Watch how to crochet the Cinderella stitch (video and written tutorial)

The Cinderella stitch features rows of regal tiaras growing from a humble platform of simple stitches - just as Cinderella in the fairytale is transformed from rags to riches. And, like all the best stories, this pattern looks complicated but is not hard for an intermediate crocheter to get the hang of, even without a magic wand.
The Cinderella stitch will give a truly spellbinding touch to all your blankets, afghans and throws. Any princess would be happy to have this pattern adorning her bedspread, or tucked round her shoulders on a chilly carriage ride.
Watch the Cinderella stitch video tutorial:
A snuggly DK weight yarn is perfect for this pretty stitch, but if you go lighter you'll get an airier finished result that would be perfect as a stole for warm evenings. Check your manufacturer's band for hook size suggestions. You'll also need a pair of scissors and a tapestry needle for weaving in ends.
* repeat from this point number of times required.
ch chain
dc double crochet
dtr double treble crochet
sc single crochet
sk skip
st(s) stitch(es)
Written instructions
For this stitch, you will need to create a foundation chain in multiples of 14, plus 1.
Row 1: sc into 2nd st from hook, and continue along row. Turn.
Row 2: ch 4, sk 2 st, 1 sc in next st, *ch 1, sk 1, 1 dc, *rep to end of row.
Row 3: 1 ch, 2 sc into ch sp from previous row, 2 sc into next ch sp, *1 sc in next st, ch12, sl st into initial sc, 1 sc into sc. Ch 12, sl st into sc, 1 sc, ch8, sl st into sc, 1 sc, ch12, sl st into sc, 1 sc, ch12, sl st into sc. Now work 2sc into each of next 4 ch sps. *Rep along row finishing with 2 sc into each of last two ch sps. Turn.
Row 4: ch 7, *1 sc into 1st ch loop, 1 sc into 2nd ch loop, ch 4, 1 sc into middle loop, ch 4, 1 sc into next loop, 1 sc into last loop. *rep with next set of loops and along row until end, finish with ch 2 and 1 tr into last st of previous row.
Row 5: sc into every st of previous row.
Repeat rows 1 to 5 until project reaches desired size.

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