Catherine’s Wheel Blanket by Sunshineyalex

Catherine's Wheel Blanket by Sunshineyalex

Vibrant and juicy colors bring back memories of summer days. Keep them forever with this lovely blanket. It works perfectly well as a stash buster, because you can make each row of circles from another color!

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Catherine’s Wheel Stitch by Saturdayquilter and¬†Julescrochettreasures

Catherine's Wheel Stitch by Julescrochettreasures and Saturdayquilter

Combination of two-three colors and simple white is a great idea, if you don’t like overly vibrant pieces. Just a little bit of color is enough to elevate a design from plain to cute.

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Catherine’s Wheel Stitch by SewHappyCreative

Catherine's Wheel Stitch by SewHappyCreative

Introducing multicolored artisan yarn can be an experiment worth a try! Pair it with neutrals and see how the rainbow unfolds. Stunning!

Looking for a gift idea? Try fun home decor incorporating this stitch –¬†free crochet pattern for Catherine Wheel Tissue Box Cover by Kool Stitch will be a great choice.

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Catherine Wheel Blanket by Joanne Johncey

~ Crochet Pattern ~

Catherine Wheel Blanket by Joanne Johncey

Colors of the ocean always work, so go for this palette if you are not sure about your choices. Simple border will finish it up beautifully. You can purchase this pattern on Ravelry or Etsy.

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Modified Catherine’s Wheel Stitch Baby Blanket by Daisy Farm Crafts

~ Free Crochet Pattern ~

Modified Catherine’s Wheel Stitch Baby Blanket by Daisy Farm Crafts

  • photos by Daisy Farm Crafts

As I mentioned earlier, some designers modify classic stitches and come up with fresh designs. This is a great example of such process, and look how stunning it is! The wheels are now separated by wavy stripes of double crochet stitches.

Check out this free crochet pattern here.

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Modified Catherine’s Wheel Blanket by Athomewithhayley and Hayley.stinelogie.crafts

Modified Catherine’s Wheel Blanket by Athomewithhayley and Hayley.stinelogie.crafts

Pink and purple is a lovely combo, especially when paired with white. This color scheme typically remind us of little baby girls, so if you are not eager to try bold combinations, just go for a classic.

This blanket is a version of Modified Catherine’s Wheel Stitch Baby Blanket mentioned above.

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Crochet Catherine’s Wheel Waves Blanket by Daisy Farm Crafts

~ Free Crochet Pattern ~

Crochet Catherine’s Wheel Waves Blanket by Daisy Farm Crafts Free Crochet Pattern

  • photos by Daisy Farm Crafts

Let me show you another beautiful version that uses Catherine’s Wheel Stitch, because this time circles are divided by even more wavy rows. You can plan another color to pop up there, just like white is breaking up peachy hues in this blanket.

This particular stitch combo is available as free crochet pattern here.

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Crochet Catherine’s Wheel Waves Blanket by Craft Confessions

Crochet Catherine’s Wheel Waves Blanket by Craft Confessions

Deep blues and white go hand in hand. One more thing that is fantastic here is a stunning border. Have you seen these corners? Mindblowing!

This blanket is a version of Catherine’s Wheel Waves Blanket mentioned above.

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Catherine’s Wave Stitch Blanket by Failicha

Catherine’s Wave Stitch Blanket by Failicha

Well, this blanket is not a classic Catherine’s Wheel Stitch, but nonetheless I decided to show it to you, because it uses the basic premise. It’s made with half-circles flowing from one row to another and creating beautiful pattern. And this border is to die for!

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That’s all for today, but I’ll be back with much more inspiring projects and free patterns. Like, share and subscribe if you like what you see. Stay tuned!

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