Crochet Flame Stitch Pattern

Learn how to crochet the flame stitch which creates a pretty crochet lace over a 2 row repeat. This decorative lace crochet stitch uses a combination of the basic crochet stitches and a cluster stitch to create the framed, crochet flame stitch.

Crochet Flame Stitch Pattern

Lace Crochet Flame Stitch Pattern | Free Crochet Stitch Tutorial

This crochet lace pattern is one of my favourites and has been featured in a number of my summer crochet wardrobe designs, from shorts through to a sleeveless vest.

The crochet flame stitch pattern is considered intermediate in skill level due to the combination of the basic stitches and the use of a cluster stitch, but like anything – a little practice goes a long way.

The stitch pattern has an easy stitch multiple, allowing you to use it in many simple designs, from a lacy shawl through to a light-weight blanket for those cooler evenings.

Below you will vide a video tutorial alongside a photo tutorial so that you can crochet the Flame stitch with confidence. 

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crochet flame stitch pattern

For this tutorial I used the following materials: 

You can use any yarn with the hook size as recommended on the yarn band or as directed by the pattern

How to Crochet the Crochet Flame Stitch Pattern

The Flame stitch is worked in multiples of 10 stitches

  • Chain multiples of 10 plus 1 extra for the foundation chain.
  • In this tutorial we will make a chain of 41 to start our swatch and 4 flames

This tutorial is written in US Terms: (UK terms in brackets):

Abbreviations Used:

St(s) – Stitch(es)

Ch – Chain

Ch sp – Chain space

Sc (dc) – Single crochet (double crochet)

Tr (dtr) – (double) treble crochet

2dc-cl (2tr-cl) – 2 double (treble) crochet cluster

Special Stitches

2 dc-cl (2 Double crochet cluster) = yo, insert hook in indicated, yo, pull up loop, yo, pull through 2 loops, yo, insert hook in same, yo, pull up loop, yo, pull through 2 loops, yo, pull through all loops on hook.

Flame St = (2dc-cl, [ch 3, 2dc-cl] 4 times) in indicated st/sp

Crochet Flame Stitch Video Tutorial

Row 1: Ch 41, sc in 2nd ch from hook, *ch 3, skip 3, sc in next, ch 3, skip 1, sc in next, ch 3, skip 3 ch, sc in next; repeat from * across, turn. 13 sc, 12 ch-3 sps

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in same, *ch 1, skip next ch-3 sp, flame st in next ch-3 sp (2dc-cl, [ch 3, 2dc-cl] 4 times),  ch 1, skip next ch-3 sp, sc in next st; repeat from * to end, turn. 4 Flame sts

Row 3: Ch 7, (counts as (tr, ch 3)), skip next ch-3 sp, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, tr in next sc, *ch 3, skip next ch-3 sp, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, tr in next sc; repeat from * across, turn. 5 tr, 8 sc, 12 ch-3 sps.

Row 4: Ch 1, sc in same, *ch 1, skip ch-3 sp, flame st in next ch-3 sp, ch 1, skip ch-3 sp, sc in next tr; repeat from * across to end working last sc in 4th ch of previous row’s beginning ch-7, turn.4 flame sts

Row 5 onwards: Repeat Rows 3-4.

How to Crochet Flame stitch pattern

Use this stitch in a pattern

This stitch pattern features in a number of Cosy Rosie Crochet patterns – I love the finished look!

You can find this stitch pattern featured in the Bella Shorts and Bralette; the edging of these patterns uses the flame portion of the stitch pattern to create a lacy element to the pattern.

Crochet Lace Shorts

This stitch is also used in the Gloriosa Collection in a more prominent way – the Gloriosa Sleeveless vest uses the lacy crochet flame stitch pattern throughout to create a lacy lightweight vest that can be thrown over any outfit for a delicate layered look.

The Gloriosa Sweater uses the flame stitch to break up the otherwise lightly textured sweater design – when worked in a contrasting colour, it showcases the stitch to perfection.

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