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Introducing the “Nalbinding Crochet”

Learn to make a Nalbinding style fabric using crochet.

Learn this new type of crochet stitch that you have likely NEVER seen anywhere before! It mimics the ancient needlecraft called “Nalbinding.”

I will show you how to use this stitch in 4 different ways to make 4 different looking fabrics. Once you play around with this stitch the sky will be the limit in how you might want to modify and explore with it! In this pattern you can make either a simple scarf or a cowl or a trivet, or anything your heart desires!

Nalbinding creates a dense fabric similar to Tunisian crochet and similar looking to Herringbone Knit Stitch.

It would be great for warm sweaters, cuffs on sleeves, brims on hats, as a main stitch for a rug or basket, or as an accent stitch in a plain pattern.

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Pattern:

Materials:

You will need 1 or more skeins of any weight long color changing yarns. I used less than 1 skein of Red Heart Colorscape yarn in “Shanghai” to make the cowl. Depending on the length of your scarf you may need 2 or more skeins. Trivet used Lily’s Sugar n Cream in “Country Stripes.”

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Stiches Used and Abbreviations

Ch= Chain

YO = Yarn Over

Sl St = Slip Stitch

Sp = Space

BLO = Back Loop Only

St(s) = Stitch(es)

SC = Single Crochet

HDC = Half Double Crochet

DC = Double Crochet

Special Stitches:

Nalbinding CROCHET stitches:

Notes:

  • When pulling up loops make sure that each loop is a little taller than the last loop. See pictures below and VIDEO TUTORIAL for demonstration of this.
  • Beginning stitches look best if worked into the back bump of the starting chains, but this is not required.
  • Work a swatch to get your gauge as the fabric will shorten up less than the length of your original chain as you work these stitches, as this stitch creates a very dense fabric.
  • Numbering corresponds with pictorials below.

Nalbinding SINGLE CROCHET:

1st Stitch

  1. Chain any number of stitches +3
  2. Insert hook into 2nd chain and pull up a loop. (2 loops on hook)
  3. Insert hook into 3rd chain and pull up a loop a little higher than last loop. (3 loops on hook)
  4. Insert hook into 4th chain and pull up a loop a little higher than last loop. (4 loops on hook)
  5. YO pull through 3 loops, YO pull through 2 loops.

2nd Stitch and all subsequent stitches

  1. Insert hook into the 2 furthest left-hand vertical bars of the previous stich.
  2. Insert hook into next stitch, YO and pull through a loop. (4 loops on hook)
  3. YO pull through 3 loops, YO pull through 2 loops.

Turning work & 1st stitch in next row.

  1. Chain 3 and turn work.
  2.  Insert hook into 2nd chain and pull up a loop. (2 loops on hook)
  3. Insert hook into 3rd chain and pull up a loop a little higher than last loop. (3 loops on hook)
  4.  Insert hook into 1st stitch and pull up a loop a little higher than last loop (4 loops on hook)
  5.  YO pull through 3 loops, YO pull through 2 loops.
  6.  Work 2nd Stitch Instructions to the last stitch.

Nalbinding HALF DOUBLE CROCHET and DOUBLE CROCHET:

Notes:

  • When pulling up loops make sure that each loop is a little taller than the last loop. See pictures below and VIDEO TUTORIAL for demonstration of this.

1st Stitch

  1. Chain any number of stitches +3
  2. YO, Insert hook into 2nd chain and pull up a loop. (3 loops on hook)
  3. Insert hook into 3rd chain and pull up a loop a little higher than last loop. (4 loops on hook)
  4. Insert hook into 4th chain and pull up a loop a little higher than last loop. (5 loops on hook)
  5. YO pull through 3 loops, YO pull through 3 loops.
  6. To Make this a Nalbinding DOUBLE CROCHET instead of Step #5, finish with:
    1. YO pull thru 3 loops, YO pull thru 2 loops, YO pull thru 2 loops.

2nd Stitch and all subsequent stitches

  1. Insert hook into the 2 furthest left-hand vertical bars of the previous stich.
  2. Insert hook into next stitch, YO and pull through a loop. (5 loops on hook)
  3. YO pull through 3 loops, YO pull through 3 loops.

Turning work & 1st stitch in next row.

  1. Chain 3 and turn work.
  2.  YO, Insert hook into 2nd chain and pull up a loop. (3 loops on hook)
  3. Insert hook into 3rd chain and pull up a loop a little higher than last loop. (4 loops on hook)
  4. Insert hook into 1st stitch and pull up a loop a little higher than last loop (5 loops on hook)
  5. YO pull through 3 loops, YO pull through 3 loops.
  6.  Work 2nd Stitch Instructions to the last stitch.

Nalbinding SLIP STITCH CROCHET:

Notes:

  • When pulling up loops make sure that each loop is a little taller than the last loop. See pictures below and VIDEO TUTORIAL for demonstration of this.

1st Stitch

  1. Chain any number of stitches +3
  2. Insert hook into 2nd chain and pull up a loop. (2 loops on hook)
  3. Insert hook into 3rd chain and pull up a loop a little higher than last loop. (3 loops on hook)
  4. Insert hook into 4th chain and pull up a loop a little higher than last loop. (4 loops on hook)
  5. YO pull through 4 loops.

2nd Stitch and all subsequent stitches

  1. Insert hook into the 2 furthest left-hand vertical bars of the previous stich.
  2. Insert hook into next stitch, YO and pull through a loop. (4 loops on hook)
  3. YO pull through 4 loops.

Turning work & 1st stitch in next row.

  1. Chain 3 and turn work.
  2. Insert hook into 2nd chain and pull up a loop. (2 loops on hook)
  3. Insert hook into 3rd chain and pull up a loop a little higher than last loop. (3 loops on hook)
  4. Insert hook into 1st stitch and pull up a loop a little higher than last loop. (4 loops on hook)
  5. YO pull through 4 loops.
  6.  Work 2nd Stitch Instructions to the last stitch.

Nalbinding SLIP STITCH BLO:

Notes:

  • When pulling up loops make sure that each loop is a little taller than the last loop. See pictures below and VIDEO TUTORIAL for demonstration of this.

1st Stitch

  1. Chain any number of stitches +3
  2. Insert hook into 2nd chain and pull up a loop. (2 loops on hook)
  3. Insert hook into 3rd chain and pull up a loop a little higher than last loop. (3 loops on hook)
  4. Insert hook into 4th chain and pull up a loop a little higher than last loop. (4 loops on hook)
  5. YO pull through 4 loops.

2nd Stitch and all subsequent stitches

  1. Insert hook into the 2 furthest left-hand vertical bars of the previous stich.
  2. Insert hook into BLO of next stitch, YO and pull through a loop. (4 loops on hook)
  3. YO pull through 4 loops.

Turning work & 1st stitch in next row.

  1. Chain 3 and turn work.
  2.  Insert hook into 2nd chain and pull up a loop. (2 loops on hook)
  3. Insert hook into 3rd chain and pull up a loop a little higher than last loop. (3 loops on hook)
  4. Insert hook into BLO of 1st stitch and pull up a loop (4 loops on hook)
  5.  YO pull through 4 loops.
  6.  Work 2nd Stitch Instructions to the last stitch.

See video tutorial for demonstration of all stitches. 

Difficulty Level

Easy. Follow along with the Video Tutorial for demonstration of entire pattern.

Video Instructional Tutorial Link

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Dimensions & Gauge

Cowl featured here is 5” high and 21” in circumference.

There are 21″ Stitches and 6 Rows in 4 inches.

Instructions

NOTES:

  1. Determine the height of your cowl or width of your scarf or trivet to determine the length of starting chain for your item.
  2. I recommend making a small swatch to find your gauge.
  3.  See video tutorial for demonstration.

COWL

BEGIN:

Chain a length equal to the height you want for your cowl +3. For mine I chained 27. The height of my cowl featured here is 5” tall and approximately 21” around.

Work in Nalbinding Slip Stitch BLO or your choice of Nalbinding crochet stitch until the piece measures the circumference you desire. I worked a total of 34 rows.

Join beginning edge with last edge using the slip stitch method. This is demonstrated in the VIDEO TUTORIAL HERE.

SCARF

BEGIN:

Chain a length equal to the width you want for your scarf +3. You might want to make a small swatch to determine the gauge of your stitching to get the right measurement.

Work in Nalbinding Slip Stitch BLO or your choice of Nalbinding crochet stitch until your scarf measures the length you desire.

Join beginning edge with last edge using the slip stitch method. This is demonstrated in the VIDEO TUTORIAL HERE.

TRIVET

BEGIN:

Chain a length equal to the width you want for your trivet +3. You might want to make a small swatch to determine the gauge of your stitching to get the right measurement.

Work in Nalbinding Slip Stitch BLO or your choice of Nalbinding crochet stitch until your scarf measures the length you desire.

Join beginning edge with last edge using the slip stitch method. This is demonstrated in the VIDEO TUTORIAL HERE.

Finishing: Sew in ends.   Enjoy your Nalbinding Crochet Cowl or Scarf! Or Trivet.

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